Sunday, February 5, 2017

Spring Things Collection: Hello Tiny Toes Layout by Melinda

Hi all, it's Melinda with you today and I have a layout to share using the beautiful new 'Spring Things' collection with it's dreamy colours, enchanting florals and the most adorable wee critters with their sweet little faces... awww!

The Story | These little feet belong to my youngest son when he was a couple of weeks old and because I knew this little bundle would be our last I was determined to photograph and remember every single detail of this precious newborn stage.

Journaling | There is no rule book on the amount of journaling that is appropriate for memory keeping so don't feel you need to write a book everytime you scrap a layout. This photo of my baby son's feet is self explanatory so I decided that a few words would suffice as long as I had the all important date and who belonged to these tiny toes.

New Product Crush | I cannot tell you how excited I was to see 'clear' pieces in the 'Spring Things' Odds & Ends packet. I love using anything transparent on my layouts as you can create such wonderful layers without blocking out what lies beneath. And, the clear pieces have a protective (removable) coating over the front to keep them from being covered in glue or fingerprints while you are positioning them onto your layout. Simply adhere them in place and then peal away the protective sheet.

Tips | Have you ever finished your layout only to realise it needs a little bit of softening around the edges with some misting or ink splatters? Well that's me - All. The. Time! And, I cannot trust myself to flick or splat anything in the exact position I want it so I grab a pen and create my own faux ink splats.

And finally... take a look at that little Doodle-Pop bee and his cute little face. I swear these collections are getting cuter and cuter, is that even possible? Thanks for stopping by today.

Melinda Spinks


  1. This is so fabulous Melinda!! Love those toes!!!

  2. Nothing is cuter than baby toes!!!! Awesome layout Melinda!:)

  3. Absolutely beautiful Melinda , love that photo...xx

  4. This is so beautiful, love all the stitching!

  5. Your Layout is as Precious as can be. I am in awe of what you created in many ways. Your photo is so sweet.....and how you preserved the memory of your sons tiny little toes is so perfect and your journaling preserves the story of it all. Your stitching is an outstanding embellishing idea and the perfect personal touch. Your ideas all came together for one Spectacular Layout. You so did a Super Outstanding Creative job!!
    YOU so ROCK!!

  6. WOW❣Loving this layout, the soft colours, the stitching, the toes etc. Thanks for sharing and giving me some inspiration.

  7. This might be my favorite layout of all time! It needs to be framed!!!


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