6 Months Supported Stand

This is a simple and typical baby book layout, not much story behind it.  It was just funny that he first stood supported on the day he turned 6 months.

What’s special about this layout for me though, is I didn’t plan it!  Woohoo!  When I worked on the previous layout, the travel page, I didn’t have enough photos to fill a 8×10 photo paper, so I grabbed one of his 6-month photo and made it large enough to fill the photo paper.  That happened to be slightly larger than 4×6.  A few days later I printed the other photo on a 4×6 photo paper.  That’s it, the photo sizes were decided without any plan or sketch.  Coincidentally, October Afternoon had a color challenge on their blog, with chartreuse, gray and aqua.  That was their written description.  But the colors on my screen looked more like yellow, gray and green.  The minute I saw that, I knew I would use those colors for this layout, because I remembered his onesie in this layout was gray, and the carpet was yellow-ish.  With colors and photo sizes determined, I felt I could proceed without other plans.

For layouts without much journaling, it’s pretty easy to just go with the flow. But I don’t think I can do this if I want a lot of journaling. Now I wonder if I should submit it to the challenge. Will this layout look chartreuse, gray and aqua to them?

6 months supported stand


Below:  The flag was originally a “DREAM BIG” label sticker from My Mind’s Eye.  I wrapped it around a toothpick and turned it into a flag.  I know “DREAM B” doesn’t make much sense, but hopefully nobody would think too much about it.  Did you notice the washi tape I slipped in?  It’s hard to find a layout from me without some washi tape.

Notice the washi tape?


6 months, first supported stand

Below:  I added a black star to the 3D sticker because I felt like the bottom was too light.  That was before I added the handwritten journaling at the bottom.  Because of the gray border and the gray flag on top, my layout was top (visually) heavy.  So I added the embellishment, felt it was still lacking, slapped on the black star I punched out, still not enough, and finally added the journal in black.

Altered 3D embellishment


Cardstock: DCWV Lemon Flower Stack

Pattern Papers behind photos: DCWV Lemon Flower Stack and MME’s Lost and Found Two

3D stickers, label stickers on the flag and the date label: MME’s Lost and Found Two

“6 six” label: Fancy Pants, Baby Mine pattern paper

Alpha – “months” – Lily Bee Design, Jingle ABC

Alpha – “first supported” – Authentique, Petite Type Circle

Alpha – “STAND” – Echo Park, For The Record Alpha Stickers

Washi Tape: cutetape.com

Green file tab on top: American Crafts, Chap


  1. Lisa wrote:

    Love the LO. Beautiful colors and great use for washi tape. Love the jammies!

  2. Sherry C wrote:

    Gorgeous layout! I think you should submit it!

  3. soapHOUSEmama wrote:

    Great LO! I think you should submit it to the challenge! Go for it, girl!

  4. Suzanne wrote:

    Great layout! Loved the close up of the washi tape. I’ve not seen any locally and see it in so many layouts. Now I know what it is!

  5. Rebecca wrote:

    Great LO! And yay to the little one!

  6. MargieH wrote:

    What a sweet page and yes, I noticed the washi tape! LOL!! I love the colors and that flag was a clever little trick…what B?! (wink wink) GREAT job!!

  7. Adriana wrote:

    thanks for share!