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Here is an un-blogged layout from last year.  The main supplies were a winners prize.  I also used a 'HELLO.' packing tag from Cocoa Daisy, a snippet-y cut off strip and a paper envelope.

The journalling is safely tucked away in the envelope.  I'm really enjoying working with grey at the moment.  It's proving to be inspiring for me, and I wouldn't have thought I would say that!

And of course that little face on the photo is always inspiring!  Love him.  He is one today - how did that happen?!

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  1. Lovely LO. What a cutie. He's going to break a few hearts when he's older.

    Hope you have a good start to the week. Sue

  2. Very cleverly done layout Laura! The greys do all work so well together, And what a cutie pie too :)


    Di xx

  3. Laura, I saw your pretty layout highlighted over at Pixie's Snippet Playground and popped over for a closer look. I don't work with gray much either, but it's so effective on this piece. It allowed the delightful photo of this cute little fella to take center stage. Loved all the different patterns & shades of grays that add so much texture & visual dimension. And of course the sweet colored hearts! Well done, and TFS

  4. Hi Laura, I love this layout. I would not have thought of using a grey/black/white combination for a baby photo but it works beautifully on your page - very effective! Elizabeth xx


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