Saturday, February 19, 2011

Sometimes the smallest things.....

Hi Everyone, 

Hope you have been having a great weekend! I had to take a little time off this week to get back to 100% - I was pretty sick last week - and this week was feeling so drained in my energy - had to take a little break and I am so happy to feel good both in mind and body :) Speaking of bodies, one of my dear friends just welcomed a new little somebody! She and her husband and son just welcomed a beautiful little girl who was born on Valentine's day (what a sweet present for Mummy!)

Here is a little scrapbook page made for the little Valentine when she was in her mother's belly and I used the Be Mine Echo Park papers for this 8x8 scrapbook page along with one of my most favorite sentiments from Verve's Plain Janes: Smallest Things which says: Sometimes the smallest things, take up the most room in your heart" (by Winner the Pooh). I love this saying and placed it next to my friend's beautiful belly :). 
I wanted to keep the palette more grays and pinks - and so I went with some different heart motifs punched from the different DP and added some cherry blossom embellies to her hair and bottom corner.
This beautiful photo was taken by my dear friend Juliet Jarmosco who is an amazing photographer and  simply an amazing soul! I love the silhouette that she captured as well as the contrast of light and dark. So sweet :)

Here is a close up of this beautiful sentiment - I love the font that Julee has created and I love that it perfectly pairs with the Classy Label Die from Verve that goes with the Love Notes Stamp set. I stamped the Label from the Love Notes Stamp set in black and then stamped the sentiment in pink and cut it out with the Classy Label die and then popped it up on the sentiment panel and finished it off by adding some hearts to the whole scrapbook page:

I then Framed the 8x8 scrapbook page in a shadowbox - it was hard to take a picture where the reflection did not glare - so I am sorry about the angle of the photo. I love that there are a lot of dimensions in this page and I love the muted baby girl colors - but most of all I love and adore this picture and am so glad that her little baby girl is here! yay!
Card Details:
Paper: Echo Park: Be Mine
Stamps: Love Notes stamp set and Smallest Things (Plain Jane) stamp set from Verve stamps
Verve Dies: Classy Label die
Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black and RoseRed
Accessories: liquid pearls, grand label dies, dimensionals, flower embellies, MS heart punch, Doodlebug Designs glitter, stickles, ribbon from scrap and 8x8 frame.

I loved the whole process of making this present for my friend and I am so excited for her in this new journey that she is beginning with her little girl :) Now, I can't wait to make a little scrapbook page of her little baby girl!

Thanks so much for stopping by!
Hope you have a wonderful rest of the weekend!
Big hugs,
Sankari :)


Anonymous said...

Wow! Just Wow!

wendyp said...

Wow! Shawnie, this is gorgeous!!! Love all those handcut flowers!!!

Hope you're feeling better! ((hugs))

FerrellGraph-x said...

Wow!!! What a beautiful keepsake! Simply stunning!
Kindest regards,
Jennifer Ferrell

Laurie Chilton said...

Awww... this is so special Sankari. Your are a wonderful friend! Hugs :)

Jackie Pedro said...

What a STUNNING page!!! I just love this Sankari!!! I hopoe you're feeling better soon, my friend!!!

Maureen said...

Sankari, this is just sooooo amazing! what a heartfelt, loving project. LOVE everything about it...your friend is just so beautiful and this sentiment is perfect, what a treasure :)

Luv 2 Create said...

This is the most beautiful page. Simply gorgeous and I know your friend is loving it. How wonderful to have a little girl born on Valentines Day!!! How special is that. Can't wait to see the pages you come up with for the baby.

Anonymous said...

First, she is a beautiful pregnant woman...WOW!!! Second, this is the most beautiful thing ever!!! All your detail and it works so well with the picture...wicked girl!

Janine - Ellabella said...

One word "AMAZING"!!!! janine

Beth Norman said...

Beautiful photo of you. Your layout is awesome too.

Unknown said...

Wow, This is absolutely beautiful. Your friend will cheerish this forever. WOW

Anonymous said...

I'm speechless.... amazing!

Ann said...

WoWzA!!! Sankari, this is stunning! I'm sure she'll LOVE it!

Glad you are feeling better! :D

Jen Tapler said...

Oh Sankari! This is AMAZING. Everything about it absolutely beautiful. I hope you're feeling better - I've been sick lately too and it drained me. Call me sometime. I miss you!

Smita said...

OMG!! this is soooo amazing... I love the pic and the detail... and the papers :)

Anthonette said...

Hi my dear Sankari,
This project is pure perfection! I love every detail you added. Your friend has the most beautiful baby belly.


Carolina said...

So sorry to read you were so sick...hope you're 100% soon. Your page is absolutely amazing!!! What an amazing gift!

Allie Gower said...

This is absolutely precious, a wonderful keepsake for the family. I am sorry that you are not 100% yet, hope this will be behind you soon.