Wednesday, October 19, 2011

A birthday layout!

I made this guy months and months ago! Wow! The photo is from Jacob's first birthday back in May, and I love it! Don't we all look so happy?
 I used a bunch of *new-at-the-time Echo Park, with some American Crafts letters & stickers, and that fabulous Pink Paislee Mistables canvas trim.
 Here is a close-up of the trim. I coloured it with Distress Stain in Broken China, then stitched it on with the machine. This stuff is really cool, but you could totally make your own with some muslin from the fabric store and a well-placed die-cut!
I loved the sheet of little, colourful Polaroids, so I cut a bunch out and used them as the embellishment. It helps that there are so many colours in the photo...all the colours on the layout make sense! And all the blue stitching finishes everything off quite nicely, if I do say so myself. Also, I think that's the biggest piece of pattern paper I've used on a layout in a long time!

I'm at work almost everyday this week, plus I was busy meeting and creating at TM on Sunday, and I will be there again this Sunday for T.H.E. I am relying on scheduled blog posts for the time being, but might get a Rule of Three, or a Fashion Un-Able out there for some variety!! Wish me luck!


  1. Is the implication that you're not happy now? No mind, it's a fun LO!

  2. No. I am personally very happy! It's more a comment on how Lucas is never ever smiling in least he wasn't back then. DUDE!

  3. Love your mix of patterned paper here Lisa!! Great photo too :)


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