Sunday, February 28, 2010

Happy Belated Valentine's Day

Here is the Valentine's Day layout I just finished for Adalyn's scrapbook. I used sewed on a red scalloped heart from Bazzil. I cut a heart using my Cricut and sewed on it as well. All the paper and embellishments are from My Minds Eye. I used my new Tim Holts paper shredder or distresser on all the edges. Distressing adds texture and definition to the edges of the papers.

Many of you have asked me how I keep up and get all my pictures scrapbooked having two little girls. Well this is my secret. First of all, Adalyn sleeps from 1 pm - 4 pm in the afternoon. I use this time to get my layouts done. While I am working on a layout Hailey is usually right beside me. She has her own kit with glue, scissors, ink, and stickers. We share the paper trimmer, border punches as well as her new favourite tool; the distresser. As I cut my paper I pass over the scraps to her. I also let her choose a few embellishments, ribbon or whatever she needs. I also give her duplicates or extra pictures to use. It is a great way for us to spend time together. I get my stuff done. She improves cutting, glueing, writing and best of all creative expression. She also learns confidence, independence and to share her side of the story. She gets to choose the titles of her layouts. Most of the time I write down her journaling as she tells it.

I am afraid she might appreaciate her layouts more than mine when she is older!


1 comment:

Ang said...

Great layout Hailey! Oh yeah, you too Crystal. haha. Love your work ladies! Keep it up :)