Hello there! Been scrapping much lately? My oh my have I ever been scrapping up a storm!! I must say that I am having the absolute best time too!! I had fallen into such a routine with my crafting and was just feeling really bored and uninspired. To be truthful, I was actually beginning to wonder if I was spending my time the best way possible. Although I still loved the process of the crafting I was just feeling like I wasn't doing it with any real meaning or purpose. Enter scrapbooking!! I was a scrapbooker many, many moons ago but got busy with life and let it go. I decided recently to give it a fresh new go and I couldn't be any craft happier right now!! I wake up excited to work on a new page every day! I feel like my time, my heart and my energy are all going into this amazing project that I am creating for my kids and grand kids and I love it!! I have so much to share with you!! Let's get started!!
This gorgeous kid is my oldest son! He was born with a touch of swagger!! He is such a great kid!
To make this page I grabbed a couple of circle punches and went on the hunt for paper that matched the colors in the photo. I punched several circles in different sizes and laid them out on the background. I played around with placement until they looked balanced and offered a bit of a frame for the photo. Once I was happy with the placement I glued them in place and hauled out my trusty sewing machine to stitch them in place. This not only promises that they will stay put, but also just looks so neat!!
Next using more punches I created this embellishment cluster. I added some stamps and stapled that fun puffy heart in place. I sponged the edges so it would stand out against the white background and tucked it under the photo.
The title is a sticker from my long time (really, really old) stash!! and the playful blue strip is a stamp; which pulls the blue from his shirt in the photo. The cute little trio of blue dots is also a stamp. I love adding fun little details like that!
I added the strip of patterned paper to the bottom to act as kind of a shelf for everything. It helps to make the page feel more grounded and less like it might float away! I topped it with a scrap of white paper and that fun chevron (made from a punch!).
Here is the finished page one more time:
I will add my journaling over there on the right and it will be ready to stick into his album!
Thank you so much for stopping by! It is always so nice to see you! Be sure to come on back soon! I have lots more to share!!
Have a great day and happy scrapping!