The background paper is the woodgrain from Crate Paper's Emma's Shoppe. I love it and really wish that I had more. All of the other papers are from random collections: Lily Bee, October Afternoon & Crate Paper just to name a few. I am really pleased with how my butterflies turned out. I used a white base, colored paper and a vellum top. I then used my Crop-a-dile Big Bite to place the grommets. The twine is from The Twinery. I love twine : )
I also had fun doing little groups of embellies to "finish off" the page. I like trying to find things that pertain directly to what the page is about. In this case, the 9 & 10 is her age around the photo, the little mom & daughter and the little girl, all just seemed like ideal little extras to use on the layout.
It doesn't happen often, but this one turned out exactly how I was hoping it would! I have it hanging up on my Everyday Display Board so I can enjoy it for a little longer. I think that the bright and cheery colors are calling to me since the outside, though warmer than average, has been fairly dreary!
One last thing for this post is what I made for dinner tonight. Yum! I found a recipe for Turkey & Veggie Mini Meatloaves that were pretty healthy for you and included a sizable amount of veggies in them. I gave them a try and all three kids ate them as well as my hubby! Anytime everyone eats everything, I call it a success. Here is a photo from the Hungry Girl site. I wish I would have taken a photo of mine because in all honesty, I think they looked even yummier. (Click on the photo and you will be linked to the recipe.) They look tiny but they were really the size of a larger muffin. Next time, I'd add some seasoning though...Italian seasoning, garlic, salt, etc.