Happy (almost) Thursday, y'all! Today I'm back with another installment of my Throwback Thursday series where every other Thursday I will share either an older layout or a new rendition of an older layout.
Today is a new rendition of my baby girl's first day on planet Earth. Sometimes I can think back and smell her new-baby smell...such a wonderful scent. :) Here is the original layout from 2002...not many embellishments...so much has changed in the scrapbooking world!
For the updated page, I used the Creative Scrappers #266 sketch. So fun!!
Because I just adore My Mind's Eye, the circles on the Mildred "Today" Dots paper just really went hand-in-hand with the sketch! Here is the full updated layout with my rendition of the sketch:
I started with my base of the MME Mildred paper. I *love* the colors! I also had a MME Now & Then Mildred 6x6 paper pad, so I used that extensively. I first chose the stripe and small flower paper for my vertical strips, which I inked with CTMH Twilight ink and adhered. I stitched along the right side of the flower paper.
I worked on the photo area next and chose two of the photos from my original three and matted them with vellum that I inked. The photos were then matted on top of the pink heart paper inked in Smoothie, a piece of distressed pink and white flower paper, on top of the light green polka dot paper. After I estimated my photo mat placement, I cut out a line of the circles from the Mildred paper that were to the left of the photo area and set them aside. I matted the Mildred paper onto a plain piece of cardstock so the open circles would have a base. I then stitched over the photo mat with dark green thread.
To complete the photo area, I used a strip of lace tape, some Smoothie ribbon, a gold heart cut from the MME paper, and a MME enamel dot.
Next up was taking the circles that I cut out and popping them up with 3D foam tape. I used some Smoothie twine to drape along the circles. I embellished along the circle/twine strip with cut out hearts, enamel dots, and sequins.
I know the sketch doesn't show a journal area, but I felt compelled to journal this important day. I used a similar mat placement for the journaling as I did with the photos, bringing in the patterns from the vertical strips underneath the photo area.
Well, that's it for today's installment of TBT! I hope you enjoyed the updated look as much as I do. :) TBT returns in two weeks...and don't forget to view TBT #1 if you missed it.
Enjoy some chocolate today...happy scrapping!