Sunday, March 22, 2009

Pocket Cookie

I love this photo of Maria... I made her a dress and panties one summer and put a cookie in the pocket - she loved the dress and the cookie but thought she had to leave the cookie in the pocket so she is eating it while it is still in the pocket!!

This layout uses Basic Grey's sugared 'beloved'; Perhaps 'East of the Sun' and Infuse 'Sugar' alphabet stickers (mounted onto paper and cut out). Also, I had a heart chipboard shape left over from a Basic Grey card kit so covered it with paper. I am always amazed at how different lines, of different years, of Basic Grey can be combined. I guess that's why it's my favorite!
I sanded the edges of the photo to give it a slightly distressed look; I ripped the 'beloved' paper and curled the edges; used a chipboard shape from my stash and painted it with Making Memories 'spotlight', added some crackle finish and when it was dry painted it with 'manila'.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Time for a Layout

I often have trouble with 'boy' layouts... I have the photos but don't always know what to do when it comes to doing a layout with them. The 'archaic' line of Basic Grey's is perfect for boys, not only are there dinosaurs but lots of different shapes on the papers... and they are slightly distressed too!
This layout (which is really 12 x 12 and not as oddly shaped as the photo looks) uses 'rusty', 'boulder' and 'pods' and bazzill 'sienna'. I've added some lettering which is CI's Blueprint ABC stickers as well as some chipboard shapes covered with the paper.

Here are some close ups of the shapes I've used.

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

You are my Sunshine Mini

I've been working on this mini album for awhile and using up some of that great Scenic Route Metropolis paper that I've been hoarding!

And, here are a few of the pages inside:

I've also used some of the chipboard shapes in my hoard and covered them with leftover bits of paper; there are also a few flowers scattered here and there. I love some of the older papers and the bright colors for 'kid' mini books. My granddaughter loves to check out my scrap table to see what is new since she's last visited!