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Keep Looking Up

Hello! It’s Friday evening, and I’m starting to wind down for the night. But, I wanted to share a layout that I made today with all of you.


I had taken this picture of Nix over the Summer. I just love it. He’s so thoughtful and handsome in it. His hair is long and fabulously messy, his little lips look like those of a cherub’s.

I don’t even remember what he was looking at. He’s in our backyard looking at a plane perhaps. Maybe a bird… Or maybe he’s just pondering the wonders of the universe.


I actually printed out the title and little poem I wrote. I haven’t done that in ages. I have some really incredible fonts, but by the time I pick one out, then pick a color, then get the paper in and size it all right… it’s like next year! But this time I was lucky. I found a font that was perfect really quickly, and the blue was actually a stock color!

I added the stud swirls (from Prima) to give the page even more movement then what the fantastic butterflies are already doing. The background paper is from K & Co. the Mariposa stack. It’s just gorgeous right?


I added some Glitz Stickles to the butterflies. They needed a little shine. The little poem I wrote says:

Always look to the sky.

Always reach for the stars.

Always know that you can travel

As far as your imagination will let you.

I used a corner punch from Ek, and pop dotted the picture. I think it’s a pretty beautiful page. The paper and the picture are enough on their own… I just added a couple of little things to finish it off. But really, the work was done for me because my photo and paper were so perfect. So there you have it! Have an inspiring weekend!


StampitCrazy said…
This is very innocent, and sweet, and soft looking...
Beautiful layout! And his lips do look cherub-like! So sweet!:)

Erica said…
Amazing! This is truly gorgeous! Nix is so cute! Great work.
Jen Shults said…
Oh, this is gorgeous. I love those gorgeous butterflies and your poem is so sweet. :D He's going to treasure having these when he's older. I really wish I didn't feel completely overwhelmed by the idea of doing layouts... I have a ton of pictures I'd love to work with but it's daunting to me.
Donna said…
Ali...This layout is absolutely GORGEOUS!! Oh you floor me everytime with your amazing layouts!!! LOVE the shot of your little man...How cute is he!!! Beautiful and very inspiring Ali!! Xx
Alyssa S said…
This is such a beautiful page! What a looker your son is!! I just want to squeeze his little cheeks...better not let me near him ;o)
Beth said…
This is absolutely amazing! No words - the poem is perfect, the colors and layout - and that picture is freaking priceless! This is unbelievably, fantastically and utterly amazing.

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