Friday, September 17, 2010

The Origin of Freckles and LOTS of American Crafts

I was riding in the car somewhere this week and it was just me and Aimee, my almost-3 year old.

She told me that she has two freckles on her leg and I asked her where they came from.

"From my bath. I took a bath last night," she said.

"And that's where you got the freckles?" I asked her.

"mmm hmmm" she said.

So, there you go. Freckles come from taking baths.

I have LOTS of freckles so I have had lots and lots of baths in my days, I guess.

As she told me this I grabbed a pen and paper sure that this would make the perfect layout and the title idea came to me. Here is the layout I created with this recent pic of Aimee and the journaling from this day.

For this page I've combined some new-ish Abode(floral and dot)  and Heat Wave (blue dot background) paper with Dear Lizzy Spring (white paper with hearts on it) and some OLD Moda Bella paper (striped paper at top and bottom of the layout). I love that you can mix old and new lines from American Crafts and they fit together so well. Considering I have some AC paper that dates back about 8 years, it's a really good thing. I added some Dear Lizzy Spring Flair, stickers and dimensional accents and then, of course, I had to add my mix of Thickers to the page to finish it off. 

Here's a closer shot at the journaling:

I used two of the Dear Lizzy Spring rub-ons (the lines with the bow at the end) for my journaling spot. The lines weren't quite long enough so I used my Sharpie pen to make them longer and then added a couple more lines in between the two rub-ons. Perfect journal spot, huh? I also used my Sharpie pen to add some eyes to the little birdie since they got lost in the blue of the paper.

Isn't that little birdie so cute?!

I hope you have a great day!


Julie Bonner said...

Absolutely adorable - love it!!

Wendy said...

i so love this! amazing

Amy Heller said...

Super layout and I love the the story behind it! You are really making AC look fantastic, girl!

Heather V said...

Adorable layout! Such a cute idea :)

Samantha said...

What a super cute LO and story, Becky!

Sasha Holloway said...

FOR REAL .. WOW love this

Blissmade Designs said...

So adorable! Love the story and the fun layout!

Sheri (Aunt Re Re) said...

Such an adorable page! I love that you captured that story of hers!

Rach H said...

I think this is my new favorite layout of yours!