I told you'd be back with some pretty paper and cute children! I thought I'd take you on a wander through some pages I've made recently.
First up, two pages about Isaac's second birthday. I printed 20 odd photos from the day itself and divided up into those that tell a particular story and those that are just pretty to look at. I think I have between 6 and 8 pages to make and I wanted to tie them together without using all the same supplies so I've decided to use kraft cardstock as the background.
This is the only real portrait shot I have of Isaac on his birthday. We went to our usual Thursday morning toddler group at Holy Trinity Church in Leicester and Isaac likes to stop between the church and the car to sit on a wall. Just to sit. Really, I have no idea, but he enjoys himself. I snapped a few photos on my phone as he beckoned me over to sit next to him. It's a really simple page but I thought it would be perfect as an opening page to his third year.
I used my Slice to cut different styles of star from patterned paper and moved them around til I was happy. The papers are all from October Afternoon Cakewalk and I used the co-ordinating mini market stickers for the date. I love love love these new thickers - Amy Tangerine Muse thickers in woodgrain - they're smooth and shiny with a lovely pattern. Add some measuring tape washi and it's done.
I have another set of photos to use for a cupcake page so I used these to talk about Isaac's birthday tea. I really wanted to cook something I knew he'd enjoy eating (we're going through some testing toddler mealtimes lately) so we had chicken nuggets, potato wedges and corn-on-the-cob. With dippy sauce, of course! We had cupcakes for pudding; Isaac loved blowing out the candles and then doling out the cakes to everyone.
This is mostly Lily Bee Double Dutch collection (gingham papers, spotty paper, bunting and round sticker) with a bit of Bella Blvd Finally Fall (clouds) and some thickers (well duh!).Week in the Life and printed it with this page in mind. The papers are really old October Afternoon (Detours I think) with some Jillibean corrugated alphas, random washi tape and a kraft luggage tag (from WHSmith).
One Story Down.
I hope that was enough paper to please the crafters and enough cute children to satisfy my family.