Ribbons, Ruffles & Lace

I am so proud of the young woman my daughter has grown into.

Even if she wasn’t my daughter, I would still think she was beautiful — inside and out. Sure, she has her less-than-perfect moments, but I love it when she talks non-stop and when she giggles while watching television. I appreciate how hard she pushes herself to get what she wants. And, I love that she never gives up.

But, when it comes to the clothes she wears, we do not see eye-to-eye.

When she was little, I dressed her in ruffles and lace. I put her in as much pink as I could find. And then she reached that age where she picked out her own clothes. Suddenly, my sweet girly girl was wearing hoodies and jeans, sweats and T-shirts in every color but pink.

I have come to terms with the fact that my little girl is more comfortable in athletic wear, black and gray. It doesn’t make me love her any less. But it did give me something to preserve in her scrapbook …

The paper is from Pebbles. The banner is Maya Road, painted with Ranger Distress Crackle Paint and Distress Ink. The letters are cut out from my Cricut. Rub ons are from Lily Bee Designs. The journaling block is from Sizzix/Tim Holtz. The punch is EK Success and the ribbons and twine are from May Arts, Maya Road, Bo Bunny, My Mind’s Eye and my stash.

The flower buttons are from Pebbles and I added Liquid Pearls from Ranger to the centers to provide unique dimension — and a bit of shine.

One tip: I had trouble with rub ons in one corner of my page. No matter what I did, I couldn’t get them to work. So, I added a few buttons to cover it up. Then, to make it look like it was intentional, I added buttons on top of some of the rub ons on the journaling block, as well. I don’t think you can tell — can you? (click on the photo for a closer look)

Remember, unless you spill coffee on your pictures, you can almost always find a way to fix any mistake!


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