Friday, April 16, 2010

Emily and Elmo


Sketchy Thursdays posted an awesome Second Chance Challenge Sketch for some amazing Lawn Fawn stamps, and I just had to create a layout based on the sketch! This is my Emily with her Elmo way back in March of 1997! Emily was ten months old on her first Christmas in 1996, and my mother in law got her a Tickle Me Elmo. This was the Christmas when you COULD NOT find the Tickle Me Elmo in stores. My mother in law bought it before all of the craziness set in, and she didn't become aware of how popular it was until someone offered to buy it off of her before Christmas! Anyway, she refused, she gave it to Emily on her first Christmas, and Tickle Me Elmo (with the tickle sound box removed!) quickly became Emily's stuffed toy that she always had with her! In fact, when I gave birth to Jessica in July of 1997, Emily and Elmo came to the hospital to see me! The doctor even put a small surgical gown on Elmo! Anyway, this photo is precious to me, and it brings back so many memories of my sweet girl and her Elmo! This sweet girl is now 14 years old, and YES, she still has her Elmo! ♥

So, I used a beautiful sheet of Prima paper for the background. How could I resist that red and orange color combination for this page!?! The orange dotted is by Making Memories. I added a little Elmo stamp on a My Mind's Eye journaling card. The other Elmo detail cut is from a sheet of paper from a pad that was in the dollar section of Target. It's perfect on this page! I used Thickers, Cosmo Cricket tiny type, and Jenni Bowlin alphas to create the title, and I sewed on a few buttons. I love the way this turned out, and I know Emily's going to love it too! Be sure to visit Sketchy Thursdays to see the fantastic sketch!

Happy Friday! I hope you have a GREAT weekend, and as always, thanks for stopping by!

7 comments :

Chris said...

it's beautiful!! love the papers with this photo, so perfect!! quinn had this elmo too...not sure where it disappeared too...

mustangkayla said...

What a sweet layout! I love the colors! Elmos head looks bigger than Emily's, lol...! Great design on this layout!

myhappyplace said...

Hi Carol: I love that you are scrapping old photos. I really need to get around to that someday. I'm loving the red/orange combo on this page!

Rebecca said...

That background paper is absolutely beautiful! It looks awesome with this picture. I love how pictures can bring back so many memories.

Lydia said...

This is so adorable, I love how cute that littel peek a boo elmo is!!

JenMarie said...

OMGosh, Absolutely ADORABLE!!

Clare said...

I love layouts with such precious memories behind them, I'm sure Emily will treasure in years to come.