Today I bring to you a very special scrapbook layout I made. In 2009 we had a very special early Christmas gift given to us, our youngest daughter Jaidyn. She was born premature at 31 weeks and 2 days weighing only 3 lbs. 1 oz. Jaidyn only spent 27 days in the NICU and we brought her home just 2 weeks before Christmas. This photo with Santa and her older sister Kaitlyn was taken 3 days before Christmas and I still can't believe how tiny Jaidyn was. She was the best early Christmas gift ever.
I used these items (all of which I've had for at least a year or longer) to create this layout:
Misc. pattern paper and cardstock
Winter Frolic Cricut cartridge - "A Gift For You"
Martha Stewart glitter
Martha Stewart edge punch - used leftover snowflake
metal SANTA tag - attached to the hidden journaling
misc. clear Santa stamp
Behind the photo I did some hidden journaling and it says:
A Gift For You
That is what Jaidyn was for us November 17, 2009. My water broke on November 11th and Jaidyn was born via C-section 6 days later, 9 weeks before her due date. December 22, 2009 was Jaidynís 1st visit to see Santa at the mall. Kaitlyn looked beautiful in her Christmas dress and Jaidyn just looked so tiny in her Santa jammies. Jaidyn slept through the entire time in line. Her monitor kept going off, which was nothing to worry about. We were so worried about having Jaidyn so early but she proved to be a tough little cookie. We just know she had other plans and wanted to be in our arms before Christmas. She was the best early Christmas gift anyone could ask for.