Friday, October 3, 2008

Sweet Eliza

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So my mom took my boys for a sleepover today and I thought Eliza's naptime would be the perfect time to clean the bathrooms... but instead I came into my office and finished this layout. Oops! Oh, well -- preserving our family history is more important than clean toilets, right?!

My big accomplishment with this particular project was figuring out how to add some "inking" to the edges of the photos and elements. I've struggled a little with digi-scrapping because it just didn't have the soft look I love with paper scrapping, which I usually add by doing things like inking the edges. This added a few steps, but I really loved the outcome. I bought this totally adorable digi-kit from the Shabby Princess shop. It's called Gabby, and I love it so much I think I may use it to redesign my blog. I LOVE their digi-kits -- they all have so many amazing elements. I also used this kit to create a little birth announcement for Eliza...



And while I'm on the subject of digi-scrapping, here's a layout I finished yesterday of this year's family reunion. This is another one for the album that I've given to my parents and all my siblings. We always have such a great time together -- I'm glad I can give everyone these layouts to remind them! :) This is another great Shabby Princess kit, called "Wonder."






Both of these layouts use Becky Higgins sketches. Love 'em!

10 comments:

Sonia Kertznus said...
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Sonia Kertznus said...

Great LO's Tomi... your digi scrapping is turning better and better!!! Eliza is such a cutie. :) Hugs, Sonia

sandradrydesigns said...

Wow!! I love your layouts and birth announcement. You're right about preserving family memories v clean toilet.
Hugs
Sandra xx

Bella and Aidee Mom said...

TomiAnne,
Love the name you picked out for your baby girl...She's a cutie...Krista

Bella and Aidee Mom said...

oops forgot the i in Annie...Krista

the Daily Scrapper said...

She is beautiful. Great job mom. Bathrooms can always wait in my book.

P Freeman said...

I love everything about your latest, Tomi, especially Eliza's. It's fantastic.

And, man! You do get the traffic, don't ya? That's my girl.

auntie p.

Becky said...

She's so beautiful! GREAT layout!!

TERIBERI said...

There is the princess!!! She is adorable. Many blessing always to you and your family. HUGS, T

carolann said...

Wow brilliant work hun xxxxxx