2nd LO ever *phew*

Hi everyone and happy Tuesday :-)

A little 'warning' upfront: I am currently trying to get into scrapbooking... but... mmm... well.... it's a long, hard way *lol* I am trying, experimenting and learning... and here's what I came up with using the current sketch #59 from Sketchabilities provided by Karan Gerber!
(I hope Karan doesn't mind me bungle her wonderful sketch with my amateurish LO ;-))) )

To be honest, I'm kind of happy with the result (for me as an absolute beginner *lol*)! 

Ok ok ok .... I admit I have to practice getting good pictures of this large 12x12 size (that has been the most difficult part on this LO for me *lol*) 
I think the page looks nicer IRL than here on the pictures... also the white strokes are NOT that 'bold' and contrasting!!! They are much more subtle IRL .. just adding a little bit of texture to the page.
As I said before.. I have to practice getting good pictures *sigh*

Anyway... it's a beginner's LO (it's my second traditional LO I ever made)... so please bear with me!

Any constructive criticism is more than welcome!

close ups:

  • cardstock - Bazzill
  • patterned papers - My Little Shoebox 'Enchanted Garden'
  • stickers and alphas - Echo Park Paper 'Country Drive'
  • font - CKJacque
  • others - Fiskars border punch, Fiskars 1.5'' square punch, sewing machine, Distress 'Broken China' ink, Sakura white gel pen, Gesso, doublesided adhesive tape , white thread

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  1. Oh Sylvia! How adorable!! The little cutie in the pictures....and your LO! Really! It is great! Remember, you are always your own worst critic....so just put your hands over your ears and don't listen to yourself! =)

  2. So gorgeous Sylvia.

    Hugs Riet.xx

  3. I think this is adorable!
    Love the layout and how you have two seperate areas with images, linket together with the journaling. The sewing is georgeus, and the colors and embellishments are so fresh and beautiful. :)
    Georgeus little girl on the images too. :)

    Hugs, Anne.

  4. This is a beautiful layout, Sylvia :)

    One life documented

  5. Really???? I can't believe it is only your 2nd layout it is so gorgeous well put together!

  6. Hahaha, I`m sorry, hope you are not offended, its impossible to tell the genders apart at that age. :) A beautiful boy, that he is. :)

  7. This is sweet! Love how you've used the white space!

  8. I think it's great!!! If only my beginning layouts were this good! :)

  9. That is a cute layout! It is neat how many photos you were able to use and it doesn't look too busy! Keep it up!

  10. Oh ein LO und was für eins.
    Ich wusste gar nicht, dass Du auch scrappst.
    Dein LO ist toll. Wunderwunderschön liebe Sylvia.

  11. Really impressing for being your 2nd layout. Keep up the super work !

  12. Really, really love hour layout! The colors, the pictures, and the journaling are all really great!

  13. Fantastic layout! Keep it up! Thanks for playing this week. Hugs, Brandi.

  14. Lovely layout! I adore the photos! Thank you for playing along at Sketchabilities

  15. Great layout---simple and adorable...welcome to scrapbooking---it's a fun addiction!

  16. Wow this is such a sweet take on the sketch - love your tiny photos and all that journaling! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Sketchabilities :)

  17. This is a wonderful second-ever layout, Sylvia. I would hate to have you see any of my first pages, that's for sure! Keep up the great work. :-)


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Sylvia xx