and here's her fabulous layout:
Isn't it beautiful?! And you can definitely see the direction she took with the whole "mini" theme. Diana, Judi, Denise, and Anilu have also created some amazing layouts. Make sure you go by and check them out.Okay, here's my layout:
Here's my "mini" part...heehee. See those tiny pictures?
Right now he's at the vulnerable age where everything in life seems a little overwhelming for him.
He experiences doubt and fear...and questions everything about EVERYTHING.
I spend time each night before he falls asleep reassuring him, answering his questions, and letting him know how much he's loved.
I guess my take on this challenge was also a play on the word "mini".
Even though Alexander's my "big boy", this world really makes him seem so very small.
I guess that logic works right? Okay, enough chatter...
Everything from this layout came from my yummy Studio Calico kit, Over the Rainbow.
And one sheet came from Cotillion.
Hmmm, maybe the little letter tiles that I hand-wrote qualify as "mini". My journaling wasn't as "wordy" as I normally make it, heehee. That would require a gazillion mini tiles!
Really, doing my journaling this way wasn't hard to do. I just wrote the words "spaced out" on thin journaling strips. I drew boxes around each letter. Then I snipped the individual tiles with my scissors.
The most tedious part was gluing them down.
I held them with a pair of tweezers and stuck a dab of glossy accents on the back.
I made the sun and clouds out of the Maya Road chipboard (from my kit). It was a full sheet of shapes that resembled gears and different sized circles.
I cut the shapes in half and covered them with patterned paper (that I distressed). The patterned paper doesn't cover the chipboard completely...I liked seeing some of the raw chipboard.
I cut out some of the multi-colored sun rays (Sass patterned paper) and stuck them behind my chipboard cloud and sun.
Hmmm, I think that's about it.
Thanks for coming back to my blog everyone and taking a peek at my layouts. I'll put a pot of coffee on tonight and begin answering your comments and stalking your blogs. We'll see if the boys will cooperate tonight.
Before I go, I have to share a few more pictures with you.
My youngest son, Christopher, can really drive me bonkers. These next pictures aren't fabulous because I had to capture them quickly and like Karen Russell taught me, sometimes it's more important to just capture the moment.
No, your eyes are not deceiving you.
Yes, that IS an entire roll of toilet paper rolled out across my floor.
It's a road.
And as I was taking this picture it was slowing moving....disappearing as it snaked around the corner.
As I followed it, I found this.
Yeah, it's blurry but boy doesn't it just capture the moment perfectly?...the look of shock and slight horror on my son's face.Priceless.
And just one more picture before I go.
I found this sitting in front of my linen cabinet. So I told Christopher, "Sweetie, all this (as I waved my hand above the box) doesn't work for me. You need to move it."
Christopher was sitting in his bed. It was bedtime. You can see the entrance to his bedroom in the picture.
And in response to my plea he said,"I can't mommy. It's my car and I need it there. It's parked outside of my bedroom."
So we have this little jacked-up cardboard car still sitting...excuse me, I mean "parked" in various places throughout my house, depending on where my little man needs to drive it.
The thing has awful suspension. He's constantly flopping out of it onto the floor.*sigh*
I hate the "car".
I wish he would get an upgrade...maybe something plastic.
I'm thinking of letting him take it for a ride outside.
And maybe giving it a carwash .
And letting it melt.*sigh*
Sadly, I think we'll have that frickin' jacked-up, recycled cardboard, ghetto-mobile until Christmas :(life is good.