I finally have a new layout to share. Seems like it's been a while since sharing a layout over at Kerri Bradford Studio, as I recently did a framed project, my kitchen backsplash project, and the sports album. Loved getting back to a 12x12 inch canvas.
Meet Devon. He's 10 months old now, and I've been watching him for the last six months. He's adorably cute, and has the most precious little face. On the flip side, he's super clingy and demands my constant attention. Meaning that if I'm not holding him, or sitting right smack next to him on the floor, he screams and cries non-stop. It's a little ridiculous, and it wears on me. I'm not sure he gets that I have other little ones here that need my attention too. Or maybe he gets it, but he is still under the assumption that the world revolves around him.
I am constantly finding myself saying "Seriously Devon? Seriously" to him, over and over. When I've been sitting on the floor with him for half an hour, and I simply stand up and walk a few feet away to get a drink or something, and he immediately starts screaming. All I can do is turn around, look at him, and say "Seriously???".
So when I decided to scrap a few recent photos I took of Devon, this is the first title that popped into my head. The "Seriously" title is from the Design Team Picks kit, from 2012. I used all My Mind's Eye patterned papers on this layout. Some of them older papers, and a few newer papers. I cut the title from a greyish paper first, and then from the yellow and red polka dot papers to layer on top.
I also knew that I wanted to use the cute little polaroid frames from the new Sliders kit. I was working with regular 4x6 photos that I trimmed down to fit, so I sized the frames to fit the photos once I cropped the photos down and focused on just having that adorable little face in the frame.
I went looking for some shapes to embellish the page with, and decided on using some arrows from the Need Directions? kit. The only other embellishments I added were a few stickers and a few simple silver brads.
While I love layouts filled with dimension and layers and texture, sometimes a simple design of paper and stickers is just what I need. I loved sitting down after a long work day and creating a layout in one short sitting, instead of spending so much time making decisions and digging for products that in the end, make for a longer layout design process.
And I have to give little Devon some props today. We've made a few adjustments on the schedule front, which means that I'm actually watching him a lot more than I was before. We're hoping I can tough-love him out of this clingy phase he's been in for over half his little life. And today was the first really good day we've had in months. I don't want to jinx it by saying more, so we'll just wait and see how tomorow goes. Positive thinking has me imagining tomorrow being a good day too.