Saturday, February 1, 2014

From Happiness to Heartbreak

This layout was extremely hard for me to do. The design was easy, but the courage it took to write down my feelings was very hard. I wanted to make a design in which I had a lot of room for journaling and thought that a heart that was going off the page would be perfect. A heart because it symbolizes love and the sunburst that shows that even though going through this rough time, the sun is still shining in our lives.

I used teal, black, white, and gray for my color scheme and I love it! I cut the heart out with my cameo and made the lines for where I wanted the sunburst pieces to go. Then I traced them onto the patterned paper I wanted to use and then glued it all down to a piece of cardstock! I sewed around the heart with black floss to emphasize it. I found some gray and black scraps of paper and layered the beneath my photo along with an Elle's Studio tag and washi tape. For the title I used the new alphas from Elle's Studio and some older ones from Jenni Bowlin. 


I stamped an embossed a heart from the new Elle's Studio Love You More stamp set and used an arrow paper clip to point towards the title. 


I used two of the die cuts from the Studio Calico Print Shop collection. 


Thanks for looking and for your comments. This page means a lot to me and I am glad that I did it. I am back to work tomorrow! 

10 comments:

Heather Adams said...

Such an awesome page, Andrea! You will be so glad to have this documented. I am so glad you took the courage to write down your feelings. That's part of what scrapbooking is about. :)

lisaplus6 said...

your layout is so beautiful, but even more that you could scrapbook something so honest and real! just lovely!

Fresh Delight said...

Owh I just found your blog out, it's amazing!

Ashley Horton said...

Such a beautiful page to document your feelings Andrea!! I hope that you will one day be able to welcome your second sweet baby!!

Fawn said...

This is just beautiful. I commend you for scrapping a difficult subject.

Lisa Harris said...

Hugs to you. It's a beautiful page.

Christy said...

Absolutely BEAUTIFUL layout Andrea!!! My favorite design part is the way you stapled the clip onto the page. What a great idea!

Stacia Brandt said...

I'm so proud of you for doing this....I know it was such amazing therapy for me and I look back on it now and think how glad I am that I have that memory and the emotions I felt saved forever and for Rilen to understand our journey to his birth....hugs to you from one angel Mommy to another :)

Missy Whidden said...

Oh, Andrea...this is amazing. I'm in awe of you and this whole layout. I'm so sorry for your loss...I can't imagine what you guys are feeling. I truly admire you for documenting this. Sending you giant hugs!

Chris and Paige Evans said...

Oh Andrea I just read your journaling and I am so so so sorry. I remember spotting with my pregnancies and it always brought such panic. I'm hoping that you'll be given the gift of a child soon!