Sunday, 20 July 2014

One, two, buckle my shoe

A while ago I posted the cover of the baby book I have been making (see it at this post) and I finally have a layout from it to show, this one features the adorable Baby Blocks Rio from Simply B Stamps’ Baby Teen Scene collection.

To make up the pages I’ve followed the current sketch over at Stuck on U Sketches, I just flipped the sketch horizontally to have the pages mirror images.  I want the whole book to tie in together so for part of the horizontal elements I used the same stencil as I did on the cover only this time I left it white to break up all that pink.

I found some perfect ribbon and ric rac in my stash to complete the horizontal elements.  I don’t do baby stuff often so why I bought two rolls of pink and white gingham ribbon is anyone’s guess but goes to show how deep my stash runs!  As I have ribbon on the page I am entering this in Incy Wincy Designs’ current challenge.

Baby Blocks Rio was the perfect image for this page of clever little firsts, she is so stinkin’ cute.  I didn’t do two images though as I really wanted to contrast the picture page with the journaling page and, besides, it allowed me to add in some cute blocks that I made using shrink film.  To tie the two sides together I mounted both Rio and the blocks on the same die cut and used another for the titles.

As this is a record of a young child’s life I think it suits a theme of ‘forever young’ perfectly so I am entering it in the current challenge at Corrosive Challenge.

Now I really will be posting up the rest of the layouts over the next few days as I have to finish this off once and for all so please come back and see how it all looks.
Skin E21, E30, E33 (R20 cheeks)
Eyes E21, E23, E27, 0
Mouth R000, R00, R02
Hair T4, T6, T8, 100
Outfit N0, N1, N2, N4, RV10, RV11, RV32, RV34, RV66, 0
Blocks B00, B02, B05, BG05, BG07, BG09, G03, G05, G09, R24, R29, R46, RV32, RV34, RV66, V09, V12, V15, Y13, Y15, Y17, YG00, YG01, YG03, YR12, YR14, YR16
Dies, SVGs & Templates etc
Spellbinders Nestabilities ~ Stately Circles
Baby Blocks handmade from shrink film
Making Memories Rub-ons Alphabet ~ Heidi White
Prima Flowers ~ Chantelle Medallion
Inks & Paints etc
Tim Holtz Distress Ink ~ Dusty Concord, Shaded Lilac & Tea Dye
Maja Design Shall We Take  Coffee Break? ~ Leja’s CafĂ©
Ribbons & Trims etc
Pink Gingham Satin Ribbon from stash
Pink and White Ric Rac from stash

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. Wow your Double page its very pretty. Thank for playing at SOUS

  2. wow love these layouts, great idea for the sketch. Good luck from Caroleanne at SOUS X

  3. Love that you have used our sketch to inspire these first pages in your baby book. Loving your stencil work, and your Copic colouring on the wee girl with the blocks is awesome. Thanks for joining us at SOUS!

  4. Totally sweet, totally love! And ya adding something stamped…to a layout? Wow! Nice touch! Really great and so-so glad the sketch worked for you, glad you shared with us!!!!!

    Warmly, Leah


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