Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Just finished a layout for Matt with a big ol' photo of he and Bitsy, so . . . here it is! I love, love, love the simplicity of working with a large photo! I plan to make similar layouts for Anna and Jack, but I plan to print the journaling onto the background cardstock instead of just sticking a journaling block right into the center. That's my plan, anyway. We'll see how it works out!

When I was in New Orleans last weekend, I went to Pottery Barn Kids, which is one of my favorites stores! I think that I could purchase one of everything in that place and make it work in my house somewhere. While I was looking around, I saw a beautiful canvas with a butterfly made out of buttons and fabric circles. I wanted it for Anna's room, but it was $79!! So I thought that maybe I could make one myself, so I gave it a shot, and here it is! I wrapped pink grosgrain ribbon around the outer edges (thinking maybe I should have just painted the edges pink instead??), and put a little note on the back side of the canvas to cover up all the stitching. Anna really liked it, and it was fun to make. What do you think??

Taking Caroline to the orthodontist tomorrow to get her braces put on . . . I want to take before and after photos. It might take a little bribe, we'll see.

Have a great day and thanks for stopping by! :)


Heather Bares said...

Jeanne......your canvas is GORGEOUS!!! love the layout as well!

Susan said...

The butterfly is just beautiful. Love the LO of Matt and you new family member. SImple but beautiful!

Charlotte Cramer said...

This is Marvelous Jeanne!!!!!!!!!!!!! I really have to make one for Carolyn now!!!! You have inspired me!!!!!

I love that Sweet puppy too!!!!! What kind is it??? And where did you get him/her??!!!!

Lisa F. Hebert said...

I just love the butterfly!! I will have to make one for my scrapbook room. Love the layout also.

Melissa Fournet said...

girl, you are just rocking it with all of your l/o's and blogging!! You go girl, I can't believe you stitched all of those buttons!! It is so cute --how do you find the time??? and how many kids do you have?
miss ya and hope to see ya soon

Tina said...

Love your canvas! Great picture of Matt and the new pup.