My son is one in a million. Truly he is; and he doesn’t even realize how incredible he is. This was a very impromptu layout for me today. In fact, it has been months since I sat down to create something just for fun but I immediately had a desire to get up and document my feelings for my son after I stumbled upon this photo today.
It all started when I sat down to my computer to surf the internet…which then led me to click on my iphoto library to organize my photos. After deciding that the organization process might take a little bit too long I started going back through some old vacation photos and summer photos (just to reminisce of course) when I came across this fun picture from the 4th of July. After looking at this photo for a few minutes I quickly realized that my son is growing up so fast and I have been awful at documenting it the past 2-3 years.
I am making a personal vow right this second to get better about spending my free time catching up on the photos I have yet to print or scrapbook for my son’s albums. I think I got behind somewhere back there in 2008…..BUT…he is the reason I started working in the craft industry and I desperately need to continue to tell his story. It will be good for me and him (even if he doesn’t know it yet…)
I used a mix of the Pink Paislee Mistables Papers and Journal Tags along with the fun and bold Vintage Vogue Collection to create this layout. I love the embossed metal tags from the Vintage Vogue Collection and I used it as the main title for my layout.
And…for the first time evah…I used a bit of molding paste to cover the corrugated die cut border that I cut on our Accucut machine. It was my first attempt and I really kept it subtle until I get brave enough to really smear it all over my layout.
I used Graphite Glimmer Mist throughout the layout but I also wanted to show how cute these little wooden hearts are when they are misted. So quick and easy. And another tip…these wood shapes stick right down with a little dab of liquid adhesive or clear glue. I actually still have some KI GLOO and I hoard it for little pieces like these.
So…go create something today and remember how important it is to treasure your little ones before they grow up to be adults!