One Perfect Day

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Of all the pages I made with the Wildflower collection, I think this one most captures the spirit of it. The mood, the colors, the lighting. I love it!

I drew inspiration from the Snapshots sheet and used RadLab to create a similar effect in my own photos. It also didn't hurt that Matt managed to capture some real sunbursts. I printed these out on matte photo paper instead of glossy which helped soften the look even more.
The page was really simple and easy to put together. I mainly just clustered everything in the middle of a kraft sheet of cardstock. But to add a bit of visual interest, I ran my Glitz Giant Roller stamp (its on sale right now so you might want to snap it up!) across the background using brown chalk in.

I love that the "positive" icon is becoming so popular. I love the symbolism of it. I think it also helps reinforce a more subtle theme here. It's a reminder to stay positive about this lil guy. He has autism, and while that's difficult, it doesn't have to be negative.

That's also reinforced with the "let go and let's go" journaling card. We never quite know how he's going to react to new places. If he'll feel comfortable or perhaps a bit stressed. Leaving the house isn't something we usually do. But it was such a beautiful day. We couldn't miss out on the opportunity to go to the park. So we let go and went. And we had a fun time.


I added a few journaling cards, some label stickers and a few buttons as the main dimensional embellishments. But I think what's my favorite is this "Do you know, I love you so?" banner. "You" or "U" is something I use on most of Urijah's scrapbook pages. Since his name starts with a "U" and since I write all of my journaling to "U", it reinforces that.


I think what I love most about this page, is that's it about me and him. There are actual photos of me and Urijah. These are so incredibly rare, because I'm the one holding the camera most of the time. I'm thankful Matt was around to come with me and to snap some shots.


I didn't use a lot of the Wildflower collection, just two journaling cards, a snippet of patterned paper and a sticker. But I think these itmes added a lot of impact. 

Mainly though, they helped set the tone of this page and just simply inspired me.

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cheers & besos,

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