Emerson Lane and My Sweet Little Boy
Recently I was looking through an old photo album and I came across this photo of my youngest son when he was about 2 1/2 years old. My heart just burst with love at his sweet curls and juicy lips. The memories of the day came tumbling back, which I am thankful for as it was almost 8 years ago. I decided I wanted to scrapbook the photo straight away is I wouldn’t forget the story at all. The photo was taken on a construction sight near where we live so the background is brown and dusty. I needed a masculine collection but since he was just a toddler I didn’t want anything too harsh… enter the Emerson Lane collection.
I began with that gorgeous woodgrain pattern paper called Harrison. I then trimmed a piece of white American Crafts cardstock to 11 inches square to create a base for my layout. I then cut that sweet heart cut file from Paige Evans and backed each heart with that cute spotty pattern paper- Easy Peasy. I added some pop dots and layered it slightly over my photo.
I then went through the Emerson Lane Ephemera and the Sticker sheet and layered them over the cut file to the left of the photo. I stapled the vellum pieces onto the cut file. I also added my strip journaling as well.
For a touch of interest I added some of the white hearts back over the negative spots of the cut file. I then added my title using the Washi Alphas stickers and Heidi Thickers.
This layout is a new favorite of mine. I love the design, I love the photo and I most of all I love the story. I am always forever grateful that I scrapbook, my family’s stories are treasured for ever.