The One with Mayberry Layouts

Monday, May 27, 2013

First and foremost, happy birthday to my little sister, Allie Litchfield! She's finally out of her teens :)
Wish you were here so we could celebrate properly! LOVE YOU ALLIE!

PS - If it's Allie's birthday today, you know what that makes tomorrow? MY birthday! And not just any birthday, it's my GOLDEN birthday (I'll be 28 on the 28th.) Just sayin' :)

Anyway, back to business, I have a pair of layouts up on the American Crafts blog today!

Journaling says: At 8 months you are finally taking naps in your crib but don't ask about how you sleep at night... You are so affectionate and sweet. You love having your picture taken. Everything goes straight into your mouth! Now teeth yet. You would eat all day long if we let you. You refuse to use your legs to stand. Finally rolling from front to back. Happy-go-lucky!

How to: Die cut a large doily from scrap cardstock, place it over a robin's egg blue cardstock background, spray over it with aqua mist, then remove the doily mask. Trim rounded pennants from patterned papers and adhere them in three rows along with a row of photos between. Round the bottom corners of the photos to match the rounded pennants. Stitch along the top of each row. Add clusters of embellishments (such as wooden buttons, jewels, a crocheted doily, sequins, chipboard elements, stickers, and more) and make a title on the right edge using canvas Thickers - replacing a letter with an epoxy heart sticker. Write journaling with a white pen above each row.

Supplies: Cardstock, patterned paper, wooden buttons, chipboard (canvas letters and number, doily, flowers, heart, word label), crocheted doily, stickers (epoxy heart, puffy heart), date stamp; adhesive: American Crafts; Sequins: Pebbles; Jewels: Recollections; Spray mist: Studio Calico; Pen: Uni-Ball Signo; Ink: StazOn; Corner rounder: Fiskars; Sewing machine: Brother; Thread: Coats & Clark; Die cut machine (Cameo), doily die cut (Silhouette): QuicKutz

Journaling says: Once again the Bybees hosted a fun getaway to Indio! The hubbies watched the kids while we took a few loops around the Lazy River. Kate, Jessica, Veronica, Alexa, me, Erica, Tara, Jenny, and Sara. Love these gals!

How to: Mat a sepia photo on raindrop paper, adhere it on the bottom right corner of a striped layout background, then tuck torn strips of patterned paper under the edges to create an intricate photo mat. Place half of a chipboard doily on the top left corner and surround it with chipboard triangles. Place clusters of embellishments (such as crocheted shapes, an accordion paper flower, wooden buttons,m stickers, vellum die cuts, etc) around the layout as shown. Place a large chipboard word at the bottom of the photo. Write a title with a white pen on a label die cut and tuck it under the word. Drop India ink across the layout and let it dry. Write journaling on the middle right edge with a black pen.

Supplies: Patterned paper, patterned vellum, vellum die cuts (doily, floral banner), label die cut, accordion paper flower, wooden buttons, crocheted shapes (cherries, doily), stickers (epoxy flowers, puffy heart, words), chipboard (doily, triangles, word), adhesive: American Crafts; Pens: American Crafts (black), Uni-Ball Signo (white); India ink: ProArt
 TTFN - ta ta for now!


  1. awesome pages!!! Happy Birthday tomorrow! :)

  2. awesome layouts and that's really cool that you and your little sister were born just a day apart, love that! Hope you have a great day tomorrow, 28, still sooooo young! :)

  3. These are gorgeous!! LOVING the colors and the banners on the first one!! Happy birthday to your Sis (she shares one with my Mama!!) and happy early birthday to you!!!

  4. Love these layouts! Have a happy birthday tomorrow!

  5. I love what you did with your layouts!

  6. Happy Early Birthday! I love that layout for Jane's 8 months! So cute!!

  7. Happy Birthday Paige!!
    Enjoy your special day :)


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