Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Back When She Turned Four

It seems like a long time ago and I must have her wear this BabyGap dress again soon!  There's no younger sister to hand that stuff down any more!  The other day, First Born was rattling off the advantages and disadvantages of being an older sibling. She listed "having new clothes as opposed to hand-me-down" as one of the advantages... So far, Second Child quite loves the idea of wearing her sister's clothes, so all is well.  My mother admonished me that I must also get some new clothes for Second Child.  Really?!  Is she that deprived otherwise?

This layout is done using WIP's July kit, which is still available here. The kit is a fun mix of Lily Bee papers and a little Daily Junque from Pink Paislee.  I had big plans for those tags.  I misted a couple of them in yellow and thought they looked great... until the next morning.  I felt terrible having wasted two otherwise good tags, but I just couldn't force it onto my layout!  So after some thought, I went plain and printed some journaling on one and used some OA rubon on the other.  I connected them using the Darice hemp cord in the kit.
The blue border is cut with a Papertrey Ink border die (Lydell is gonna kill me for not sending it to her already!) with the Lily Bee alphas included in the kit and an SRM sticker "birthday girl" :)  I really need to do better scrapping birthday photos.  This is just a start I hope...

34 comments:

Kim said...

totally totally love your tag treatment on this one Jing Jing

Karen B. said...

Awesome tag treatment, especially with the fibers. Handmedowns aren't really practical for little boys-unless the younger likes torn knees and mud stained shirts. I think I've given up so they both get clearanced/close-out clothes and or hand me downs for someone else's single boy.

Trish said...

I love that tag treatment too! And my niece gets my dd's handmedowns. She loves them!

Debbi Tehrani said...

Gorgeous page, Jing-Jing! I, too, love the way you used that tag--so clever. Your daughter is just so adorable!

Rhonda Merry said...

Cute LO. Tell mom that you're lucky to have a first born who took care of clothes to be able to pass on. First and second born for me are boys...not a whole lot of pass-down-worthy clothing from them.lol
Lovely photos, you have a beautiful family.

Niki said...

Adorable! Terrific tag treatment; just too cute!

Nathalie said...

J'adore ce que tu as fait avec les tags!!! Vraiment une superbe idée!!! Ta page est trés classe! :D

Lydia said...

Oh jing jing I love this!! Those tags rock, and agree my second gets all the hand me downs too. He is happy no need to get them more new stuff just for the sake of new.

Keri said...

Love what you did with the tags, and love the Papertrey border/title combo!

Charlene said...

Well I think as long as she is O.K. with it for now...it's O.K. to wear hand me downs..but there will be a day that she's not ok with it. Enjoy it while it lasts lol! I love how you connected the tags! gorgeous page as always..:-)

Deana said...

Have I ever mentioned that I love your scrapbooking style? And I love that you journal. Love it. You always inspire.

And as for clothing...I was the oldest. So, it's definitely an advantage over the youngsters. But trust me, they got away with way more than I did, so the playing field was even. Even if they did wear a few hand-me-downs... ;-)

teacher jessy said...

I love how u used the tags!! Very nice and love the girl stamp, so cute just like ur DD2 :)

P/s: I do wish to meet u IRL and scrap someday :)

Alice Wertz said...

cute! cute!! cute!!! such adorable photos and LOVE how you used the tags. super layout, Jing-Jing!

Tracy said...

Oh my you child is so deprived, go get her some new clothes, lol.
Maybe thats why my second daughter doesn't share her clothes, she had her sister's hand me downs her whole life, lol.

I love your layout, besides the photo's are adorable. I love that how you joined the 2 tags.

tweety said...

Amazing layout!!! Real lil princess!

Jennifer Larson said...

I love it. So, so amazing!

Pearl said...

o how adorable she looks at 4 !!! Gonna be a heart breaker in future I think ! So gorgeous she is ! & how sweet she is enjoying First Child's hand me downs . ;)

Julie said...

WONDERFUL!!!

kathie said...

Jamie has worn almost all hand me downs, and he's an only child, lol! I wouldn't feel too guilty about it. There's worse things...

Love that you salvaged the tags.

Sandi Cl~ said...

Omigosh, you have the most adorable children ever .. so stinking cute that I have no comments for the layout LOL But seriously if I have to be .. I must agree that the tag treatment turned out perfectly! Have a great weekeknd!

Audrey Pettit said...

Cute, cute, cute! Love what you ended up doing with the tags. Love that border die and the row of photos, too. I need to take a tip from you and scrap some birthday photos, myself. Why do they seem so hard to tackle?

alexandra s.m. said...

oh comme je l'aime cette page et cette jolie frimousse Jing-Jing! Bravo, encore une fois!

Melanie said...

Adorable layout! Her smile is so cute :)

My girls get hand-me-downs from their cousin. It's fabulous--the girls call them "new" clothes . . . "we just got new clothes from Jessie!"

Janetcraft said...

Hi Jing Jing..you really made tag and the layout so awesome. And I lvoe to see your daugther growing and looking at it, she is so cute!

Janine K said...

I hand down all of the eldest sons clothes to DS2 but DS3 needs all new stuff since DS2 trashes everything!! So don't feel bad, if she is happy that is all that matters! Love the LO!! I hope there is a doily die among those things for Lydell!! I have been waiting a while for it! LOL!

Courtney K said...

love how you put the rub-ons on the tag, then connected the two. another thing i should try. tomorrow.

Christine said...

Love this layout - the tags are marvelous! I am linking this up on Practical Scrappers!

liana suwandi said...

She's such a doll!!! Way to clever on product usage :)

Tanya Tahir said...

I love this page! Your girl is sooo CUTE!!! And I love what you did with the tags, see I would never think to do that ;)

Southernbelle said...

This is adorable!

Keshet said...

I adore this one, JJ!

Christie Bryant said...

So, so cute! Sorry your first tags didn't work out but the final result is lovely!!!

Aubree said...

How can u resist that smile? Adorable! Love that die cut border and the mix of colors!

Emily Leiphart said...

Totally cute! Such adorable facial expressions from A. :D