Sunday, September 18, 2011

Final Big Idea Festival layouts

I thought I would post the remaining Big Idea Festival layouts I did. It's been almost a month (!), and I finished them a while ago, so I thought I'd share.

Though the inspiration was just a word (and I download, but I didn't use those), words are my favorite inspiration. If you doubt me, check out my pins on Pinterest. Words give me ideas and make me think about my life in new ways. Here's what I did with the last few words:


I had these goofy pictures of Rowan,and the prompt FREE made me think of what I wish for him: to be fun and spunky as he grows up. My favorite quote: We never grow up, we only learn how to behave in public.

(The song "Free to be you and me" was running through my head when I made this page. Remember that song?)


I had this page in mind for a while when I took this picture, so pairing it with the word EMBRACE seemed fitting. This is his nickname, by the way: Monkey Boy Cougar Bait Larson.


This was the last prompt, and it made me think of how important it is to approach parenting with play. It's hard, especially when I have to be drill sergeant too (like now, when I'm nagging my son to work on his taekwondo essay), but play just feels right. I used unscrapped leftover silly photos for this layout.


I don't really have anything profound to say about living, so I wrote about my goal to live healthy. I used this picture that I loved--I think my son took it?--of me with my new bike. And the song running through my head during this layout was this song by Queen, of course.


I've been obsessed lately with trying to appreciate every moment, even those that are hard to (cleaning the cat box, I'm talking to you!). I documented a day's routine moments to appreciate them for what they are and break myself from that nagging feeling I think we all get that the routines are tedious. I don't want to feel that way.

Thanks for reading about these final pages of mine! I enjoyed the Festival and I hope to do it again!


BabyBokChoy said...

You really have the coolest pages ever! :) always!!

alisonm said...

So,what size needle do you use when sewing on a LO? Do you use letter stickers and if so, how do you keep your needle from gumming up? Beeswax? I have tried, but I can't get my letters to lay flat and not move!

Linda said...

Fabulous layouts, Jennifer. Thanks for the eye candy and the inspiration!