I have been taking pictures of my cousin, Alexis since I bought my first camera. Let's face it, she is pretty cute, and the camera loves her. It's easy to get good shots and she is always willing and eager to pose for me. This was no exception. One of these days I need to put together a post of her growing up through my images, but for now, enjoy these little gems.
Mollie is my baby cousin, not that she is a baby anymore. It's quite the opposite actually. She is a JR in high school now and to be very honest the smartest person in our entire family. I like to joke that I am the most successful person my family, but I'm afraid that I am going to have to pass that title over once she gets finished with High School and College. To say the least, I am very proud of this young lady, and I can not wait to see where she goes in life.
Mollie asked me to take some pictures of her in her drill team uniform way back in April, which I was happy to do. It took me a long time to get them all edited for her and even longer to actually post them, but here you go. I finally got it done. I think the pictures turned out beautiful.
Two blog posts in one week. I love this time of the year, as it is the only time I really have to craft.
I just now got around to creating this page, even though I took these pictures 2 years ago. They are of my cousin Alexis. I wanted to use the colors in her shirt, which is a beautiful aqua color; it looked so fantastic next to the bright blue Texas sky. I found a paper pack by DCWV with three shades of aqua, that were a perfect fit for this page. I cut the waves out of the paper using my cricut and attached them to a solid white background. Then I added the pictures, the title (which is a rub on) and the sheer ribbon just for some texture. I love the colors and calm of this layout.
Paper: DCWV - Brillants and Brights Textured Cardstock Stack
Cricut: Craft Room Basics
Title: "Beautiful Smile" - My Minds Eye
Ribbon: Simply Sheer White by Horizon Ribbon
Take a look at the pictures from the photo shoot.
I took these pictures in June 2012 at the Fort Worth Water Gardens.
Alexis, little Alexis, just turned 16. I can't believe it!!! She is my cousin, her mom (my Aunt Mary) and I graduated high school together, so this means that I'm actually old enough to have a 16 year old child.....my where did the time go? The picture above is one of my favorites of the two of us. I don't remember for sure, but Lexi was around 2 or 2 1/2 in this picture and I would have been 20 or 21. We all lived together, and this was about the time that she killed all my fish, because they "wanted Dr. Pepper". Hahaha, lots of good memories.
We went to the Dallas Arboretum to take her Sweet 16 pictures. It was so hot, it felt like it was 120 degrees outside, and I was a sweaty mess. Alexis however continued to look great no matter how hot it got. (It was really only 101, but at that temp, who is really counting anymore? It was hot!) The first picture is my favorite of the day. I love how it looks very natural, with the flowers and the lake in the background, oh and Alexis looks great too.
I have a very large family, and we are all pretty close. So, when my cousin Jennifer asked me to take her daughter, Heather's Senior pictures, I jumped at the chance. I feel very honored that they trust enough in my abilities to take on such an important event in every high school seniors life. We went to the Dallas Arboretum, which I had never been to before, and had a lot of fun. There are so many beautiful places to take pictures there and I am very happy in how these turned out.
Heather is my second cousin, the daughter of my oldest girl cousin, Jennifer. They asked me to take a few pictures of her to celebrate her 16th birthday, back in December 2011. Since I live so far away, we had planned for them to come up to Denton, to take the pictures, and just our luck....rain. So we went around Denton, until we found a nice covered, well lit place to take a few shots. We went up to TWU and UNT and I think the pictures turned out pretty good.
I made the pretty little paper cupcake, that we used in the picture. I wanted a prop that would be easy to make and light. I think it was a really cute way to show the reason for the pictures. When I decided to scrapbook the page, I knew I wanted it to have a cupcake theme. I had found the cute, little cupcake by recollections on the discount rack at Michaels. I decided to make another cupcake, which would be a little bigger, that was similar to the one we used in the pictures. I made both cupcakes with my doodlecharms cricut cartrige. The only difference, is this time I was able to do it all very quickly, using the cricut craft room.
Small Cupcake: Recollections 3-D stickers
Large Cupcake: Cricut - Doodlecharms
Title: Cricut - Disney Mickey Font
The pictures below are the best from the photo shoot with Miss Sweet 16, Heather!!!
My name is JoNeita Kelly and I have been crafting for at least the last 20 years. I live in Cedar Park, Texas with my son, Dallas. 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.
Former Design Team Member for Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Blog