Sunday, March 4, 2012


I just love these pictures.  They aren't great portraits but they were the first pictures of this little son in law, daughter, grandson David and New Baby Girl who was less than a day old.  What I love about these pictures is the "WHAT THE HECK IS HAPPENING TO MY WORLD??!!" look on David's face!
Grainy picture, I's a picture of a picture but I just love the look on this sweet little boy's face!
Here is my layout:
And I used the sketch from Sketch Savvy and posted by Erin Madsen at her Die Cuts with a View blog.  She runs a sketch challenge every month for us DCWV stacks fans!
Here is the sketch:
I used the very pretty Chateau Lavender stack from DCWV which I love!  I know it's probably not typically used for baby pictures but I love all the purple colors in it and think it's perfect for some of my favorite photos! I did another layout with those papers and will post it within the next week so check back if you like purples! :)
I used 2 different Fiskars punches for the borders, Fillable Frames #5 and #6 for the frame and "Happy Day" sentiment and those are from Paper Trey Ink and stamped with Jenni Bowlin Brown Sugar ink. The large FAMILY circle was from an image in the Silhouette store and cut with my Cameo.  The heart border along the bottom was a freebie from Kerri Bradford Studio.  Both cut so beautifully, don't you think?  Buttons were from PTI and Memory Makers and the twine was from PTI. Oh and I inked edges of the borders with some Distress Inks from Ranger.
I had a great time doing this layout...the photos just bring a smile to my face each time I look at them.  My journaling reads "A first family photo...Here we have a very happy father, a happy but exhausted mother, a sleepy and a little annoyed new baby girl and a big brother who is not at all sure what is going on!"
I just love that David is looking at his new little baby sister so intently.  :)
Here are a couple of closeups:

I love the "glittery" look to the papers without the mess of glitter!


  1. Lavender is a favorite color of mine and it looks wonderful with the family photos. Especially like the glitter on the paper.
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

  2. Very pretty layout- and great use of the sketch- I love the sparkle on that paper- it is just so pretty! :)Amy


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