The one thing I really, really wanted this year for Christmas was A family portrait. We had some snapshots of all three of us together, but nothing done professionally. I found that one of my former dance students is now a professional photographer in Forney, Texas. If you are near Forney, Tucker Images is great. She took some amazing shots of our family, but this one was my favorite.
When it was time to scrapbook this picture, I wanted to highlight the black and white picture, but still have some really bright colors as well. I love bright, bold colors in everything…my scrapbooks and my photography. I wish I could remember where I got this sketch from, but it was out of one of my scrapbooking magazines. I adapted it a bit to add the large title block at the top. I cut the letters for “KELLY” using my Cricut, cut the four color strips out of textured cardstock and inked the edges using my Stampin Up black ink pad. Then it was a easy as gluing it all together, adding the ribbon and the metal accents. I love how the black and white photo “pops” off the page.
Paper: Textured cardstock by Imagine That
Ribbon: Sparkle and Shine (blue) and Celebrate It (red) both by Michaels
Ink: Stampin Up Basic Black
Letters: Cricut, Sans Serif Font Cartridge
Metal Accents: EK Success
Photography: Tucker Images
My handsome little boy, Dallas is my 4 year old, who has been in front of the camera since birth. I took these pictures a few weeks after he turned 4, on the University of North Texas campus. Enjoy the best pictures of the photoshoot below. He loves all the water features, and it seemed like the perfect place to do this shoot. I found the teal and blue rhinestone swirls and thought that they matched the colors of these pictures perfectly. So I set out to create a page that was fit for a little boy, but still using rhinestones and flowers.
Paper: DCWV, the Metallic Stack in green
Paper flowers and rhinestone swirls: Michaels
Rub on Title: My Minds Eye
My name is JoNeita Kelly and I have been crafting for at least the last 20 years. I live in Forney, Texas with my son, Dallas. I am a High School teacher and Cheerleading Coach. I love to craft and to continue to improve my photography and editing skills whenever I have free time. What I love most is telling our story using pictures, it is the most important gift I can leave my family.
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