Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Family, Its About Time

When I first saw the Welcome Home collection from BoBunny, I knew I wanted to use it to scrapbook my family's one and only formal portrait. When my daughter, Naomi, was about to head off to college, I realized that I did not have a decent family portrait. We never had a portrait sitting, just snapshots at family gatherings. I scheduled a sitting at CLIX, and planned what we would wear. Who would have thought that a portrait sitting would involve so much drama! My husband did not want to wear jeans (he prefers dockers). My girls did not want to wear the same shirt. My son did not like his shirt. Of course they complained mightily. This photo made it all worth it! The current challenge at BoBunny is "Make it Dimensional" so here is my layout ...

 I added dimension by painting a vine with texture paint using a stencil and then made yoyo flowers. Every year I plant morning glories in my mailbox flower bed. I wanted morning glory flowers on my layout and this was the closest I could think of.
 Closeup of the keyhole.
 I hid a journaling tag underneath the photo and attached a key to it.
Quick Quotes has a single photo challenge that I am entering this layout in also. I love how it turned out.
Lasting Memories challenge blog is also having a dimensional challenge.
And one more, Sketches in Thyme for their open challenge.


  1. WOW! What a gorgeous layout! I love all the dimension you added! I understand about the "drama" I tried to do the same with my family...UGH what! Thank you so much for sharing your gorgeous layout with us at Quick Quotes

    QQ DT

  2. Oh Wow Marcia what a fun photo for all the drama, lol! Love, Love, Love your layout, gorgeous papers and all your elements on it are beautiful! I love morning glories too and I'm so lucky they grow Wild all over where I live (sometimes in places I don't want them, lol!) and I can look out Any window in my house and find a patch and I think your yo yo flowers are perfect along with colors you used, so Yummy! Thank You so much for sharing your beautiful layout with us over at Quick Quotes!
    ((Hugs)) Theresa (QQ DT)

  3. WOW! Simply GORGEOUS!! Love all the embellishments and the distressed edges are AWESOME!! Thanks for playing along with us over at Lasting Memories! Have a GREAT Day,
    Me-Ma Kim

  4. gorgeous page! i love the photo of your family!!! thanks for playing along with us over at QQ.

    Adora (DT)

  5. Beautiful layout. I love the colors and the flowers with buttons. Thanks for joining us at Lasting Memories.


  6. Marcia I love blue and green together and then the pop of the dark blue yo you flowers is awesome. What a cute picture and a beautiful layout to showcase it. Great layout for the dimensional challenge.

  7. Marcia.. just simply beautiful! Go check out the Lasting Memoreis blog today. :-) Thanks so much for joining us this week!
    LM DT

  8. I absolutely love this layout! Congrats on being featured at Lasting Memories yesterday!! This is gorgeous! Thanks for joining us this week!

  9. wow your blog is awesome .... fabulous stuff here ... thanks for the blog love you left for me on the IMAGINARIUM BLOG ... very special to me .. hugz x


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