Tuesday, March 9, 2010

:LAYOUT: Tell Me a Story

While this layout is super-simple, it's still one of my favorites of all my years of scrapbooking.

Honestly, the pictures are even really very good. The lighting in our house isn't the greatest, so it's hard to get well-lit photos. However, the expressions on my Kaitlin's face as she read this book were just precious to me and really made me want to tell the story of her love of books and how her interaction with them was changing at the time.

Her face in each of the photos follows the rule of thirds and the three aqua elements on the page create a visual triangle.

You love books. You love stories.

You have nearly two shelves full of books on your bookshelf and a couple more baskets filled with them as well.

I began reading to you long before you could talk and although it sometimes gets busy and we don’t read together as much as we should, there are still many nights when we read two or three or four before the lights go out from your ever growing collection of books.

Over time, though, some things have slowly changed.

You are starting to ‘read’ to me…sometimes you’re telling it from memory from having heard a story so many times over or making up a story all your own to go along with the pictures of the book. Slowly, too, you are beginning to truly read as you are recognizing familiar words.

It is certainly an exciting time for both of us as this new world of books opens up in front of you.

Tell me a story, little girl…

Adhesive: Duck
Patterned Paper: Basic Grey, Making Memories
Chip Alpha: Making Memories, American Crafts
Adhesive Transfers, Flocking: Doodlebug
Ink: Colorbox
Font: Ali’s Writing, Berylium
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