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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: 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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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!

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LO: Life Lesson #1

Balloons don’t last forever…  :-(

Journaling reads, “You absolutely loved the balloon they gave you at Lambert’s.  You had the best time playing with it, batting it, shaking it…  You had only had mylar balloons before, which died a slow, shrinking death, so as this one drooped lower to the floor, I wondered if you were going to be able to pop it.  Just as I had the thought, what should happen…  but as you played with it…  POP!  I was worried you would be really scared by it, but no…  you just gave a little gasp, and then chattered up a storm to what was left of it. So cute.”

Used Silhouette cuts for the title, balloons, and popped balloons.  Doubled with some gray for a shadow effect.  Twine and buttons reinforced the theme, too.  I ran one balloon through my CB with an embossing folder to give it some texture, and popped the popped balloon up on some dimensional adhesive.  TFL!

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LO: Meeting the Grandparents

OK, so that’s not technically what this layout is titled. But it is what the layout is about! ;-)  This is a two-page layout, with four photos–one photo each as grandparents held Baby Girl for the first time. Journaling reads, “Your grandparents just could not wait to meet you, baby girl.  Papa, Granny, Grandpa, and Grandma got to KC as quickly as they could the day you were born, and spent all day holding you.”

Used up some big, gold chipboard letters for that title–and figured out just how many vowels we crammed into her name!  The butterfly stickers were very old, and received the pop-dot treatment after being dusted with baby powder on the back.  Gold mist, fussy-cut hexagons, and sequins were scattered to move your eye across the page.  Stamping and heat embossing were used to create a visual triangle of captions.  Finally, a custom journaling block was built using graph paper, MME trim, and more stamping.  TFL!

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LO: Why, Hello there!

First, I want to be VERY CLEAR: I am NOT expecting a third child. haha!

(Seriously, though. NOT happening.)

Found these pics of this layout in my web albums and wanted to go ahead and post.  These are Baby Girl’s very first ultrasound pics.  Boy were we surprised!!  It took us seven years to get Little Man, so the fact that she showed up, uh, IMMEDIATELY, was very surprising–even though we had been warned repeatedly that’s how it happened for many people in our boat.

I fussy-cut some clouds out of the patterned paper and pop-dotted them on top of their mates in the mat.  I added stickles to parts of the pattern in those clouds, too, to make custom embellishments.  The tiny words are also fussy-cut from some text patterned paper.  A Hambly journaling spot, some stamping, embossing, and washi finish up the title.

Then silver mist and some fun and simple border stamping in grey ink finishes the page. Journaling reads, “We are so very happy you’ve shown up.  Surprised, but so so happy.”  TFL!  (And no, I’m not kidding.)  ;-)

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LO: You are the Cherry to my Sundae

I don’t think I’ve posted this one…  If so, I apologize.  But her cute little outfit at the beginning of the last post reminded me of this layout.  These pictures were taken when baby girl was 2 weeks old.  She had a whole mess of hair, but that hat was too adorable NOT to use. :-)

The journaling reads, “Peanut to my butter, spring in my step, glaze on my doughnut, flip to my flop, cheese to my macaroni, blue in my sky, sweet to my dreams, beat of my heart.”

Used a SG sketch for this, little bits of deco tape, ribbon, and rikrak, along with pink cherry bling that was *the* perfect match.  My favorite Thickers of all time (which I found for $1.50 at Big Lots a few months ago), along with some free Thickers AC sent me for participating in a thread about how horrible the adhesive is on Thickers.  LOL  Hey, it was free, I’ll use them–but I still made sure to add glue before I put them down.  Combined a scalloped circle punch and my Silhouette for the cherry paper embellie in the upper right. TFL!