Monday, March 7, 2011

:LAYOUT: Please don't call me Kaitlin P.

Did you know that this week is Celebrate Your Name Week?

It would be a great time for you to create a layout a name...yours or perhaps someone else close to you.

Here's one I created about a particular variation of Kaitlin's name used by her classmates last year that she didn't particularly care for and it was a story I wanted to remember.

I wanted to make the title a prominent part of the page, so I created it to look somewhat like a speech bubble. The hidden journaling tag tells the story behind the photo and the quirky title.

{ the story }

One of Kaitlin’s good friends is named Caitlin, also! It might be spelled differently, but it sounds just the same.

So, since they are in the same class, teachers and classmates have gotten into the habit of calling her friend Caitlin Jo and her Kaitlin P.

For reasons that you might imagine, she’s not thrilled about this tendency. Kids often make associations that aren’t always very nice and run with them.

In general, it’s not a huge problem, but whenever Kaitlin mentions that someone’s been making fun of her name, I just remind her to tell them, “Please don’t call my Kaitlin P. You may call me Kaitlin Rose.”

Her middle name comes from her great-grandma Marilyn’s middle name and she is quite proud of it.

Cardstock: Unknown, Bazzill
Patterned Paper, Letter Stickers: Fancy Pants
Scalloped Trimmer: Fiskars
Photo Corner Punch: EK Success
Corner Rounder: Marvy
Ink: Colorbox
Fonts: American Typewriter
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