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Layout: Love You to the Moon

VexedAngel:  Love You to the Moon

For this layout, I used the Simple Stories Hello, Baby collection.  I bought the Simply Basics pack (love love LOVE that they do this, a pack of B sides, yes please!) and one cut apart sheet.  So for $7, I have the equivalent of a collection pack, as far as I’m concerned.  I can get several layouts and cards with the look of the collection, and not shell out the $20+ they want for their collection packs. I did add in a sheet of metallic gold heart vellum from  We R Memory Keepers, and of course, my go to white Bazzill cardstock for the foundation.


I stacked a lot of papers, and distressed the edges of every piece for a bit of a shabby chic feel.


I stamped and heat embossed (pale pink and metallic gold) a ton of tiny stars and hearts from Ali Edwards’ baby stamp set, and scattered bling amidst them, too.  Some Twinkling H20s along the edge and some jute and heart snaps tied it all together.


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Layout: Who, Me?

Thanks for the heads up, Kay–hopefully this fixed it?

Hahaha! I found the other layout.  All the papers are Echo Park, and I just used the sticker sheet from the same collection, my punches, and some twine to dress up the layout a bit.

Cut my title block too big and had to get creative…  Probably should have just gotten rid of the frame…

TFL!  Love that I have captured both of these stories. Such cuties.

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LO: a

One of my last layouts created at Archiver’s in their crop room (sigh…I will miss them!)… A friend’s birth announcement for their third child.

Scattered clear sequins (may be hard to see,but look close, they’re there!) with pink and clear bling in a diagonal, leading the eye from the bottom right, from title to photo. Used SNAP! cards, a fun kraft envelope, an acetate monogram, floss and ribbon, and felt hearts for layering. TFL!

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LO: Cozy In Your Little Nest

Again, NOT trying to say anything! These are Amy B’s ultrasound pics. :-) (And as an aside–whoa, nelly, we have a deck? I haven’t seen it all dry and not covered in snow for awhile…)

This was another layout for the same scraplift challenge I mentioned in my previous layout post, but in an earlier month. I can’t take credit for the title–a peep came up with it, and I thought it was great… (Get it, because of our last name? And then I used the bird house and feathers…? I’m nothing if not punny! ;-) )

Used a Hambly 12×12 acetate sheet for the background, then spattered neon acrylic paints across the backside. Floated a 10×10 square asymmetrically on the background, and added neon feathers and sequins. (Hey, neon was a fleeting re-tread trend, had to get in probably the ONLY layout I’ll do with it.) Probably should have found a way to get the HA neon inks for the stamping and title, but oh, well.

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Layout: Loads of Love

Hey, all!  I’ve actually managed to scrap since Baby A’s been born!  Four whole layouts…  I’ve gone to a couple of crop nights in the past month with a friend, and it has been so so nice.  This one is the latest.  I started with a handful of pictures and this sketch.

As you can see, I jiggled the title and journaling around a bit.  There just wasn’t a good way to fit those big license-plate-looking stickers, which I really wanted to use, as they supported the theme (uh, and they’ve been in my stash for at least 7 years).  I stamped a border across the top of the pp strips–even though they weren’t license plate numbers, they had the same feel…  I colored each block on the stamp with markers, mostly to have an element that tied in the orange in the pictures and the black in the title with the other colors present in the papers.

You’d think I could have just used different papers–but that Simple Stories collection just refused to be put away…  I loved the denim papers, even with all the resulting flowers on a boy layout. :-)  I figure it’s okay–he’s still a baby.  Surely I can get away with it for now!  The flowers, and journaling block are fussycut from the SS collection.  The hearts are from a couple different punches, and the road sign is a Silhouette cut.  The truck was a happy accident, that led me to the title.  I came across it in some Bella Blvd baby paper as I was filing away scraps, and instantly thought of that old SU! set, Loads of Love.  Perfect for pictures with PaPa, no?  TFL!

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Onesie Cupcakes (or is that Cupcake Onesies?), via Pinterest

I had a double baby shower at work last week for two good friends.  We’re a little strapped for cash, and so I had to get creative with my presentation.  I dug through my Pinterest Gift Ideas board, picked up a 3-pack of onesies, some jumbo cupcake wrappers, and a pastry box.  I used patterned cardstock from Dollar Tree and my Silhouette to make cupcake wrappers and a cute cupcake card, then tied it all up with some baker’s twine from my scrapbooking stash.


Here’s the original!  You just fold the onesies lengthwise, then roll.  I couldn’t find any socks that would work, so I just used big red pom poms on top for cherries.  The cupcake liners filled the space between the cupcake wrapper and held the onesies in place nicely, but I also put a small piece of scotch tape on the end to hold them together.  They were a hit!  And around $8 for each gift.

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Movin’ on Up LO

This is from the same trip as the Let’s Go to the Park LO.  We were visiting a very non-baby-proofed house.  We spent a lot of time OUTSIDE the house, going to the park, visiting the Bass Pro Shop, eating out… But one of the few things Bubby could do while at our friends’ house was to climb the stairs.  And that’s what we did.  Well, he went up.  He hadn’t mastered down yet.  So over and over and over again, he would crawl all the way up, try to pet the very shy cat, and jump into one of our arms so we could carry him back down and start all over again.  Cutie.

Movin' On Up LO by VexedAngel

Faux stitching with a brown pen, mitred corners to make that green plaid paper go further (same $3 kit as the Impromptu Peekaboo LO), vellum overlay for the fun laser cut circle paper, and trimmed, stickled, matted, and popped stickers for embellishments.