Friday, May 2, 2014

Family Story Layout by Tonya Gibbs

Hi everyone,  Mother's Day is around the corner, and today I thought I would share a layout of my family. My kids are turning into young adults right in front of my eyes. They are both in serious relationships and I thought it would be nice to document the time we have spent with them. I love spending time with all of them. For those of you who know me personally you know that Family is everything to me.  I wanted this layout to show them all how much I love them!  It is the highlight of my day when I can see all their faces! 

My friend pinned this layout sketch from yesterday and it totally inspired me. 

I selected Teresa Collin's Family Stories collection for my layout. I loved the soft aquas pinks and Navy blues in this collection and thought it would be great with my photos.

I also used the Teresa Collins Stencil 

Tattered Angel's Bubbles Glimmer Mist and little Modeling paste added the perfect texture to my background. 

I decided to use some Cosmo Cricket Glitter paper for my flags and wanted them to match my layout colors. I grabbed my Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft PITT Artist Pens and colored over the silver glitter. I think I'm falling in love with glitter thanks to Cosmo Cricket and their shed proof sheets!  

I had a few extra Bloom Sparklers from Webster's Pages on a card. You guys know how much I love to use extra piece here and there.  I decided they were perfect for the centers of my flowers.  I also spritzed the flower clusters with the Tattered Angel's Bubbles Glimmer Mist. This is the perfect minty blue color with silver glimmer.

Die-Namites Dies Leafy Branch die was the perfect addition to finish off my cluster.  Since my family is my anchor, I decided to nestle the Anchor charm from the ephemera pack into the flower cluster. 

I used one of the note cards in the collection to die-cut butterflies using a Martha Stewart Punch, and the Tim Holtz mover's and shapers die.   My photo was matted on the Spring Doily from Die-namites to give it a nice petite scallop border  then double matted onto a pastry doily for added texture and depth.  I used lots of the snippet titles from the Teresa Collins Ephemera pack around the page as my title, and used the title area of the sketch for my journaling. 

My kids are growing so fast and I know they are going to start leaving the nest soon. I want them to spread their wings and fly, but when they do this Momma is going to probably fall apart. No matter where life takes them, or who they pick as their life partner,  I hope they always treasure family time, and remember how much they are loved! 

Thanks for stopping in today, 

Tonya Gibbs 

1 comment:

  1. I love this LO, Tonya! It's beautiful and so special! Happy Mother's Day!


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