Monday, May 7, 2012

BBTB2 Frame Challenge

It's an exciting day at BBTB2.  It's the debut challenge for the new additions to the team and they've done themselves proud.  Our dear Melissa chose a frame from any cartridge for the challenge for this week and added an optional twist to use it on a layout.  HHHmmm....  Yeah, you know me and layouts but I thought I was game. 

First the pic, EIYIYI!  My original thought was to use one of the vintage photos I've inherited but do you think I could find the one I wanted?  Of course not.  What I did find were old professional pix of mine.  In the 50's, photographers scoured the birth announcements in the paper and showed up on the doorsteps of the new parents selling photography packages.  No need to shlep your kiddo to the mall (actually, I don't think there were malls back then), they came to you with all the professional lighting, drapes, tables and whatnot and set up a studio in your living room year after year.  The pix were black and white with the option of having them "colorized" (make that hand painted) if you wished (for an additional charge, of course) and being an only child, I got the full treatment from age 6 months to 5 years.  I have lots of proofs (some quite hilarious) but this was the "chosen" pic for age 3 (the small version, the biggie was colorized, woohoo!)  The frame is from Cindy Loo, fiddled a bit in DS to make a shadow and embossed with Swiss Dots.  The "3" collage border is from Graphically Speaking.  I cut it twice and glued it offset to make it stand out a little more.  I struggled with embellies and finally decided that 2 sets of baby buttons was all that was needed.  CAS and DONE!  Amazing that it took me FOREVER to get it done.  Can't wait to see what you come up with this week for our frame challenge.  Our dear returning DT sis Sandi has donated a prize so be sure to visit BBTB2 to check it out and play along.

15 comments:

  1. look at that beautiful light side, I knew it was there, lol. Love this simply elegant layout, so pretty in that dusty pink. hugs

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  2. What an absolutely wonderful layout, girl. Love it...
    perfect LO.
    Carole

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  3. Love your story, Donna. Brings back memories of my childhood, too, when the photographer would show up. Didn't know you were an only child like me! Can you say spoiled??? LOL Beautiful layout. When I first started scrapbooking, a bazillion years ago I used to try and cram every picture I had on a page. Now I enjoy highlighting just one main pic. Less stressful getting it on one page and you can really show off the embellishments.

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  4. Oh my but this is just a gorgeous lo! I love that picture of you, so pretty!! How lucky you are to have them!! I loved your story and was lucky enough to have a photographer come to our door after the birth of our 6th son. How convient it was not to gather him up and take him out to get pics!! I wish I would have had that with the other boys!! Beautiful frame you chose, beautiful lo!!

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  5. Wow Donna...you don't do layouts!?!
    This is amazing and love the piccie!
    Jayne x

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  6. Beautiful, Donna. I can remember photographers coming to our house in the '50s too. Your pic even looks like some of my sisters pics. Ah, the good old days. This is really soft and pretty. And you're right, the buttons are perfect. Thanks for allowing me to be a part of this team.
    Stephanie

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  7. Oh this is just beautiful Donna... hugs

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  8. This is so cute and I think I have a picture that is almost identical. LOL Love the soft pink and the cute frame. The graphics for the number 3 are amazing. Need to remember that for grandkids layout pages.

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  9. This is an outstanding layout....the delicate softy look shines through...just beautiful..♥

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  10. Donna, this is so sweet. I see you were adorable right from the start! Great layout Girlfriend!

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  11. Beautiful layout! Love your photo and the pretty frame you chose. Love the three graphics! I have not seen that Cricut cut! Beautiful job on your scrapbook page!
    Glenda

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  12. Oh you little cutie-patootie!!
    Yes, I remember the photographer coming in and setting up in the living room. I was #2 child so there were not nearly as many visits with me as with the older brother (sigh...). Funny though, that influenced me as a parent and I tried harder with #2 & #3 to keep the photos even. #3 was short changed a bit, but don't tell him!!!

    This is a great layout girlfriend!! I love the colors and the use of the three border is wonderful!! And of course most of all I love the little Donna face!!!

    Hugs,
    Susan

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  13. Oh Donna what a gorgeous Layout!Love the colours (is that from the MAMBI baby girl stack by any chance i love that paper!)Love how you've offset the three border from GS and what an adorable photo, you haven't changed at all!
    Hugs
    Juliexx

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  14. ....Beautiful, I love the softness..



    Penny

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  15. lovely layout donna.. you were as beautiful then as you are now.

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