March 31, 2009

Little Jake…on the move


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!

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Comments

  1. It’s so cute! Good job!

  2. I love it Julie. Just go with the flow of your wonderful creativity. The page looks great.

  3. It’s beautiful! I wanted to invite you to post on Sunday Scrappin’ or just link up this post to share your creation with a few other scrappers. http://www.sundayscrappin.blogspot.com

    Thanks for stopping by my blog!

  4. Hi Julie.
    Sounds exciting!

    Thanks for stopping by iamharriet. Be sure to snag a fan award for your site next time you stop by!

  5. Love the photo selection.

    Mike
    http://somethingaboutparenting.typepad.com

    Twitter: AboutParenting

  6. I like that – its a bit more subdued but still very effective!

  7. love the layout!! and the pics. he is so cute!!

  8. Happy Easter!

  9. Great job!
    BTW, there is only one teacher assigned to a class of 40+ kids. We have different teachers for each subject.

  10. What a cute layout! I have purposely avoided scrapbooking because I know I would get sucked in to all the “stuff” that goes with it. I use photoshop and mypublisher.com to make my albums. Not as personal as yours are, but it keeps my hoarding tendencies to a minimum!

    I am following you from the MBC Under 100 Club. I look forward to reading more!