Well like most holidays, the Easter break has flown by! Dominated mostly by PJs and chocolate, I reckon it was a pretty successful four days.
My post today is not really about Easter, but is very closely related, in relation to chocolate that is! The layout I want to share today is of my adorable little Godson Randolph who celebrated his first birthday back in December. Yes, yes… it does take me ages to get round to scrapping photos. As a treat, (perhaps more of a treat for Sarah and I who were watching with cameras poised at the ready) Rand was given a whole birthday cake to destroy, ahem…i mean eat. Don’t worry, it was a pretty small cake, and about 9/10 of it never even made it to his mouth. After the initial confusion and guilty sideway glances towards his mom, he started to grasp chunks out of the cake and attempt to shovel them into his mouth. Crumbs flew left and right, and in the end he stopped because Sar and I were laughing so hard that poor Rand was overly suspicious. It was a really fun way to celebrate, and we got lots of great photos to cherish.
This layout was inspired by three things. Firstly, I was inspired to use my sewing machine on my scrapbook pages after Dedra Long promised on her blog that it really isn’t all that difficult….and you know what? – it wasn’t. It was fun to try something new, and I must say has given my poor old sewing machine a new lease of life. Thanks Dedra.
The second point of inspiration came from the colours in Rand’s highchair which to me oozed a sense of fun that I wanted to recreate throughout the layout in memory of the fun we had on his birthday. The bright greens, blues and pinks work well against the chocolately browns and don’t you just love the little cupcake sticker I found at Paperchase?
The third and final point of inspiration came from a post on the Paperclipping website where Noell Hyman talks about creating an embellishment crescendo on your layouts. One of the topics for the April Paperclipping challenge is to feature an embellishment crescendo on your LO, so I’ve made this layout as a sample to offer inspiration to all the crafty members who which to enter. Why don’t you give it a try? Find out more about the Paperclipping challenges here.
On a different note…I have some good news to share! Canadian craft company Bisous has asked me to create some pieces to feature in their designer spotlight. YEAY! I am so excited that I have been crafting my little heart out over the last week… but the bad news is that I’m not going to post any pictures until they are published by Bisous. So you will just have to wait! I’ll post more details when I know for sure when they will be published.