The Storyteller in the Family

Monday, August 5, 2013


I truly believe that everyone has a special role in their family. My mom loves to share her love of cooking with us. My dad is the "entertainer" and always makes us smile. And so on and so on...

I believe that my role is the storyteller.

They look to me to take photos and document our special times together. Since no one in my family makes layouts, I've decided to start making more pages and scrapbooks for them.

First up is a page for my cute little nephew. He recently had his first photo shoot. I used the Paper Bakery sketch for this one.


Instead of using three photos, I used one as my focal point. To follow along with the sketch I used photo frames and "dressed them up" to add interest.

Here are some close up details. I used Basic Grey's "Hey You", "Hey Girl", and "Capture" goodies on this one.

I also loaded the page with plenty of chipboard, die cuts, and some crochet thread too.





I tore the paper to make it look a bit jagged and worn around Tristan's photo. I think it adds a bit of texture and makes the photo pop.




There's a stitched element to the page too. I used Basic Grey's garland and made my own handmade buttons using Epiphany Crafts 14 Round Tool.



I'm entering this one in the following challenges:
 
 
 
 
Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Just beautiful!! LOVING the colors and love love love that sweet photo!!!!

Susie Craft Happy! said...

Beautiful page! Love all the embellishments and love that you made your own buttons. Really great way to enhance the already gorgeous page!

Susie

Jingle said...

This is such a super cute page!

jessica said...

What an adorable LO!! LOVE that sweet picture and GREAT take on the sketch!
Awesome job Angi!
Thanks for sharing and have a GREAT Monday!

sandi said...

This is just sooooooooooooo cute! Love all the bits and pieces with that very precious pic! Thanks for playing along with us at The Paper Bakery!

Laurel said...

This is adorable!

Audrey Pettit said...

Wow! This is stunning, Angi! Love, love, love your take on this fun sketch. First of all, that photo is just the cutest ever!! And I adore how you substituted the frames and embellies for the other two photos. Fabulous layering and detailing! Totally LOVE this!

Tenia Nelson said...

Awwwwww......what a cutie!!!! :) Awesome LO too, girl!!

Darcy said...

Truly picture perfect! Thank you for joining us at Red Carpet Studio for our "Lilo and Stitch" challenge.

Mona Pendleton said...

Pure sweetness Angi! What a precious photo! LOVE it!

Annette Allen said...

awwww how totally adorable..

lynn said...

oh my, too cute, angi!

alexandra s.m. said...

What a darling layout!
You must make them more often ;-)
TFS~

MichelleZ said...

This is a FABULOUS layout! First of all, he is the CUTEST little guy! And that photo is adorable. And I love the layout because it is aesthetically pleasing without overpowering that great photograph. Beautiful work!

Rachel W K said...

this is AMAZING! the cardboard is such a great element. and of course an adorable picture!
-Rachel w k
rwkrafts.com

Staci said...

Gorgeous LO! The photo is adorable!

Barb said...

Perfect layout for such a beautiful little boy! What a cutie!!!

lovemypaper said...

Great layout super cute picture!

Sherrie K. said...

Absolutely adorable layout! the papers are great, the tearing is awesome and love all the other elements! You nailed it! Love!
Your nephew is adorable!
Sherrie K
http://sherriescraps.blogspot.com

Chantal Vandenberg said...

Such a lovely, striking layout and I love your buttons!

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

Love, love, love the patterns on this layout and your layering!

Jinny Newlin said...

So sweet, Angi! LOVE that corrugated background, especially the color of it paired with that soft blue! LOVE!

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

Great lay-out! How awesome that you are the chosen story teller! Carri~Abusybee

Niki G said...

Cute nephew and fun layout! Love the torn look...really adds to the perfect photo!

Krafthead said...

Gorgeous!! I love every detail....nice~

Amber Holder said...

This is adorable! How thoughtful of you to share your talents with the family :)

Best crafty wishes!
Amber
Staying Crafty

Ashley Horton said...

Excited to see more upcoming layouts, Angie!! This one is adorable! I love how you used the focal photo and replaced the other two photos, with the frames and embellished them! Awesome use of the Sketch! Thanks for playing along with us @ The Paper Bakery!

yyam said...

Awww...he's adorable! And you've scrapped him to perfection! Love the mix of papers and the twine action!

Olga said...

Just gorgeous! So many details! thank you for playing with RCS! Good luck

Norma said...

OMG! he is just too cute!! Love the layout and what a fantastic aunt to journal some fun memories!! Have a great evening
Hugs,
Norma

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Awww....PRECIOUS!!!!!

Linda said...

Ahh yes adorable!

Rochelle Spears said...

Super cute! Love that photo!!! Thanks for playing along with Red Carpet Studio! :)

WrinkleFreeDiva said...

What a precious baby! Love all of the layering on your layout.

Juliana Michaels said...

How cute! Love your take on the sketch Angi and thanks for playing along with us at The Paper Bakery!!!

Katrina Hunt said...

Such a cute take on the PB sketch Angie!! Thanks for playing along with us at PB! Hugs, Katrina (your nephew is adorbs!)

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