I recently came across this photo of my sweet girl. Looking at it, it is hard to recall her being so tiny and so needing. I don't even know if that makes sense. She is so independent now, capable, vibrant and full of life, it is hard to recall her needing me the way that she did at that age. I sometimes say that I would love to go back for just one day to hear her sweet, little, high pitched, voice and snuggle that chubby little body in my lap just one more time. Even now, I realize that the days are fleeting. She won't always need me. For now, I am just grateful that she still does. Just as I need her. Love this sweet girl!
To scrap this photo, I used a collection that I have had in my stash for a very, very long time. I used the Kaisercraft Hey Birdie collection from way back when. It is really difficult to find Kaisercraft where I live so what did I do? The same thing any self respecting scrapbooker would do, hoarded it of course! I've really been trying to be more willing to use up my papers so after seeing the Kaisercraft Saturday Sketch #3 below, I decided that it was time. This sketch was too good to pass up!
I made a few adjustments based on what I had and the balance that I was aiming for, but mostly, tried to stay true to the sketch. My favorite thing about it is that when I showed it to my husband, it made him a little teary to see that tiny face in the photo. At least I know I am not the only one!
Another thing that I loved is when I was working on the layout, I kept thinking about the super sweet and fun Kaisercraft folks that I met while I was at CHA this year in Chicago and it brought back all kinds of happy memories from that awesome week!
Here is a close-up of some of the elements that I used. There is actually a lot of dimension to this page, it is hard to see in the photo though.
I appreciate you taking time to stop by and look at my project! I am hoping to get into the scrap room tonight so there will hopefully be more to come soon!