Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Just Stay Little Layout

Hello everyone and Happy Wednesday!
Just wanted to share this layout I made on Sunday while the boys were taking naps, I was pretty happy to have some quiet time to escape into my own little world.
I had started to pull out some of my project life kits to catch up on it but then some of the cards from the Maggie Kits called out to me to be put on a layout instead.
I had these pictures still sitting on my desk in a pile that I didn't use up for CHA layouts so I pulled them over and got to work.
Here's what I came up with...
All the Maggie collections are my favorites, I hoard them like my life depends on it, and I find ways to use them on everything. To me they usually lend to a very feminine feeling but for some reason these elements just felt so masculine when paired together. I liked it! Soo... I tried to keep that feeling throughout the layout. I added the brown "doily" looking thing and it reminded me of leather and the black and white chevronish printed card reminded me of pin stripes on a suit, so I went with it...
I added some gold letters and mixed the title with some thickers that I stained brown with some Tim Holtz distress stains, I have been using these lots lately because they add color so easily.

My journaling is just a reminder to me that time goes by way too quickly. I remember the day I took these pictures of Brady at 9 months, now in under two weeks he'll be tow. It does make my heart a little sad that the years are fleeting, for some reason that reminds me that one day he will no longer need me. What the heck is all that about!?? I feel like a big sap ha!
Anyways, I hope you like felt nice to just have time to create for me and just because I felt like it and not for a DT assignment. I think I'll try and do it more often.
Have a good week and stay warm everyone.


  1. This page is amazing Stephanie!! Love the tiny photos and all of the layering you added behind them! And the Gold accents are really fab!

  2. What a gorgeous layout! I love your layering and your title and journaling are awesome!!!

  3. What an awesome layout!! LOVE the photos adn the gold is perfect!

  4. Having the same feelings about our M as he's three now :-(

  5. What a stunning page! Loving all the Maggie collections too and hoard them like crazy (I'd better start using them too!). Loving those photos!

  6. absolutely adorable! I completely agree with the sentiment. it would be lovely if life just slowed down a little..x :)