Monday, January 30, 2012

Can't Get It Out Of My Mind

     I have had this layout floating around in my head for a while. The title, the butterflies, the color scheme, etc. have all been in there waiting to be created : ) I was really pleased when I realized that I could use this weeks Mid-Week Mojo to make it happen. Based on a sketch by Kristy Lee (however loosely, lol) I was excited to give it a try.
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. 
Thank you for stopping by today! If you have any healthy dinner recipes (or breakfast recipes to fuel my latest breakfast kick) that you'd like to share, please link me up in the comments! I love reading what you have to say. Until next time.
Scrap Happy~Melissa


  1. Oh my goodness! I love this page! I love the bright pops of color and I love how you pieced the bracket shape from different strips of color. Neat little insider info about the piece of measuring tape being about her age. :)

  2. Yum on the layout and the meatballs! I really like the subtle patterns of the papers and those darn cute butterflies!

  3. Wow! This is beautiful! Love the colors, the butterflies, and well, everything about it! And I don't blame you one bit for keeping it out on display a bit longer! :o)

  4. Wow! This is amazing! You are so talented.

  5. Melissa, I simply adore this layout! I would love to scraplift this idea one day. And those meatballs look yummy. I'll have to give them a try. My family has been raving about skinny chicken parm, a recipe I found on Pinterest:

  6. Love the mix of patterns you chose for the rainbow! Fabulous!

  7. Gorgeous page!!! I love all the colours!!!