Friday, April 15, 2011

Mini Challenge #1

Our first challenge this month at the Counterfeit Kit Challenge is to use memorabilia on a page, which is perfect because I'm one of those people that saves everything! Birthday cards, ticket stubs, visitors maps from past trips, drawings and stories the kids made, you name it!

My oldest son, Leo, is going through a tough time right now, and I wanted to do a layout about him, and what a great kid he is. I had saved a note he wrote to me and my husband a few weeks ago. I listed some of the wonderful qualities he had. This photo was taken at the Christmas tree farm, but I liked how two of his siblings are looking up at him, and thought it would fit my title really well.

I used a sketch #103 by Creative Scrappers for this page, which called for the circular elements on the side. I cut out some circles freehand, and stitched spirals around them, and left the thread hanging. I really love that look, but rarely use it on a page. I think it gives this an artsy feeling. I also added a few items from a recent rak from Crystal! The little envelope and dictionary page came from her. Thanks again, Crystal!


Jimjams said...

This is such a perfect title for the photo - a lovely reminder of how loved he is! Great scrapping :D

scrapbookertink said...

Loving the inspiration on your blog, cool layout.

S said...

Like it a lot, especially the use of the circles.

petunia670 said...

Love this bottle cap. Great title Gabrielle!