Sunday, October 16, 2016

Love You - A New Favorite

I've been scrapbooking for thirteen years now. I've made *A LOT* of layouts in that time - hundreds and hundreds of layouts. I've scrapbooked everything from my high school graduation to my wedding, but of all the pages I've made so far the layout I made last night might just be my favorite yet.


This layout was inspired by a sketch challenge over on the Scrapbook Nerd forum (you can see the sketch here). I used a combination of products from Crate Paper's Cute Girl, Dear Lizzy's Saturday and Cocoa Vanilla's Love Always collections. But what makes this layout my favorite isn't the design or the products ... it's the subject matter. I absolutely loved scrapbooking this photo of my daughter and I. 


The journaling on the layout shares how appearances can be deceiving. I look calm and serene in the photo, but deep down I was feeling totally overwhelmed and completely out of my league with this whole parenting thing. 


It was important for me to tell that story; to tell my daughter that even though I experienced a whirlwind of emotions as a new first-time mom, the emotion I felt the strongest was love. 


Thanks for stopping by my blog today. I hope you all have a fabulous week xx

4 comments :

  1. This is gorgeous! And I love that you journaled your struggles ... those are important too!

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  2. Beautiful layout and story Stephanie :)

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  3. Beyond gorgeous and meaningful and full of love Stephanie - just beautiful

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