Here is my layout.
The quote on the front of the layout says:
Shoot for the moon, even if you miss you will land among the stars.
My journalling on the back of the layout says:
Spencer, you are just the sweetest little baby, perfect in every way and I wonder what life has in store for you. It will often not be easy and there are hard lessons to be learned, but there will also be incredible highs and great joys. I just want you to know that I will always be there for you, to help you and to guide you, to love you and to support you and to pick you up every time you fall, and to cheer you on every time you succeed. Never be afraid to aim high, never sell yourself short and never settle for second best, because you are worth it. I love you to the moon and back too.
Here are some close ups.
I used white on white (although you would never say so in this photo) gesso for the stars and while they were still wet I sprinkled on some clear glitter so they would twinkle like real stars :) I also added some bling.
I added the quote to the photo mat and also a little watercolour from under the mat and on top of the washi banner. I traced a circle and stitched it in black and added the title to the inside of the circle.
The hearts were all cut with my nestabilities and then embossed with a cuttlebug folder, I also decided to add some doodled splats just because it is a boys page and I can :)
I loved this page and it is full of symbolism for me. The stars and the quote, the circles being the circles of life and the hearts because I never believed it was possible to love another child this way. It really is magical to be a grandmother :) I can highly recommend it and this does not come lightly from me. Those that know me will vouch for that :)
Thanks for stopping by to take a look and know that I love and appreciate every single comment that you care to leave.