Monday, November 19, 2012

Introducing Auntie Kelso

My daughter doesn't have any living siblings of her own, so she knew that she would never have the chance to be an Aunt. (at least not by blood) She is very close to my baby sister, so she convinced her to let the baby call her Auntie Kelsey, but because of a childhood joke, my sister's husband quickly changed it to Auntie Kelso. While my daughter hated this name as a child, I think right now she doesn't care as long as she can be considered an aunt.

So for this layout, instead of introducing the baby to the world, I present to you Auntie Kelso. The smile on her face says it all. I wanted to use a lot of hearts on this page to show the love that Kelsey has for Sophia. The background hearts are tinted molding paste pushed through a heart stencil which I cut on my Silhouette. The other hearts are wood veneer that I misted. And one is a chipboard sticker. I used strips of washi tape and stickers from a paper collection to complete the embellishing.

My journaling is written directly on to the page, a technique that I am getting really used to doing, even though I don't care for my handwriting. And the title is a combination of a sticker, alphabet stickers, and Thickers.
Thanks for visiting!


Mary Pat Siehl said...

what a totally beautiful layout!! love all the soft colors!! just perfect

Lisa Rukin Swift said...

Absolutely precious and beautiful! Sweet story!

~Melissa~ said...

Aww, what a lovely layout! Your daughter is beautiful and I LOVE that pink heart transparency so much! Thanks for sharing.

laura said...

What a sweet story. She looks so happy and the baby is adorable. Wonderful layout.

Mary Jo Rhoda said...

How pretty, Dani! :)
And what a great photo!

I have to laugh because my parents always called me Jo Jo growing up and I HATED it! With a passion.
But they got my sister's three kids to start calling me Aunt Jo Jo and for some reason it never bothered me :)

Tracy said...

Such a sweet layout :)

Sandy Ang said...

it's such a pretty layout ! i have a thing about my handwriting too and almost never use it on my pages