Friday, 17 October 2014

Not An Ordinary Day - Pretty Little Studio and Homecoming!

Hi everyone, Today I want to share a new Pretty Little Studio layout I made. The photo I used is my oldest son on his 6th birthday when he got this “big boy” bike. He was so proud of it! So when I saw the Silly Monkey die-cut with the bike I knew which photo to scrap! I so love this collection with the bright colors and the fun designs and I adore the vellum! In this layout I used the vellum with the yellow stars beneath my photo and it was just what it needed!

and a few details: isn't the monkey on the bike cute?!

Love the vellum in this collection:

Products Used: PLS Silly Monkey: Phrase Word Strips, Pennant Flags, bunting flags, monkey die-cuts, Tabs, Polaroid tags, Vellum, Pattern Paper, Bingo Card; cardstock: American Crafts; enamel arrows, Teensy Type alpha stickers: Doodlebug; wood veneer: Pinkfresh Studio and Studio Calico.

An now on to something else entirely: As most of you know my 17 year old daughter left last August to attend High School for a year. So for the last 2.5 months she's been in Louisiana having a great time. Yes, she's homesick now and again, but most of the time she's immensely enjoying herself. 

Last week was Homecoming week and for us in The Netherlands this is a totally unknown concept. I decided to look it up and found this: Homecoming is the tradition of welcoming back alumni of a school. It is a tradition in many universities, colleges, and high schools in the United States. It usually includes activities for students and alumni, such as sports and culture events and a parade through the streets of the city or town. 

I really love the idea of celebrating this and wish they would do that here too! But I guess if they did it wouldn't have been so special for Manon, lol. Here are some photos of my dd in her Homecoming dress: 

with two other exchange students: 

with lots of her new friends: 

And of course a photo at a football game: 

Thanks for stopping my blog today! Really appreciate it!! 


  1. What a super fun all the fun little elements. Your daughter looks beautiful...all grown up.

  2. Wat een ontzettend lieve en leuke lay-out! Ik vind hem helemaal te gek.
    Super om te horen dat Manon het zo naar haar zin heeft in de USA! Wat ziet ze er prachtig uit op de foto's.

  3. Wat een gave lo, Monique. Vind 'm super. En die papiertjes van Silly Monkey, zo vet gaaf!
    Mooie foto's van je dochter, daar kan tzt weer mee gescrapt worden :o)
    Fijn weekend!

  4. Perfect picture for the monkey page. Your daughter is lovely. Like the short dresses with the drape in the back:)

  5. ADORE the bike photo & page...that vellum pp is YUM!!! And the little bike cut out is the perfect addition to your page....& your DD looks like she is really enjoying herself. She looks must be VERY proud of her - as well as missing her a bit when you see how she is looking & what she is doing without you, I guess:):)

  6. I love love love your lo!! LOVING the colors and all the little monkeys!!! And LOVING her Homecoming photos!! She looks BEAUTIFUL in her dress!!!!!!

  7. What a fun, bright and cheerful layout !! Love it; those little monkeys are just too adorable. It is lovely to see that your daughter is enjoying herself !!! I live in Canada and we don't have the Homecoming tradition either; it must be something uniquely American. A lovely tradition it is.

  8. I love this cute collection and you did an awesome job with it Monique!! And your daughter looks so pretty in her homecoming dress! Hope she had fun!

  9. Oh wow. The product is perfect for that photo!

    And I don't think I could have explained homecoming that well. Thanks to Internet. It is a big deal and she looks so beautiful!!! So glad she enjoying. Hugs to you!!

  10. First, that layout is so fun and the product and photo are perfect along with your fab design and layers!

    Second, your daughter looks gorgeous! Such wonderful photos to capture such fun memories. Glad she is clearing soaking it all up and having a fun time.:)