Monday, March 22, 2010

6x6 Cuties

I was working on some simple layouts for the kid's class that I did and this is one that I came up with that I then couldn't use. I textured the background with the Perfect Polka Dots impressions folder from the Occasions Mini. I centered the paper in the folder and then ran it through the Bigshot. The reason I couldn't use it is because I had already bound the albums for the kids so they wouldn't have a way to run it through the Bigshot. It turned out very cute though. I put a strip of paper above and below the embossing and put a cute little butterfly up in the corner of the photo. Simple and cute.

This one is also simple, just a piece of DSP behind the photo to coordinate the pink in the picture with the page and popped on some more of those cute little butterflies from the Beautiful Wings embosslit and you are done. Helps to have such a cute little subject too! I know you can't see her face, I smudged it, you'll just have to take my word for it. She is adorable. Of course, no bias here, she's only my newest granddaughter. Her daddy calls her teacup because she is so tiny.

Last but not least, here is one of me with more of my little darlings. I stamped the background of this with little butterflies from the Sprinkles background set that I got free from Sale A Bration. Gotta love those freebies. But it gives just a little added something to the page. Added the Melon Mambo paper as a mat for the photo, ran it through the Bigshot with a texture plate first. And as usual, no title yet. I am horrible about that. I always have to go back later and add little bits and pieces to my layouts.

So here they are 3 cute little fast and easy layouts. Great for mini albums which I have fallen in love with lately.

Supplies: Rich Razzleberry and Melon Mambo cardstock; Razzleberry Lemonade DSP
Accessories: Stampin' Up Beautiful Wings embosslit (Occasions Mini catalog) , Modern Label punch, Rich Razzleberry ink
Stamps: Sprinkles, Warm Words

Sunday, March 21, 2010

March Club layout

This is a layout created from an idea that I found in the April Stampin' Success, a magazine for demos. This first page is basically what was in the magazine, different colors but same idea. I always have to have a double layout though cause I like to put in as many pictures as possible so I just created the second by turning it 45 degrees and turning the dsp into a pocket to place tags in. Quick and easy but still very nice. I think you could use this layout for anything from weddings to Mother's Day depending on the DSP and colors you use. I chose to make it all about one of my granddaughters. I haven't come up with a title for it yet but it is all about Lanie.

Supplies: Crushed Curry and Rich Razzleberry cardstock; Razzleberry Lemonade DSP
Accessories: Stampin' Up Beautiful Wings embosslit (Occasions Mini catalog) , Crushed Curry Polka Dot grosgrain ribbon

Monday, March 15, 2010

6x6 Valentine Swap #2

This is the 6x6 layout that Karen did for the swap. The card stock is Pink Passion with Chocolate Chip for the photo frames, and the beautiful Sending Love Specialty paper for the border. Stamp sets used were Well Scripted from the Occasional mini and Whimsical Words from Sale A Bration. She used the new scallop corner punch for the square medallion. I got the instructions for this off of a blog while surfing, unfortunately I didn't write it down so I can't give them credit. You just take a 2 inch square of paper and use the punch to punch each corner and you get this perfect piece. She also masked off the edges and sponged the middle portion. Pretty look. Karen popped it up with dimensionals on a square of Real Red to give it a 3d look. The heart is the new embosslit in Real Red and the big heart punch.

January Club layout

I promised one of the ladies that we would do a Christmas layout in January since we didn't have a club meeting in December. This was a super simple layout but used several different supplies. We started with the Santa's line-up jumbo wheel with Real Red ink in the corners. Added our Build a Bear Santa and North Pole sign. This was a super simple embellishment, I got the idea from a swap I was in. I took a small piece of black cardstock and 'drizzled' Crystal Effects at the top. Added the Dazzling Diamonds glitter to it while it was still wet then let it dry. Add the North Pole with the White Signo Gel Pen. The pole is just a scrap of Real Red with a 1/2" circle on top with more of the white gel pen for accent. As you can see we didn't waste any of our paper when it came to the Top Note die-cuts. We used the 'waste' as frames too. It is hard to tell from the photos but the circles that are sprinkled around have been put through the Big Shot with texture plates and spritzed with the Shimmer mist made from the Shimmer Paint.

Supplies: Whisper White, Chocolate Chip, Old Olive, and Real Red cardstock; Real Red ink
Accessories: Various Circle Punches, Top Note die, Build A Bear dies, 1/4" Real Red grosgrain ribbon, Old Olive and Real Red 1/2" Striped grosgrain ribbon, whisper White taffeta ribbon, Dazzling Diamonds glitter, White Gel pen, Crystal effects
Stamps: Santa's Lineup wheel