Monday, March 4, 2013

mom and dad & baby me



I love these photos. These are copies that were slightly enlarged of a photo of each of my parents holding me when I was a baby. They make me happy. But they were hard to scrap. I found myself cutting several patterned papers, playing around with them, and being indecisive. They just didn't seem right with the photos. I wanted something cleaner. Very little extras. I'm happy with the end result. The journaling was cathartic for me and brought up a lot of feelings I didn't expect. I feel truly lucky when I see these pictures and think of my childhood and I'm very aware of this not being everyone's experience. I'm so grateful.

I got some great suggestions on my last post re: my clear stamp organization. I looked up the MS binders and page protectors...they look like they could really work well. I am going to go through my stamps and see how many I have and go from there. My biggest concern is that they are slim but they seem like they would bulk up a binder pretty quickly. Has that happened for those of you that store stamps that way?

Thanks for looking!

11 comments:

Lisa Rukin Swift said...

You did a beautiful job scrapping these. You really kept the focus on the photos like you wanted. :)

Paper Pile Kitten said...

Super cute page! I love it! So sweet.

Mary Pat Siehl said...

what an awesome page!! just perfect

scrapperjen said...

Cute page - I love it!

Julia said...

Love those sweet photos!!! you did a beautiful job on your layout!!

~Melissa~ said...

Very sweet page - awww!

Tammy said...

This is a gorgeous layout. Sometimes simple and clean is the best approach. Just go with your instincts! I really like how this turned out. :)

angie gutshall said...

So precious!

Norma Gomez said...

Beautiful layout Emily and wonderful photos.

I'm struggling with stamp organization myself. Tracy from Tracy's Treasures is sharing her new system today and even has a video. You can find a link to her blog on my sidebar under my blog roll. She always has great organizational tips. Thanks for stopping by my blog today, I really appreciate it and hope you'll play along with us over at Zeus and Zoe. :D Take Care!

Patricia said...

I really like how simple you kept this. Super nice page!

Becky said...

What a beautiful layout and I love that the journaling meant so much :) I second Tracy's organization, it looks really cool. She posted a great video!!

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