There will be more about his birthday in layouts to come, but this photo deserved it's own page. Click layout to view larger.
I used two pieces of acrylic that came in a 12x12 package from Fancy Pants to designate the shape of each side (product is a couple years old). I cut around the shapes using a fingertip craft knife from Fiskars. The photo and the cardstock with journaling are underneath the acrylic pieces. Those pieces are kept in place by three small pieces of embroidery floss that I stitched in place.
The faint lines on top of the white cardstock are actually some clear embossed stamps that show up much better in person. There was a bit of glitter mixed in with my UTEE (ultra thick embossing enamel) which made for a bit of festive embossing.
CARDSTOCK : American Crafts (Testing it out and it's really nice. For those of you who've been around awhile you may notice that I have ventured out of my self-imposed five cardstock colors. And yes, it feels good.)
DECORATIVE ACRYLIC PIECES : Fancy Pants
JOURNALING : my typewriter
ALPHABET STAMPS : See And Stamp Alphabet & Numbers Set
THE MOST WONDERFUL STORY STAMP : coming soon from Technique Tuesday or available now digitally at Designer Digitals
8 : Sassafras Numerical Chipboard
INKS : Technique Tuesday, Close To My Heart
My friend Kim took these photos of Anna in December. She's got great light at her house. Click layout to view larger.
Both these layouts today are stories of celebration. One celebrates a specific moment and the other is celebrating the simple blessings of everyday life. I want my layouts to be a balance of these sorts of celebratory pages and others that tell longer stories with more words.
I will be sad when my stash of classic Making Memories wordfetti is finally all gone.
CARDSTOCK : Bazzill Dotted Swiss
PATTERN PAPER : Sassafras Candied Double Sided Sweet Marmalade, SEI Pearl Paper Poppy
WORD STICKERS : old Making Memories Wordfetti, 7gypsies
CLICK CLICK CLICK STICKER : 7gypsies Photo ATC Cardstock Stickers
PINK LABEL STICKER : Jenni Bowlin Studio
I LOVE YOU STAMP : Ali Edwards for Technique Tuesday - coming soon
LETTER STAMPS : Hero Arts Basic Uppercase
SCALLOP RIBBON : Studio Calico January kit
BORDER PUNCH : Fiskars Apron Lace Border Punch
PEN : American Crafts Precision Pen
I've even got another layout in progress on my table right now.