Yesterday I shared the Wallet Card we made at Friday night’s demonstration. Today I’d like to share the layout I demonstrated at that same demonstration.

The preparation for this one was a little emotional for me as I knew what stamp I wanted to use and thought that using a photo of Daniel would fit this layout perfectly. I was ok until I came across a photo taken at the funeral of my eldest daughter with tear filled eyes.

This is a very simple layout to do and great for those just starting to scrap or those unsure of using stamps in their layouts- sadly there are some people out there afraid to use stamping in their layouts.

6x6DanielStamping in your layout allow you to make it your own and not one you’d see anywhere else.

The base of this layout is Blue Bayou textured cardstock – I just love the new textured cardstock from Stampin’ Up! its so subtle and lovely to use. I have then taken a piece of Soft Sky (4 7/8″ square) and used the ‘Its Beautiful’ wheel from the Mini Catalogue with soft sky classic ink.

I do my wheelin on an angle and off the edge of the paper to give the continuation you’d get from patterned paper. Many of my customers say they thought its patterned paper I have used and are pleasantly surprised to find that I have made it and how easy it is to make.

I stamped the heart stamp from ‘Always’ (mini spring catalogue) and then embossed it. Although all the classic inks are dye based inks you can still emboss with them just by stamping in versamark first then stamping in the classic pad then onto your paper – you just need to remember to clean your stamp before doing it again or else you end up with lovely stamped images on your versamark stamp pad!

I’ve used my markers to colour each part of the word stamp so I could have half the sentiment on the top of the layout and the other half at the bottom. I’ve then finished off the layout using the photo corner punch and vanilla taffeta ribbon.

Daniel was our baby we lost at 35 weeks gestation. He had Trisomy 18 which wasnt detected until I was 34 weeks along. As you can appreciate it was a very difficult time for all of us and we still have our moments – usually around his birthday – its been a long hard road to travel and without my friends, family and my faith I doubt I would still be here. Joining Stampin’ Up! has also helped me heal and grow not only in my stamping but my life, confidence and friendships.



  1. Leonie……this is a beautiful page and the stampset ; just perfect……..what a precious photo of your darling boy.
    Love and hugs,

  2. Hey Leonie, WOW ANOTHER CHANGE!!! Love the new name, and look, I am starting to think I will never know what I will find when i log onto your blog!!! LOL!
    What a beautiful page of Daniel, your precious blessing from God. WHilst I can imagine that your miss having him in your life, I know you can recieve comfort that he is with the Heavenly Father. You have done a lovely job, on preserving the special memory 🙂 Psalm 103:8 “As a father cares for his children, so God cares for his own; his love is everlasting” Hugs….keesh xxx

  3. What a beautiful layout and wonderful way to help your sweet angel’s memory forever. We lost our oldest DS to SIDS when she was 2 1/2 mths old in 2006 and as you I trully believe that SU has become such an important part of my life as it makes me so happy to be able to express myself when I do stamp. (((HUGS)) to you darling!

  4. Hi Leonie! Thank you for sharing what must be a very private chapter of your life. I can imagine you must have many “bittersweet” moments and this layout is a beautiful way of remembering your precious Daniel. Keep inspiring us! Stampin’ Hugs, Andrea

  5. Leonie, that took some courage to share that photo and layout. It’s beautiful! I know Daniel approves.

    One of the teachers at Aidan’s school had a Trisomy baby this summer. I’m not sure how far along she was when it was diagnosed, but they knew she (the baby) wouldn’t make it. She was delivered stillborn in June. They’re awesome Christians (like you!), but as you said, they’ve needed a whole lot of support and love through this. They named the baby Chloe. I’ll bet Daniel’s been showing her the sights in Heaven.

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