Then there are the times where I am stopped in my tracks. Maybe one of them said something very witty or profound. It could even be a photo that makes me pause. That is what happened when I saw these recent photos of my two kids. It took my breath away because they look so grown to me. My son looks like a teenager with his newly grown out hair. I can see the "them" of the future.
I was inspired to create this page:
I placed the photos one above the other, the exact same shot. I made one much brighter and bigger. It is as if they have grown before my eyes. I also placed the gray along that side to really ground the layout. I just dig those metal wire hearts...I used one on every page. I placed it right on the photo.
I wanted to use the arrows going in random directions because I am not sure where they will go in the future. I just see them as teenagers and soon after that, adults. I used the wood map in the middle of both photos and made the arrows shoot out from there. I embellished the Adventure Starts Here card with the camera.
My favorite part is always the story. I just write from my heart. I don't let any worry about my writing style or handwriting hold me back. That allows the words to flow.
Some of my favorite pages involve those where I can scrap my true feelings and raw emotions. Being able to capture a moment and a thought is so beautiful.