Baby, Everyday, Kids, Multiphoto, Scrapbooking, Silhouette SD

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.

Everyday, Multiphoto, Scrapbooking

LO: Snowmageddon

I’m kind of secretly hoping we get a little bit of this this weekend.

I’m ready to be snowed in.  To be able to hole up at home, all four of us, and just be together, with no agendas or schedules or playdates or work.  This picture is about four years old–it was before we were parents, and it was just a crazy winter of foot-high snowstorm on top of foot-high snowstorm on top of another foot-high snowstorm.

I did this LO for a scraplift challenge–I scraplifted another board member, and she had scraplifted someone before that, and someone scraplifted mine, too–it all traveled in a big chain, and was all kept secret until the end of the month.  Then the challenge moderator posted the beginning layout, and every subsequent layout.  It is fascinating to watch what people chose to focus on in the design–what people kept, what they discarded, what came back into the design, even though they had no way of knowing it had been used previously, etc.

Used Crate Paper’s DIY Shop 6×6 paper pad.  Fussycut the ruler and bunting.  Added a bit of washi, sequins, bling, and distressing with my scissors. Still using up my HS ancient chipboard letters, which I love and will sorely miss when they are gone.  Just a nice, clean look to that font.  Jazzed up the the title a bit by substituting some Queen & Co. polkadotties for the Os and a big fat acetate snowflake for the first one in ‘snow.’  Cut down a photo box divider for the journaling card–will need to actually *journal* at some point.  TFL!

Baby, Everyday

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.

Everyday, Kids, Multiphoto, Scrapbooking, Two Page Layouts

Let’s Go to the Park LO

If these photos look familiar, that’s because I blogged about this trip here.  I scrapbooked it a couple of months later, and am finally getting around to posting that!  (I used an Allison Davis sketch, but can’t remember which one, now…  Sorry.  But they’re all fabulous, so go use any of them!)

The sun and clouds are Silhouette shapes–the clouds were originally all regular puffy clouds, but I used the knife tool and sliced off the bottoms on some for the more current flat-bottomed cloud look…  I was really excited about my paper mixing for this layout, although now I wish I would have used 2 sheets of that teal Bo Bunny double dot paper for the background, instead of the white.  Oh, well, not redoing it now!!

Final favorite detail?  I got to use a few more of my favorite alphabet stickers of all time (I only got 1 pack before they were discontinued, too, boo!).  The “franken-k” is made up of a cut-apart “h” and “x.”  I don’t think you could tell if I hadn’t told you that…  I hope not, anyway, I plan on doing that until I’ve used every last letter in that pack. :-(  TFL!

Baby, Everyday, Kids, Multiphoto, Scrapbooking

Impromptu Peek-a-boo LO

This is a picture from our trip to the Nelson-Atkins art museum in May.  You do so well when we go out, this day was no exception.  We’d stopped in the cafe for some milk and a snack, and even though it had already been a long afternoon, you started this adorable game with us.  Side note:  I bought this kit for $3 at Big Lots, and I’ve made 2 layouts with it so far…  I shouldn’t have any problem getting a third and some cards out of the remainder.  LOVE that.

I’m all about banners and bunting lately…  It’s so easy with twine and scraps and brads…  I have a bunch of these brads with little “holders” attached to them–I think originally for ribbon?  But ribbon is way too bulky for them, and they’ve been languishing away in my stash–until twine and bunting got hot, and now I’ve got all sorts of uses for them. ;-)  All the paper is from the $3 kit, except the green and white check, it is a scrap from my very first DCWV stack, geeze, probably 7 years ago?  And the background cardstock.

Simple journaling and doodling finish off the page.  I popped the little turtle diecut (get it, a turtle?  Because of the peekaboo?  LOL) onto some cardstock then trimmed it out and doodled on it as an easy way to dress it up a bit.  I also colored over bits of the turtle that were brown to make them black to match the rest of the layout.  I used dots from punctuation from the hot pink letter stickers to make little hypens for the word peek-a-boo.

Counterfeit Kits, Everyday, Kids, Scrapbooking, Silhouette SD

A Hippopotamustn’t

All items for this layout (except the stamps for the title) were in my March Counterfeit Kit.  Sorry for the photo quality–some of it is due to using my phone to snap pics and some of it is for confidentiality reasons (our foster daughters from last summer, again).  Love these photos!!!  Cute little hippo feature at the park we went on their last Sunday with us, and they were both just too cute.  Cut the mat and border of the mat with my Silhouette, using one of the free shapes that come with it.

Found this poem online and thought it was perfect:

A Hippopotamusn’t
By J. Patrick Lewis

A hippopotamusn’t sit on lawn chairs, stools, and rockers.
A hippopotamusn’t yawn directly under tightrope walkers.
A hippopotamusn’t roll in gutters used by bowlers.
A hippopotamusn’t fail to floss his hippopotamolars.
The awful things a hippopotamusn’t do are just
As important as the lawful things a hippopotamust.

Loved these embellishments.  I coated my raw chipboard stars from the main kit with paint, then stamped and heat embossed in a highly contrasting color using the woodgrain stamp.  I WILL DO THIS SO MANY MORE TIMES, can I just tell you that?!?

Little detail shot of the title block…  I redid this once already, and it is still not perfect.  But oh, well, it’s done!  And good enough.  lol  Happy Monday!