And a close up of the blue guy himself:
I paper pieced Cookie Monster by using some oval templates, circle punches and decorative scissors.
Next is a class layout we did for all those special family photos you may have. I believe the patterned paper was by Three Bugs in a Rug. The design on the paper matched the "Olde World Squares" set by Technique Tuesday perfectly. The title was also done using Technique Tuesday stamps.
And finally, one of my most favorite layouts ever, not because of the design itself, but rather the topic.
Thena Smith from Two Peas in a Bucket wrote the sweetest poem for my layout. Maybe someday I will ask her permission to share it with you all. But for now, allow me to share with you my own words that I recorded in recognition of this special time in my life:
"It was Christmas morning 1976. I was four years old at the time. It was also the year my parents gave me the most wonderful gift any child could receive...a beautiful, shiny red tricycle!
What made the gift special is this: I have Spina Bifida and have, since birth, been paralysed from the waist down. So, my parents bought me my bike knowing that I would never be able to use it independently. They pushed me around for hours while I rang the little bell on the handle bar. It was a magical Christmas provided to me by two parents who loved their child enough to give her a gift most would think only a "normal" child should receive.
Santa himself could not have done better."
In the bottom right hand corner of the layout, I also added a little box that says the following:
Love of a Parent: Priceless