12 x 12 | materials patterned paper (Creative Imaginations, SEI, Scenic Route Paper Co., Bo Bunny Press) + buttons (American Crafts) + ribbon (SEI, American Crafts) + paper frills (Doodlebug Designs Inc.) + stickpin (Heidi Grace) + brad (Basic Grey) + tag (7gypsies) + Cricut Machine (Provo Craft) + Tags, Bags, Boxes & More die-cut cartridge (Provo Craft) + Cuttlebug Machine (Provo Craft) + Swiss Dots embossing folder (Provo Craft) + punch (Marvy Uchida) + eyelet (We R Memory Keepers) + font (Uncle Charles from www.twopeasinabucket.com)
A Note From Mary
When I thought about the theme this month, it sounded simple enough, but I was stumped. The truth is we don’t tell a lot of family stories over and over, and our daughter is still too young to ask about family events. But then I started thinking about things that I wish I knew from my own history, and one thing I’d love to know about is my birthday. My mother doesn’t recall too many details other than the fact that I was a breech baby and “the doctor wouldn’t even allow [her] to have an aspirin.” Rather than dwell on my mother’s hazy memory, I documented the day of my daughter’s birth. Someday I think she’ll want to know how she came into this world, and though it isn’t a story that I’ll sit down and reminisce about over Thanksgiving dinner, it is a day that I am thankful for and a day that I want her to know about.
The only complicated thing about this layout was to squeeze a monumental amount of journaling onto a relatively small space. I didn’t want to leave out any important details, so the size of the font got smaller and smaller as I kept typing. To keep it readable, I broke up the journaling into three columns. A single photo combined with the hand-colored “It’s a Girl!” tag complete the page.