This post was supposed to be published live last Friday 11th January when the Sketches in Thyme post was released! 
Unfortunately I have been unable to post as my Father in Law passed away last Friday morning. 
We have lost a very special Dad, Father in Law and Pop. He will be greatly missed but we know he is in a better place. 
All of our wonderful memories of him will live on in our hearts forever. 

Well, what a start to the 2013 year!
I hope that yours has been a little less frantic than mine and you have had some "Me Time" in your day.

Sketches in Thyme has started off the year with a bang! Sketch #98 went up last week and wow! What talented ladies we have on the team!

Today Sketch #99 goes live on the blog....and it is my turn. Big shoes to fill that is for sure!

I really loved working with this sketch and I stuck closely to it. Not a lot of change from the sketch to my layout.
Here is the great sketch that I got to create with...
One of my goals this year is to work hard at pulling together a more completed version of my son's baby album. He is nearly 8 so I thought it was time!!!!!!
So, most of my layouts for Sketches in Thyme will have something to do with the baby album.

I loved working with this sketch so much that I decide to do two very similar layouts using this as per the above sketch and the other I flipped the sketch over.
Here is the first one....
And here is the second one...
For both of the layouts I have used the Echo Park 'Little Boy' collection. I just love the bright, happy colours...great for such an exciting celebration!

A story goes along with 'Meeting Nan and Pop Stroud' which is detailed in the journalling...hence the large amount of journalling.
Here is a close up of the story...
And here is a close up of a little part of the bunting.
Make sure you head over to Sketches in Thyme (if you haven't already) and check out the rest of the Mavens beautiful work.
Remember to pop by their blogs and leave them some love too!
Hope you have a great day!