Okay, I get it. I'm going straight to Mommy-H-E-double-hockey-sticks for scrapping this photo...but doesn't every scrapbooking mom do something like this? Anyone? Anyone???
P and I just can't get over how such a teeny tiny human being can have such prominent sticky-outy thighs...(O's almost 6 months old in this picture). I love, love, LOVE them...I just wanna pinch 'em! We definitely needed to get a photo of his miniature baby version of thunder thighs before he starts crawling and burns away all that scrumptious baby fat!
I used kraft paper for the first time as the background...I've wanted to use it for a while, but just couldn't get it to work! I really, really like how it turned out...so plain, which leaves you lots of room to get busy with the rest of the layout! The paper and most of the embellishments used are from the American Crafts Blue Skies collection (another scrapbooksteals.com purchase). The white trees with the green background are actually cut out from one of the patterned pieces of paper included in the kit. I cut out nine of them, and just layered three on top of one another with foam dots in between to add a bit of dimension to the page...then I mounted them (and pretty much everything) on plain chocolate brown cardstock. The stickers (the owl, birds, button and scalloped border, the little brown heart and the rest of the trees) are all a part of Blue Skies. I never know how to use the stickers...so here's my best shot at it! The ribbon is also American Crafts.
I LOOOOOOOOOOOVE the look of sewing on a layout, but I don't have a sewing machine (although I did borrow one from my mother-in-law...and still haven't used it) and I've heard a few horror stories from friends of pages ripping when they use the machine on layouts (I. would. die)! So, I took a pin and poked holes all around the blue/white striped paper and hand-stitched the entire way around with orange thread. I did the same thing for the journaling leaf with green and brown thread. The buttons are more than likely Basic Grey (I need more...I have a million, but I need more) and the string was actually part of some packaging from some monkey die-cuts that I was originally going to use in this layout, but didn't. Yay for recycling would-be trash!
I'm so glad I finally got to use the little cork letters that I bought for a dollar about a year ago! I bought three sets at Dollarama and tried to fit them into other layouts and this is the first time they worked! The little green/blue/brown pearl stickers are also from Dollarama. The log letters are from Michael's (not sure of the brand) and the 'thighs" letters are AC Remarks.
I guess my next layout better be of little Miss J...I'd hate for anyone to think I'm neglecting her!