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Sunday, August 7, 2011

Be Kelly, Be

I am so excited to share this layout with you all. I rarely do them because I don't have that many pictures I want to scrap. But this picture was so special I had to spotlight it. Over at  Scrapping the Moments, Jess has an August challenge to create a layout using the word "Be" in your title. This word means something to me because I am trying to encourage myself to just BE. Be in the moment and experience the moment. So many times I am in the past or the future stressing about stuff. Then I catch myself and have to say "Be Kelly, Be."

On this day I went to church with my hubby for the first time in a long while. This church that we went to is so cool. You can hear the service outside and inside. So I chose to enjoy the experience outside on their beautiful park-like setting. I actually laid on my red blanket during some of the service and just let myself "Be." Awwwww, it was so peaceful and calm. I experienced church in a new way and I loved it. If you are in the So Cal area and have never been to Saddleback Church, it is worth the visit. Amazing place!

The layout was so fun once I got this Cosmo Cricket patterned paper. As soon as I saw it, I knew I wanted to use it. Then today, I wanted to cut some of the flowers out to embellish. I added brown distressing ink to the edges and little pearls as the center. So my fun making these flowers. My layout was almost done and I still didn't know what to do with that black scallopped strip. But after I looked at this sketch at My Mind's Eye Blog I decided to lay it horizonal. Perfect fit.

I used:
  • Red Card stock
  • Cosmo Cricket (Ginger) patterned paper
  • Recollections green leaves
  • Zva black bling swirls
  • Green glitter letters BE
  • Clear transparency frame from Creative Imaginations
  • Cosmo Cricket scalloped strip with pearls and journal tag
  • Pop dot adhesive on the flowers
Here are a few of the pictures.

Thanks for looking! Have a beautiful day and just "BE."


  1. beautiful PHOTO, Kelly. You look so pretty and the LO is gorgeous, love the flowers! Nice to see some scrapbooking from ya. (:

  2. Totally gorgeous! And a great lesson...Just BE! LOVE it!

  3. This is a beautiful layout! The flowers frame the photo beautifully. The photo rocks...as does the story behind it. Thanks so much for sharing! -Amanda

  4. great layout kelly! love all the flowers!

  5. Great LO! Love the rhinestone flourish and pearls. TFS.

  6. beautiful Layout, Kelly-- well balanced, and the dimensional paper flowers are really adorable. I found you via BGC. you can vist me anytime at http://www.whispersandwishes.blogspot.com