OK, I know baby photos are typically all soft and ethereal or cutsie-patootsie (technical term, cutsie-patootsie--you know all bunnies and toys and such). But Jackson was seated in a child's leatherette wing chair, looking rather like Winston Churchill...um, just did not really lend itself to said cutsie-patootsie.
So I went with a distressed (Paper Loft) background paper and layered up the photo with coordinating papers in blues and browns, some tags, wood veneer butterflies, tiny paper clip and several small red accents (the baker's twine, the tiny red game pieces...love me a tiny red accent or two or three!!!).
The tile letters in the title are Thickers, the other alpha is from Basic Grey, the Clippings collection. I also added a little more stamping, the "love your face" and the arrows.
Bubba-Lu is what we often call Jackson. He's a big boy. Always been a big boy. Hence "Bubba." A while ago, at lunch, I prompted him, "Come on Bubba Lu, let's eat", when his sister admonished me, in her ever so prim and proper 4-year old voice, "His name is Jackson Daniel." To which he knitted up his eyebrows, pursed his little lips, leaned over the table and replied, "I a Bubba-U!" Cracked me up! Had to get this on a page. Yes, Jackson, we do indeed call you Bubba-Lu.
Love you, Bubba-Lu.