Hello! I've been documenting birthdays lately because three of us have our birthdays from 29 March to 15 April. Our oldest Sam turned 8 at the end of March, and being the family memory keeper I took lots of photos to capture the moment.
For the first page I documented Sam at age 8 in my words. I used my April Hip Kit, which was a predominantly girly kit, but I made sure I got these layouts done by pulling the more boyish papers and embellishments.
I used my April Hip Kit, which was a predominantly girly kit, but I made sure I got these layouts done by pulling the more boyish papers and embellishments. I'm loving the look of multiple ink splatters right now!
I kept my embellishment a lot less than my usual style, as I really wanted to feature the arrow paper and frame. I cut apart some of the small Websters Pages squares and layered them under my paper.
Of course I had to include the paper plane die cut, in fact when I first opened up the pack of die cuts I had to show Sam. Sam has been making paper planes for the past 4 years - he started when he was 4 and used to bring home bags of them from childcare.
I also love to document my children's favourites around their birthday, and I think it'll be so interesting to look back on when they are older. My second layout has been designed like a second page, and I've included lots of similar elements. I interviewed Sam to make sure I got his voice in the journalling. Because this layout is smaller at A4 (similar to 8.5x11) I typed Sam's answers on my computer and printed them out. I generally prefer handwritten journalling, but for a layout such as this I think it works well.
I love the skinny black Thickers in the kit, and I added enamel dots from my stash. And yes, I have used the green paper that I said I was struggling with in my previous process video!
Tucking more Websters Pages squares under the paper helped with the continuity between the two pages. And this photo really sums up his playful personality!
I still have lots of birthday photos and will likely make some pocket pages.
Thanks for looking!