Monday, December 8, 2014
Merry and Bright: Capturing Everyday Life
Good morning! I have a Christmas themed layout today that captures everyday life of my then three-year-old.
When my son was little, he carried this stuffed puppy with him everywhere he went but I had never documented that. When I was looking through old Christmas pictures, I saw this one of Cory with Puppy at the Tree Farm.
I had already scrapbooked other tree farm pictures - with action photos of chopping down our tree - and had overlooked this. Cory's not looking at the camera, but I thought I could still use the photo to capture my son's love of his stuffed animal.
I created the base of my layout and added a doily to serve as a photo mat. I printed out some strip journaling and made sure I had a space for it. Often I use hidden journaling on my pages, but on this particular layout, I wanted to be sure the journaling was easily readable.
I added the strip journaling in the middle of the layout, clustering photos and embellishments around it.
At the top of the layout, I hung some ornaments. I used my sewing machine to make hangers.
Here's another look at the page.
I made this layout using the December kit at My Creative Scrapbook. The kit featured the Be Merry collection from American Crafts. I loved this kit.
Thanks so much for stopping by. I'll be back tomorrow with more pages from my December Daily.