Tuesday, July 22, 2008

:LAYOUT: Wishes for my Daughter

This layout was actually one that I had entered as part of my submission for the Memory Makers Master '08 contest. I wasn't at all surprised that I didn't get a Masters call, but it is still great to see one of my submissions in print.

This one was on page 103 of the MM Scrapbook Idea Gallery 2008.

CardstockBazzill, DCWV
Patterned Paper – Basic Grey
Ribbon – Offray
Gems – Bead Party
Transparency – Office Supply
Fonts – Ariel, Beautiful

~ I wish for you to always see the beauty in nature. ~ I wish for you to forever find joy in dancing and to someday find a partner who makes you feel as though you’re the only couple on the floor. ~ I wish that good fortune and reasonable caution work together to keep you safe in a violent world. ~ I wish that someday you discover a calling for which you are so passionate that it is impossible to tell where work and life cross over. ~ I wish that just once you fall in love so hard with the wrong person that the ride is worth the fall. ~ I wish that despite that fall, you find a wonderful man to marry with a great sense of humor, who adores you and will help you to learn the meaning of true and lasting love. ~ I wish for you to enjoy good health. ~ I wish for you to spend your life in the company of great music, good books and loyal friends. ~ I wish for you to know the value of a dollar. ~ I wish for you to never let material possessions take precedence over the people you love. ~ I wish for you to find a community of faith in which you feel at home. ~ I wish for you to discover it’s more important to be purposeful than happy, and more important to be happy than rich. ~ I wish for you to have at least one child, so you can forgive me my mistakes as a mother just a little bit easier. ~ I wish for you to always have the strength to do what is right, even when it is not the easy road to follow. ~ I wish that you continue to regard flavorful food (in moderation) as one of the great pleasures of life, but to never have to worry about your weight. ~ I wish for you to have many wonderful adventures involving passports, cross-country trips and once-in-a-lifetime sights. ~ I wish for you to hold onto your independent spirit and generous heart. ~ I wish that you always know you can count on your parents` unconditional love, even when we drive you mind-numbingly crazy. ~ I wish you peace and bliss. ~

Comments & Techniques:
I used the rule of thirds to place emphasis on the photo of the eyes and a scripted type and varying shades of blue to highlight key words and phrases. The gems separate each wish and also add a touch of sparkle to the page.
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