Thursday, November 3, 2011

**Giveaway Closed but comments still opened**

My nephew's name is Urijah. It's not your typical name, not many start with "U". You say it Ur-I-Yuh. The "J" is pronounced like a "Y". Try to say it with my last name, where the "J" sounds like an "H" and you're sure to be confused! Which is why my older generation relatives have trouble pronouncing it. One of my Grandpa's just calls him Baby Johnny. The other calls him "You".

When I originally started scrapbooking his life, I never quite knew how to word the journaling. Sometimes I wrote about him in the 3rd person, sometimes I wrote from my perspective. And then somewhere along the way, I just starting writing all of my journaling to him, an 80+ love love letter to my favorite little man.

I thought it was clever to just use a "U" every time the "y-o-u" word was needed, since his first initial is a "U". And it just stuck.

So the second I came across this layout on the Studio Calico board, I knew I had to lift it in some way.

Here's my take:

I LOVE this new collection from American Crafts! Next to the Amy Tangerine line, it's my favorite of the latest releases. The colors in it are fabulous. I love the muted tones and the green/blue/orange combo. Being a paper fiend, I had to have every piece!

Speaking of paper fiends, have you made a stop by Shimelle's Pretty Paper Party? If not I definitely think you should! I used Day 2's (there's so much content this is as far as I've got!) prompt to start this page off. Oh, and if you're interested in this class, I'd keep reading... ;) ;)

I loved the diagonal element in the inspiration page, and this pretty sheet, which featured all of the great colors, was the perfect launching point for my layout.

The photos I used were just everyday shots of my little man. There's no big story here, he was just playing, getting in and out of a box we had lying around the apartment. The possibilities for these photos of his sweet little face and round chubby cheeks were endless!

Digging into my letter sticker stash helped me to realize how many sizes, shapes, textures, thicknesses and variety I have in that department! Next to paper, letter stickers are my favorite product.

For this page, I tried to balance all of the different sizes, fonts and colors to include that cute Dr. sUess poem that so reminds me of this little guy.

And, since the letter stickers are fairly flat, I made sure the flags sticking out of from under the photos, were raised to give the page some dimension.

There's my page! It's been forever and a day since I've actually been crafty. This felt real good to make. Especially since I didn't have any idea about what I was going to do with these photos, just that I needed to make something! That's the beauty of having a Pinterest board. Endless inspiration!

So if you've stuck it out this far, I just wanted to extend an extra special thiank you to you. And a thank you to everyone who comes back and reads my poorly updated blog!

In honor of this being my 100th blog post of the year, and this being my 101 layout I've created this year, I'd like to do a special giveaway!

One of my lovely blog reads will win an invitation to Shimelle's Pretty Paper Party! Yes, the class has already started and you might not get the daily e-mail prompts. But all of the content will be there! And believe me, this content is worth it! There is a lot of it. You'll also have access to the message board. I personally didn't even sign up until last week and don't feel like I've missed out.

To enter to win, leave me a comment telling me something that makes U, you!

[And also a way to get the message to you if you don't mind. If you'd rather not share your e-mail address, please e-mail me at paperheart[dot]project[at]gmail[dot]com]

U have until Wednesday, November 9th 11:59 pm CT to leave a comment for the chance to win. I can't wait to hear about what makes each of you Unique!



  1. Great layout, I love the fact you use 'u' to talk to him in your journaling. Something that makes me me is my imagination. It's great for coming up with scrapbook layouts, or make-believe games with my daughter. It's not so great when I'm imagining the worst that can happen though.

    Thanks for the chance to win! (Jennifer grace at hotmail dot co dot uk)

  2. jamie, this is such a cute layout! i love that paper and that you put everything on a diagonal! as for what makes me've met me...i'm just way out there! probably over the top and out of line most of the time, but that's just me! hope all is well with you!

  3. I love this diagonal design! What makes me, me is my compassion for others. This came to mind when a friend pointed out how much I was doing for another friend's babyshower. I want to give all I can to my friends and family.