I adore scrapbooking because it allows me to be a storyteller. As much as I love the photos we take, no one would know the story behind them unless we told it. I'll share my journaling in a minute.
I used Crate Paper's new "Brook" collection on this layout. (It was part of my Crate Paper shopping spree as their "Scrapbook Girl Next Door" in February.) I also used bits and pieces of the April kit "Sonoma County" from Noel.Mignon.com that also features the Brook collection. The little alphabet stickers are Cosmo Cricket and the thickers are American Crafts. I also pulled out a Making Memories notebook sheet from my stash for my journaling...I had a lot to say.
Handmade flowers are certainly becoming popular these days so I gave it a spin as well. I hand-cut circles from patterned paper and then spiral cut the circles. As I began building my flowers, I used glue dots to adhere the swirls. I placed Crate Paper diecuts in the flower centers.
And the journaling for this layout:
"Lily, at around 7 1/2 months you started frowning at everyone. At first, we thought maybe you just discovered your eyebrows had muscles. As you started becoming more mobile, we had to tell you "No" when you got into things you shouldn't have. It quickly became evident by your facial expressions that you were not having it. Who knew we would have to deal with such an attitude this early?! Frown and all, you sure are cute!!!"
See what I mean about telling the story?! I love to journal and always try to go a bit deeper to get to the emotion of my photos. Sometimes, I know all that is needed are the hard facts but it's always nice to know a little more.
Enjoy the rest of your week. I'll be back over the weekend with some BIG news I have been dying to share. My news is not scrapbook-related but I'll use something scrapbook-related to share it....hmmm...a little cryptic, huh?!