Can’t I get just 1 smile? Scrapbook layout

Christian is nearly a year old and I have hundreds of photos of my little guy. Unfortunately, the vast majority of them look just like these. For months, if he saw the camera, he would just stare at me like I had 2 heads, look really confused, or pissed! Now that he’s 11 months old and walking, he runs towards me and tries to grab the camera, so I get blurry action shots or images of his face up close and waaaay too personal. lol

For this layout, I combined 2 challenges. I used sketch#2 for the SYAO contest on Paper Secrets (due May 28th) and combined it with challenge#3 on Sketches4All, which requires 5+ patterned papers, 5+ alphas and exactly 5 buttons (due May 21st). Here’s what I came up with:


Pink Paislee Butterfly Garden papers
American crafts cardstock
MME chipboard
Maya Road chipboard swirls (I took a piece apart to create a question mark)
PP Butterfly Garden Clear Pops stickers
PP Butterfly Garden Baubles buttons
white shirt buttons
Webster’s Pages Silhouette
WP Vintage Inspired Netting (original)
WP Storytellers Alphas
October Afternoon Mini Market stickers
Tattered Angels Shimmer mist
Distress Ink
Folk Art Acrylic paint
Stazon ink
Fiskars Baby Clear Stamps


Helmar 450 Quick Dry
Helmar Zapdots
Glue Arts Glue Glider Pro PermaTac



7 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Helen
    May 21, 2011 @ 07:37:22

    Great page, what a wee cutie.

  2. Nicolle Kramer
    May 21, 2011 @ 10:56:30

    Awwww….what a sweetie! I love baby photos. How old was here in those photos…Beautiful LO!..:)

    • dlwidder
      May 21, 2011 @ 14:15:15

      He’s 1 month old in one and 6 weeks in the other. 🙂 See how he looks at me like I’m an alien? He was laughing and having a merry ole time until I whipped out the camera. lol

  3. Kelly Massman
    May 21, 2011 @ 22:37:06

    He’s cute enough without a smile!! He would just melt you in an instant with a smile added! 🙂 Great layout, too!

  4. Jolanda Simons
    May 22, 2011 @ 00:56:42

    awe,what a very pretty baby!!
    And what a beautiful L/O!!
    so sweet!

  5. Cath
    May 26, 2011 @ 09:55:16

    Lovely layout, Doris!

  6. Jessica Shelton
    May 31, 2011 @ 00:36:16

    well, I commented on this one the other day, but it got lost in the glitch. I love the title on this one. Don’t you hate it when they get old enough to know to smile and then hold the “cheese” just until right before the flash is done and the picture has been snapped? Gorgeous LO!

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