I am one of the most layout challenged people ever! When I sit down to make a page I sometimes feel so overwhelmed! I think I can glue paper on just about anything, but ask me to do a page and I feel completely befuddled as to what to do. That is one reason why I really like working with sketches. Recently, Zarah, who creates sketches and posts them on her blog site Zarah's Sketches & Inspirations asked me to do a page using one of her sketches. She sent me two to choose from. I fell in love with both and decided to do two pages. That is quite an accomplishment for me!
For the first page I made using one of Zarah's sketches, I used this sketch:
This is the page I created with it:
A few mornings ago, Emma climbed into bed with me after David left for work. There is nothing sweeter than the quiet still moments when I have been able to sit and just watch my wee ones sleep. Even at 18, 14, and 4, I still feel a certain magic when I watch them sleep just as I did when they were new to the world. Suddenly, I had a phrase come to mind that I knew I needed to get up and write down because it so captured what I was feeling.
"It is in this moment when the world is still that I am touched by the magic, mystery, and miracle of life.With that and a great sketch, a page was born. I love the way it turned out. It so captures the feeling I hoped for it to. The photo, one of my very favorites, is of me watching over Emma asleep in her little bed on the first day of her life. Such a sweet moment- truly a moment of magic, mystery, and pure miracle.
Oh, and a quick tip, for adding a little depth and shadow to your letter stickers, layer two together. Here I used the dark greenish-brown and pink Fashion Script letter stickers by Pink Paislee. Simply adhere the lighter colored sticker to the top of the darker one, off-setting it slightly to the right.