Baby Baby, Multiphoto, Scrapbooking, Two Page Layouts

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!

Baby Baby, Multiphoto, Scrapbooking, Two Page Layouts

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!

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!

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!