The title of this layout holds great meaning for me because my older DD (that's her baby photo on the layout) was born prematurely following major medical complications on my part, and our gynaecologist always referred to her as a "miracle baby" - a gift from God. Hence, "The Gift".
The journaling was taken from one of my favourite songs by one of my favourite singer-composers - "The Gift" by Midge Ure, formerly from the British group Ultravox. For those who are unaware, Midge Ure was the one who, together with Bob Geldof, founded the Band Aid / Live Aid movement in 1984, to raise funds for famine relief in Ethiopia. The journaling reads:
"And when they ask what prize I treasure most
What legacy I cherish
I say from the heart
The passion and art
That's the gift that you gave"
Patterned paper - Amanda Blu
Cardstock - Bazzill
Others - Ribbons, Lace, Pearls, Patterned Fabric Paper, Ranger Stickles, Tim Holtz Distress Ink, Versa Fine Pigment Ink, Birch Embroidery Thread