Beautiful - This & That Graceful Collection

2:34:00 PM Venus Fortuna 2 Comments

Hello dear blog friends, it's me Venus posting here. I'm currently at work but I got a chance to take a 2 hour "break" since there's nothing really much to do... So I got myself a snack: biscuit and coconut juice and grabbed the opportunity to create a layout.


This layout features very special photographs of my first pregnancy.  I still remember my husband and I planning about this photo shoot after we knew that we're having a baby boy.
We already picked the name Luke and we decided to have the shoot in his make-shift studio.
My husband captured the moment very well, and the photos turned out beautiful. 
After having the photos printed out, I just kept them in an album and sadly, did nothing about it. So today, I decided to arrange some in a layout to jump start my next coffee table book.

This is a 12"x12" hybrid layout using Echo Park  This & That Graceful  collection kit. I bought the complete kit at Jessica Sprague online store and used it a lot in my projects. Everything you see here, papers, borders, alphas, journaling card, and embellishments came from the kit. 
I created this layout using Photoshop -- because that's the only editing software I have in my sad, old laptop. The journaling fonts are Lauren Script from Da Font. 

Below is a larger view of my journal and a closer look at the elements on the left upper part of my layout...

This layout was inspired by this month's sketch from Filipino Scrapbookers Challenge.
I'm entering this layout for the challenge which is sponsored by Memorylane Store one of my
favorite craft stores here in the Philippines. Most of my supplies and machines were bought here through online shopping. Helen Chua (the store owner) is really accommodating. I am always on the look out for store sale. LOL.

Here's the sketch that I followed...

And here is the fun kit that I used....

Challenges Entered:

There you go! Hope you liked my post. Thank you for visiting Sisters Craft Cafe.
No Caffeine here, just pure fun!


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  1. What a wonderful way to document or capture a precious moment of a mother's life or of motherhood. Thanks for joining in our sketch challenge at the Filipino Scrapbookers Challenge Blog!

    Blog: Creo by Lady Katutz

  2. I love this! Gorgeous layout and thanks for playing along with us at the Filipino Scrapbookers challenge.


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