Wednesday, March 4, 2009


Let me start by telling you what a "RUB ON" is since my Dad follows my blog and probably doesn't know. A rub on is a scrapbooking embellishment that transfers from the packaging to the new surface when you rub over the top with a popsicle stick. It is sort of like a sticker that you rub on.

So Aubrey asked for months to get her hair cut short. I finally gave in right before Kindergarten started. The day before her hair appointment (the 2nd one, I canceled the first) I took her outside to get some photos of her with long hair. I told her to spin around and I took about 30 pictures and got one really good one. I love her smile in this photo and I knew I wanted to make that the theme of the page.
I don't love the fact that my neighbors driveway and garage are the background so I needed to disguise that somehow.

So this is what I came up with:

"Sometimes your joy is the source of your smile but sometimes
your smile can be the source of your joy."
the bottom tag says
{your smile is the source of my joy}

Love that quote. When I saw a rub on of that quote I new I wanted to use it in a layout with this picture of Aubrey.

Since it is pink some of the smaller words didn't show up at all. To remedy the situation I painted over the picture where I wanted to place the quote and when it was dry I applied the rub on over the paint. The pink really shows up over the light blue painted area.

Next I used some butterfly rub ons. I applied them directly on top of the picture. Then I used my craft knife to cut out just the wings. I folded them up a little and loved the result. I then cut the polka dot paper out from behind the butterflies so that you would see the striped paper under the wings.

I made this tag using a rub on, different stamps that I have, and a little hand writing which is always a personal touch.

I love the dimension in this layout. By the time I was done you couldn't even tell that the background was really my neighbor's garage.


  1. I didn't remember how different Aubrey looked with long hair until you showed me that picture. I like how you shot this, the lighting on her face really makes the picture.

  2. I *love* all the techniques you used in this one layout. You certainly solved the background problem in a very creative and beautiful way. I love the quotes, I love the pic, I love it all!