Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Little Jake...on the move


This is my latest layout. I made a promise to myself this week to try to complete at least one layout a week. Now these layouts may not be the most original or embellished layouts you've ever seen, but I will try! For this layout, I took all my photos to the store and wandered around until I found paper that went with Jake's outfit. It's a cute one-piece velour outfit from Gymboree. I just love Gymboree! And these cool papers are from the Lil' Man collection by Cosmo Cricket. I used Cheerful Charlie, Michievous Max and Silly Sam...aren't those awesome names for paper!? (Do check Whimzee's for this whole collection!) I was trying to get a great close up photo of Jake and I also shot some video. I wanted to get some video of him while he was just crawling around and not walking yet. Now that he IS walking, I'm really glad I got some photos & video of him crawling around the house. He loves it when he thinks you're chasing him. He crawls 5 or 6 steps and then stops, turns around and starts giggling.

I just thought I'd share my newest creation, I'm so excited about it. It's my first experiment with stitching on a layout. At first I wasn't too excited about how the stitches turned out, but the more I look at it, the happier I am. I'm happy that I tried something new and stuck to my guns. I wanted the stitches to look like the stitches shown all over these the Lil' Man collection papers. I found myself wanting to go back & add extra stitches to connect my first separated ones. I may still do that....not sure yet. OK, I know that's not sticking to my guns, but I haven't done it yet & I've shared it with you, so that's pretty good! The photos on the left were my attempts at getting a great shot of Jake's face. He was moving around so much I could never get his whole head in one shot. I wasn't sure whether I wanted to include them, but I kept on looking at them and decided I love them. They show exactly what he was up to this particular day....MOVING!

10 comments:

Yaya said...

It's so cute! Good job!

Ann said...

I love it Julie. Just go with the flow of your wonderful creativity. The page looks great.

forgetfulone said...

It's beautiful! I wanted to invite you to post on Sunday Scrappin' or just link up this post to share your creation with a few other scrappers. www.sundayscrappin.blogspot.com

Thanks for stopping by my blog!

I am Harriet said...

Hi Julie.
Sounds exciting!

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Mike said...

Love the photo selection.


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Annette Piper said...

I like that - its a bit more subdued but still very effective!

~*Jessica*~ said...

love the layout!! and the pics. he is so cute!!

Veronica Lee said...

Happy Easter!

Veronica Lee said...

Great job!
BTW, there is only one teacher assigned to a class of 40+ kids. We have different teachers for each subject.

Rae Ann said...

What a cute layout! I have purposely avoided scrapbooking because I know I would get sucked in to all the "stuff" that goes with it. I use photoshop and mypublisher.com to make my albums. Not as personal as yours are, but it keeps my hoarding tendencies to a minimum!

I am following you from the MBC Under 100 Club. I look forward to reading more!

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