Sunday, September 27, 2015

You Are My Favorite Work of Art

This page has been a long time coming. These pictures of of my daughter, Crystyl, from 1997. She's turning 21 this year and has a daughter of her own. Even more amazing is the fact that the painted paper in this layout is Crystyl's original paintings. I've held on to them all this time! I'm so happy that I did.

I used a sketch from Stuck?!Sketches for this page. I love Laura Whitaker's sketches, so I was very happy to see this one. I used bits and pieces from things in my stash to create this layout.


This heart has been in my stash for a very long time. I really liked it with the layout. The doilies are recent additions to my stash. I love how little they are. I decided to hand write my journaling on this page. I'm not really fond of my handwriting, but I always remember that my kids will like to see my handwriting someday.

I used four different alphas for this title. I'm a bit of an alpha addict. I adore these big gold Thickers. Normally Thickers come with several of each letter and two sheets, but these only came with one of each letter and one sheet. They are stiff, and really thick. I will be using them sparingly; especially because once I use a letter it's gone.

My daughter was so adorable (she's beautiful now). My granddaughter looks so much like her. I love scrapping these old photos and seeing the resemblance up close. Here you can see more of Crystyl's painting. I drew on the colors she used to create this layout. 

I hope you enjoyed looking at my layout. I think this will be one of my favorites simply because I was able to use my daughter's art. Please leave me some blog love and let me know your thoughts. Thank you!


  1. This is such a sweet page! I LOVE how you used your daughter's artwork on your layout - brilliant idea!! And I think it's great that you hand wrote your journalling straight onto the page! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Stuck?! Sketches!

  2. Love this page, such a great take on the sketch! I really love the way you incorporated your daughters art onto the layout and the added journaling! Great job! Thanks for playing along at Stuck?! Sketches!

  3. What a great title, and I just love your mix of blues and pinks here! Thanks so much for playing along with us this month at Stuck?! Sketches!