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Hey Mom | Scrapbook Layout

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"Hey Mom, I want to have a movie club."

The best thing happened here last weekend.

Simon had some friends over for a movie club.

For many of you that might not seem like anything to celebrate. But for him, it's huge. I can count on one hand the number of times he's invited other kids to come over (or that he's been invited to other kids houses or birthday parties).

Out of the blue (actually from an episode of Adventure Time) he announced late last week that he wanted to invite friends over and watch a couple movies. I said, "Sure, that sounds fun." and then figured we'd talk about it again later. He ended up going to school on Friday, writing his phone number of strips of paper and inviting kids from his program at school to come over at 2pm on Saturday.

Three boys ended up here on Saturday afternoon (after some good chats with parents) for a couple movies and popcorn and pizza and hanging out. It was awesome.

And he wants to do it again.

Here's what I created for this story:

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A super simple 2-page, 8.5x11 layout with some really big Silhouette cuts to celebrate a really cool day.

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For the first page I set up the title and cut it with the Silhouette (font is Sentinel).

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I adhered it on top of some white woodgrain cardstock.

Last week in my supply replenishment video I showed a sticker sheet from Teresa Collins - Something Wonderful Stickers - "love this" and the other stickers I used on this layout are from that sheet.

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For the second large cut I used some art from my Thank You Friends set.

You can easily trace these PNG files and use them in the Silhouette software. Check out a tutorial here.

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After tracing I rotated the "I heart friends" word art and repeated it over and over and then cut it on kraft cardstock.

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I adhered that onto a kraft cardstock background. Love the look of the kraft on kraft.

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On top of the kraft cut I added the 4x6 photo, two small stickers from the sticker sheet and my journaling printed on colored vellum from Studio Calico.

On top of the photo I added a cut out from one of the Midnight Project Life core kit cards ("this photograph").

Go, Simon go!

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40 thoughts

  1. dawn says…
    05/16/2014

    How exciting for Simon!! When you shared this on your IG, I thought he wanted to start a club making movies. How fun for him to spend the day with some friends watching movies! Great layout!

    GO SIMON GO!

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  2. Michelle t. says…
    05/16/2014

    This is so beautiful, what a wonderfully intricate layout, and a beautiful story. Just beautiful. Michelle t

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  3. Ilona says…
    05/16/2014

    Makes me smile!!

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  4. Robin Gibson says…
    05/16/2014

    This is awesome (the story!!). And the layout is fantastic of course :) Thanks for sharing! Love when you post this kind of stuff!

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  5. Luciana says…
    05/16/2014

    Nice!!!
    One of the most incredible changes in life when we become a mom is that our kids achievments turn to be most more important than our own.
    :)

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  6. Kim S (nerdgrl) says…
    05/16/2014

    Love the Simon's comment cut out. Will have to try that on some LOs. I never can fit a quote as a title. This might do the trick.

    The writer Ron Suskind has just written a book (and excerpted in the NYTimes http://www.nytimes.com/2014/03/09/magazine/reaching-my-autistic-son-through-disney.html?_r=0 ) and been on a number of TV news magazine shows including CBS Sunday Morning http://www.cbsnews.com/news/breaking-through-autism-with-disney-movies/, about his autistic son finding a verbal outlet through Disney movies. His son is now graduating from the college that specializes in those very unique students and where he started a Disney movie club. Simon's ahead of his time!

    I read the article first while at school and was crying by the time I finished. Then, Ron, his wife and their son were interviewed by Leslie Stahl on CBS Sunday Morning and I was teary again.

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    1. Nancy says…
      05/19/2014

      Oh wow! I read the book Life Animated and cried through the whole thing. My DD is a graduate of Riverview School and their GROW program. I loved watching CBS Sunday Morning with Riverview, Owen, Disney Club filmed in the beautiful Simon Library housed in the James Center. Ali, if you have not had a chance, put Life Animated on your reading list. Great read, especially the last chapter.

  7. 4thehunts says…
    05/16/2014

    Just love it!! such a cool idea for Simon and his friends! Layout is stunning!

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  8. Becky says…
    05/16/2014

    What a great story! I'm excited for Simon!

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  9. lea lacoste says…
    05/16/2014

    super cute! every new layout i see you make, i think boy i really need a silhouette! maybe one day <3

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  10. Michelle O says…
    05/16/2014

    I don't have a silhouette, but I love the ideas here - the big title on one page and the tone on tone overlay. I think I can replicate with the cricut / gypsy combo!

    thanks for the inspiration!

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  11. Paula says…
    05/16/2014

    I am smiling from ear to ear too - and I can very much relate to this post with my DD. Have fun Simon!

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  12. Keianna says…
    05/16/2014

    Go Simon. He is really blossoming this year. Glad it went well :-)

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  13. Cathy Zielske says…
    05/16/2014

    Damn girl. This is cool. And GO Simon all the way! : )

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  14. angela says…
    05/16/2014

    So awesome--celebrating with you. And a beautiful layout. Gave me some great ideas.

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  15. Mary Sara P. says…
    05/16/2014

    Ali, this is so AWESOME! I'm so excited for you and Simon. Yes! Have a great weekend.

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  16. orange gearle says…
    05/16/2014

    YAY! I knew I would see this one soon when I saw the photo on instagram (or maybe it was Facebook?)! LOVE this! Love watching you parent so beautifully and honestly. Love watching your kiddos grow. THank you, Ali for this creative and personal blog. Go, Ali, Go! :-)

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  17. Carolyn HP says…
    05/16/2014

    This so awesome! And yay for fun times with friends! Have a great weekend!

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  18. Gabi says…
    05/16/2014

    This is awesome! Love the design of your layout, Ali! Have a wonderful weekend.

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  19. Jenny B. says…
    05/16/2014

    So cool! Yay for Simon! Where will the layout end up? In an 8.5x11 album or as an insert in Project Life or something else?

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  20. Laura says…
    05/16/2014

    That's so awesome, Ali. A great thing to celebrate on a page. The title page is very cool and I like the added texture of the woodgrain behind it.

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  21. young says…
    05/16/2014

    Love the two page layout and the great story it shares. Happy Friday!

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  22. StacyK says…
    05/16/2014

    Love this Ali! I want to try it!!!!

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  23. Debbie Piercey says…
    05/16/2014

    That is awesome & so exciting for Simon! Love, love, love your double page spread!

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  24. Jennifer K says…
    05/16/2014

    Go, Simon! And way to be open to making that happen for him, Ali. And, I'm thrilled you shared the woodgrain cardstock link. I can't get enough woodgrain!

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  25. Tinka says…
    05/16/2014

    Way to go, Simon!! That is so awesome!

    Ali, I was working on clearing and sorting through all the papers and magazines I've been collecting and pulled out your book, A Designer's Eye 2. I really enjoyed looking at your earlier layouts about Simon, knowing how much he has grown (on all ways) and all that he has accomplished since then!

    xoxo

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