Monday, January 10, 2011

Layouts to share!

Well, I still have a few boxes of stuff to unpack and organize in my new scraproom studio, but I was so excited that I couldn't wait to use it!

And I was lucky enough to have the WeScrap January kit {Tea Time} to use!  I managed to create four layouts this weekend - I was inspired!

I've had the following photos of Connor with my parents for a while now - they were taken in 2002!  I just love his sweet little smile!! I'm happy with how this layout, So Happy Together, turned out:

Supplies:  Bazzill Basics cardstock, Studio Calico patterned paper, Crate Paper patterned paper & stickers (tab, "happy"), Maya Road blossoms, American Craft Memory Markers, Ranger Tim Holtz distress ink, Glossy Accents)

Except for the crooked line on my box at the top... oh, well.  Perfection is boring, right?

I didn't want to use the CP letters for the entire title - I wanted the "so" and "together" to be in a script-type font.  The problem was that I didn't have any stamps that would work.  So I grabbed my marker, wrote out the words, cut them out and then went over the letters with Glossy Accents to give it a finished look:  

My second layout of the weekend, Love Birds, is with a photo of my parents, taken while they were dating, circa early 1950's.

Supplies:  Bazzill Basics cardstock, Crate Paper patterned paper and stickers, Martha Stewart Crafts and EK Success punches, American Crafts felt embellishment, thread

Here's a detail shot at the title:

Up next: Layout #3, which is untitled.  I've had this photos of my two munchkins for a while - taken at Connor's communion.

Supplies:  Bazzill Basic cardstock, Crate Paper patterned paper and stickers, American Crafts marker and felt embellishment, Making Memories Slice machine and Think Pink design card.

I searched for a while for a brother/sister quote and none seemed appropriate.  And then I found this one:  May your paths always lead back to each other.


It echos my relationship with my sisters, and my greatest wish for my children - that they remain close throughout their lives and realize that they will always be there for each other.

I traced a die cut journaling sheet from my stash for the edge of my photo matte, and added a little collage of stickers and a handmade cardstock rose.  Cardstock is not the easier paper to roll!

And here we are, with my final creation with the January Kit, Forever in our Hearts - and probably my favourite!  Here's our beautiful Golden, Simon, soaking in the sun, looking peaceful:

Supplies:  Studio Calico and Crate Paper patterned papers, Crate Paper stickers, Marvy Uchida punch, Image Tree alpha stamps, Ranger Tim Holtz distress ink, Slice machine and Mistletoe design card, button.

I hand cut two hearts out of the pink patterns in the kit:

The "Forever" in the title was cut as individual letters and then adhered to the layout in script format:

The top tab was stitched to the photo directly and then adhered to the layout:

Whew!  If you've made it this far, thanks for looking! :)  I'm so happy - I was feeling a bit off when I started with the kit, but by the last one, I feel like my mojo is back!


  1. Stunning Sue!
    You've chosen some beautiful photos and that kit is lush.
    Sue xx
    p.s. I had to go back to see the crooked line after you mentioned it - I hadn't noticed!lol

  2. These are all gorgeous Sue!!!!

  3. Beautiful pages. Love the dog one.

  4. I love me a good long post with lots of inspiration!!! Thanks!


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