Sunday, 10 February 2013

Wobbly Walking & Bouncing About

 I have been using my gigantic February Counterfeit Kit, honest! Here's a couple of layouts to prove it...

Wobbly Walker:


This one shows one of the first pictures I took of my son walking - with a helping hand or two. He looks so pleased with himself!

I had fun adding lots of sentiments to this page to capture the memories - to try and keep the day as fresh in my mind as it is now. I especially like the 'I treasure this moment' stamp by Elle's Studio, and the 'Happy Days' brad by Papermania:


My handmade journaling card was perfect to sum up the moment, and I like how the ombre effect creates a sense of movement:


The arrow at the top left is pointing to the number '1' because that's how old he was - I like this little extra detail that you might not notice on first glance.

Bouncing About:


This was the first time my kids bounced on a see-saw all by themselves! It was a cold day, but they had so much fun. It took me a while to think of a title for this one, but I settled on 'bouncing about, enjoying life', using mini alphas and an Elle's Studio 'Lil' Snippet':


My handmade vellum envelope was a great place to hide some extra journaling about all our trips to the play-park, and why this day was especially nice:


I'm glad scrapbooking helps me capture all these moments when they get on together, but I should probably do a page soon about all the fights they have too - I don't want the record of our lives to look too unrealistically perfect! They've had some dissagreements today, about whose turn it was with the ball, who gets the biggest snack, and who gets to sit on the wooden chair - to name just a few!

Do you document the imperfect moments too? Or you prefer to keep your albums happy and lovely?

I'm going to keep using my mammoth Counterfeit Kit, though it's going to be difficult to stick to it, as I've bought lots of new goodies from Elle's Studio and Glitz Designs, and they cannot be ignored...! x


28 comments:

Sue Althouse said...

You've got some adorable photos and I love how you are using the kit - great pages! Yes, at this time of year with all the new releases coming out, I am acquiring stash far faster then I am using it up!

Maria Ontiveros said...

Such a great assortment of embellies on both of these pages. They really accent and highlight the pictures.
Rinda

scrappyjacky said...

I love all the little extra touches....you always use embellishments so well.

Sandra said...

These are fabulous, love all the details. As we don't have children, I do tend to document everything - yes, good and bad lol

Margareta Carlsson said...

Super cute page! Great job!

mandysea said...

How cute are those buttons!! what adorable photos on both LOs! Beautifully scrapped

Lilith Eeckels said...

Lovely layout. Love all the little details.

Tammy said...

These are both adorable! Really love all the added details and smaller embellishments. :)

Barbara said...

These are fantasitc. I love all the little details.

Christina Collins said...

These layouts are adorable. I love the use of that envelope in the second one. And all the layers are great!

Mary Pat Siehl said...

oh my golly these are just adorable!!! great job

Julia said...

Both layouts are equally fabulous!!! And I have to admit that I don't scrap the bad times nearly as often as I scrap the good times!! I guess at this point in my life, kids are grown and grandkids are here infrequently, the good times outweigh the bad!!

Danielle said...

Love that title of the first layout :-) Both are great, colorful designs!

Fleursbydesign said...

Great pages, love the way you use your embellishments :)

Madeline said...

Great pages! I love the little bits of red in both!

Louise said...

These are both lovely Jennifer - good to see that you are starting to make a dent in that huge kit x

Alison said...

It's when I see layouts like these thatbI really wish I had scrap booked when my children were little!
Alison xx

glorygirl said...

Great layouts, Jennifer! I am in love with the mixture of misting and sequins in the first one. Both your photos are fabulous!!!

Lisa Rukin Swift said...

Awesome pages, Jennifer! I love the misting on the first page and sweet, sweet photos too. :)

Becky said...

These look wonderful! I love the vellum pocket to hide your journaling.

Sandie said...

Both lovely pages Jennifer. I like how you tucked the journaling. It's the little things like these that we look back on and smile.

coco marvin G said...

Wow, i love your blog, and you put a coll work of arts. Be updated to the most latest and trending news around the globe

One Scrap Happy Momma said...

I love all the tidbits on both of these layouts!

Chipper said...

I like how you have used your envelopes and journaling blocks. Life is good and bad in one so I think that it is important to scrap the less perfect parts of our lives :-)

Julie H said...

Two such lovely pages! I especially love the photo of your "wobbly walker" in the first one, and your vellum envelope in the second.

Tracy said...

Great layouts, so so sweet.
I miss those days when my girls were babies :)

Clair said...

Really, really loving your recent layouts - they feel a bit different, but somehow, still you. Does that make any sense?

Andrea Ockey Parr said...

I am always impressed when someone nails the words and images in a layout and you certainly did that here! Just seeing that adorable picture with the word "wobbly" made me smile! Really nice job on this!

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