The kids have only been back to school for two days and I've already found the time to create two layouts! Over the summer I was lucky to get that many done a week. For inspiration I used two different sketches from ScrapMuch? to create adjoining pages.
This year we opted to not take Paolina for "formal" photos to celebrate her birth milestone. But honesty, I am more than satisfied with these fun photos that I took right out in our backyard with the camera I received for Mother's Day. I feel like they really captured her personality, and I didn't have to settle for a mediocre, awkwardly posed photo from a cookie cutter photo studio.
Back when we lived in California I became friends with a fellow scrapper, and our boys became friends as well. Around the same time that we moved to Texas, their family moved to Israel. Two birthdays after the move, and our kids are still exchanging birthday gifts, just now across the globe. I promised Paolina that if she would let me do our little photo shoot on her birthday, I would let her open her gift from them.
For both layouts I used some papers that my mom gifted to me from one of her paper pads. I wish I could remember the manufacturer and line...it's a super fun pad with lots of gorgeous colors, faux watercolor effects and touches of glitter, On the "Fun to turn 4" page I used some dimensional elements from Studio Calico's The Pier line.
Thanks for looking and please enjoy the rest of your week!