Tuesday, March 15, 2011

My Sleeping Beauty: A Scrapbook Layout Remembering The First Easter of Motherhood

"I tried and tried to stay awake to have my picture taken.
But I was so very tired that I couldn't be awakened.
This whole day was so exciting, I guess it was too much for me.
So I shut my eyes to take a rest, and slept too sound, you see.
Yet I hope that my photo will bring everyone great pleasure,
And as years pass by, and I grow up, my photo you'll always treasure. 
~Your Sleeping Beauty"
Author Unknown, Source: Scrapbook.com

"Sleeping Beauty" 8 1/2 x 11 Baby Scrapbook Layout
I couldn't have found a more perfect quote about my sleeping beauty than the one above. I just wish I found it BEFORE I created the layout and added it in place of my boring journaling (oh well). The photo was taken eight years ago on Easter Sunday and was one of several that showcased the newest addition of our family (including ones of her with each family member, eating applesauce for the first time, wearing a bandana and sitting on the roof of my childhood playhouse...don't worry, someone was holding her.)

That photo sat in an album for eight years until I was looking for something that would fit into the "beauty" category to fulfill the most recent ScrapTiffany challenge. When I saw it, I immediately thought "sleeping beauty." Perfect.

Then I started looking for letters and decided to use up stickers that I've had for over five years. I stuck with a neutral theme, distressed, inked and added a hodge podge of embellishments including painted chipboard. 

A closer look at my sleeping beauty:

And here's a layout with another photo that was taken the same day (when the sleeping beauty was awake):

"Kisses" 8 1/2 x 11 Baby Scrapbook Layout
Visit the ScrapTiffany blog to see more beauty-themed scrapbook layouts and cards. Photographs on the layouts were taken by Rick Sheridan of Look At Me Studios. Thanks for stopping by Snap.Scrap.Blog.Tweet!

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  1. Wonderful layouts - I love how you've used sepia and black and white photos on you pages. Give is a timeless quality.

  2. Your layouts really express what beauty truly is, Danielle! Those moments with your daughter are so special; I love the beautiful stories that you told with both photos and words. Nicely done!!

  3. such gorgeous layouts. i love what you had done with the assortment of embellishments on that first layout and all the distressing is great. and i am sure that your journalling on the first page is lovely!

  4. Stunning layouts, both of them! I love the sepia tones with the spots of complimenting color.