Hello Four Layout | Carol Chastain

Hello Four Layout | Carol Chastain

Hey Y'all! Happy Thursday & last day of August (how did that happen?)! Today I am sharing a layout combining some photos of my son with a story that doesn't necessarily "match" said photos. Sure, it would be easy to document the little things he loves to do at his age (4), and actually that would be a great idea I still need to do (esp. since there is a stamp in this month's kit that says "The Little Things"). But this story was pressing on my heart and I needed to document it ASAP.

The story:
" a snuggle. a kiss. a quick prayer.
 Me: 'Dear God, thank you for this day, & for letting us go swimming, and for keeping everyone safe. In Jesus name, amen.'
Simon: ' Mommy, I think God doesn't like that you pray so fast.'
Me: 'Tomorrow I will slow down.'
Simon: 'Thank you Mommy, I love you.'
Me: 'I love you too.' "

I used lots of layers on this page and I guess part of that reflects the layers of emotions here. It's actually ironic because as much as I want him to "slow down" in growing up so fast, I need to "slow down" and not rush through the routines and rituals of daily life like they are emergency situations - can anyone relate? (Side note-right there is a tidbit I can journal about in my personal album) . I really loved using the stamp that looks like falling confetti- it totally gives the look of little bubbles falling down on to the page.

I Sprinkled in some of the fabulous Bitty Puffy stickers with a few "diy" embellishments made from the arrow stamp. Staples are my go-to for getting them on the page quickly. I love how the arrows draw the eye into the photo and the "Hello" acetate piece and "4" chipboard number I used for my title.

Hope this inspires you to mix and match- photos + stories, pre made embellishments + ones made with stamps-and just have fun making things!


Supplies: August Zoey Kit | Zoey Paper Pack | Zoey Journaling Cards | Zoey Chipboard Numbers | Zoey Acetate Shapes | Zoey Stamp Set | Essentials Bitty Puffy Stickers

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Love how you used the stamp for that confetti look background!


What a wonderful look into your sons heart!


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