Of course, I'm still going to do pages that celebrate the moments and events. It won't only be soppy gushy emotional pages! My baby girl having her first birthday is a moment to be remembered!
I used the January sketch at Handmade by Suzanne, but I did have to re-jig it a bit. This month we have as our Guest Designer the amazingly talented Sam Hauzer, and she designed this great sketch.
But I'm using Webster's Pages WonderFall Collection and the papers already come with so many details that I found I didn't need to add much to them, nor did I want to cover them up too much. So instead of the two photos I just used one.
I still added lots of layers under the photo as the sketch called for - using paper and stickers and stamps. Can you see the shine on my stamped doilies? I stamped with Perfect Medium and brushed blue Perfect Pearls over the top of it for a bit of glamour!
I used these balloons for the embellishment cluster in the top right corner as per the sketch, but decided to leave the bottom left corner alone since it had all the cute designs on it already. I love the way the twine dangles so freely from the balloons, like they're really floating away through the air :-)
And my Martha Stewart punch collection is ever-expanding. This is my latest purchase which you can see in use on the blue paper matting the photo. It's the punch-around-the-page 'Cherish' set which I got from here. These punches were recently just offered at Studio Calico and were sold-out within minutes, so if that's any indication this will be the hottest punch to have next month! But if you live in Australia and buy from Suzanne you'll only pay a flat rate of $5 postage no matter how many punches you get!