With that in mind, it's no surprise that I had these pictures on my mind, to scrapbook -- my boys with two of their cousins on Christmas day. Love that they are smiley and perfectly posed in one, and conjuring up their silliest faces in the next. That's a pretty accurate portrayal of them, if I don't say so myself! I decided to use these pictures along with some of my favorite My Mind's Eye 'Lime Twist' collection items and the latest sketch, from the My Mind's Eye blog. Here's a look at the sketch from Anam Stubbington (with the theme "YOU"):
And here is the page I put together:
I really liked the photo and title placement from the sketch and used those as my starting off points. I was particularly fond of the colors in the diagonal stripe paper and how well they seemed to scream "boy" and coordinate with the colors of the shirts they are all wearing. I don't know if it's immediately obvious, but I designed each half of the page to coordinate with the mood of each picture. Thus, the left hand side is linear, orderly and somewhat calm -- as are those sweet boys in the picture, while the right hand side of the page has lots of 'craziness' - skewed images, lots to look at and random little bits and pieces.
Here's a closer look at the title and journaling:
And some of the sticker details in the top right corner:
This is certainly not your traditional Christmas page, but sometimes I think it's fun to highlight moments from an event on an entirely separate page. Instead of having these darling photos get lost on a two page spread crammed with Christmas memories, I thought it would be fun to use them to document the relationship my boys have with their cousins.
Thanks for taking a peek!