Gina: 12x12 Layout: Momma and Me

There are so many things I hate about social media.  Now, I know, hate is a strong word, but, seriously, there's a lot I hate.  There are also things to love, like the ability to share in the special moments that family members share.  (I also love it because it gives me the opportunity to interact with so many completely rad people in the crafting word!!)

This particular picture my sister-in-law shared and I just love it.  It shows Meli exactly as I see her.  She's so stylish and, as her son would say, "chic."  She's European - haha - she can't help it.  And the sweet little smile on my niece's face.  I just adore this picture.

(At the moment, the title on the photo is wrong - I forgot to update that.  I'm traveling right now, but I will get that fixed as soon as I get home.  I just didn't want to wait to get this project posted.)

I used the January Scraps of Darkness kit for this layout.  The lace included was gorgeous and since both of these ladies are gorgeous, I wanted to use the lace in a very predominant way on the layout.  So I used it in three columns down the page and, of course, this layout needed flowers - lots and lots of flowers.  I'm glad the add on to my kit allows me to buy all of these flowers.  I'm loving using them lately, which is funny considering when everyone was buying the Prima flowers in every color under the sun and had huge bottles of the things on their storage shelves, I didn't want anything to do with anything floral.  My, how times change.  I used some older embellishments on this layout, as well.  Some resin flowers and those small acrylic hearts that came in a Scraptastic kit (I think) eons ago.

I titled the layout "Momma and Me" because that's what my niece calls her.  I think it's great and wanted to preserve that memory.

As always, detailed pictures below if you're interested in some close ups and the video is there, as well, if you want to see the layout come together.

Thanks for looking.  Peace and good thoughts to you.

Until next time, Gina