Thursday, May 2, 2013

Jillibean Soup | Mother to Boys...

Hi Everyone.  With Mother's Day coming up in less than two weeks, I wanted to create and share a layout about being a mother to my boys. One of my goals this month is to create a series of layouts reflecting my connection to motherhood.  This is what I scrapped for Jillibean Soup.  AND.... It actually has a photo of me in it.  *grin*  Granted, I am hidden behind my three boys and a rather large pirate book, but I am still there!

"Mother to Boys"

products used: cs - Kaisercraft; pp - Jillibean Soup; alphas - Jillibean Soup Alphabeans; other - Jillibean Soup: pea pod parts, bean stalks (twine), kraft tag, banner stickers, soup labels, clear stamps, vellum bag; paper clip, OA sprinklers (token); tools - date stamp, machine stitching.

I found a colour combo that I quite like (and have used regularly!!!) and added a dash of pink to my page! Ahem.. yes I know that this layout features my BOYS, but I wanted to have a feminine touch in the mix. 

I am also loving the new Pea Pod Parts (die cuts) that Jillibean Soup are creating now.  No longer are we pulling apart tabbed sheets of pre-cut dies.  The job has been completed for you and packaged.  Not that it was hard to do before, but I love the smooth look of the new dies - especially around the edges.  *grin*


My journaling has been semi hidden in a vellum bag.  Obscured would be a better word but I love the see-through texture it creates, allowing snippets of the journaling to peek through. 
Journaling says:
"they climb on the furniture & there's mud on the walls.. gangnum style & shuffling moves on the dance floor.. I go camping & play back yard cricket.. we build forts & have sword fights.. I read books on pirates and how to make slime.. & have daily chats about Ninjago, Pok√©mon & StarWars.. I will find Lego underfoot & toy cars between the couch cushions.. and don't even get me started on their bedroom floor!  I am a Mother to boys & I adore each & every moment."



These boys (and my girl!) are the constant joy in my life.  I certainly wouldn't trade them in for anything.  Even on those testing and most frustrating of days.  *grin - I must remember this!!!!* And I can't wait to share these type of layouts with them when they are older.  Thanks so much for visiting...x

9 comments:

Kerryn said...

I just adore this so much Leanne. Beautiful. x

Marelize said...

Awww. This is so gorgeous Leanne. Just love that photo and your heartfelt journaling. Really beautiful. xx

Natalie Elphinstone said...

Love this! Love the splash of pink and the 'hidden' journaling behind the vellum. Stunning as always :-)

Chantal Vandenberg said...

So pretty and soft!!! :D

Lizzy Hill said...

What heartfelt journaling....& I reckon of course you should have some pink in there, after all, you're the 'token' girl LOL!!! Great pic & GOOD to see you in it:):):)And those die cuts...with no crummy edges? YUMMMMY idea:):)!!!!!!!!!

Kim Price said...

Another beautiful page, and what a lovely moment to have captured.

Lizzyc said...

What a beautiful moment you have scrapped, and such a lovely layout!!

Chantalle said...

So so special!

Cindy Lee said...

Oh Leanne, I adore this page so much! The moment I saw them on Jillibean blog, I've already fell in love with it! It's no surprise that Two Peas featured this and congrats!!