Monday, January 7, 2013

I've got your back

Popping in to share a layout today for the current Pretty Little Studio sketch. 

This is from a couple Christmases ago.  My sister Lydia travels to Africa relatively frequently and apparently the women there carry their babies on their backs everywhere - when they are walking around, cooking, working in the fields, etc.  So, Lydia wanted to experiment with Carina (who was just 3 months old at the time) when she came.  It actually worked really well.  Carina was pretty content and fell asleep several times.  Anyway, Ellie (who adores Lydia) did not want to be left out, and insisted on getting to ride on her back too, and Lydia was happy to oblige.  I was actually surprised that this worked for Ellie, but she was on there quite securely.

I'm using Pretty Little Studio's Home For Christmas collection, I really like how bright and vibrant the colors in the collection are, and they are really perfect for the photo (featuring the our Washington Capitals towel....there was much joy in the house when we heard that they players/owners had finally come to an agreement).

This is a bit brighter/bolder than I usually go in my layouts, so I left the background pretty plain and just used a white gel pen to add the journaling around the edges.

The red cardstock was a little bit too stark for me, so I added a some stamping with a Jane's Doodles' chevron border. 

That's it for me today.  Hope that you guys had a great weekend/start to your week!

Supplies Used
Paper/Cardstock:  Pretty Little Studio - Home for Christmas collection; CTMH - Outdoor Denim and Holiday Red cardstock
Stamps:  Janes Doodles - Patterns for Him
Ink:  CTMH - Holiday Red
Other:  Pretty Little Studio - Mini Christmas Home Shipping Tags; May Arts - Burlap Twine; American Crafts - Amy Tangerine White Muse Thickers; Tombow Mono Adhesive; White Gelly Roll Pen


  1. What a sweet story and photo! I loveeeeeee your lo!! LOVING the colors and that title is PERFECT!!!!

  2. LOVE that title and your mix of trendy patterns! Delish!

  3. aww...i just love your page and that very happy and precious picture!

  4. What a great title!
    Congrats on your win!

  5. Oh.. .how fun!! Love love the title with your cute photo :)

  6. Love the journalling goes round the edges, plus that fun sentiment and cool colours! Lovely layout Miriam! :o)