Hello Friends! How is your week going so far? I started it off by cleaning up the craft room on Sunday – I was down to about one square foot of useable space on my desk, and every other surface was piled up so much that I couldn’t pile any more on! So, with a clear desk (clear mind), I decided to take on this week’s Waltzingmouse Sketch Challenge!

I know that usually it’s cards for this sketch, but since I am on a layout kick lately, I decided to make it work for me!

This photo was taken a couple of weeks after my youngest was born. I had purchased the “Big Sister, Little Sister” shirts while I was still pregnant – but I didn’t know if we’d be able to use the “Little Sister” shirt or not! Now that I do have 2 little girls, I LOVE to dress them up the same… I am sure one day they’ll fight me on it, but for now, I think it’s adorable!

I also used this week’s Totally Hues colour challenge, which was to use Lemon Tart, Raspberry Fizz, Plum Pudding and New Leaf. These are pretty bright colours for the shabby style I am loving on my layouts, so I added some paint and distress inks to help me out. Here are some detail shots:

You can see on my banner that I used a different vintage button for each pennant.

I stamped the Notebook die from PTI with a few lines to make it look like a ruled page… I love how it turned out!
Paper: Bazzil Cardstock, K&Company DP, PTI Plum Pudding, New Leaf and Lemon Tart
Stamps: Waltzingmouse Stamps Off-Beat Backgrounds; Papertrey Ink Mat Stack 1 Collection, Mini Scrapbook Series: Journalling Circle, Fillable Frames #9
Ink: Stampin’ Up Rich Razzleberry; VersaFine Onyx; Tim Holtz Distress Inks Antique Linen, Frayed Burlap
Other: Papertrey Ink Spiral Notebook Page, Fillable Frames #9, Making Memories Crocheted flower and chiffon flower, chipboard letters from stash, Recollections resin flower, vintage image and ticket stub from stash


  • Tonya
    March 23, 2011 4:30 am

    Love it! The layout, the colors and the cute girls in their adorable shirts! I am glad that I am not the only one who ends up crowding my workspace down to slightly more than 12×12. I love it when it is all cleaned off but it never stays that way for long!

  • diana
    March 23, 2011 5:09 am

    Thanks for sharing a look at both your paper creations and your people creations! Very sweet! 😉

  • {Lynn – that’s me!}
    March 23, 2011 5:09 pm

    Oh my, but this is the most previous layout Meredity! This is such a great photo and your layout is so full of wonderful elements. Such a great job. Thanks for playing along with the Waltzingmouse Stamps Sketch Challenge this week.

  • Pauline
    March 23, 2011 6:28 pm

    Aaaah, how lovely! Such a wonderful alyout, and gorgeous pics of your babies! Certainly a time to cherish, don't worry about all those sleepless nights, they don't last (thank god!) xxx

  • Sonia
    March 24, 2011 3:37 am

    Absolutely BEAUTIFUL!!… love how you did this layout! Great Creation.
    i'm your new follower.

  • Carol’s Ink Spot
    March 25, 2011 2:03 am

    Love your layout! What a pretty page! Adorable little ones too. Enjoy dressing them now for as they get older with 'minds of their own', you will have a very hard time making them happy with what you pick out. Trust me, I have lived through this.

  • Debgem
    March 25, 2011 3:22 pm

    What a fabulous scrapbook page. The babies are so cute, and I adore their matching outfits. A wonderful page!

  • Heather P.
    April 1, 2011 5:55 pm

    What a totally sweet layout! Love the way you toned down the chipboard letters, such a great effect!

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