I decided to document this because I can just see the girls asking what the heck a penny is when they get older. The concept of a penny will be completely foreign to them, and I want them to know that it was something that was in existence when they were young, but was also taken out of existence while they were young. I'm kind of hoping that they'll see that not all historic events happen hundreds of years in the past. Historic events can happen once or multiple times within a persons' lifetime. I suppose, in a way, this will be their first social/history lesson ever.
To start, I took some cream card stock, and burgundy card stock, and layered them together, after stamping with various leaf stamps over the burgundy card stock with SU's Bravo Burgundy ink. I don't remember anymore where the leaf stamps came from, but I *think* I bought them from Walmart. The patterned papers are a mixture of Echo Park (Here and Now) and Carta Bella (So Noted); the title was made with a mixture of alphas from Carta Bella's Well Travelled collection, and EP's Here and Now collection.
Addison loves to sleep with her 'things'. She's been that way for quite some time. When they were still babies, and we had lived in the house here for a short time, Addison would even sleep with her rubber boots in her crib. Here, she's sleeping with a giant stuffed dog that I bought for Kyle one year for valentines, as well as a knit sweater that her Oma bought for her from a market in Quebec. (Or England, I can't remember which). Anyways, the banner worked perfectly to make the title: Caught Being Absolutely Cute!
I used up my last (I think) piece of patterned paper from Carta Bella's Alphabet Junction collection on this layout (the lined patterned paper). I still had a bit of the arrow/chevron patterned paper that you've been seeing in the previous projects left, so I flipped it over to the "B" side, and used it for a title/journalling mat between the photos on this page. Once again, all the papers that you see are scraps. I used the doily scallop border punch again, and layered two strips together for a little visual interest, then used up a small piece of pink Paris Girl (CB) patterned paper to adhere the journalling to. I used some alphas from EP's Here and Now collection for part of the journalling, and incorporated another banner into the journalling as well. The chipboard and sticker embellishments are all CB's Alphabet Junction.
I'll be making one last post to the group page tonight before I turn in. Tonight marks the beginning of a new week of Business of the Week. This week, Mariela Wilhelm is being spotlighted. She makes beautiful nursing covers, ponchos and baby carriers, using exotic fabrics, such as silk, linen organic cottons and bamboo. Her business is called UCHImama, if you haven't heard of her. Check out her page! I'll have her info posted to my group page momentarily.
Lastly, welcome and THANK YOU to all the wonderful people, and businesses that have liked my group page in the last 24 hours. I thought I was pretty excited before, getting two likes in one day (if I was lucky!), but having 12 in one day is INTOXICATING! Thanks for your support! I love you all, and thanks for dropping by! See you again tomorrow!