I have to admit I have a *little* addiction to these Crafty Matters embellies now. I did the Hello Chooky layout first, then felt inspired to whip up the Ethan one... then just had to do one more! First two layouts, the little ceramic chics are Crafty Matters, and the third layout, the flower is.
ETHAN: The journalling for this layout is on the two tags that pull out from the pocket. The blue ribbon tag has is birth stats, weight, time etc, the green ribbon tag has the story of when I took this photo. I was waiting for his blood tests to come back, as he was quite jaundiced (and sleepy, and not all too interested in feeding). We were all packed and ready to leave hospital, but then we got the news to hold on, as he wasn't going anywhere just yet. In the end we were told we could take him home, but they would call in a few hours and tell us if we had to bring him back in. When they called they told us his levels were high, but just within the ok range. We had to keep an eye on him for the next few days, but all went well. Funny when I look at this photo. I loved how 'fraggle like' his hair was. So fluffy and soft. I can still remember exactly what if felt like to stroke his hair, and his face. The memories come flooding back and I can remember just how squishy his cheeks were when I kissed them. It's such an emotional photo for me, yet one I just found the other day while searching through old ones, and was just taken in his hospital crib near the window in my room, for no other reason that because I had time to waste and space on my memory card.
HELLO CHOOKY: When I took my camera in to Collingwood for the second time (which I am going to collect tomorrow) mum and I decided to throw in a trip to Collingwood Childrens Farm. I had arranged to borrow a camera from the repairers, and was very thankful that the battery was charged! I snapped lots of pics that day and I just love this one of Ethan saying hello to the chicken. Thought it matched Jane's little ceramic chic perfectly. And look Lyn... more letter tiles. Just when you mentioned that I don't use them anymore, I'd just completed a layout with them ;)
BEAUTIFUL: And just my spunky, sparkly eyed baby boy again (next batch of layouts will have to be about Liam!) In this photo his eyes are so sparkly and sharp. I put a lot of effort into getting eyes the way I wanted them when photographing, and I just love nice, clear, sharp eyes. Not too pleased that I overlapped the letters though. IRL it looks ok, but now that I see it here... not so good. But it's done, and I don't redo stuff. This one uses one of the Crafty Matters flowers. I used twine for the stem, and a screw brad for the flower centre, on a 7G tag. I love using flowers on boy pages, and making them look boyish. Love that Crate Paper. Can't wait to use more of it.
DANG! The little bug is up AGAIN! I've put him to bed 7 times now!!! Took me 1.5hours last night to get him to stay in bed. I think we are going backwards here!!! Of to put him back. As Dr James Dobson (author of The Strong Willed Child and Bringing Up Boys) says - I will win this battle through firm persistance. Wish me luck.
Or maybe I'll go buy another cot ;)