Saturday, September 10, 2011

His 'first day'

Hi there :)  I just finished a layout for the 'So You Think You Can Scrap' event at Colorful Creations.  The challenge was to use at least 2 DIY embellishments. 
I ended up creating journaling spots using Studio Calico stamps with Jenni Bowlin (stick candy) and Papertrey Ink (ocean tides) ink, Studio Calico wood buttons, Papertrey Ink blue buttons and twine, and cork punched with a Martha Stewart mini heart confetti punch.
Instead of a patterned paper, I stamped an alphabet background (also Studio Calico) in the bottom right corner and placed a Pink Paislee wood letter initial, that was misted, in the center of it.
This layout was soooo fun to make!  You know how I feel about making my own embellishments!!  And I've been wanting to document this day for almost a month now.  Here's a close up of the journaling:
I was soooo choked up when I saw his excitement turn to nervousness.  You can see it in his 'smile'....totally forced.  But, he didn't cry....that day.  :)

A little journaling and doodling with my new found love....the American Crafts Precision Pens....and there you have it! 

Thanks so much for stopping in!   Have a great rest of your weekend! :)

love, lisa


Michelle said...

This is so darn cute!!! I love how you stamped and made your own patt. paper. I love the story behind it too. I think I will be the one fighting back the tears next year when my little one goes to kindergarten.

Sunshine Promises said...

I just wanted to thank you for the sweet message left on our blog. Your words were inspired and beautiful. Just what I needed to hear on such a tender day. I am so sorry you have had to walk this road. I wouldn't wish this upon ANYONE. But it is comforting to know we are not alone. Healing DOES take time and it will happen in God's time, if we allow it. Thanks you for your love, compassion and kindness. Love to you and yours . . .