And I will bury my soul in a scrapbook, with the photographs there and the moths.
~Leonard Cohen

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Forever Mine

So as alot you that follow my blog, have come to see that most of my layouts showcase my daughter...well I thought that this weekend, I would take some time to create a layout that showcased my son and I using a photo I took of us recently. The look on his face was perfect for this shot of a sweet kiss on his cheek.
This little boy has my heart, a sweet little guy that gently squeezes me when he hugs me, the one that tells people in public "This is MY mommy", the one that will randomly hold my hand, the one that tells me randomly several times thru out the day ..."Mommy I wuv you.", the one who always knows when even the slightest thing is wrong with me... This little guy has heart...and I am thankful to have had him and to know that he will forever be mine.

So I thought the least I could do, was make a memory for him in a layout so he knows..he's mommy's boy forever.

The papers featured are Prima "Moulin Rouge",
I was aiming for more vintage colors so these papers were perfect. I kept my choice of papers simple though, using a patterned paper as my 2 background papers, but my main background paper was just a cream cardstock which I altered with a mask and some Glimmer Mists.

I wanted to create my own "die cut" paper so I used the Fiskars "Effervecence" border punch all the way around the paper. Loved the end result.

I needed perfect coordinating blooms for this color scheme, which was quite tricky, being I only had one blue flower left, so I made my own matching blooms(the paper ones that is)! To find my tutorial on how to make this flowers, click HERE. I simply used a scalloped circle and medium 6-petal flower punch.
Products Used: Papers: (Prima "Moulin Rouge") #842062, #842109; Moulin Rouge Notecards #545161; Flowers: "Gatsby" Bay #546403; Blossom Branches "Pistacchio" #543174; Bling: Swirl w/ Lace "Cabaret Brown #540890; Prima Stencil Masks Mix 4 #882150; Dusty Attic "French Flourish" #DA0273; Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist: Slate, Tattered Leather; Tools: Fiskars "Effervecence Border Punch #01-4598, Xtr Lrg Squeeze "Seal of Approval Punch #03776, Medium "Poppy" Lever Punch #01-005470.

Thanks so much for the visit, I hope you enjoyed your stay. =)
Goodnight to everyone out there!
♥ Karen


ann said...

Beautiful love all the elements you have used.!!

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Crystal Thomas said...

just darling

Sarah-R said...

Beautiful. Love everything about it. Can't wait to try those flowers!

Vicky Alberto said...

so elegant!

Doreen Vasquez said...

SO beautiful! I have a son and a daughter as well, and I also mostly scrap her:
1. cuz she's younger
2. cuz girl layouts are just so much more fun!
I have to make an effort to do more layouts of him. I just did one recently that I love!

Jessica said...

Wow, this is just gorgeous all around; especially the photo!

Linda Pekrul said...

Love this and love the story about your son. What a special moment you have captured.

Cindy Gay said...

It is so pretty, the photo, the masking, the details in the stitchery.

LuvLoz said...

What a wonderful LO. I really like all the handmade elements to it, thanks for explaining them.

carlies said...

wow how amazing beautiful and wonderful the handmade details

hugs carla


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