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This layout has journalling!!  I know, I'm shocked too!

Please excuse the glossiness of the photograph - this is the best shot I could get with the light as it was.  Bring on spring and summer!

The title is Onxby - the journalling explains why...

Buttons and sequins originally from a Things That Shine kit.  Gorgeous sheer dots ribbon from Crafty Ribbons.

The pink bow garland is also from Things That Shine.

I'll erase the lines in a couple of days when there is no chance of ink smudging, I've smudged so many times that I'm always scared when it comes to erase the lines!

I'd like to entering this at Show Us Your Stuff with my handmade item the garland.  I started off following the sketch faithfully but when I had finished I realised I've changed quite a bit!  I may well be disqualified for straying too far...

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. I didn't even notice the lines. Great story to pass on, and adorable girl. :) Very cute page. I love the little bows and all the sweet little touches.

  2. What a fab LO.

    hope you are having a good day. Sue

  3. What a pretty layout Laura … I love the tags and the sequins and the little bows. Adorable :)

  4. such a pretty layout with a special memory. love the journaling, and the way you've recorded that word.
    bless you.
    from Angela CKC

  5. Cute layout, love the butterfly garland.
    Cindy F

  6. Super cute layout and just love the ribbon too.

  7. Nice layout - super cute title work!

  8. Adore your bow garland! and the sweet story of Onxby III :)

  9. Sweet layout & lovely take on the sketch! Thanks for joining us this month over @ SUYS :)

  10. Love the story, and love your layout, you've done well with this sketch.
    Thanks for joining us at SUYS.

  11. Laura, this is lovely! Such a special family memory to document and a great take on the sketch too! Thanks for joining us at Show Us Your Stuff. :)

  12. that is beautiful.
    love the take on the sketch.
    thank you for joining in at show us your stuff

  13. Lovely take on the sketch thanks for sharing with SUYS!!

  14. Beautiful page and a lovely memory! Great job with the journaling too!
    Thanks for joining in at SUYS!


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