My oldest turned 8 a couple of weeks ago. I've been a mama for 8 years! It's a little unbelievable to me. This sweet girl has grown up a lot in the last year, and while in the past I would have used copious amounts of cotton candy pink and lavender to scrap a page about her, I loved the navy and gold combo that was in the Melrose kit... thrown in with a dash of minty green, and it reflects the fun but maturing tastes of my big girl.
I used Julie's sketch but flipped it on its side instead. Remember that awesome Heidi Swapp fringe trim in the Soda Shoppe kit? I wanted to mimic it and added some fringe to the edge of my layers with my scissors.
I love a simple garland of tags. It's one of my favorite accents to a layout!
The embellishments in the Melrose kit add so much variety to a cluster of decor- lots of fun texture.