I really need to let go and just do it don't I? Just get the story told while its still in my head before its gone forever.
My children love hearing stories about what they did when they were babies. Unfortunately I didn't start scrapping until my daughter was about 9 months old - so my photos aren't what I feel, "scrapbook worthy."
You know the photos I mean. Candid and perfectly composed with filtered light and uncluttered backgrounds. Nope - mine are the photos with shadows over faces, cluttered toys and washing in the background, dirty t-shirts... but then I look at my childhood albums and those of my brothers and sisters and love looking at all the clutter in the background... my dog tending to her puppies, the toys we used to play with, the labels on food containers and all the memories start to flood right back. I really need to just let go and just capture the moments that are important...
So, here is a layout I have been wanting to do for a long time. So thanks to Scrap the Girls with the challenge this month on new beginnings or firsts..
This is my daughters first photo. I remember this day we also found out we were having a girl.. but we didn't get it confirmed by another more experienced doctor so after 2 boys, we didn't get too excited. Secretly I desperately wanted a girl to be able to dress up and play tea sets with... yeah well I got the girl but no dress ups and tea sets... she is a right tom boy, but I love that about her. I used some of my pretty shabby door and MME papers, and some lace from my sister and a sewing pattern paper I went over with paint and glimmermisted (not that you can tell)
I also used this gorgeous trim from my friend Gwenda thanks!! and one of my doilies topped with a Y sweet vintage rolled rose and a vintage frame with more sweet vintage goodies
Thanks for coming for a visit the zoo... please let me know you were here..
mad mel xx