Saturday, March 12, 2011

Butterfly Blog Party!


Wow! I saw this little blog party circulating on facebook, and it had to involve a butterfly on your project.

Well - believe it or not.....I actually had a project done with a butterfly on it (actually I have several lately - remember the chocolate make and take?)

But here's what's gonna really throw YOU, my fellow readers, for a loop:



That, my friends, is a scrapbook page. Yeah, I said SCRAPBOOK page! Believe it or not! I recently did a workshop and we made this scrapbook page. I even put photos on the page. Seriously - look at that picture up there. Yep, those photos are attached. So - here's Aubrie's first actual scrapbook page. (I've done digi pages) I just love these pictures of her - they were taken on Christmas Eve. And, that is why they are printed in B&W - because her dress was red and black plaid. Not very fitting on this page. I do still need to journal....maybe by her graduation.


Let me explain the anti-scrapbooking thing for those of you new here. I actually DO make scrapbook pages. In fact I have a Scrapbook Club that meets every other month. I've got my sample pages all nicely filed in my album. Without pictures. Why?? Don't ask me. There is no answer. I don't know. I just don't get my pictures off of this darn computer. bad. I KNOW!

So back to my page:



Look at all of the details on this page. There is one of my butterflies! Sitting amongst the crocheted ribbon and paper flowers, the cute little safety pin - he's a lucky little butterfly - he even got Smooched!

Aren't you glad to see a scrapbook page? I think one of the reasons I don't show many pages, is that they are a little difficult to photograph. This one here is just an 8 1/2 x 11 - so not SO big. This page currently is gracing my shelf in my craft room - so I can admire daily! She's such a cutie if I do say so myself!


Here's a more recent picture of Aubrie - so recent, I just took it a couple of hours ago. Aubrie IS bliss to me. Funny how, Andy and I had decided we were done having children. We were ready to move on. The boys were becoming somewhat easier to handle. Well, Will was easier. Alex. That's never gonna happen. Then. boom. I was pregnant. I had a lot of mixed feelings about being pregnant again. I hate to admit that. I was no longer working full time, so it scared me. I knew my feelings would change eventually. And then she came into my life. And I thank God for her. And I tell her (almost daily) that God knew what he was doing. Just look at that smile.



Funny how it can go from that:






To THIS:



in just a matter of minutes. Either way - I love her. She makes me smile!

Thanks for stopping by on your little butterfly blog hop... enjoy!

16 comments:

KathyJ (Wattle) said...

What a beautiful page and the pics are adorable!!

Katrina said...

LOVE your layout!!! and glad to see another layout on the hop!!! and no....I know someone that has a ton of layouts without pictures!!! it's a normal thing...:) hugs, Katrina

Eva said...

Jen, I am sooooo happy you found our little party as I just LOVE your gorgeous layout and your little one is so adorable...laugh or cry...LOL...Thank you sooo much for playing along....Hugs...

Tosha Leyendekker said...

How absolutely precious!! LOVE your scrapbook page! I have the utmost respect for those who tackle a scrapbook page because all that space intimidates me!! Yours is fabulous!!

Liz said...

Love the layout gorgeous

Theresa said...

Awesome layout! Love B&W photos in general, but I have to admit I've never thought of using B&W to keep the colors from clashing - great idea - should have been obvious to me but wasn't!

Lisa H. said...

sooo sweet. love that you did up a layout. it's beautiful.

Jan Hunnicutt said...

Cute kids, great layout! I love your color combination and layout!

Angie Blom said...

oh my such a wonderful layout and the photo's are so precious.. love all the details on your layout. gorgeous.

Danni said...

This made me smile...so adorable and pretty!

Pam Hornschu said...

Love all the little embellies on your page. Great layout!

Kristine Reynolds said...

Such a sweet page!

MariLynn said...

Jen, what beautfiul page. I love how those butterflies look with the lace. Great job!

Erin Smetak said...

Aw! So adorable!!! Both your scrapbook page AND your daughter!!!

Ashley Nguyen Newell said...

Very sweet! I love the trim!

Jaya Christina said...

:))) grin! :)
Such an adorable lil girl in an adorable page!
TFS