Friday, August 10, 2012

Scrapping the small moments

I've been working hard on some design team pages; next week sees many deadlines, so I will post more when they are up. Right now I wanted to share what may be my favorite page that I've done in a while.

This photo is sort of ordinary. My son is giving me his goofy grin, and I'm not sure why I printed it, but I did. Then I figured out why I wanted to scrap it.

This grin drives me crazy, but I need to let it go, because my son still will pose for photos with me. He still hugs me and tells me he loves me. He's still affectionate without being embarrassed, so I need to treasure the photo, grin and all. Here's the journaling:

And here's the details:


I used Studio Calico's So Cal June kit. This was only the second layout I made with that kit, I think, so I really went to town layering die cuts and stickers. I've also become enamored with stitching little cross stitches as accents around the page.

The background paper is wood grain white. I wasn't sure why people made a big deal with it until I made this page. Now I just love the subtle texture. I'm not sure where all it's sold, but you can find it here, of course, since it came with the kit. To journal, I used Bazzill orange peel, then inked the edges with Stampin' Up! Pool Party to mask the different texture.

This page had much more journaling than I normally do; plus it's a little more personal, I think. I don't do personal on every page, but I think I needed to here. So I encourage you to journal in ways that you might not ordinarily. If you go for just the details, try to get at the emotion behind it for once. See where it leads you.


Connie said...

Beautiful layout! I love the design and the story.

Diana Waite said...

this page is just GREAT! Love all the little touches!!

reen said...

I love it. And I don't see one thing wrong with that photo. It's much better than the hundreds I have of the back of my daughters head. ;)

Valerie said...

This is gorgeous Jenny! I love your composition and mix of pattern and layers and your cross stitches are adorable. I'm loving that woodgrain too!

Keshet said...

This is so pretty, Jenny:)