Two little boys...

Thursday, April 4, 2013

I never imagined myself ever saying the words 'my sons'! I was resigned to the fact that the farmer and I had a girl and a boy and that was our family. Well along came Ted! So much has changed since this little man came into our world and the best change of all is seeing our two sons getting to know each other as brothers.

I created this layout using the new Fern and Forest Boy collection  from Little Yellow Bicycle and played around with a simple concept of matting small rectangles of patterned paper behind the photo. I added hints of whimy with the grass, trees, critters and clouds whilst hiding a small tag of journaling behind the photo.

How sweet is this little tree from the Naturals collection. I love the texture it adds to the layout.

I decided to add the Fresh Verse stickers in a slightly eclectic way by layering them vertically on the page and finishing the layout with a few stars, a touch of stitching and a splash of white mist.

Products Used:
FNB-405 Seeing Stars/Tan Chevron
FNB-404 Forest Stripe/Orange Chevron
FNB-604 6x6 Paper Pack
FNB-435 Cardstock Stickers - Favorite Pieces
FNB-440 Cardstock Stickers - Fresh Verse
FNB-579 Chipboard Shapes
FNB-501 Canvas Stickers
NA-JT20 Jute Pack - Bright
NA-BS20 Layered Burlap Stickers - Natural

Don't forget to pop over to the Little Yellow Bicycle blog to see two more layouts using the new Fern and Forest Boy collection by the talented Mitchell Kraft and Moau Saha.

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  1. Love love love this page!! First of all, the picture is adorable but I just love what you did with this collection!! All of the journaling strips are a perfect touch!!

  2. super cute!!! Love this photo!!

  3. What a fun page! I love how you framed the photo with a nature scene.

  4. What a sweet photo! Love your page, especially how you created the background! and that little critter is so cute too!

  5. Another gorgeous layout. Melinda, for me your signature style will always be the detail you put into your background and the clean and uncluttered look you manage to get. Love the grass and the critter below the photo...and even the white splatters seem to be perfectly placed.


  6. Totally lovin the word sticker design you have got going on here...and the journaling as always rocks!

  7. Love the whimsical elements. Everything works so beautifully together with your terribly sweet photo.

  8. Your boys!!!! Sooo the almost patchwork bg, & that tree!!! Fab...great way to use words, too:):)