Princess Adeline

My niece, Adeline, is too easy to scrap about. Here she is as a baby, already looking like the mischievous four year-old girl she is today. Though I call this page "Princess Adeline," there is not much of the princess in her. If she's in a dress, she's wearing sneakers so she can keep up with her big brother, Layne. Nonetheless, a princess theme it is, though I kept it kiwi-fresh instead of ultra-girly.

The background of this layout is made up of four 6"x6" squares (the kind meant for the smaller brag book type pages). I ran some ribbon over the seams to enhance the cube affect, but it looked fine without covering the seams too. I curled over one edge and tore off the corner of the other. The Once Upon a Time saying was perfect for my princess theme.

These crystals reminded me of a tiara, which fit perfectly with my storybook princess theme. One of my absolute favorite things about this layout is these little flowers. They just look like they are dancing, having stepped right out of a storybook. I love, love, LOVE the polka dot green paper. The color of the flowers jumps right off the page. Here's a closeup:

I used a punch for the flowers themselves. For the centers, I raided my beading supplies and used a head pin, a gold bead, and a bead cap. The leaves are snippets of ribbon from the scrap bag. The stems are made of seed beads that were already strung on a roll. The leaves on the stem farther down are some beads that I reclaimed from some jewelry I inherited from my husband's grandmother after she passed away. I love using special little items that have a story to them.

This statement-flower was made during my dryer-sheet mania {all thanks to this tutorial from the amazing Gabrielle Pollacco}. I had made some using that tutorial, with the varying sizes of circles, but for this one I just kind of winged it. I spritzed the sheets with some glimmer mist and cut them into strips the short way.  I went crazy with the scissors on the short edges, then started layering little strips together.

For the center, I used one of those little circles with the post that goes through it that's mean for a ribbon. I hot glued it down and then filled it up with glue and sprinkled it with glitter. It came out kinda lumpy...but no doubt it's one of a kind. You can see the seed-bead string I used below the picture that also makes up the stems of the flowers above.

So, as I've said before, journaling is not my strongest point, but I'm making an effort...if not quite journaling at least. I'm stringing a few words together.

I used a label punch and used that as a layer to make the scalloped parts on the top and bottom. 

I love spiral roses. I made mine without the scalloped edges, but you can see a video tutorial on a similar rose here. They are so easy but so pretty. 

Here's another view of the roses and the cute little pink crown sticker. You can see the bead leaves at the top. I mean, they were just asking to be made into leaves, right?

I think the little man is waking up, so I'll get this wrapped up just in time. Until next time!

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