Thursday, 20 January 2011

So it turns out...

...I'm a minimalist, who knew! The people who's scrapbook layouts I admire most are definitely not. I love the way they cluster embellishments & layer paper. But this week I've managed to scrap 2 layouts and they're both quite simple. Both baby-themed, but you'd guess that!

I took this picture while out to lunch with a couple of friends, one of whom lives many miles away so we don't get to see her often.  Isaac was just about stable sitting up and so I plonked him on the table while we decided what to order.  Out came the camera to capture the moment and my little magpie of a son decided he'd quite like it, thank you very much Mummy.  He loves anything with a screen, cameras, phones, tv, you name it.  So I have quite a few out-of-focus shots of him lunging for the camera.  I love this one because he's wearing the jumper that I made for him and you can see his expression beautifully, despite the poor focus!

I'm not sure the second one is finished yet but I love it already!  I decided a while ago to scrap Isaac's names and why we gave them to him.  It seemed to fit well with pictures of his paternal grandfather, David Longden Ingram.  My father-in-law is in the late stages of mesothelioma, a form of lung cancer, and we're very aware how little time we have left with him.  He adores his 7th (!!) grandchild and I want to capture that for Isaac to look back on when he's older.  I still have all four of my grandparents living so I can't imagine not knowing them.  I really want Isaac to know how much his Grandpa loved him.  I have a wonderful photo of David holding Isaac when he was only a couple of days old and gazing on him with love.  I'm sure it will end up on a LO soon!!

All this page needs now is a bit more journalling, I think.  Some LOs come together so quickly and get popped straight in an album.  Others have to sit for a while so I can make sure they're finished or work out what needs adding to make them just right.  So this has been sitting on a stand in my craft room waiting.  Hopefully I'll get a chance to finish it this week!
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