Thursday, September 29, 2011

Layout Share: Sweet Cheeks

I know, I's been a while since I last posted a layout. Life just seems to happen and time speeds by in fast forward. Sometimes I just need more hours in a day. :) I've been scrapping here and there as I've had a chance, but I haven't had much time to get them posted here since the summer, so I have quite a few layouts I'll be sharing over the next few weeks.

“Sweet Cheeks”
 This layout was created based on Allison Davis' sketch for September over at Sketch Support (One Page Sketch #13).

Here's the details for my layout. I did slightly vary some of the sketch elements on my page.

Variation #1:
For my title, I used a mix of stamps and chipboard alphabet letters. The word “cheeks” was stamped in versamark ink, then heat embossed with white powder. I eliminated the banners/flags that were shown in the sketch and added my title in the space around my photos.

Variation #2:
I used two 4x6 photos and one wallet size photo (2 x 3”). So instead of just one larger horizontal photo, I used two vertical larger photos and one smaller photo in place of the 3x3 square photo.

Variation #3:
I varied the sizes of my pattern paper strips  to work around my photo placement. The paper I used for the base of the layout had a white scroll border, so I used that to my advantage and accented it with gemstones colored with sharpie markers. My accents were cut from one larger pattern paper- I trimmed the clouds out and placed them as shown on the sketch. For my journaling spot, I cut the little animal out in a rectangle from the bottom of the pattern paper, then I trimmed around the flower at the top with my scissors to create the accent. I used my corner rounder to soften the edges of my photos and papers. To pull in the colors at the top of the layout, I added some yellow stitching and a red sticker with the date.
Supplies Used -  
Patterned Paper: Die Cuts With a View (The Green Stack)
Stamps: Technique Tuesday (Savannah- Lower Case Alphas)
Inkpad: Tsukineko (Versamark-Clear)
American Crafts Thickers (Sweet Glossy Chipboard); 
7 Gypsies Mini Label Stickers (Naked Color) 
Pens: Zig Writer (Black)
Embellishments and Details: 
Close To My Heart White Embossing Powder
Close To My Heart Heat Gun
Autumn Leaves Red Buttons
Prima Flowers
We R Memory Keepers Corner Chomper
Making Memories Paper Piercer
Crochet Thread (Yellow & White)
The Paper Studio Clear Gemstones
Sharpie Markers (Yellow & Red)

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

You don't want to miss this garage sale...

I just wanted to give all my local friends a heads-up on a HUGE scrapbook/stamping sale in the Leander/Cedar Park, Texas area. This is the fourth year my friend has hosted this sale and it is always packed with tables and tables of vendors and LOTS of great buys! You don't want to miss this one!

Here's all the info:

Saturday, October 1st 1-5:PM.
Held indoors rain or shine

903 Apple Rock Leander TX 78641 (Enter address at for directions)

16 tables of Products including items from Prima, Basic grey, Tattered angels, Graphic 45, Paper, Stickers, Rub-ons, Stamps, Ribbons, Kits, Flowers, Embellishments, Fibers, Idea books & Magazines, Storage totes & Organizational Items Tools, Die cut machines, Dies, Stampin' Up, Close to my heart, Creative Memories and much, much, more.

Prices you won't believe on products you have been wanting! If you paper craft, this is a sale you don't want to miss!