Part of the requirements of Nat's blog hop is to link to your all time favourite layout ... now there's a conundrum!
|Remember, we all stumble, every one of us. |
That's why it's such a comfort to go hand in hand.
It was inspired by a page called "Laugh" by JoolsG who seems to have moved over to digi-scrapping these days.
I loved my page because it was simple and clean, it used my friend's beautiful photo, it had a quote that was perfect and the title was also apposite! On top of all of that I had great fun making the title rub-ons myself using the !Sketchy Times font and special Crafty Computer Paper.
In which case, it would probably have to be this one from 2009, which was made for a challenge over at Indigo Mill (I miss their shop).
I had fun thinking of an A-Z of what my hands can do; I took the photo of my hands myself, having mastered the self-timer; I included lots of sewing on the page and best of all, I managed to use up some un-loved peel-offs to transform some truly awful shiny paper into an interesting background.
The challenge had been to make a page without any adhesive at all. I had a lot of fun with staples, sewing, brads, grommlets, clips and even punches to affix the various elements to the page.
However the main reason that I love this page from 2008 is the journalling - it takes the form of a monologue addressed to my middle child who, like the others, had to wait until he was 16 before being able to have his own mobile phone. It lists the reasons why the kids wanted phones, and the reasons why I didn't want them to ... a piece of our family history!
Now, back to the conundrum I started with: my all time favourite layout.
On the one hand, I like the page about my hands. On the other hand I like the page about our mobile phone battles. But which one is best? According to Harry Hill, there's only one way to find out.