Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Creating accents

First of all, I needed to share a photo from yesterday. Dathan, our youngest grandson, is just discovering our backyard. What do you think he had to start collecting first? STICKS!!! Every stick he could find! Yes, that does look close to his eye, but it wasn't and we were watching him every minute!
Are there cuter photos to capture then a newborn sleeping with his little bottom sticking up? He just looks so cuddly. This is our youngest grandson who will be turning one year old this month.
I am always so impressed with clean and simple looks and I always think that I just can't achieve them, so I really tried here with a couple simple patterned papers and a white background.

The circle accent is created with JustRite stamps. These are neat because you totally personalize it with tiny letters that you add. When I set up this particular stamp, I used it to create an announcement too since I could add in his birthdate.

I wanted to point out the "paper" that I created to go with this layout. I like how personal you can make an accent with the computer.

I typed in the alphabet and added in words that went along with a new baby. So when I came to the "T" in the first set of letters, I typed in "TINY".

I made the block background black and changed the letters to white which is really just a clear color and so the letters turn out to be the color of the paper you print this on.

Thanks for visiting, Linda (lbpost)

(NEW)baby layout
Solid Cardstock
Patterned paper – Secret Garden/Life Is Beautiful/Sassafras Lass and Times Nouveau Collection/Graphic 45
Alphabet/word piece – computer generated – Times New Yorker font
Corner rounder punch – Papershapers/EK Success
Priceless stamp – Crafty Secrets
Thickers – American Crafts
Name/Monogram stamp – JustRite stamps
Stamp pads – Clearsnap


  1. awwwww isn't he the cutest... Boys and there sticks... lol Love the layout and how you created your alpha paper... Will have to play with that idea...

    Elisa K

  2. Great photo!!! And I love your layout. My sons collected sticks for a while. :) And I think they will love rocks for forever.

  3. OHHHHHH...How sweet this baby is!
    Love the pages! they are perfect!

  4. Love the pictures of your grandkids.. they are so cute... what a great idea for the border... great lo

  5. He is just adorable, Linda! I love that layout, for sure! :D

  6. This is positively gorgeous Linda and you aced the look!

  7. Adorable Pic! I can't wait until the weather is nice enough for my little ones to venture out!

    LOVE your LO! It is perfect!

  8. Oh my gosh! Dathan is adorable!

    Fabulous layout, precious photos, and gorgeous mix of elements. Love your computer-generated accent paper!

  9. Wow...LOVE the idea for your alphabet/word paper! that is just fabulous! Also, that is a beautiful newborn shot and page...gorgeous!

    And, my son LOVES sticks as well! Actually sticks, rocks, dirt...he's not too picky!

  10. awwww your grandsons are adorable Linda :) love the beautiful layout , really gorgeous!! :) ♥

  11. What a cutie!!! Your layout is awesome! I always have a hard time with simple layouts too. As hard as I try, I just find myself thinking that it always needs just a little bit more.

  12. Linda, the computer generated design you created - brilliant! You would never know that you printed it off the computer. Such a great idea! And I have to say, I just love your cards, too. Your style is just fantastic!

  13. What a great page, Linda! I love the colors and design and he is such a cutie!

  14. He's too cute. How precious and the page is perfect.

  15. Linda, your grandsons are precious, and your idea for stopping on the letter and putting baby words--brilliant!