Monday, August 11, 2008

THEN - NOW layout

The little photo on this layout was always my favorite school photo of our youngest daughter and when I got this great photo of her a year or so ago, I knew I wanted to use it for the comparison and then this song came to mind because I really don't have any idea where the time has gone and I know that I don't feel that much older!!!
I cut the flowers and designs from a patterned paper by We R Memory Keepers and then I used some Plaid Metallic Fabric Dimensional paint to add LOTS of accents. I love using these paints in either the glitter, the plain or the metallic for accents to cards and layouts. They come in containers with writing tips on them so you can control the amount you get and I just love what they add.
My title comes from the song and then I added in my journaling - all from the computer. I love to use the computer for journaling because I can choose the font and I can control the size of the box, etc. Two other things to notice - the machine sewing and the inking! These are my current "go to" techniques. Seems that I can't say something is finished until I have added these!
Thanks for visiting, Linda (aka lbpost)
Solid Cardstock

Patterned Paper – Explore-Journey/White Out/We R Memory Keepers (design is cut from this)
Fluid Chalk stamp pads – Clearsnap
Rub-on letters – Making Memories
Orange rhinestones – Me & My Big Ideas
Paper Lace – Doodlebug
Metallic Folk Art Dimensional Fabric Paint – Plaid


  1. oh my this is gorgeous! i love the photo comparison - such a great idea!

  2. Such a special layout , Linda ! I've never heard of the song nor of the Plaid metallic dimensional paint ! But now I have ! thanks for the inspiration !

  3. This is beautiful! Your Daughter is beautiful!

  4. Linda, she is absolutely gorgeous!!1 I love this layout. The cut out flowers are amazing. (BTW, you've been tagged. Check out my blog for details!)

  5. Very pretty Linda! I love the flowers on it!

    Great job!

  6. Thanks for visiting my site. You have some wonderful creations on yours...
    Have a great day!

  7. Oh my what a delight for the eye. I love the details and the stiching is rocking. Your DD is gorgeous.

  8. gorgeous gorgeous gorgeous! LOVE THAT PAINT.
    You have SUCH great style!!

  9. ...I forgot to say it's nice to meet you too :-) I will for sure be a regular here too since your work is such an inspiration.

    Have a great day !

  10. This is just beautiful! I love how you added so much with those paints and seeing the photo comparison is so awesome!

  11. A BEAUTIFUL layout for a beautiful daughter. Thanks for sharing! ~BRANDY