One (Very Cute) Photo Trashed My Craft Room

trashed my craft room

Okay, I had so much fun with the Scrap Our Stash layout challenge that I decided to jump right into their Tic Tac Toe challenge for this wonderful month of May. I used the row across the middle which consisted of the color yellow, clouds and a paper clip. Easy peasy, lemon squeezy. . . or not so much. I spent hours on this freestyle layering technique (something I haven’t done much of) and completely trashed my craft room to create this one little scrapbook page. While it may be just one picture and one page, it’s one that will warm my mama heart for years to come.

I’m still cropping the year 2011, so my now six-year-old son was just three months old in this picture. Wasn’t he (and still is) precious!! Surrounding the photo are several layers of paper from Authentique’s Be(you)tiful 6×6 bundle (absolutely one of my favorite collections) and a plethora of embellishments from stamped tickets, washi tape, misted clouds, twine, a tab, buttons, a big old yellow sun and of course a paper clip. All this fun stuff is mounted onto a backdrop of cloud paper from DCWV‘s Sky’s The Limit stack. The two separate paper clouds on the bottom right and the one up top weren’t originally intended, but as I was putting the finishing touches on this labor intensive layout I discovered that I had unknowingly sliced open my pinky finger and left bright red drops of DNA as proof that I had put at least my blood and tears into this one little page (there might have been a little bit of love in there also).

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Comments: 17

  1. Carrie Williams May 25, 2017 at 8:33 pm Reply

    What a sweet layout, Shawnna! Love your sun, and that little button for the “i” in sunshine is such a cute detail. Love the little clouds and the cloud background is perfect!

    Carrie 🙂

    • Small Talk Mama May 25, 2017 at 10:31 pm Reply

      Thanks so much, Carrie. I’m glad you stopped by for a look and so glad you like my little layout.

  2. Åsa Johansson May 26, 2017 at 5:32 am Reply

    Such a little cutie! Love your design and stash used! Thank you for joining Scrap Our Stash! Hugs Åsa

    • Small Talk Mama May 30, 2017 at 7:27 am Reply

      Thanks, Asa. I’m afraid he’s not so little anymore, which is one perk to being behind on my scrapbooking — I get to relive the young years all over again.

  3. Rachelle Olaridge May 26, 2017 at 3:40 pm Reply

    What a fantastic and adorable page. Love the details and stash use. Thanks for your entry in our challenge at Scrap Our Stash.

    • Small Talk Mama May 30, 2017 at 7:28 am Reply

      Thanks, Rachelle. This layout was definitely a challenge, but I enjoyed using lots of my stash.

  4. Natsuko May 26, 2017 at 7:09 pm Reply

    Such an adorable layout! Love the sun!! Thank you for joining us at Scrap Our Stash!

    • Small Talk Mama May 30, 2017 at 7:29 am Reply

      Thank you, Natsuko. I really enjoyed playing along and will hopefully be back next month!!

  5. June Swart May 28, 2017 at 6:02 pm Reply

    Wonderful layout, love all the fun clouds with your cute photo. Thanks for joining us at Scrap Our Stash!

    • Small Talk Mama May 30, 2017 at 7:30 am Reply

      Thanks, June. I just had to play tic tac toe with all of you, because I really needed to use those clouds somewhere. I think they are so stinkin’ cute.

  6. Carmen May 29, 2017 at 6:05 pm Reply

    That’s a fantastic layout! What not to love here? Glad you joined us at Scrap Our Stash this month!

    • Small Talk Mama May 30, 2017 at 7:31 am Reply

      Thanks so much, Carmen. I’m glad you like the layout and thanks for stopping by for a looksy. I’ll be back next month!!

  7. Michelle May 29, 2017 at 6:12 pm Reply

    Awww, agree he’s just a little cutie pie 🙂 Great job with the layering. Thanks for Tic Tac Toeing with us at Scrap Our Stash!

    • Small Talk Mama May 30, 2017 at 7:32 am Reply

      Thanks, Michelle! He’s still a cutie pie, but he’s much, much bigger these days. . . one of the perks of being sooo far behind on my scrapbooking.

  8. Michelle Mattie May 29, 2017 at 10:08 pm Reply

    Adorable layout. What a sweet little face. Thanks for joining us at Scrap Our Stash

    • Small Talk Mama May 30, 2017 at 7:33 am Reply

      Thank you, Michelle. Hopefully I’ll join you again next month!

  9. Steffanie S May 30, 2017 at 10:48 am Reply

    Sweet photo for an adorable layout! Nice combination of papers and embellishments. Thanks for joining us at Scrap Our Stash!!

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