Monday, October 8, 2012

"This..." (BITW & SWAT)~!

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Good morning and happy Monday!! (or Tuesday~ depends, I suppose!)~ I'm going to try and keep this post short and sweet as there's always much to do at the beginning of a new week~ especially because it seems the kids get a "daddy hangover" when Monday comes and he has to go back to work~ haha!!

I got the opportunity to fit in a little personal scrap time over the last few days and managed to put together a layout I've been meaning to get done for about a week now. I loved the photos, knew I wanted to use this Glitz collection- I just needed the "right" way to go about scrapping it. I knew I wanted to do the "Touch" challenge from Bird is the Word and then when I saw the fabulous sketch over at Sketches With A Twist~ I knew I had the perfect design to make this page happen...

"This..."
I had a really great week with my oldest, Wyatt, last week! Ages three and four have been tough on him (and me!)~ and this month he will turn five. Everyone keeps telling me that five is better...I really hope so! This last week really seemed that it was possible as he was just so pleasant :)~ so my heart really melts when I see this gorgeous photo of him.

Here's the fab sketch from Sketches With A Twist:
The "twist" for this sketch was to use stars in "one way or another". I found these old eyelet stars and thought they would work perfectly. I just used a hot glue gun to adhere them:



My hidden journaling, which reads: "...picture of Wyatt just touches my heart. He has such an amazing, sweet smile. He is just glowing! I love days like this one when I can just watch him play and love life. It makes me regret the days when I wish he were older. I want to just let him be a child because you only get to be one for a short time...September 2012."

So glad you stopped by and had a gander at my project today :)~ hope you have a great start to your week!! I will continue to have lots of projects to share, so be sure to check back here soon :D~!!

23 comments:

Chantal Vandenberg said...

Wow!!! What an incredibly beautiful layout, Erin!!!

Ashley Horton said...

Gorgeous layout to go with those amazing photos Erin!! Love the bright blue of his eyes and the jacket!! Lots of pretty colors on this one and they highlight the photo so well!

cebelica said...

This is simply gorgeous! Hugs! xx

Helen Tilbury said...

Wow Erin so colourful and stunning! Will come back to read all the deets - just rushing to fetch kids!!

Lea L. said...

What a gorgeous layout, Erin! I just love all the layers and texture!! And such a great use of the Yours Truly collection! Thanks for sharing your Glitz Love with us!!

Romy said...

It is a beautiful sketch and an even more beautiful lay-out! I love the pops of blue. They make Wyatt's gorgoeus blue eyes stand out just perfectly.

morkaren said...

Hvor er det skønt, du er utrolig, dine LOer får mig til at måbe, hvordan bærer du dig ad? så mange fine detaljer i pynt, og så de billeder af din søn med de mest blå øjne jeg længe har set, som bliver fremhævet af de blå blomster og sløjfe, genialt. knus morkaren.

Staci said...

What gorgeous eyes! I love all of the flowers on your LO. Have a wonderful week!

Evgenia Petzer said...

another gorgeous creation!

Keren Tamir said...

gorgeous eyes, they match his shirt and the elements on the page. another gorgeous LO thanks for joining us at BITW

Leonie said...

Gosh this is just breathtaking Erin. wonderful layering and textures. Gorgeous photo!

pattyo said...

Beautiful interpretation of the sketch! I love the flowers you used as well as those tags and pennants.

Andrea said...

awesome page! i love how all the blue in the the photos pop!! Those stars are too cute and I like your little banner in the corner!

Luz Maria Bruna said...

Amazing work my friend and I adore the photos too!!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Love the pretty details and bright colors! Gorgeous!!!

Lizzyc said...

HI.. This is stunning.. love all the details.. and way to go combining two challenges.. so much to look at.. love the heart felt journalling too... and thanks for joining in at BITW and Sketches with a Twist!!

Linda Eggleton said...

I am a bit speechless, Erin....just stunning!

Georgia Heald said...

Amazing work Erin, one of my new favs!

teska81 said...

Потрясающая страница!!Такая гармония цвета и яркие акценты!! Супер!

Elisabeth Sarkis said...

Stunning page, loved all ,thanks for joining in at BITW!

Sarah said...

Totally and completely stunning - as always Erin. your work is an inspiration!!!

melshappyscrappyplace said...

This is one of my favorites! I love the bright colors and how his beautiful eyes just pop right out of the page!! Beautifully done :)

Peg said...

Absolutely gorgeous take on the sketch Erin, thanks for playing :-)