Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Lots of paper layouts

Last night, I finished up a few paper layouts that I had been working on for a while.  For some reason, I hate using my Cricut for letters or diecuts for each individual layout.  It just takes up too much room to do it in among all my scrappy stuff.  So, what I do is I do the layout and then I set aside the paper I want to use for the title and the diecuts if there are any and put a sticky note on it with the title and the kind of font I want to use (cursive, chunky, thin, etc).  It means that I have a small pile of layouts to do at one but it works for me.

I love how this layout turned out.  The colours are so fun and I'm happy with how the stamped stars look.  I'm not a very good stamper so often, my attempts don't turn out wonderfully but this time, I'm happy.  The stamps and inks are from CTMH.  I used Fette Egyptienne as a font for my title and the red paper is textured and it's from long ago. I added the stitching and the ribbons for borders.

On this layout, I used an old, old, old piece of patterned paper with some new baby stickers that I got from my friend, Diana.  I tried out my new border punch that I got from Jennifer Larson as a RAK.  So pretty.  And I cut out that kitty using my "Create a Critter" cart.

I did this layout for Suzieq's March challenge at Skrap 'n Chat.  Her challenge was to do paper tearing.  I did it on the photo mat here.  I tore up a piece of patterned paper and then adhered it with liquid glue.  It gives a neat effect.  I also used a couple older stickers that I had.  I like to use up some of my older stash on my new layouts; I hate wasting anything!

I did this layout about K wanting to nurse her baby, just like Mommy nursed A.  She was such a sweet little mommy!  I lifted ideas from my fellow CKers for this layout.  Just like Ashley Horton did in her Bo Peep page, I used ric rac as a border for my page.  I love the look of it!  And like Cassie did on her "Three" page, I stitched lines of hearts.  I love the look of it and wanted to replicate it.

Ashley's layout:

You can go here to see this layout in her gallery (and all her other great layouts).  

Cassie's layout:

You can go here to visit her blog and see her other great work.

This layout was done for Suzieq's challenge for April to use a pennant or rosette flower.  I made a bigger one, per instructions on a blog, but it was far too big for my layout.  So, I did this one using a 1"x 12" strip of paper and scoring every 1/4".  I really like how it turned out.  The title ended up being much too big so I had to change up the design a bit.  (I was too lazy to recut the letters.)

And, there you go!  I should try to spread these out but I end up forgetting which ones I've posted and which I haven't so it's just easier this way.  :)


Beth Hallgren said...

You have been a very busy girl! Great layouts! I love how you incorporated ideas from different layouts :)

Diana said...

Wow lots of LOs! I'm envious!
I love those hearts with the stitching down the middle. Got to borrow that myself.

Candice said...

Such fabulous & beautiful LO's! They're all so beautiful, as is your lovely family!

Jennifer DeWolfe said...

Great Job on all the layouts! They all look great! I'm just like you and set projects aside to wait for more before pulling out the cricut. I find it so much effort to clear a space (the biggest effort of all) and then set everything up so I tend to do several project together :)

Ashley Horton said...

Great job combining ideas from mine and Cassie's lo's! I loved this one when I saw it in the Gallery the other day. Thanks for sharing my lo in your post!