Friday, February 24, 2012

Goodnight Moon

All parents know: there’s a universal joy in photos of sleeping children. Sure, the kids look sweet and peaceful, but part of that appeal, I suspect, is relief that they are asleep! Or at least this mom confesses to feeling that way.

My son is almost three now and we’re smack dab in never-ending “why” questions, occasional potty training accidents and a constant barrage of go go go go and me me me. He’s wonderful, he really is, and I love him so, but, oh, there is a certain calmness that descends upon the house when he’s asleep. Sigh.

Like many families, we read a story or two (or three) at bedtime. We have many favorites that we circulate, but Margaret Wise Brown’s Goodnight Moon often seems to muscle its way into the lineup. The book's quiet, rhythmic poetry is the perfect way to end the day.


To scrapbook this photo of my sleeping child, I wanted to incorporate a big crescent moon as the focal point. I hand-drew a moon on a cereal box, then painted the cardboard a pale yellow, adding a little face, a button cheek and a patterned paper nightcap.

I used Webster's Pages Winter Fairy Tales collection for this page. It's the perfect theme and the yellows and greens in this line matched my son's blanket. I arranged the paper so that the script, "Once Upon A Time," would show in the upper corner, then layered a few bits and pieces together.


I added a bit of stitching and a journaling spot to complete the page. The alphas are Cosmo Cricket and the chipboard house is Maya Road.

And now for our winner from Tuesday's giveaway from Graphic45 and 7Gypsies.  I used random.org and #4 was the lucky number:



The fourth comment was from Julie Tucker-Wolek.  Congratulations, Julie.  Please email me your addy and I'll get your prize in the mail to you right away.   Have a great weekend, everyone.

37 comments:

  1. aww.. this is such a adorable and cute photo and the layout is beautiful, too :)
    Sylvia xx

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  2. this is sooo cute! i love it and i love that book!

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  3. EEEEEKKKKKKKK!!! That's ME!!!! So excited!! Thanks love!!! WOW!!!!

    I love love love love your lo!!! I loveeeeeeeee that photo (and I feel the same way about sleeping...so it's all good! lol!) and LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE that moon!! Just AWESOME!!! WOW!!!!

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  4. This is absolutely adorable. I do not have kids myself (yet!), but I do love sleeping photos of my nephews. They appear to be little angels and it helps you forget how they sound when they are running around the house, terrorizing the dog and screaming at the top of their lungs. Yes, I can relate a little. :)

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  5. Your layout is soo cute! I love your photo as well! Yip...Moms and their boys..it's a special bond!!

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  6. Awww....that is very sweet. Yes, there is such JOY in a sleeping baby! Especially when taking their picture doesn't wake them up - lol!

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  7. How darling! Nothing so precious as a sleeping wee one!

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  8. So precious. I love your moon!

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  9. These colors are so soft and soothing, Izzy, just like the sweet photo of your son sleeping! I can't stop looking at the adorable moon, with the star attached! It's the perfect accent for this page!

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  10. Beautiful LO. I love everything about it. Congrats to Julie!

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  11. This is so gorgeous. <3 I love the bright but still soft colors.
    ADORE that hand drawn moon. SO pretty!

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  12. Such a wonderful page esp. that BEAUTIFUL moon! I'm with you on the sleepy relief time (esp. with the youngest)! LOL!!

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  13. This could not be SWEETER! ! LOVE. that big moon!!

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  14. Sweet, sweet layout!!
    And I do know what you mean.
    Love my kids to pieces, but oh the quiet at night when I can turn off for just a bit :)
    We loved that book here as well.

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  15. What an awesome layout! That book is a oldie but goodie at our house too!

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  16. This is a really wonderful page. :) I need to get more of my baby photos of my nephew scrapped. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  17. Boy do I ever understand that! lol...What a sweet sweet layout! That moon is fantastic!

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  18. Oh my, there is so much sweetness on this page! The moon embellishment is wonderful. Thanks for stopping by my blog. I'm following you back. Have a great weekend!

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  19. Oh yes, sometimes the happiest moments were when those little eyes finally closed. A precious layout, thank you for making me smile today!

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  20. how cute, I always loved reading that story to my kids.

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  21. This is so cute! I love how the moon surrounds him. Thanks so much for stopping by my blog, leaving a comment and becoming a follower. I'm happy to return the favor! Love what I see here.

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  22. What. A. Cutie! Love the moon shape! ^_^

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  23. I can so relate! I have been there LOL! Beautiful layout and those papers are....hmmm might need those~ Thank you for stopping by my little corner of blog land :)

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  24. Hmmmm...I'm inspired to take some pics of my sleeping teenagers :) Beautiful (and peaceful) page, Izzy!

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  25. Lovely page! The moon is terrific!

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  26. Oh that curly hair, and full pouty lips! I love him! Both my grand kids STILL drag around their "blankies", Matthew's is so thread bare his daycare worker called it his "rag"! Great layout! Love Penny Scrap-aholic@blogspot.com

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  27. This is such a sweet, lovely layout. On a completely irreverent note- it reminded me of the book that came out late last year called "Go the F*ck to Sleep". Sometimes, despite how much we adore them, we need them to sleep as much as they need it

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  28. Oh my goodness, your layout is so so sweet.
    There is nothing as peaceful as a baby sleeping. So sweet.
    I may have to scraplift this one, even though 2 of my babies are into their 20's lol.

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  29. Check my blog for information. You won my goodie box!

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  30. Such a SWEET LO! I have a 2 1/2 year old who has an incredible determination NOT to go to sleep at night! I know exactly what you mean about the relief that seeing a sleeping kid gives you. I also have a 4 year old who went through the same thing and has gotten SOOOO much better, or maybe the 2 yr old just makes it seem that way. lol

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  31. I have a three month old who thinks that 2:30am is the perfect time to play...so when he finally goes back to sleep at around 4am, I know exactly what you mean when you say relief!!

    Check out my blog http://lulu-lamore.blogspot.com

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  32. Beautiful layout, Izzyb! Your hand-drawn moon is very lovely! Love the button cheek!

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  33. This layout is adorable! I know how you feel, my "kids are 13 and 15, I still heave a sigh of relief when they go to bed :) Thanks for joining my blog :}

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