Monday, October 4, 2010

I'm just a little behind

in my monthly layouts of the girls for the "Year in the Chair" album. But I just finished my July layouts today and wanted to share them with you.

First up... the one with both of them.

I'm not sure why these photos of this layout look so washed out. I tried everything to fix them up. Sorry about that.

I am trying to make some things consistent throughout my album - such as the Studio Calico months of the year stamp.

Look how gorgeous these sparkly papers are from My Mind's Eye new Lost and Found Market Street collection. I hardly had to do anything else to this page apart from slap on some photos. Which is good since I've still got August and September layouts to do before I'm up to date :-)
However, I did manage to fit in some banner love... who would have guessed?!

I did spend a bit more time on this one - mainly putting my Cuttlebug to good use cutting out all those flowers.

On both of these layouts, the tab with the stamp on it pulls out from behind the photo with some hidden journaling. I keep notes on the milestones and events and cute things they say and do in a diary so that when it comes time to do the journaling I already know what to talk about. 

And I try and keep some consistency in my two layouts every month by using the same paper collection. After all, they will be facing each other in the album so I don't want them to clash. Some people call that sensible. Others call it obsessive :-)

I bought all my supplies for these layouts from Handmade by Suzanne. They offer a flat rate of $5 postage anywhere in Australia, even if you buy a whole bunch of heavy punches (as I have done on more than one occasion!) and free postage if you spend more than $50. Good value hey?!


  1. Gorgeous LO's Natalie! I always love your talent for layering and your eye for colour. (Not to mention the always cute pics of your girls!) Keep up the gorgeous work! XXX

  2. So sweet and pretty! Love the flowers!

  3. Your little girls are so sweet and sometimes I just marvel at the products you are able to use on little girl layouts. Sigh...maybe someday for me. Love that bird in the first layout so much.

  4. Oh My! These LO's are sooo pretty! I love all the flower detail and the colors are beautiful;0) And the pics are too darling!

    Cecelia B

  5. So beautiful, Nat! Both of these pages are so full of 'wow' for me- but I'm over the moon with all of those flowers you created!! :)
    (and if it makes you feel much, much better- I haven't even scrapped my 5 yo's 1st birthday... sigh)


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