Saturday, 23 April 2011

Five Steps to Blogging a Layout

The five steps I took to get this page onto this blog:

2005 - Help The Small One make an Easter hat for the school Bonnet Parade.

2006 - Pack up the hat and move it to our new house.

2010 - Hunt out said hat and take photos of a bigger Small One to create a quick Easter blog post.

2011 - Print out photos and make a page.

Today - Follow advice of Shimelle and fellow bloggers and publish LARGE photo of page for another new Easter post


Have a joyous Easter! And while you are out and about, see if you can gather a story for next week. It's Storytelling Sunday.

39 comments:

Tracy said...

Great lo, Happy easter to you too.

Alison said...

I'm loving the larger pics you are posting- thanks to Shimelle! It's a great LO Sian
Hope the sun is still shining in your corner of the world( it is here today!)Happy Easter to you and yours

Alison xx

Miss Smith said...

You've just given me SO many ideas about how to post a page! And it's lovely too :D

Really got to sort this photo thing on my own blog.

Kirsty.a said...

Lovely hat. Lovely LO. ovey post

Angelfish said...

What an amazing Easter bonnet! The LO showcases the hat perfectly and being able to see it at that size is fabulous:)
Happy Easter to you too x

JO SOWERBY said...

wow that hat is soooooooooo well PINK! I love the LO and how u've described the process of the LO. It was really good fun. Now do you mind if I pinch some of ur ideas, heehee,
Jo xxx

Wanda said...

Cute hat, cute kid, cute page, & cute post! Enjoyed it as always.

Lizzie said...

What a fabulous Easter Hat! And what a fabulous scrap page too. I do like the larger photos that you're posting - they look great, across the whole column.

Happy Easter, Sian and The Family!

Gail said...

Love the layout and the story as to how you did it. Sounds like me - 1 layout = years to make. Ok, I've got to get caught up and find out how to get the pictures that big. :)

alexa said...

Stunning! The hat and the photos AND the dedication of the process. Never mind the swell daughter - one swell mum, methinks.:)

Carmen said...

Definitely loving the bigger photos!

Love the step by step too :P

scrappyjacky said...

Happy Easter to you all,Sian.

debs14 said...

10/10 for the larger pictures! Your blog looks so good, is it a custom template that you have altered or did you design it completely yourself? Am suffering a bit of blog-jealousy over here, and am itching to change mine completely ....

Melissa said...

Great layout - I like that you used some felt embellishments on it and the different patterned paper around the whole page for a frame/border. Hope y'all have a very Happy Easter!!

Maria Ontiveros said...

Cool! So much to see on the layout. Love the bunny embellie and the flower stems especially. Thanks for the reminder on story telling Sunday. Have to put my thinking cap on.
Rinda

Lynn said...

Love the post, love the hat and love the layout! Hope you and your family are all enjoying the Easter sunshine we are and having a fab time! Happy Easter.

Connie said...

The LO is adorable~you gave me a smile with your 5 steps!!! new follower would love for you to consider my blog!!!! happy Easter!!!!

Valerie said...

Congrats to you for posting a larger photo. I really like your lead up to the layout. Very clever!

mary ann said...

Love the larger pics! Thanks for dropping by my blog - I love lamb too, but my huband does't. So I don'have it very often either. That reminds me that I have a leg in the freezer that I should take out and cook.

CoventryAnn said...

Great page, love the stitching.

Gem's Crafts said...

It did make me giggle that you took the photos this year for something from 2005 :) loving the larger sized photos (I worked out how to do it today) and the LO is fab!

furrypig said...

I really love the LO Sian the felt flwers re gorgeous, are the stems made from beads or stitching? Have a hoppy happy Easter xxx

Louise said...

i'm glad i'm not the only one who takes years to get around to making a layout, and a lovely layout it is too!
Happy Easter to you all Sian xx

Becky said...

Great layout! Happy Easter to you and your family. Have been writing my story today ready for next week. Looking forward to reading what everyone else has written :)

Julie Ann Shahin said...

Love it, you have such a great sense of humor! Thanks for following my blog!!! xoxo

Cheri said...

quite the journey to get to that layout!

beccaf1970 said...

What a sweet, cheery layout! Thanks for sharing it!

Have a wonderful Easter!

Karen said...

Happy Easter! Fabulous photo, and great layout.

Mary B said...

Happy Easter to you
Love the page, love the hat, love the face.

Denise said...

I really like your five steps to this layout - which is gorgeous and I wish you and your family a very happy Easter x x

Alana said...

Love the colours, stitching and pleated ribbon....it's much better with the larger photos. Have a very Happy Easter Sian.

Em said...

hi from shimelle's class. i love the layouts and th look of your blog!

Rachel B said...

I haven't quite got to that prompt yet, but looking forward to it! It nice to see the layout close up....and what a gorgeous layout it is :)

Rachel B said...

.....and happy Easter Sian :)

Scrappi Sandi said...

I'm way behind with my BBFS prompts...par for the course for me...just seem so busy at the mo!!! I've just caught up with your posts...love the bigger pics...although I always loved your 'staging' in your LO photo's too, but it's good to be able to see the details clearly! Happy Easter to you & yours! ♥

Cynthia Lloréns said...

Amazing page!!!! I love the colors!
I just love evrything in here !!
I´m follower now!!!
Have a nice week .
Hugs from Brazil
Cynthia

Ginger said...

Sian I am still loving the larger photos,they really show how fantastic this layout truly is!

Winnie said...

Way to go with the larger photos. The layout is fantastic and the process leading up to it did make me laugh. :D

Craftyangel said...

love that hat.............what a fab layout. love it!! love it!!

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