I am so in love with these papers from Rose Moka. They are perfect for my colorful little boy, and also perfect for embellishing his room, which is very white, with white walls and white furniture, and a few colorful spots here and there, such as this album and the sleeping layout from a couple of posts ago that is on display on a shelf.
I've put a wooden stick through the wire, you know the kind you put meat and vegetables and stuff on and put on the barbecue (couldn't find the right word for it LOL) and then I've put a hitch fastener from Tim Holtz on each end. I just screwed them on, very neat little things, actually. I put the title on the stick too, so that you can see it when the book is on display on the easel.
The secret of getting the pages to stand out like this is the embellishments and how you place them. I've put buttons near the wire, and thicker embellishments further out on the pages. I've used a lot of metal and a lot of boyish embellishments, which is fun for a change, because there has been just a little too much flowers lately...
The pics are from a photoshoot I had with Albin a couple of weeks ago when we were out on a walk together. Sometimes I look at him and I can't believe how he got so big so fast. Right now, it's all about being "cool" for him - he wants the coolest clothes, the coolest shoes and stuff. I took him shopping yesterday, and got the coolest checked shorts for him, and all of a sudden he got even bigger. Saturday is his sixth birthday. I wonder where those years went?
Luckily, being cool for Albin means posing in a cool way in front of the camera too. So suddenly I'm allowed to take pictures of him again, in his cool outfits. Guess I should be happy about that, at least.
I've written in the book about Albin, and what's important to him right now, his friends, favourite things to do, hobbies and so on. I tried interviewing him while he was watching How it's Made on Discovery Channel, and that wasn't the greatest idea I ever had, because he's so absorbed by that show that he doesn't have a clue about what's going on around him.
And that's one of the things I've written about in the book, of course. :-)
Oh, and guess what? Aren't I the lucky one? Yesterday, the winners of Magda's Scrapfeber, an online contest I've participated in, were announced, and I won three of the of the challenges, plus I got two second places and one third... And I got to share the second place in the overall competition with one of the most talented scrappers I know, sweet Anna. I'm so happy today!