...just as promised! This layout uses a photo I love and one I've scrapbooked before, however, that layout went to CHA and never came back. I figured it was time to re-scrapbook it since I love it so :)
It felt right to use it for a layout expressing my thoughts about finding myself a mom to three boys--and no girls. This is something I never thought would happen before I got married. I had plans for at least one daughter, plans like mother/daughter outings, shopping trips, girly clothes, crafting together, chick flicks, hair bows, etc, etc.
Well, those plans are currently on hold for nieces and (hopefully) granddaughters! Still, it's funny how well God's plan for me and our family just...fits...perfectly! In raising my boys I have come to see just how well suited we are for each other! And so I did this layout to document that feeling.
Again, this uses the new Campy Trails line from American Crafts. The large flowers on this were completely inspired by the small flower delights from their Confetti line (I used two of them on this layout, but wanted bigger ones to match):
They don't make these for the Campy Trails line, so I decided to make my own. One of the best things about these new lines from American Crafts is the little thin little patterned strip on the back of the barcode strip (and you can't see them in the images you find online of these papers--but trust me they are awesome). Each paper has a differnet strip on the back and these are perfect for making your own "delights" I just cut two of them up into 4" strips, then folded the ends of each strip into the midde with a little glue to secure them. Then I stacked three of these folded strips together and topped them with a button. Very fast, very easy, very cute! You can see more of the ones I made on the layout from yesterday's post as well.
Oh yeah, the journaling on this layout reads: "I’ll admit with each pregnancy I thought I was having a girl. I always thought I’d have at least one daughter and it really surprised me when I found myself the mother of three boys instead! Still, I can see now just how well suited I am to raising boys, and dealing with their unique challenges….and also how perfectly we fit together as a family! I’m so glad that Heavenly Father knew me better then I did, and sent me you three wonderful boys instead of daughters. He clearly knew we were perfect matches for each other! February 20, 2011"
Have a great day everyone!