When I have a photo like this one, it just reminds me so much why I LOVE Scrapbooking. It's not a photo from a big event or any special occasion, just one of my son in his car seat with a huge smile on his face and his bright, blue eyes sparkling!! But I am so glad I have this photo, because that moment, with that exact smile, at that exact age is something that will never be repeated again. How amazing to have the photo and be able to document it and have the memory preserved!!
I also had the chance to incorporate two challenges into this layout. The first challenge is the Jan./Feb. Issue Challenge #6, which is posted each week at Club CK by my friend Erika. Our challenge was to create a hybrid layout. This was a great challenge and almost everyone of my layouts usually incorporates my computer in some way. I had the Little Boy collection from Echo Park, so I used it for the traditional aspect on my layout. I also have a ton of digi files and several of them are from Echo Park too. So I printed some of the digi elements from the Sidewalks collection-clouds, flowers, and tags (which I added the words to)-printed them out and added them to the page.
The second challenge is Workout #61 at ScrapFIT, to use a blank canvas...basically starting with a white background. I hardly ever used white backgrounds in the past for the base of my layouts, but I've found recently that I really like it. It just makes the patterned paper colors pop and everything looks so crisp and clean!
Thanks for visiting today and I hope you will have time to check out these fun challenges this week or maybe find some different ones to participate in and get your creative juices flowing!! :)
Cardstock: Die Cuts with a View
Patterned Paper & Stickers: Echo Park
Digi Elements: Echo Park
Fonts: Scrapbaby & Brady Bunch
Brads: The Paper Studio
Embroidery Floss: Janlynn