Love My Boy

I never dreamed of having boys. Girls were my heart’s desire and when I found out my second child was going to be a boy, I really didn’t know what to think. Two years later, when baby #3 was also a boy, and I was flabbergasted. Boys? What would I do with them? Thankfully, seven years taught me a lot and by the time we found out baby #6 was going to be a boy, I was THRILLED. Boys? LOVE ‘EM. I can’t imagine my life without my loud, crazy, dirty, and sweeter than anything little men. This kit is in their honor. Let’s hear it for the boys who have our hearts!

I was working on this layout as we were traveling in the car. Now that I’m on the cloud, I’ve discovered that I can’t just drag and drop photos from my photos to the desktop on my Mac. I made a place saver for my picture and just worked from that. I placed the image number right on top of the photo spot so I would remember when I got home which photo I wanted to use. The soccer ball in this kit inspired me and I was excited to see that when I typed the word soccer in the search box, all the soccer pictures showed up.

Layout by Sharon. Supplies:
Love My Boy by THE DAILY DIGI. Font: The Funktastic.

The accompanying photo I had to go with this photo of my son reading, didn’t match nicely with the kit because of the all the Christmas colors in the background, so I changed it to B&W. That helped keep it from detracting from my main photo. I worked on several different arrangements on this layout and wasn’t really happy until I thought of the idea of adding the title “books” to the word art on the wall in my son’s room. It finally tied it all together and I could still use the cluster of little elements on the bottom left.

Layout by Jacki. Supplies:
Love My Boy by THE DAILY DIGI.

My sons did a lot of activities together since they are so close in age – so I will keep the group photo in the center and just change out the detail photos. I don’t do many duplicate albums – usually just a family album but they do have a few separate ones for their “activities” – scouts, swimming and music. I started these albums as traditional paper – but I don’t mind adding some digi layouts to fill in some of the holes in theses albums.

Layout by Luly. Supplies:
Love My Boy by THE DAILY DIGI.

I wanted to use this frame larger than it came in the kit. The general rule of thumb is that you can enlarge elements up to 200% and have it still look okay when printed. If you plan on printing smaller than you scrap, you can get away with even more. So I bumped the frame up to fit my mat and never broke a sweat!

Layout by Wendy. Supplies:
Love My Boy by THE DAILY DIGI.

I am usually a big fan of journaling and really telling the story. But for this page, the simple layout DOES tell the story. I LOVE MY BOY. That’s it. End of story. Sometimes, less really is more.

Layout by Janet. Supplies:
Love My Boy by THE DAILY DIGI.

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