Monday, September 2, 2013

One + You & Me

My son turned 6 this summer and I'm on this kick to scrap his baby pictures.  I had these taken on his first birthday at JC Penney's.  I wasn't very happy with these at the time but they've grown on me.  They just seem so dark.  I was hoping for something brighter but they used that black velvet backdrop.  Nick was learning to walk so it wasn't easy for us to keep him in line while we did this.  I vaguely remember telling the girl to 'get it over with' because it was hot in that little studio.

Oh well, thank goodness for Echo Park and their awesome paper lines.  I hoarded this one for over a year (maybe longer....) and finally scrapped them.

And then I went back to killing an older Studio Calico kit.  I seriously need to work harder at this.  They are all over my room.  The crop bags just creep out of their storage space.

Photo strip is from the OC Fair.  I believe this is the February SC Kit - the one with the stupid 'to the moon and back' stamp that everyone just had to have making this kit a hard one to snag.  But I have it and after all these months, I finally pulled it out and used it.

This is also full of hand stitching.  The Ampersand is an Amy Tan rubon that I stitched over.  The rest is just picking out parts of the maze pattern on the paper and stitching over it in coordinating colors.  After going through my floss box.....

I didn't have the colors I really wanted to use.  That prompted a trip to Michaels to get the colors and I ended up with 30 new colors.

Fun summery colors.  This addition filled up the floss box and rounds out my collection.  I think I have every color I might ever use minus the pinks and other funky colors.  Something about the line of new colors on the table makes me happy.


  1. love this second layout too! i've been trying to kill my SC kit as well, i've got too many boxes right now!

  2. Wow your layouts are fabulous...the first one I just adore the colors you chose and the photos are fabulous... love the way you did the title.. The second one is so fun.. Love the stitching and layers... thanks so much for sharing.

  3. what awesome projects and oh that floss is sooo pretty

  4. Both layouts are FABULOUS, great designs!!

  5. These are great layouts! Love the photo strips and the stitching. That is a pretty assortment of floss! I have two boxes of colors yet still find myself grabbing new colors sometimes just because they are so pretty! :)

  6. Love the photo strips! Cute layouts!

  7. Gorgeous pages! I'm getting into stitching on my pages, and am so glad for all the floss from my cross-stitching days!

  8. I agree, colour just makes me happy as well.
    Both layouts are so lovely, but the top one is just stunning.
    You may have not liked the photos, but they really pop off the page. Love this layout.