This is my latest layout. I made a promise to myself this week to try to complete at least one layout a week. Now these layouts may not be the most original or embellished layouts you’ve ever seen, but I will try! For this layout, I took all my photos to the store and wandered around until I found paper that went with Jake’s outfit. It’s a cute one-piece velour outfit from Gymboree. I just love Gymboree! And these cool papers are from the Lil’ Man collection by Cosmo Cricket. I used Cheerful Charlie, Michievous Max and Silly Sam…aren’t those awesome names for paper!? (Do check Whimzee’s for this whole collection!) I was trying to get a great close up photo of Jake and I also shot some video. I wanted to get some video of him while he was just crawling around and not walking yet. Now that he IS walking, I’m really glad I got some photos & video of him crawling around the house. He loves it when he thinks you’re chasing him. He crawls 5 or 6 steps and then stops, turns around and starts giggling.
I just thought I’d share my newest creation, I’m so excited about it. It’s my first experiment with stitching on a layout. At first I wasn’t too excited about how the stitches turned out, but the more I look at it, the happier I am. I’m happy that I tried something new and stuck to my guns. I wanted the stitches to look like the stitches shown all over these the Lil’ Man collection papers. I found myself wanting to go back & add extra stitches to connect my first separated ones. I may still do that….not sure yet. OK, I know that’s not sticking to my guns, but I haven’t done it yet & I’ve shared it with you, so that’s pretty good! The photos on the left were my attempts at getting a great shot of Jake’s face. He was moving around so much I could never get his whole head in one shot. I wasn’t sure whether I wanted to include them, but I kept on looking at them and decided I love them. They show exactly what he was up to this particular day….MOVING!