Tuesday, October 13, 2009
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.