A thrifty tip

Don't you hate it when you are low on photo printer ink, and don't have time to get new pics developed?

Here's a thrifty tip that doesn't require a photo for a layout, but isn't too "artsy-fartsy" looking! ;)

Make your child's artwork the focal point of the page!

I loved this "family portrait" that Emerson drew a few months ago right after Ariana was born. It definitely needed to be included in our family album.

I used the Noel Mignon Playdate kit (sold out!) to frame it out and embellish it. It didn't need too much product on there because I wanted it to stay the main focus of the page.

The blues & yellows of the Lily Bee paper contrasts nicely against the white & red of the drawing, and a thin border of Pink Paislee striped paper makes up the frame. Scatted buttons add a little interest.

Circles cut from some October Afternoon paper, and then cut in half, make up the scalloped border around the Lily Bee die cut.

Hope you try out this thrifty technique some time soon!


  1. Such a cute idea, Virginia! Love how you used that mini little circle, too! Awww, so sweet! :D

  2. This is a fantastic idea, I cannot wait to get my kit, the Lily Bee paper is adorable, I love the gorgeous pic your daughter did too.

  3. LOVE this!! We have so many art projects laying around. I will definitly be incorporating some into a a layout!


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