When I was growing my Mom made each of one of us an album, so it was a no-brainer when I had my kids to create an album for each. I actually enjoy it as I get to do a picture three different ways. I have been known to even change product line depending on which child I want to highlight. Case in point this layout, I wanted to bring out the red in my middle son’s shirt as well as the pumpkin he was holding. (Funny how they naturally line up in order!) In addition, he is the one who likes doing activities together as a family.
Where in the previous layout I was going for the more traditional look of the picture to highlight my little one’s new awareness of Halloween and pumpkin patches. We had many conversations after the fact about when the pumpkins come back along with wanting to trick or treat every week.
For my oldest, I wanted to use the same Echo Park Collection as I love plaids and dots but the colors were not working. The best match is the new Amber Moon Collection I just purchased to make a mini album.
It worked out because I could also use my new Nuvo Pure Sheen Glittler in Spiced Apricot! In addition, I was also able to use up some old stash of the Technique Tuesday Wavy Frames chipboard.
My oldest has a personality that can not be missed when he comes into the room which is why I decided to use the glitter. He also is the guy who loves the traditions and adding to them. Going to the pumpkin patch is all about the pumpkins for him. He is particular, always has been, a pumpkin has to be a certain size and color as he usually has a design in mind. He is also the one who knows I will want a group shot and sets the positive example by getting enthused and corraling the other two.
I painted the outside frame with Prima’s shimmery paint in brass hardware. While I have a different idea of brass, it is this beautiful copper color that goes perfectly with the Amber Moon collection. I have to say, I love fall colors mixed with a copper foil or metallic. I had a fun time playing with the paints for this layout. The second wavy frame is part of the pack but a little smaller, it does a great job of giving the picturer some dimension and taking the glitter nicely!
I do take pictures of each one with their own moments, but I always make them do the obligatory “mom” picture of the three of them! This usually becomes the first page of a highly photographed event such as the pumpkin patch, then add the individual photos.
So, here you go, one picture used in three very different layouts subtlely acknowledging three unique sons who make me continually smile!
Tell me, do you different albums for your kids, grandkids or furbabies?
If you are interested here is the supply list:
Echo Park Paper “Fall is in the Air” 12 12 collection pack (my middle son’s layout)
- numbers and alphas
Frank Garcia for Prima – Amber Moon Collection
Until next time…….
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