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.

Scrapbooking, Seasonal/Holiday, Silhouette SD, Single Photo, UFOs

LO: Is That YOU, Santa?

A little out of season, but oh, well.  This was a UFO I first blogged about here. I finished it a few months ago as I started cleaning out our guest room/my scrap room to turn it into Baby Girl’s nursery.  (Ummmm, it’s still a huge mess and not even remotely set up for her yet…)

The title is a Silhouette cut, as is the snowflake flourish.  I backed the cutout “YOU” of the title with vellum so you can see bits and pieces of all the fun layers.  I used an older BG collection, and layered tags (kind of like Christmas gift tags, I thought) underneath.

Some simple accenting with misting and stamping, brads and tabs, and voila, this UFO was finally finished! And now, finally blogged!  LOL  TFL!

Multiphoto, Scrapbooking, Silhouette SD

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!

Kids, Multiphoto, Scrapbooking, Silhouette SD, Two Page Layouts

Dinosaurs LO

Remember this post?  Here’s the layout!  I began working on this LO pretty quick after the actual trip, but ran into many many many roadblocks.  By the time I finished with it, nearly a month later, I was so sick of it I had to let it sit for awhile before I could even blog about it.  LOL

I found a free font that was similar to the exhibit title and cut it out with my silhouette.  Before I weeded the letters, I used my inking tool to get the shading to match the exhibit title, too.  I searched high and low for premade embellishments to match this line, but they were long gone from the stores.  So I found some images online and traced them to get the dinosaur and tufts of grass (Shhh…).  Some stamping and misting helped the dino and background papers match the patterned papers.

I trimmed a strip out of one of the patterned papers in the line, edged it with other strips from other papers in the collection, and even used my deco scissors!  LOL   Then I just fussy cut a few of the cute little dinos and pop-dotted them to make an interesting border treatment.  Oh, and the collage printing was even free, got a deal at Walgreen’s.  All in all, it cost about $2-3 for the whole layout.  TFL!

Baby, Scrapbooking, Silhouette SD, Single Photo

i heart you LO

Not much to say about this LO.  Except I love that pic of little man and I love the journaling, though they are separated by 6 months…

My style is changing, becoming more structured and layered.  Still pretty minimalist, though.  And vellum still rocks.  In case you were wondering.

NEW GOODIES:  Title from the Silhouette store, hearts made by me in the Sil software, Bella Blvd baby line and some DCWV stacks.  OLD STASH:  some Love, Elsie paper (orange polka dots), the colored pencils I used to draw hearts into my journaling, vellum, photo corners, heart-embossed white cs, and trim.

Baby, Masculine, Multiphoto, Scrapbooking, Silhouette SD

Father’s Day Layout, 2012

I made this layout for T for Father’s Day.  It took me a couple of days while I cooked dinner–I’d set something to simmering, or nuke something in the microwave, or set the timer as the pasta boiled, and slip back to my scrapbook room to do one part of the layout before going back to check in on dinner.  And I didn’t burn anything!  Not more than usual, anyway.  ;-)

A sheet of kraft served as my base, topped with a stretch of navy blue (one of my current fave colors in sbing) cardstock that I distressed so it would match the feel of the plaid patterned paper that I used.  I used clay and white Mr. Huey sprays, then roughed up the edges with my scissors.  I dipped in my sticker box, a rarity for me, but something I need to do more often so I can use up my stash, and used several ancient epoxy stickers.  I think they’re MAMBI, and I’m not even sure they’re still around anymore?  Certainly those stickers aren’t.  I was pleased they hadn’t yellowed and were still super sticky.  I used some warm calico Mr. Huey spray on the type paper, as the bright white didn’t go with the cream tone underlying the plaid.  Speaking of that plaid paper–I received it in a PIF from a friend YEARS ago…  this layout was apparently all about busting my stash!  The cream cardstock that looks like beadboard?  One of my very first purchases as a scrapbooker, at least 8 years ago.  I used my Silhouette and a free design by Kerri Bradford to create the title.

Some staples to reinforce the grungy, masculine feel, and some handstitching to finish the tiny-touches-of-orange visual triangle.  The journaling reads, “Thank you for loving me, snuggling me, feeding me, cleaning me, playing with me, singing to me, rocking me, teaching me…” These pictures are some of my favorites, from last year when he was just over 2 months old. Love those little hands.

Masculine, Scrapbooking, Silhouette SD, UFOs

UFO #1: Tornado Alley

So in my quest to finish the unfinished, I am keeping it simple.  We are having an amazing, but busy summer, and I am trying to declutter and clean up my scrappy space by finishing some of these layouts that have been laying around for FAR too long…  so I just figured simplifying my already pretty straightforward style was probably a good idea.  Here’s the original UFO:

And the finished layout:

I found some simple clipart of a tornado online and traced it in my Silhouette Studio software to cut it out.  Then I misted it with some silver Mr. Huey to give it a litle distressed, grungy texture.  I chopped up an 8.5 x 5.5″ orange file folder to create a pocket for some hidden journaling (which discussed how T rode for 110 miles through three states, and how this ride will probably never happen again, as it was in July 2008, 3 years before the devastating tornado went through Joplin, where the ride was based.).  A little handstitching on the corners to bring a bit more blue and orange in, and…DONE.  Check one off the list!