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).

17 thoughts on “One (Very Cute) Photo Trashed My Craft Room

  1. 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 🙂

    1. 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.

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

    1. 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.

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

  4. 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!

    1. 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.

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

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

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