I have this goal to make a scrapbook page for each of Hayden's monthly pictures. Since he is 11 months now, you can see I am very much behind! I did manage to finish his 4 month page these last few days.
For the background I actually just used the back of his 3 month page. It's double-sided paper, which I love but also hate, since you can only pick one pattern! I loved the stripes so I didn't want them to go to waste, so I just scrapped on the back. The upside is it takes up less room in my scrapbook, so less bulk. The downside is that I cant put any brads through, or use too much liquid adhesive, since I don't want to ruin the other side.
I had a few scraps of canvase type fabric that I just loved the texture of, so I sewed them together to create a sort of matting for his first picture. Then I slipped in three paper doilies and placed my second picture down. I then searched through my box of embellishments and pulled out anything that would coordinate. I found the cutest sticker with an amazing quote on it that I stuck to a piece of kraft cardstock, and then added some stitching around. I adhered it to a little craft foam for some dimension and then placed it between the two pictures.
I thought I needed a little more color, so I used some red raffia and found a little scrap of red polka dot paper. I also found a few other little embellishments that fit nicely, like the tiny banner, the chipboard rocket, the little clothespin, and a few black heart rhinestones.
When scrapbooking, I never adhere anything down permanently until I am happy with the over all layout, so after deciding on where to place everything, I used a combination of my ATG, Aleene's, and foam squares to put everything in it's place.
I love the way it turned out and I think it very well may be one of my favorite layouts. Of course, anything with Hayden in it is my favorite. It really is amazing to see how much he has grown! I almost don't remember him ever being so small.
They just grow up way too fast :'(
Im linking this project up with:
Simon Says Stamp's Monday Challenge
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