Tuesday, August 16, 2011

The End of an Era!

So yesterday, our not quite 2 1/2 year old decided to start climbing out of his crib.  Not good...because we didn't want him falling out on his head and because now we had to transfer him to the toddler bed, which means no more confinement!!  :)  The first night and nap today seemed to go okay.  Some crying was involved but he ended up in bed, asleep!!  We will see if it continues.  

I had been debating on what I wanted to do for the Fabulous Friday 8.12 challenge at Frosted Designs.  The challenge was to use animals and I had several things in mind, but when I took this photo of DS in the toddler bed last night, I knew this would be the one!  I found a fun tutorial for DIY monster bookmarks on Pinterest the other day and wanted to use one on this page.  I love the way it turned out and I will be making some bookmarks too!  You can check out the tutorial here.

The layout is also based on one of the sketches in the new Sassy Lil' Sketches EBook.  They are available for $8.99 and you will definitely think it is worth it.  There are approx. 70 sketches in the book and you can use it online or print it out.  Check it out and get yours here

Products Used:

Paper:  The Paper Studio & DCWV
Brads:  Recollections
Adhesive Borders:  Recollections
Pen:  Zig
Teeny Alphas:  Glitz Design
Thickers:  American Crafts
Ink:  Memento
Other:  Printable Journaling Card 


  1. Wonderful layout! I love the monster in the corner! Thanks so much for joining us for a challenge over at Frosted Designs.

  2. Very cute! It's so hard, isn't it?

  3. Oh, that is too cute! Love the monster corner, so fun! Great title, too.

  4. This is so cute. I love your journaling, it's so hard to go from staying in on spot to I hope he stay there all night. Beautiful LO.
    Thank you for playing with us at Frosted Designs.

  5. Such a cute layout...love the dinosaur embellies and story :)

  6. That is really adorable Ashley! I just love it all. :) I always enjoy your work. Glad you played along with us at Frosted Designs!

  7. Ashley, this is awesome--as always! He is such a little cutie :)

  8. Adorable! I fear that our 2.5 year old little tornado is about to start doing the same thing. She fell on her head yesterday after climbing into the recliner! This is such a cute layout...love the title & cute pic!

  9. Too cute! I would of never thought to up the size of the book mark to use on a layout! You are so clever :)