I’d like to share a layout I did with some shots from my daughter’s birthday morning.
When I found the “Sketches in Thyme Blog post” with their latest sketch offering I had just printed the perfect photos!
I used Craft Smith paper and not sure what else as it came from my scrap bin. I used punches, dies and heat embossing powders. The title was cut with Cricut Explore Air.
Instead of the faux stitching around the outside border I did some heat embossing. The banner is heat embossed with a rubber stamp and white embossing powder then punched out and adhered to the twine. I even used some of the ribbon from her gift.
Birthdays are always special. Doing something special for someone is nice any time of the year, but it’s also nice on that one special day that celebrates the day they were born. I remember the day she was born very well! Being her mother that statement isn’t hard to understand. As I get older, I find my long term memory is still intact but the short term, not so much. It is important to me to document these events with photos and layouts, not just because I love this hobby of mine, but, what a beautiful way to recall the days gone by.
A little story behind these shots I will tell you. I think she is hard to buy for. If she wants something, she goes and gets it! When I mentioned that thought of mine to her she said, “Not true!”
“Okay”, I said, “tell me three things you want that you haven’t already gotten!”
The pure gold earrings were one.
As soon as I bought them, I went to Starbucks. To buy a mug. True, I bought myself a caramel macchiato with almond milk, too.
One of our fondest gift memories was from the year I had disguised a gift to her in an empty plastic bottle. I had cut the bottom out, tucked in the tissue wrapped gift, and wrapped up the bottle. She was totally perplexed and her opening it made for the best facial expression photos ever.
And, so, I decided to tuck the jewelry box inside the mug. Sure enough, she thought she had just gotten the Starbucks mug, which she loves collecting. Surprise!
Thanks for stopping by! Have a fabulous rest of this year! Make beautiful memories!