I pulled grandma duty Saturday. These are my grand kids Ceairrah (9) and Gary (3). My oldest son purchased a hand gun recently and wanted to go to the shooting range and try it out. I have an intense dislike of guns myself, and tried in vain to pass it on to all my sons, but born to a family of rednecks, their uncles and grandpa prevailed with my oldest, the father of these 2 little darlin's. He is a smart gun owner however, with a locked gun case and the wisdom to leave his toy gun obsessed 3-year-old with grandma. Our area actually has a pretty cool gun range that I only know about because both the husband and son of my friend work there. It's a pretty cool little place even though I don't care for gun, so if you do, and you are ever in Central Utah, here's a photo and link: http://www.carbon.utah.gov/nssr/
For this layout I also used the K@Company Susan Winget "Nature" collection. I began by using this Creative Memories circle cutting system to cut a circle and ring out of the center of the background page. I had a strip of paper left from another layout that I want to place underneath the cut out circle. Because I want the butterfly to over lap the top sheet, I used my craft knife to trace around the bottom portion so I can lift it from underneath and over the top sheet of patterned paper. I add adhesives to the corners of the square that I have trimmed to fit underneath the circle as shown below.
From the back it looks like this:
I then attach the page to a 12x12 sheet of white card stock just to hide the ugly back and keep it from catching on the protective sleeve. Notice below how the butterfly wings I cut overlap my distressed, inked circle.
I then positioned my photos and added my embellishments. I cut the foliage from the same sheet of patterned paper that I placed underneath the circle, then added a dimensional sticker. The photos are layered under and over my partially cut out butterfly, to which I added Prima e-line pearls. Notice that I also distressed and inked the edges of my background paper.
The embellishment cluster below is a combination of a Prima flower, dimensional stickers from the "Nature" collection and die cut swirls that I cut on my Silhouette, which I also used to cut the title.
Thanks so much for stopping in to take a look!