Friday, August 15, 2008

There's Always a First Time!

I've joined contests and challenges before but I do so because it helps lessen my backlog. I've always thought that winning is just the icing on the cake. So when Nette of My Little Attic launched her blog with a contest, I was so game to join in. The challenge was to interpret a sketch by Valerie Salmon. Val does make really interesting sketches so I couldn't pass up the opportunity to do so. And what do you know? Val chose my layout! Wow!

These are pictures of Raya when she had her first pictorial for Smart Parenting magazine way back in 2006. She was only two and a half years old then and she was so adorable during the shoot. When she'd get bored and start to act up, all I had to do was ask her if she wanted to come out in the magazine and when she says yes, then I tell her she will need to behave and do what the photographer asks her to do. That would automatically make her behave and smile her sweetest smile. She was really so cute!

Took a while for me to scrap these photos because I was always looking for the right papers and sketch. Thanks for the opportunity Nette and Val! Here is the winning layout:

Title: Angel Mine

Materials: Bazzil cardstock, Bazzil Decorative Edges, We R Memory Keepers papers, Prima Flowers, Heidi Swapp Flowers, Fancy Pants Die Cut Flower, Fancy Pants Swirl Chipboard, Craft Express Chipboard letters, MM brads, Queen & Co brads, Othres: Label maker and plastic alphas

Journaling: Raya - Age 2, October 2006, Smart Parenting Shoot


Anonymous said...

yay for the win! there's always a first time... let it be a precedent, sis! :)

Lee i. said...

Congratulations, Mia. This is really an eye-catching LO - love the colors and especially love Raya's smile. Simula pa lang ito I'm sure. :-)

Anonymous said...

beautiful design on this layout, and congrats on that win! :)

moon said...

congratualtions, mia!
beautiful layout...

hope you are well :)