Hello all! Here (finally) is a scrapbook layout! Turns out, it's tough to get any consistent scrapping done with 2 little ones running around, but I was able to this weekend! On to the layout!
This is a 12x12 layout of my 2 -adorable- boys from sometime this summer (ignore the glare on the picture; I'm going to have to find somewhere to photograph these with better lighting). The background paper is a textured creme card stock. The squares are 2.5" x 2.5", and I chose the greens and blues on the squares to compliment the greens and blues of the picture. The photograph is 4.5" x 4.5". I thought having a square photo helped to accentuate the background squares. I stitched around the perimeter of the squares 3 times to tie it all together.
Here's a close up of some of the embellishments on the left-hand side; just some stars I cut out of My Mind's Eye: Alphabet Soup-Boy embellishment sheet. 2 of the stars are adhered to the paper and the orange one is on a pop dot to give it some dimension.
Here's a close up of the title; October Afternoon's Cherry Hill Schoolroom Alpha collection. I thought the colors coordinated nicely.
And a close up of the stitching. I really like stitching on my layouts. I think it adds a lot of texture and, in this instance, helps to unite a bunch of unrelated papers.