Oh The Wonder layout – Take A Fresh Look

(This post is part of my Refresh Your Craft & Soul Blog Event – see the beginning HERE!)

This layout is about looking at the world through a child’s eyes, but you don’t have to be near a child to sit back and refresh your perspective!

Oh The Wonder:

Oh The Wonder layout by Jennifer Grace

It always amazes me how my kids can find a simple thing like a dandelion to be wonder-filled!

I wanted a basic DIY embellishment to accentuate the page, something fuss free and cute. I found THIS TUTORIAL at Le Frufru, and made a little denim flag from a scrap of material and a kebab stick (that I cut shorter using a wire cutter):

Denim Flag at Jennifer Grace Creates Denim Flag at Jennifer Grace Creates

I adhered it to the page using my hot glue gun:

Oh The Wonder layout by Jennifer Grace

I’ve used lots of the Elle’s Studio Everyday Moments collection on this page, I especially love the ‘Good Stuff’ tag from the Bits & Pieces which I added over the photo:

Oh The Wonder layout by Jennifer Grace

I like using ledger or graph paper as a background so I can write my journaling straight on their simply and easily:

Oh The Wonder layout by Jennifer Grace

We don’t even need to go on a walk to see the wonder in the world. Since we moved to a house with a garden the kids are constantly calling my to look at bugs and leaves!

Be Inspired:

Make a simple DIY embellishment by putting two items together

Scrapbook / Art Journal about seeing things though another perspective

Cut a tag so you can tuck it over the edge of a photo or piece of paper

Do you ever try stopping and looking at things from a new perspective? Now I need to try looking from some other points-of-view.

Remember that commenting on this post, and any other over this weekend, will count as another entry into the Grand Giveaway, but only if you’ve registered your interest in winning that prize right HERE!  {NOW CLOSED}

I’ll see you again at 4pm!

Jennifer x

28 Comments
  • Walking with my kids shows me how much I’ve forgotten, I used to know the names of, & could identify, almost every tree, butterfly & wild flower. Now I’ve forgotten the majority, thank goodness for the internet & we get to learn them together.

    June 7, 2014 at 3:12 pm
  • Patricia
    Reply

    Love the idea of the homemade flag! Super cute layout!

    June 7, 2014 at 3:20 pm
  • mandysea
    Reply

    oh boy, do I forget so soon! My kids are so grown now.. but to think of the joy when I think back at their wonder of the world….. I need to find some old pics!!!!
    Love the flag, and your LO = its just gorgeous!

    June 7, 2014 at 3:46 pm
  • Frances
    Reply

    I try to notice everything where ever I go. Love your LO and suggestion of the graph paper.

    June 7, 2014 at 5:40 pm
  • I really like all the bits & pieces you’ve added to this layout, and your DIY flag turned out so nice. I do think a new perspective can help us see things in a different light!

    June 7, 2014 at 5:54 pm
  • This is so beautiful .. I love the colors, that flag embellishment, the photo .. but most of all I love the simplicity of your journaling! It really captures the essence of the whole page

    June 7, 2014 at 6:53 pm
  • I still love walks with my three. A time to appreciate the small things that are easily forgotten. A super page…digging the flag x

    June 7, 2014 at 7:49 pm
  • The flag looks great…and such a wonderful photo of your son.

    June 7, 2014 at 7:57 pm
  • Sarah
    Reply

    Fab photo of your little man and love all the fresh, bright colours you’ve used on this layout!

    June 7, 2014 at 8:06 pm
  • beautiful layout – love that flag xx

    June 7, 2014 at 8:06 pm
  • I love that flag! What a fab idea. Can’t get over how much your little lad is starting to look like his big sister too!

    June 7, 2014 at 8:08 pm
  • barb macaskill
    Reply

    Love the little flag and what a cutie the little guy is! Great layout! TFS!

    June 7, 2014 at 8:14 pm
  • Wonderful layout and I really like the flag 🙂

    June 7, 2014 at 8:40 pm
  • so sweet! Finding joy in the simple things is often something we lose as we get older…thanks for reminding me!

    June 7, 2014 at 8:55 pm
  • There is no doubt we can learn to open our eyes more, just as children do. A lovely layout.

    June 7, 2014 at 10:36 pm
  • Jen
    Reply

    Great layout- I love all of your embellishments and that flag is simple but fabulous!

    June 7, 2014 at 10:43 pm
  • Gemma Steele
    Reply

    Beautiful layout and very meaningful 🙂

    June 7, 2014 at 10:57 pm
  • Your layouts are gorgeous! I love the open feel of this one and your placement of embellishments

    June 8, 2014 at 2:09 am
  • Whtat a wonder-filled face in the photo! Just had this experience today with the grands.

    June 8, 2014 at 4:30 am
  • Lindsay
    Reply

    That little cloth flag is adorable! I love the texture addition.

    June 8, 2014 at 8:24 am
  • Wow… That flag is so cute!

    June 8, 2014 at 2:15 pm
  • Beautiful layout, love when you can see life through their eyes (my Gkids)

    June 8, 2014 at 2:25 pm
  • That is lovely, I always wonder what things look like through our dogs eyes – how mad does he think we are when we talk to him!!!

    June 8, 2014 at 4:53 pm
  • Karen Schroeder
    Reply

    I love the joy of discovery children have! I try to look at something differently everyday.

    June 8, 2014 at 7:21 pm
  • Stunning photo – and a lovely sentiment to scrapbook!

    June 9, 2014 at 11:16 am
  • Great photo and I love the little ‘good stuff’ hexagon

    June 9, 2014 at 11:18 am
  • Janet
    Reply

    What a cutie!!! I love your layout and that flag is super cute. I do try to look at things differently from time to time. I need to take more time to do that.

    June 9, 2014 at 12:12 pm
  • Heather Pham (Kimmeh)
    Reply

    Love the flag. I have left over denim everywhere from my fashion design class. 😀
    I wanted to try making banners from them, but now I can make flags too. >:D

    June 9, 2014 at 10:48 pm

Post a Comment