Tuesday, March 1, 2011

My Moms Visit

My parents came to visit over the Christmas and New Years hoilday. When they come for a visit, my Mom loves to go and get a coffee and go to Waterfront Park. This is at the end of my little downtown area and is quite a favorite spot for both locals and visitors. We can usually go there is just a sweatshirt this time of year, but it was so cold here, we are in the photo in winter coats.
Behind us is the Cape Fear River and a fishing pier. Its a great spot for pictures, and this day was no exception.
I wanted to have my paper colors match the photo colors, and think I did a pretty good job. The papers are all from the DCWV "The Linen Stack". They are all cardstock weight and many have glitter on them. Since our family has many beach/river/water photos, this is one stack that wont just sit around my art studio. The layout was thought up as I was laying down the papers. The photo is a 5 by 7 size, the beautiful seam binding is Bashful Blue from Stampin Up. The doily edge was made with one of the larger Martha Stewart punches. Although I love those punches for their designs, they are somewhat hard to use on anything other than thin paper weight. I love how this pale beige print takes on the look of sand dollars, which picks up the watery theme. And yes, I know we are standing in front of the river, but right to the right of this photo is where it feeds into the ocean~ its the best of both worlds.
The canvas sentiment sticker is from a company called All My Memories.
I have them for years, but I really like them. The company makes them in several different themes.
The flowers are Prima Hydrangeas with a crystal glued to the middle.
I am very happy the way this layout came out. These are truly some of my fav colors.
And what could be better than a great day spent with your Mom??

Many thanks for stopping by...
Next time I will show you whats poking in on the right~


Sharon-The OKI StampQueen said...

ohhhh--very nice!

Call Me Crafty Al said...

Gorgeous layout. Really like all of the details you added. Thanks for stopping by my blog for the Whimsie Doodles blog hop.