So for my layout today I chose to go back when we first brought our son home from the hospital. These pictures are of my Dad and son on his first day home. Seeing the joy and love in my Dad's eye just brings back such wonderful memories. He adored my son more than anything in the world! I can remember when he was holding him ~ saying to myself take pictures of his hands. I never wanted to forget my Dad's hands holding my son. I am so glad I did! That is why I called this page "Hands Of Love". I used Emma's "Fancy Frame Stamp & Die Set" for the "of" part of my title. What I used to journal is actually from Emma's new release. It is the 3x3 tri~fold card that comes with the "Card Sentiments". I LOVE how long it is and I think it is PERFECT for journaling. The lines I used are from the clipboard from "Honey Do List" . Of course I had to use my favorites (well actually they ALL are ~ hehehe) The "Build A Banner Kit" and "Anyday Bingo and Crosswords Stamp Set" ! I couldn't help but to use the stitched heart and XOXO from "100% Sweetness" either! The punch of red broke up all the guys colors. Last but not least I decided to use the tape die from Emma's "Just Simply Live". This set not only comes with a Polaroid die and wonderful sayings but it has the BEST little letters and numbers ever! I can see me using these for TONS of things!
A few more things I wanted to add about my layout. The buttons used today are from my Grandma's button drawer.I think she had well over 1,000 buttons! So my Dad's Mom is part of this special page. I also encourage anybody with a newborn or young children or actually at any age to take pictures of the hands of loving family members. You make think it is crazy but when they are no longer here ~ it is so nice to see and remember their hands. Also ALWAYS journal using your handwriting! Someday your children, their children and so on might just wonder what it looked like. I do not care for mine but I will continue to add it as much as possible. The rest of my materials use I will add at the bottom of my picture!
Cursive 101 ~ the word "hands" welded together
Liz's Paper Loft Boutique ~ hemp
Paper ~ Paper Trey Ink ~ Stampin Up ~ DCWV
Tim Holtz ~ Alpha Parts Letters
Ink ~ Stampin Up & Archival
Martha Stewart Embossing powder