Saturday, July 9, 2011

Good Things

Baby photograph by Coby Photography.

Good things are celebrating at the amazement of ten tiny toes and ten tiny fingers. Good things are the scent pink baby lotion that engulfs their little body into a world of innocence. Good things are the peaceful breaths that come out of their small o shaped mouth, knowing that they don't have a care in the world
...Good things are little nephews...


I've been staring at this photo for months now, as it is taped close to the computer screen and decided that it deserved to be scrapbooked. With a little help from the sketch at Artful Delight, it now has a proper home. I pulled out the Freshprint Clothesline line from Little Yellow Bicycle too, it has set a whole year unused since I had won it last year in Gallery Idol. Moxie Fab World has a Beautiful Borders Challenge going on, and although there certainly isn't anything crazingly innovative, it helped me pull out some items from the collection and actually use them in a different way. I guess I've realized things shouldn't sit around anymore, especially my pictures.

Speaking of Gallery Idol, congratulations to the top 20 in 2011! It is so great to see so many talented people being recognized. I wish you ladies the best of luck in the weeks to come!

33 comments:

Lindsay said...

It's perfect in every way Karen! I adore the CAS style and the colors are so soft and baby-perfect! What a darling baby too!

BabyBokChoy said...

What a sweet photo, so precious and your layout is just wonderful!!! wonderful take on the sketch!!!!

~amy~ said...

Oh I love it when you scrap...gorgeous layout!

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

Oh this is stunning, love the different pieces you've used to tie the page together and the ruler is perfect for a newborn page.

Virginia L. said...

You have just opened up another chapter--scrapbooking!! Beautifully done!! Love the precious photo and layout!

jen said...

oh, karen! this pic is priceless & LOVE the way you've scrapped it! the scored lines are a GREAT way to add that detail without layers- well done!!!

Jenny said...

Just simply beautiful Karen...I love how the photo takes centre stage on a un-fussy page:)
Jenny x

Courtney K said...

super sweet layout!! i'm gonna email you later on tonite. gotta get the yard mowed right now.

Brandi said...

Your scrapbook page turned out fabulous!!!

Aimes said...

Not just the master of cards, but of layouts too! This LO is truly adorable - love the use of tape on this!
Thanks for your kind words of support for Gallery Idol! :)
Hugs,
Aimes
x

lynn said...

just a darling page, karen! it doesn't seem like its been a year since you were in the gallery--time is just flying!

aussiescrapper said...

Oh firstly what a super gorgeous photo, I can understand looking at a photo for a long time, I think it is waiting for us to put it on the perfect layout, you have sure done this, I love the colour scheme, elegant, and well just perfect. Now you have inspired me to go and scrap. MElx

Debbie said...

What a sweet layout!!! Love the measuring tape placed above your precious photo!! Thanks for joining us at Artful Delight!!

Christina said...

What a treat to see a layout you've done! This has such a peaceful look to it with just the right amount of embellishment, keeping your beautiful nephew the center of attention. Makes me think I should get to work on my scrapbook soon!

Valerie said...

What an adorable photo - love your page Karen. Peaceful and sweet, just like that little guy! (and the smell of that lotion - takes me right back to the days when mine were babies :)
Thanks for the Gallery Idol shout out :)

Trinh said...

Wow, I looove this LO, Karen!

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

OH MY! You are just toooo talented for me! This LO is super cute--that baby is PRECIOUS! LOVE LOVE LOVE:)

Sarah said...

Beautiful layout. And baby. ;)

Dana said...

This is fabulous!!

~Tammy~ said...

What an absolutely darling layout! Just precious! You make everything look easy! I love your take on the guided layout!

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kasia c. said...

Karen, this is gorgeous! I LOVE your take on the layout and the colour scheme is just stunning. Beautiful as always. :)

Julie E said...

Ooooo, such sweetness. I had no doubt you would put your wonderful CAS spin on a LO :>)

artfuldelight said...

Ok, that picture of your nephew is absolutely adorable!!! Your LO is fabulous, so awesome to see create a LO!!! Your cards are so fabulous I knew you would create awesome LO's too. :-) Thanks for playing along with Artful Delight. :-)

Lynn said...

Oh my goodness...he is BEAUTIFUL! This layout is absolutely stunning Karen. Your CAS style on a scrapbook page translates beautifully.

Jen W. said...

Karen, that picture is absolutely gorgeous! He is so precious. :) and I love the layout as well with all the stitching and fun border strips.

Natalie Elphinstone said...

oh this is just fabulous! Cute photo, fantastic colour scheme (perfectly soft but masculine too), appropriate embellishments (the measuring tape is awesome!), the addition of texture (I'm so stealing that scored lines idea!!!!) and above all - your clean and simple style shining through in all its glory :-)
I just love this layout!!

Susan Raihala said...

Karen, this is my kind of scrapbook page. You can SEE the photo, and the page elements are clean and stylish and do not distract from the focus...that amazing baby! You're inspiring me to scrap again!

Alice Wertz said...

such a sweet and precious photo. lovely layout, Karen!

Cath said...

Hey Karen! Let's try that again! Thanks for linking this up to the Beautiful Borders challenge in the Moxie Fab World, Lorena! I'm so glad you joined in on all the fun! :)

Heather Innusa said...

Oh Karen!!!!!!!!! I knew KNEW it'd be fabulous!! But this?!?!?! Amazing - beautiful. You killed it!

Emily Leiphart said...

Gorgeous layout, Karen! I would love to see more scrapbooking from you!!

Abby said...

Oh so adorable! I love the measuring tape. Beautiful page, Karen :) Thanks for joining the Artful Delight sketch challenge :)