Saturday, February 26, 2011

Brandon - 1 Year

Using my wonderful swirlydoo kit, I created this layout with the Feb swirlydoo sketch.  It is my son Brandon at 1 year.  He is such a doll and full of smiles!!  If you look close you can see on the right side of the photo his hair just starting to flip up into the slightest bit of a curl.

There are so many fun techniques I used here, I learned from lots of people, so I hope I do not leave anyone out!!  I loved the look of the large flowers behind the photo, acting as a mat, so I sprayed some of them with a hint of blue, also to save from wasting the flowers, cut them in half since you are only seeing half of the flower anyway!!

I love Gabrielle P's blog and her layouts, and one thing I notice on her pages is her use of layered punches below her pictures, it gives such a wonderful riches to the layout without cluttering it, plus it adds a finished line to the bottom of your photo.

I love the little mirror stickers we got in our kit this month, so I used one to write down information about Brandon and what he is doing at 1 year.

I also have been loving Isay's layouts lately, she uses string and fibers winding all over, so I took that idea and ran with it with the twine, it just takes lots of glue dots to hold it down where you want it do flow (also a hint, do not use big twists, use little ones). 

I hope you enjoy this, it is one of my favorites!!


  1. wow.. i just came across your blog and totally fell in love with this gorgeous layout!! such an adorable photo.. love it..

  2. That is a precious picture you used. Such great use of a fun sketch.
    Thank you for joining us this week at
    sketches In Thyme
    Hope you come back real soon.

  3. I love this layout! I love how you used the flowers, and it does not in any way look "girly". I have two sons, and am always looking for masculine ways to incorporate things that are considered feminine.

  4. So many nice thingd going on, on the LO...

    I’m really looking forward to working with you @ RSMobleys Designs!

  5. Fantastic layout! I love all the dimension and bling, but love that the focus is on that little sweetie. :)

    Welcome to the FD team! Congrats!!! I can't wait to work with you.

  6. Beautfiful as always Erin!! I love your work.. so happy to have you joining us at FD!! And thanks for playing at Sketches in Thyme on your "off week"...LOL!!!

  7. Erin, this is gorgeous!!! You did a fantastic job incorporating all of those wonderful techniques and the colors are beautiful!!! The photo is just adorable!!! Hugs!!!

  8. Gorgeous LO and Adorable photo. Wanted to Welcome you to Frosted Designs.

  9. Hi Erin! Soo beautiful project!!! Thanks for your visit!


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