I have been wanting to share this layout since I completed it in November, but I got busy and it got tucked away. I was inspired to do this layout in a most horrible fashion. In mid-October, I discovered that the two sets of backup discs that I made of my 2005 photos were blank! 2005 was the year the my daughter was 2 years old and it was also when she started preschool. I was just sick about the fact that a lot of her special moments were gone. Long story short, I paid $500 to send my corrupted old hard drive to a level 2 data recovery company. My files were recovered, thankfully, but during the month of waiting I came across what I thought was the only photo of my daughter from that year. It had been on the refrigerator since 2005 and I knew I had to preserve it now, more than ever, because this may be it. It took me a few days to figure out what I wanted to do with it, but in the end, I just wanted to convey the love and admiration I have for my Sweet Girl.
This layout was made from mostly Studio Calico kits/products. I am very happy about how it came together. Usually, I am pretty methodical when it comes to adding ink to my layouts, but let go this time and it turned out better than what I envisioned.
I am working on clustering more elements on my layouts, too. I am a major hoarder when it comes it my supplies. I don't want to "waste" any of it! But I am learning to let that waste-not mind-set go for a more creative spirit.
My favorite part of this photo is her hands! I remember how she used to hold her hands out like this when she was concentrating or being careful. Anyway, I am thankful to the teacher for capturing this candid moment of my daughter's life.
Hope you enjoyed my layout and have a great weekend! Stay warm!