Monday, June 4, 2012

Happy Birth Day


This is one of my all time favourite photos. it was taken just hours after Benji was born and is the first time that Sophie held and cuddled him. She was so thrilled and just kept kissing his little forehead over and over again. He lay so peacefully in her arms and only wimpered when we took him away from her. Three years later they are still very close, they do occasionally squabble but mostly Sophie is very tolerant of her little brother's annoying behaviour lol.
The new challenge at Once Upon a Sketch is to scrap a page using the theme 'Birthdays' and their current sketch.
I used October Afternoon Farmhouse papers for this page - the colours are soft and pastel which is what I wanted. I used a mix of pink and blue elements to keep the page gender neutral. The gorgeous little resin bird bath and birds are from 'Prima'. I only got them a couple of days ago and couldn't wait to use them. They were perfect for this page about another little birdie joining our family :)))
All of you in NZ have a great Queen's birthday holiday - a good excuse for some extra craft time me thinks!!

17 comments:

Kel said...

This is stunning Sara- the choice of colours is beautiful and what a sweet photo x

phamil said...

I just love all of the gorgeous elements you used on this beautiful page! The photo is gorgeous, just a wonderful job on the challenge! Thanks for playing along at OUAS!

Lizzy Hill said...

LOVE it! Just adorable & that post card with B's details is charming- great idea, too:):):)

Mrs Frizz said...

what a very special layout Sarah ... it's ... well it's just gorgeous ...

Chantal Vandenberg said...

WOW!!! This is beautiful, Sarah!!! Absolutely breathtaking!!!

Just Els... said...

JUST BEAUTIFUL.....lOVE IT LOVE IT.... SO MUCH TO LOOK AT ON THIS PAGE, hey Sarah they are all amazing, this one is my Fave....

Cathy Lane said...

That photo is so touching Sarah..it's no wonder you love it so much :) Beautiful page :)

sandi said...

This is just so sweet! Love the masked background and fun embellies. Tks. for playing along with us at OUAS!

Vicky Varvadouka said...

Wow!!! Sarah I love,love,love this!!!! SOOO touching! Beautiful work!!Thanks for playing along at OUAS!!

Debbi Tehrani said...

Such a sweet layout and a precious photo. Wonderful details and great job with that sketch!

Nadia Cannizzo said...

Oh Sarah..LOVE this. What a wet picture and its lovely that you scrapped it for this theme. LOVE all the emebllies you have used and the way you placed everything. Well done :) Thanks so much for playing along at OUAS! Always love seeing your work there. :)

Luz Maria Bruna said...

I love love your design.It´s BEAUTIFUL!!

ANUPAMA CHOUDARY said...

Love all the little details and the butterfly background. The picture is way too precious!

Bente Fagerberg said...

I can surely see why you love that shot. It is really a beautiful picture. I love the layout you have created a lo around it and your interpretation of the sketch. Thanks for joining us at OUAS!

Cristeen said...

fantastic post and Thanks for sharing this info. It's very helpful.
web agency brussels

dstandard said...

Such a sweet photo and beautifully done page!

Lauren said...

Wonderful photo and I really like the color combo of the papers. Great misting.

Blog Archive