Happiness Found

This layout perfectly conveys how Rujim is as a person, and how we are as a family, with him in our life. He has autism and it doesn't feel like it. In God's infinite love and mercy, we have the courage and the acceptance. We live differently in some aspects but mostly, we are just like other families. Just so thankful that as early as now, with our limitations, we are able to find our happiness. 


Started with creating my background by randomly blending these pretty color from the mini distress pads kit #7 over a white cardstock and a stencil.


I always say this and pardon me if I'll say it again. I wish I had girls so I could always easily scrapbook with pretty things, laces and flowers. But then I have boys. Can I still scrapbook? Scrapbook with pretty things? The answer is YES! Thanks to SIZZIX! Dies such as the one below enable me to enjoy making beautiful layouts even without the girly stuff. 



I used this super cool, cute, very versatile Sizzix Thinlits "I Heart This" die set to cut gold foil paper to accent the page. 


I used a foam adhesive to give the die-cut some height. Love how it perfectly framed Rujim's beautiful smile! 


One of the most important elements in a layout is the journaling. It will tell us what photos and embellishments can't tell... like our thoughts and sentiments. We can journal with stickers, typewritten notes or we can even print it out through our computer. But for me, the best way to do it is to just write. I used a calligraphy pen to write freely. I love how the letters look so spontaneous and free. 


Quite happy with  how the distressed background complements the colors of the papers I used. And a few pieces of sequins and dewdrops always give that little magic and give my layout a "finished" feeling.

All supplies used in this layout are available at Made With Love.

Supplies:
Bigshot Machine
Sizzix Thinlits "I Heart This" (659767)
ink - Mini Distress Ink set #7
stencil - Basic Grey/ Hero Arts Stencil 
papers - Webster's Pages 



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