Thursday, January 24, 2008

Cousins

I used Tamara's Sketch #28 for this layout. I'm very pleased with the way it turned out!


Every year, my sister, brother, and I take our children for a portrait for our mom. It's her one Christmas gift wish each year. She wants that photo of her grandkids!! We've been taking these portraits since 1999 or 2000. It's amazing to see how these cousins have grown up! (My two girls are in the center and on the right. Aren't they gorgeous?)

I love the sketch, and it worked well for this 8x10 that I wanted to scrap. I love the black and white photo. It's on Dasher paper by Basic Grey. The title that goes up the side is Basic Grey self-adhesive letters that came with the Dasher pack. The "COUSINS" chipboard pieces are from QVC, and I believe they are ScrapWorks. They have a little sparkle to them. The felt piece at the top is Rhonna by Autumn Leaves. I added some rhinestones. I wanted to keep this layout simple, because the photo speaks for itself. This sketch was perfect!

Thanks for stopping by!

21 comments :

Andrea, said...

Fab layout that is such a great photo

Becky said...

Absolutely gorgeous layout Carol!

Rita said...

Luv it, & your girls are gorgeous! What a great tratition. thanks for sharing Carol!

scrapnnMO said...

HOLY moly canoli! Carol this LO ROCKS and I mean that in a very big way! I LOVE it!

Sharon Caudle said...

Oh I really love this layout Carol! Those chipboard letters are awesome, but that photo is GORGEOUS! And your daughters are completely beautiful! But I know you're not proud or anything. ;)

Stamp n Sparkle said...

Your girls are positively GORGEOUS! The layout is stunning! I love the black and white in contrast with the orangy red. I also LOVE LOVE LOVE your cuttlebug card! SO CUTE!
Zee

~KRISTY~ said...

OMG CAROL YOU CAN TELL THE GIRLS ARE RELATED!!!& WHAT HANSOME NEPHEWS YOU HAVE.A PERFECT LAYOUT FOR A PERFECT PHOTO & I LOVE THAT PP..VERY YUMMY.

Flossie's Follies said...

What a great page and how great is it to have them all together, this will be a treasured memory for years.

My Paper World said...

It's a great page Carol! That photo is gorgeous!
Nicola xx

scrappermimi said...

Great sketch and lovely LO. What a wonderful Christmas gift each year. Such a great way to see how everyone changes!

kathleenh said...

Wonderful page! I love the red, black and white together. I tagged you. Go check out my blog for details.

Samm said...

This is fab! and what a wonderful photo!

Samm
x

CATHERINE said...

What a great page and wonderful tradition!

Alexandra said...

I love this layout Carol, what a special page! I really like the black and white photo, it makes the page pop! We do this for my mom too! *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

Deb said...

Beautiful layout, what a fabulous photo! You can see they are all related, they all have the same smile!

Cathrine StClair said...

You should be proud - its a great layout. And what a wonderful tradition

Crissy said...

Great layout Carol! I love the picture! Your girl's are beautiful and their cousins are very handsome!

Ana Baird said...

Love the photo and layout! It's great!

Marlou said...

WOW!! Carol, you made an excellent layout here, great portrait too xx

malieta said...

This layout is awesome...I love it!
malieta:)

~Michelle~ said...

This turned out so neat....great photo and the perfect sketch to set it off!