February 19, 2010

Sweet Boy of Mine-SOUS


I'm so thrilled that today is Friday and I'm so very over thrilled to be able to share this sketch and layout with you all ..
Liz Qualman has made us at SOUS an original sketch.. Wow!!! , Let me repeat  that "Liz Qualman has made US at SOUS an ORIGINAL sketch...LOL
Thank you Liz so much..

This layout is of me and my son Aaron,  back when I was 21 years old and I have just brought my him home.. He weighed a whopping 8lbs 4oz.. Big boy!!!  I have been wanting to scrap some of his baby photos for the longest time and when I seen this sketch, it inspired me to get his photos out and make a layout..
I don't own any baby cartridges so I think I did pretty good with what I have..LOL  :O)

And here is that amazing sketch of hers..

 I hope you ladies get a chance to stop by SOUS this weeks and have a go at this sketch.. It was so much fun to work with and it highly inspired me..

Here are some close ups and all of the details to the making of this layout.

I made the title using SCAL.. I wanted to make the BOY look like baby blocks.. I think I did a pretty good job.LOL  and  I adore the soft colors I chose to use..

I love these little faces I made with just a simple circle cut and the peachy keen stamps..I did chalk some color onto the cheeks..  :O)  The baby blanket I made just folding a piece of blue paper and inking the edges..
I found this cute little quote from scrapbook.com
I thought it was so appropriate for this layout.. and they do have the cutest quotes, poems and title ideas

Gosh! I look so young...  :O)  Where has the time gone?

Supplies Used:

Cricut cartridge: Home Decor
 leaves,scalloped circle and flourish

Cricut cartridge: Graphically Speaking

Cricut cartridge:  Accent Essentials
flowers, scalloped edge and frames

Cricut cartridge:  George and basic Shapes
flower centers and large circle

Cricut cartridge: Doodlecharms

Cricut cartridge: My Community
Cricut cartridge: A childs year

Sure Cuts A Lot for the title..

Papers: K& Co
Cardstock: light blue, light green and light yellow

Tim Holtz distress ink:
Antique linen, shabby shutters and faded jeans

light blue ink by VersaColor

Facial stamps by "Peachy Keen Stamps!"

pop dots and zig two way glue

I think that about does it everyone.. I hope I didn't forget to list anything..  :O)
Thank you all so much for looking and I'm so looking forward to seeing your take on this sketch at SOUS..


  1. Wow! Beautiful layout! I love it. It looks so happy and sweet!!!!

  2. Wow, such a precious layout! Just love the soft colours, you did a fab job with all the embellies, not having any baby carts, and who doesn't just adore those peachy keen faces.

    Kaye x

  3. this is just adorable! I absolutely love the faces in your flowers. The pictures are so cute! Love the colors and all the details. Great job!!!!! Happy Friday my sweet friend!

  4. Gorgeous Nanne...you look so happy...what a special memory...wonderful pics of you and your babe...I love what you did with the sketch...the colors are so soft and sweet...I also like the quote you added...so very true....The cuts you used on this are just perfect...as always...you are such a gift to us...so happy we get to scrap together each week...you rock!

  5. Nanne... this is sooo precious! The soft colors and shading you did make it the perfect baby page! And those faces!! Crack me up!! They just make me smile and want to pinch a baby's cheek!! Love the quote and all the cuts... those blocks are adorable!! Another fabulous week for all of you ladies over at SOUS!!
    Barb :)

  6. A-dorable..love it..you always have such clever ideas..wonderfull...

  7. What a beautiful lo, Nanne!! I can't believe you didn't use a Baby Cartridge on this... I just love those Peachy Keen Faces, they are sooo adorable. And the font, the chalking, all of the tiny little details you've added, makes this lo sooo precious!!!

  8. What a stunning layout Nanne, especially when you don't have a baby cartridge, Cricut is so versatile....

    Totally adore the Peachy Keen faces, what an original way to use them, I have put off buying them, but now me thinks I must....

    The baby soft colours and your never failing attention to detail make this a beautiful layout xx

  9. Honestly I think this is the best week we have done..I am so in love with all the pages this week! I LOVE this! I love how the flower person is holding the quote and your incredible way of doing titles..with "boy" in blocks! oh, you creative little thing you!
    what a week, what a week!

  10. Nanne, this is absolutely one of my favorites! Adore the colors and those Peachy Keen faces just light up the world! Love the pop of red ... may have to lift some of this one!

  11. WOW Nanne, you do such an awesome job on the scrap pages.. I love this one it is adorable. That little blanket looks perfect!! Thanks for sharing!!

  12. awww this is sooo adorable love how you added those faces!!!Love the photos and your colors are sooo sweet! And soooo clever of you to find all the cuts you needed on your carts!!I didn't even know GS had a stroller and I used that cart sooo much!!!

  13. Oh Nanne, I think this one is my favorite! Love the soft colors, then along comes the pop of the adorable flowers! So sweet!

  14. This is beautiful! I love the soft colors!! Such fantastic details too! Wonderful wonderful work!

  15. I adore this layout! The soft colors, the happy flowers and the adorable baby face peeking out of the stroller really make your precious photo's shine!

  16. Hey Nanne... I just wanted to stop by and share a little ray of sunshine with you! I left an award on my blog for you....come on by and pick it up!!
    Barb :)

  17. Just had to tell you how much I love this! I just got some peachy keen stamps and wasn't sure if I could use flowers like that on boy layouts ( I have 3 boys, 4 1/2, 2 1/2 and 1yo) and your example is great!

    By the way, your boy would be considered tiny in this house, DS1 was 11 lbs 5 oz! (ds2 was 9.6 and ds3 was 9.1, so they were not small either)