Description:This was created for the CK Summer Camp Inspiration Board/Metals & Paper challenge. I decided to take the design of Laura Vegas' inspiration board and Kim Watson's idea of creating a layout designed like an inspiration board and combine them to create this layout.
I had several mementos from Liam's 5-week hospital stay after he was born that I wanted to include and the idea of designing the page like an inspiration board was perfect for showcasing those mementos. I used cork patterned paper, wire, paper clips, brads (to serve as my tacks), and even a Post-It Note behind my title to make it seem more like a bulletin board.
The mementos showcased are the one and only photo I have of Liam right when he was born - it was take by a nurse in the OR because I had an emergency c-section so my husband was not in the room and I was under general anesthesia. Then I have our three ID bracelets. Andrew's & mine are well worn from wearing them for 5 weeks. Then there is a scanned, scaled-down copy of his NICU graduation diploma. Next is a wallet-size photo of his first portrait taken the day before discharge. Then there was his name tag that was on his isolette/bassinet while he was in the NICU. Then there are copies of his footprints taken after birth. Then I have a scanned, scaled-down copy of a certificate the hospital provided with his birth stats and footprints.
This is absolutely wonderful! Amazing that you kept track of all that considering that you ended up giving birth while away from home! I love the design, and each of those items is a precious treasure!