Loves Milk

My son loves milk. But most of all, he loves to drink his milk from a bottle while I hold him, and his little fingers play with my lips. This for him is a comfort thing, and has absolutely nothing with his ability to drink from a glass or cup. I know this because he drinks everything but milk from a glass! At my wits end, I came up with a threat. Adam is very attached to his toy animals. So I told him that animals were a big boys toy, and since he was still drinking milk from a bottle, he was still a baby, ergo, he must give up the animals. I took his favorite griffin to the window and let it 'fly' away. The next day his owl took the same flight. The third day was the lions turn to fly. Maybe this was too much for Adam, he asked for his milk in a glass! Today two months later, He still drinks milk from a bottle, but only at night before he drops off to sleep, or when he's ill. I have told him that Griffin and Owl will come home when he's done with the bottle. Some days he talks of them, I guess this is one of the journeys he must make on his own....
This theme is what I chose to use for my layout. This is the case file from C.S.I.
This is my layout based on Nadia's sketch.

 I muted the palette a little. For my evidence, I 'framed' the main centre striped paper with the darker green, and that with the burgundy print. I also used corners, circles and leaves. My journalling tells the story behind the photo, and is tucked behind the trio of papers framing the photo.
Here are some close-ups.

I live in a country where there are no scrapbook stores. So when a challenge is posted, I have to really dig through my stash, and mix things up and get creative in order to create something. This also helps me find and use up stuff I'd otherwise have overlooked for more recent products. This is by far the best reason for me to look forward to C.S.I.'s challenges every week!


  1. Hello Michelle! Your layout is wonderful with perfect color combination and so many beautiful details! Thank you so much for playing with us at OUAS!

  2. Ah i love your story with your son!! So cute!! Lovely layout, Thanks for joining us at OUAS, channa

  3. Love your layout, lovely colours and it all just goes together ... thanks for playing with us at OUAS!

  4. hi there, what a great layout, fabulous colours and papers and your son is so cute as is the story about him. Thank you for sharing with us at OUAS and good luck.