I know this post is late but with very good reason - all will be revealed :D
I have a new case file from CSI and this week the colours are just amazing...
This week I am teaming this case file up with the challenge over at OUAS, and here is their sketch together with their journalling theme which is "I'll never forget"...and that was perfect for my layout. Love it when a plan comes together.
Here is my layout.
and... that is why this post is late ... Clint and Lin wanted to make sure that they got past the 12 week mark. I saw the video with the twins moving and their heartbeats... was so amazing.
So here is how I solved the case.
Scheme - The colours are all there.
Evidence - Tags, something clear (heart), decorative brads, decorative border.
Testimony - Hand write story in cursive.
Jounalling (on the back of the layout in the form of a letter) reads:
I will never forget this moment. Not even if I live to be 100. I am going to be a granny to twins... I never saw that one coming :D
So many emotions - where to start?
The look of pure joy, total shock and absolute incredulousness that swept over your face in a single instant was a sight to behold. You are my boy and now you are going to have kids of your own, and I just know that you are going to be an awesome dad. You are taking your responsibilities seriously but still injecting your wicked sense of humour in wherever you can. I am so proud of you.
I would like to tell you that being a parent is a wonderful thing, once you get past all the gross stuff, all the stressful events, the loss of privacy, and the bewildering numbers of ways you can screw it up and it does get easier, trust me.
Cherish your time with them. One thing that will amaze you is how quickly the years will fly. The time you have with them is short and precious — make the most of it, always.
Share responsibilities – these are your kids too. Get involved in everything, and share the load with your baby mama.
Kids like making decisions. Your job is to allow, in fact to encourage, them to make decisions, but within the parameters that you set.
A little patience goes a long way. That means you may need to take a deep breath, or a long walk, when you start to lose it. That’s okay!
A sense of humour is required, in fact if you want to stay sane it is mandatory :D
Read to them, every day even if it is just a page, it will create a bond between you, and it will open up a whole world of understanding and comprehension for them.
Don’t be the absent dad. Be involved in their lives as much as you can. This will mean more to them than anything that you can give or buy them.
Let them play. Just let them play, and make things up, and have fun. Spark their imagination, whatever they can dream they can achieve.
Learn the firm “NO!”. Parents who don’t set boundaries are going to have children with behaviour problems. Which leads to bigger problems later on. Nothing wrong with NO!
Model good behavior. It is one thing to tell your children what they should do, but to say one thing and do another just ruins the message. Instead, be the behavior you would like your children to learn.
Treat their mother with respect, ALWAYS. This will teach them how to treat others.
Let them be themselves. Love your child for who he is, not who you want him to be.
Teach them independence from an early age this will stand them in good stead later on.
Never be afraid to say you’re sorry when you are wrong and lastly, love conquers all. It really does.
Here are some close-ups of my layout. I use papers from Theresa Collins and stuck to the aqua's, with just little bits of the orange and yellow.
I layered up my papers with doilies and tucked in a Heidi Swapp plastic heart. The clock is from Theresa Collins too.
I punched a decorative border and also used the chipboard scallop from the sheet. The bling was from my stash. The letters are Enmarc.
I went to decorex with Clint and Lin last weekend and I found this gorgeous swirly stencil which I had to try out... goes the same way as the bling and is very subtle with the white on white. I added the little love charm too.
I added another clock, brad and quote on this side of the layout too.
This layout was made with a lot of love. Thanks for stopping by to take a look and I want you to know how much I appreciate the comments that you leave. I love to read them.