I have two very special layouts to share with you today! First is a new kit called Hoppy Easter by AnnaBV Designs which is being released today at ScrapOrchard. Filled with handdrawn bunnies and yummy jelly beans, it’s the perfect Easter kit. It also has coordinating alpha and wordart packs. My layout for this kit is very personal and bittersweet… I decided to scrap a memory from when Anna was 2 years old.
The journaling reads:
You were two years old and we were
celebrating Easter with the neighborhood
playgroup. These get-togethers were always
stressful for you and this day was no
different. You clung to me, so scared, not
wanting to join the kids. By the time we
got to the hunting grounds, all the eggs
were gone. My eyes pricked with tears…
tears that you had missed out, tears that
something that was supposed to be fun
caused so much anxiety. Some of the other
moms made their kids drop a few eggs and
you happily picked them up after the excited
children wandered off.
My heart ached for days.
It is difficult to look back at old pictures. At that time, we didn’t yet know that Anna had autism and her first seizure was still a year into the future. Social situations caused so much panic in her… looking back, it was one of the signs of her autism; to me, it didn’t resonate as any more than sensory overload at the time.
The second kit is called Wonderland. AnnaBV has teamed up with Jennifer Barrette to bring this wonderful kit full of Alice in Wonderland characters and elements. I had so much fun scrapping with this kit that I made everyone a free 12×12, 300 ppi quickpage based on my layout! The download link is at the end of the post.
Since this is my very first quickpage, I would be so so grateful for comments and feedback. Even just a quick thank you would be really appreciated!
Thanks for looking and downloading!