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My girlfriend recently had photos taken of my niece, Jaelyn, to celebrate her 1st Birthday. The pictures turned out amazing and I knew the instant I saw them that I wanted to print a few out and make a layout of them. What I got in the end, is something I'm quite proud of!

The photos themselves are full of color and although I usually keep my projects more neutral based, I couldn't resist bringing out all the colors I could muster! Because there is a lot of green in the photos, I could have added it in the paper but chose to highlight the pinks and yellows instead, forcing more of her actual outfit to pop out! The hints of black worked perfectly too as they brought out the little black ribbon on her jumper

I also added a few of the wood veneer stars that I absolutely love from Studio Calico..in fact, I think I will have to add more to my stash in the near future!! :)

To finish off my layout, I added a few strips of washi tape that were in my stash from recent Studio Calico kits..love the hits of color they add!!

1 layout down for June..here's hoping 9 more will follow to fill my goal of 10 layouts a month!! Happy Crafting everyone!!



  1. This layout is gorgeous Dawn!! LOVE LOVE the pictures, she did so good in them. How sweet her dress and that headband, oh how fun to dress up little girls!!! You did a great job on the colors and making the colors pop from pictures. So nice to see a layout and can't wait to see 9 more, good luck!!

    Read your previous post and had fun reading all the CURRENTS right now. Your dinner sounds yummy!! Hope you can do more of these, it's always fun and interesting to read them.

    I can't believe how fast summer is going either.
    Enjoy your week/weekend!!

  2. Hi Dawn, thanks for visiting my blog and saying. WOW I love this layout and the colours are just amazing. I laughed about your SC comment of hoarding your kits. I have only just started subscribing and have promised myself to use my kits before the next month comes. Yeh I am laughing too. Good luck with getting 9 more layouts done.


Thank you so much for your sweet comments!! I appreciate hearing from you, have a great day!

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