Mary Rogers: My daughter is special needs and autistic so I don’t usually get the ordinary teenager photos of her, or any at all if she isn’t interested.Capturing her everyday and documenting our struggles is just part of why I scrapbook. I want to tell her story and I want to make sure everyone knows that it is okay to capture and journal the not so perfect moments too.
I used the new “Hey Girl” Collection for my layout, which just so happened to perfectly match her PJ’s (it’s the little things). The photos really tell the story, so my emphasis was on those. I used a small frame I created and placed it over each photo giving them a bit of definition. For the rest of my layout, I just started resizing and placing layers of papers and elements. The circle stitches anchored the photo section to the page. I kept much of the white space and added a bit of brush work, a date stamp and a heart border along the bottom (from an older BG Collection, Phresh and Phrunky). My final touch was adding the journaling.