Wednesday, 12 May 2010


When sorting though some photos on my desktop I came across this picture of my sister, from approx 16 years ago:

It was taken when she was roughly the same age as my daughter is now, and when I showed the picture to my husband, he thought it was our daughter! She looks so much like my sister did, with blonde hair and blue eyes that neither me or my husband have. They also have the same cheeky smile and cute nose. Here's a pic of our daughter for comparison:

It freaked us out a little bit when we realised how like her she looks, as now we feel we know what she'll grow up like - we just have to look at my sister and we can see how our daughter might look at 18. It's like a glimpse into the future!

Of course, I had to do a layout about this, and I was inspired by a sketch I'd seen on Sketchy Thursdays:

Here's my take on it:

It took me forever to place these little button-shaped brads around the right hand side of the page, but had the film 'Footloose' on in the background so I was happily singing along whilst positioning them all!

I made the large cream ribbon flower following a tutorial on Little Birdie Secrets, you can see the tutorial here. The little ribbon flowers are shop bought - I'm not able to do anything that fiddly!

I'm so glad I had a daughter - it's a brilliant excuse to use lots of pretty colours and embellishments on my pages!



Rachel B said...

Great page Jen, that happened to me the other day with Adam - although it was a picture of me!

debs14 said...

That's an amazing resemblance, make sure you do comparison pages as the years go past!

Alison said...

That is uncanny! Great layout and I love those tiny button brads!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhh wow!!! They do look alike!!! loveeeeeeeeeeeeee this!! love those flowers!!! Thanks sooooooooooooooooooo much for playing along with SKETCHY THURSDAYS! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Curlywiggles said...

I like how you used the die cut paper on this one.

Darlene Servolini said...

I was pretty shocked at the resemblance as well! I LOVE your little flowers on that layout! So cute! :)

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