This is a layout of my first grandbaby Rafe, who will be a year old March 1. I have been trying to work on an album of him but it's been a bit hard for me.
The hidden journalling reads:
Your Doctors told us you were blind two weeks ago. Although we knew you had vision problems, we didn't expect this. I cried for a solid week because I couldn't understand why our sweet little baby Rafe would never see what his own mother's face looks like, or how the sun seems to sink into the horizon at sunset, or how some flowers look as delicate as they smell. You, however, are such a joy, such an amazing blessing. As unimaginable as all this is, your smile and little giggles make us all know that you'll do just fine . I know you'll 'see' through our eyes and we will learn untold life's lessons from you. I can't wait until you get back to the states so I can see you and hold you again. I miss you!
I used white cardstock for the background, K&Company Letter Pearl Embossed Velum for the foreground paper, used the Martha Stewart Daisy Fan punch for the edge of the photo mat and the edges of the foreground paper. I used a scalloped edge pp turned design-side down, with Smooch Pearlized Accent Ink to give the edge a little dimension. I used eyelets and Fiber Accents String to make the bows. I spritzed the punched border by the pic and the checkerboard piece with Smooch spray