Monday, May 10, 2010
Scrapbooking weekend and a layout
This layout was my favorite.
I really love this green background paper, echoing the color in the photos, and the printed flower on the left. I stepped out of my comfort zone by using a craft knife (not my usual skill set!) to cut out the petals on one flower and the stem of another so that I could tuck my pictures underneath them. I love that little felt tree (an extra from this set of cards). I'm also very fond of those bath pictures so there were a lot of things about the layout I really enjoyed.
After I got the entire thing done and the title "SEPTEMBER" completed in embossed ink (being extra careful to spell it correctly since I was working letter by letter), I suddenly realized, "What am I thinking! THIS WAS OCTOBER!"
I am going month-by-month for Sammy's baby book, doing a layout for each month and extras for other specific stories I want to tell. Even though I don't plan to continue this chronological ordering in my other scrapbooks, I wanted to show how much the baby changed each month when he was so little. The chronology is important to this story. I had skipped September because I had to reprint the pictures for it and I hadn't had time to pick them up before my craft-errific workday. I guess that threw me off because when I was ready to do the next spread, I titled it incorrectly.
At least we all got a good laugh about that!
Thanks to my crafting partners and my sister I have a plan for "fixing" it. That's how it goes some days, right?