This first layout uses some scraps for matting the photo and ribbons stapled on to make the middle picture 'pop'. I used the doilies and border stickers for the main embellishment and a big title with oversized letter stickers - which have been in my stash for quite some time. The pictures were taken over mother's day weekend in March.
The second layout is from Christmas Day 2012. Unusually for me I barely took any pictures - but the main reason was that I was about 11 weeks pregnant at that stage and was sick not once, but three times, on Christmas day - a record for my pregnancy! But not one to be proud of!So my big camera stayed in its camera bag most of the time whilst I lolled around feeling sorry for myself. I know that I look really rough in this picture - but feel it captures my mood that day!
The funny story behind the picture is that I'd asked for Jamie's 15 Minute Meals book and then at a food fair in London saw a great deal of a year's subscription to Jamie's Magazine and his book and lots of extras for a really cheap price and so got it for my mom! So we'd brought each other the same present.
I used kraft, red and yellow non-Christmassy papers but I felt that the kraft and the red gave the page a festive feel. I love the little tag poking out and it has journalling about the presents on it.