ABC,,, Layout

I have been wanting to get back to scrapbooking, and Stephen created the perfect opportunity for me the other day. We were drawing and making in my craft room, and Stephen was asking about letters and numbers, so I thought I would give him the chance to write his name. I faintly wrote it out in pencil for him to over write, and I was amazed how accurate and how much concentration he had – the results were great – well I would think that wouldn’t I, he is my son. :).

I grabbed the chance for him to write all of our names, and I created the layout so I wouldn’t lose them.
The journalling explains all, but basically watching Stephen play you would not imagine that he is capable of sitting still and actually having the patience to write – but he is so considered in how he colours its comical (but he mustn’t see you laugh, that spoils the moment). There are usually big deliberations, and contemplations when faced with colouring a character, and the result would be a strategically placed spot/line. A huge anti-climax….

Tom on the other hand (even now still) likes to do everything just right and isn’t happy unless he feels he is good at something – yet, when making, phew, he is like a bull in a china shop. He gets an instant idea runs with it until he’s finished, all within the space of 2 minutes flat. Exhausting to watch….

Hope you enjoy it as much as I did making it, thanks.

Bazzill basic card – white
JT Cricut Imagine carttridge for patterns
Country Carnival Cricut Imagine Cartridge (ABC)
Robotz cricut cartridge
Backing papers, ribbon, rub-on from stash

I did try something new on this layout. I layered Stephens writing onto the backing paper and then stitched around the outside. I have tried doing this before but without success because the machine would usually leave a big knotted mess. But I loosed the stitch tension slightly on the machine , stitched, and it worked YAY!  needless to say I will be doing this again (keep your eyes peeled for it hehe).
I used the JT cartridge to print the background for the ABC’s and the dog robot – using the red blue and white colourway from Stephens jumper as the theme.
I couldn’t choose which photo to use, I loved the black & white one just as much, so worked them both into the layout.


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