Sharing a quick layout…
The one detail I love, besides the clouds die cut by QuickKutz, is the sewing detail on the blue pennants. (My sewing machine and I are becoming fast friends. We’re just a few months in, but it looks promising.) That particular paper is by Basic Grey–the other paper is by Sassafras–and after adding the stitching, some Distress Ink and roughing up the edges, it almost looks like denim. Also, the “MAN” alphas are made of cork…very manly. But all in all, catching my boy in a moment of joy always makes my heart happy.
It’s almost over. My son’s third year on this earth.
While there is definitely a part of me that wonders how time flew so fast, my body and brain agree that these last few years have absolutely taken a toll on me. In a good way, of course. Like a badge of honor. I think.
About a week ago I went into high gear finishing my son’s year-long scrapbook, ages 1 to 2. (Did I mention that I really only started a few months back?) Although I gladly admit my true-to-form procrastination modus operandi, it’s often when I do my best work. To keep plowing through, I have little time to consider, reconsider and reconsider yet again.
The benefit for me has definitely been seeing how far I’ve really stretched myself creatively. I’m growing up fast, just like my son. I’ve been driving myself towards clarity. Whatever my vision is for a project, I like to make sure I get across what I’m really trying to get across, whatever that may be–an image, a color, a mood, a feeling, a theme, a concept. What is the message and have I been successful?
What do you think?