Saturday, October 10, 2015

About A Special Boy

My nephew is an extraordinary child.  He faces many challenges but does it with a positive attitude, a smile and lots of love.  Every time I see him, I remember that it is most important to focus on our blessings.  So when the Crate Paper Wonder line came out, I knew I wanted to use this paper on a layout about him.

 I started with a sketch from My Creative Sketches.  It provided a great starting point but left me lots of room to create my own design.

Because I wanted the words on the patterned paper that provided my starting point, I replaced the banners with a piece of that paper.  Those words really tell the story about my nephew. 

I used die cuts and other papers from the Wonder line to build layers and tell my story.  Those felt hearts are the cutest thing ever!  And I used the red tag that slides into the glassine bag for journaling.  That way I could document his story while protecting his privacy. 

The challenge at My Creative Sketches is open til October 14th.  If you play along, link me up.  I'd love to see your layout.

Thanks for stopping by.


  1. Beautiful, Julie, so inspiring. I also like how you useful the sketch, but switched ignoring up and made it your own. That patterned paper is perfect in every way. Also, great idea about the glassine bag. Michelle t

  2. Love your take on the sketch.
    Thank you for playing along with My Creative Sketch:)

  3. I love this layout! Great choices.