Slowly but surely I am working my way through the photos I've printed for Noah's scrapbook. I started his first book when he was just born and somewhere along the line I've managed to fall oh about 2 years behind. I've given up doing the year but instead now do photos of very special events and memories in the hope that I might actually get finished before he leaves home! lol.. Guilt is also kicking in now that we have Oliver as I've got to at least start his first one soon.
This layout is from the Royal Easter show that we actually went to last year (2011). We went with our wonderful neighbhours from Canberra as they visited us here in Newcastle and then we all travelled to Sydney together. We had an absolute ball, but no one had as much fun as the three boys as it was their first time at the show.
I must admit that I haven't used many of the Stampin Up designer papers to do layouts as I have so many other pages that I've bought over the years but this Big Top Birthday designer paper is so bright I decided it was perfect. Pinwheels are all the rage at the moment on cards and pages so I thought I should give them a go. Well how addicted am I to making them now.
If you want to try them yourself they're so easy. You simply cut a piece of double sided paper to a square about 9cm squared. Then I found using a ruler the easist way to make sure I had straight lines. Just lie the ruler over the top of the paper (inside paper side) and using a pencil lightly mark diagonally. Cut along the lines until you're almost in the centre. Start at any corner and bend in to the centre. A brad is the easist way to secure the centres but try using a paper piercing tool to make the hole before you try and push the brad through or else it it too thick.
If anyone is like me - my DH often thinks I was a bower bird in my previous life - others might simply say hoarder of craft items! - I keep the little bits of ribbon as I always say to myself I am sure I'll be able to use that somewhere. Well here I was right - I used some little left over bits to add some coordinating colour embellishments to the side of the photos.
I always mount my photos onto cardstock before I add them to my final layouts, the same as I always cut me dsp slightly smaller and back it onto a 12x12 sheet of cardstock. I does work out a little more expensive but I don't think you can really put a price on memories.
I am so happy with this layout, it captures Noah in his element loving life as he always does. Moments that we shared with some very special people. When I'm finished a layout I know how successful it's been by Noah's reaction to it and well this was a WOW Mum moment. So that's made the time it's taken to put together all work it.
Hugs - Julie
Cardstock and Paper: Daffodil Delight, Old Olive, Real Red, Tempting Turquoise cardstocks, Big Top Birthday dsp
Tools & Embellishments: Paper cutter, snail adhesive, dimensionals, paper snips, grosgrain ribbon, paper piercing kit, brads, felt letters and numbers.