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Friday, February 12, 2010

Joy! Ballerina Paige

I posted a while back about a mystery contest that Sir Stampalot and Floral Fantasies are having (see their post here) ... well I finally got my layout finished for the challenge. The deadline is tomorrow at midnight GMT which is in about ... um ... yeah, well I can't figure that out but it's soon!! Yikes! Talk about cutting it close!!
Because Sit Stampalot is celebrating the grand opening of their new store, the theme prompt for the challenge is "MOVING" - however we interpret that. I immediately thought I'd do something on when we moved into our new house a couple years ago but ... I did this instead:

Shortly after buying my new Canon Rebel T1i, Paige had her first ballet class of the new year so I took my camera along and "played" while watching her. I had printed off a few pictures intending to use them on my Project 12 January 2010 layout but they got left on the cutting room table (so to speak!) Greg had picked one up and said how cute it was and I knew I wanted to use them but the question was how? Then Sketchy Thursday's latest sketch popped into my head and the rest was easy!

Here are some detail shots:

There was no spot on the sketch for journalling so I tucked a card in behind one of the pictures.

I figure by the time I actually get around to working on Paige`s album, it`ll be half done already! Of course, at the rate I`m going, Paige will be a Grandma by the time I finish Marley`s album and am ready to work on hers!!!

Today I am grateful for ...
... ProD days ...
... wearing pj`s until 10am ...
... babies that take 2 hour morning naps and allow Mama to start and finish an entire layout!


  1. Great Layout thanks for joining us on the special challenge & blog hop


  2. Hi there Alison.
    this is so layout is so adorable I love it,some good camera work going on there.
    thanks for joining in the sir stampalot challenge and draws.
    good luck chris xx

  3. Hi Alison

    What a lovely l/o and a great take on the Moving theme. The pictures adn especially the the hankies or scarf remind me of when my daughters used to do Ballet.

    Thank you for joining in our Stampalot challenge and good luck with the draws.

    B x

  4. This is so beautiful, thanks for joining the challenge and hop, good luck.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

  5. Amazing page! I love the way the photos worked, and great colors!!! Thanks for playing along with us!
    -Diana, Sketchy Thursdays

  6. Alison I love your layout, she is a wee cutie and your layout is perfect for our MOVING theme. Thanks for taking time to join the fun and good luck in the draws.

  7. Hi Alison,
    Your layout is beautiful and a perfect way to preserve special memories.
    Thank you for joining in with the special Sir Stampalot challenge.
    Clare x

  8. Fabulous page. I love the LO. Thanks for joining the blog hop and good luck with the Draws!

  9. Oh wow - what a gorgeous layout.. .. .. and such a beautiful subject too.

    Such a wonderful way to capture those special times.

    Thank you for joining in this special Stampalot Challenge.

    Love Jules xx

  10. This is gorgeous! Love then dance pictures! Great take on the sketch!!!

  11. That's such an adorable layout! Those pics are cute and the papers you used are just perfect for this layout. Amazing job!

  12. Aww this LO is the c olors and the photos ares so cute!!

  13. Oh, I miss this. I taught dance for 12 years and this kind of class was one of my favorites! Fantastic job on the layout!

    Tessa, Sketchy Thursdays DT

  14. Too Cute - Paige is getting to be so big!