The main kit at mycreativescrapbook.com features the Bella Bella collection from My Minds Eye...this kit is AMAZING... there are over 100 blooms in this kit! All four layouts and the card you see here only used about 1/2 the flowers in this kit!
This little outfit that Larissa is wearing is a traditional dress wear for the Karen tribe from Burma. We befriended a large family that was living in a refugee camp in Thailand for 12 years due to genocide in Burma. They recently came to Canada and they have little ones that Larissa loves to play with. The mother of the children wrote to her church members in the refugee camp and described Larissa and told them her size etc. and they hand made this dress for her and sent it over. It just brings tears to my eyes that they would do this. Larissa proudly wears this dress to church and looks so cute wearing it alongside her little Karen friends.
This wee newborn is my new niece Amilia. To create the frame of flowers, I cut the Prima flowers in half and tucked them in under the distressed paper. I glued them in with hot glue and then added Stickles to the edges of the blooms. Then I added a layer of the smaller white flowers tucked in behind the larger pink blooms.
I did the same technique with the blooms to frame this photo of Larissa when she was just 3 months old...my how the time flies!
This is my sister Sarah and her boyfriend...I'm sure this layout will disappear from my pile and sneak it's way into her album fairly soon ;)
And here is a card that I made to use up some of the scraps :)