Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Birth..Your Story

Sorry for the poor quality of the photo. I had forgotten that my dear hubby needed our "big" camera for work today.

I made this lay-out for Club Anya's New Beginnings Challenge. The goal was to pick an Anya or Ian to depict what symbolizes or reminds you of a new beginning.

I finally scrapped a page featuring my son, Mattie. How ironic since today is my last day of maternity leave :(.

This page describes his birth story and the note on the left summarizes how I felt when I first met him. How I heard his cry first because it was a C-section. That I thought he looked like me when I first saw him. And how his skin was the softest and smoothest and most wonderful thing that I've ever felt. I think it is so important for every mother to document the first time they meet their child. It was my first time falling in love with him! :)

I chose Birthday Anya for this. I altered her by giving her a "preggo" belly. Doesn't she look like a goddess being pregnant? The birthday cake headband is also symbolizing my anticipation for my son's arrival...his birth day.

Here's a close up of her and Oh-Baby Ian (which I also used):

Used Bazzill for the CS. The patterned papers are from 3 bugs in a rug and Prima. The plaid and the green one - I'm not quite sure as they are scraps. The letters are from American Crafts. Stickers are from Love, Elsie & Sassafras. The tag is from 7 gypsies. The other stamp is from Studio G. Notice that there are basketball-themed stickers on the bottom right corner--when we were admitted to the hospital, we were watching some Lebron action. LOL!!

Thanks so much for looking! I hope to still continue creating and visiting your blogs even with my full time job.


Amy said...

Oh, Rinne wait until you see the newest Anya sneak peek tonight... though I love your altering of birthday Anya!
Awesome layout and such important memories to capture!

Sparkle said...

Such a lovely layout! What a great job on the challenge!

I live in Seattle, but I was born and raised in Portland. If I ever head down to Disneyland, I'd probably just fly. I think I'd be scared to drive in the traffic, lol.

I love Clear Bags and do use them to store cards. They charge more to mail them since they can't print the bar code on them...so I stopped mailing cards in them.

Have a great day my dear!

Pam Varnell said...

Yes Rinne I saw this card in the TGF galleria today and I wanted to tell you about the new set so bad. Love the way you altered Birthday Anya to fit your baby page. Too cute. Don't you just love the new Mom and Dad set? Thanks for always leaving me sweet comments. Hugs!!

iris said...

ah that is so beautiful Corinne!

jo said...

Love the layout - yay you finally scrapped a page about Mattie! It's so beautiful! :) TGF must have been reading your mind after you altered Anya to be preggy. I can't wait for the new set to release! :)

kim-paperbabe said...

This is just magnificent Rinnie, love all those special moments captured so beautifully, love how you've altered Anya, great minds think alike with the new release too, LOL! Thanks for your sweet comments! HuGs Kim :)

Randi said...

I really love how you incorporate the stamps into your layouts!! It's like a page from a storybook!! Beautiful as always!! And adorable baby pics!!!