Thursday, March 31, 2016

You Are So Loved Layout

Today's page is a simple one--made with one of Authentique's latest collection - Cuddle: Boy.  As soon as I saw this baby boy themed collection, I knew I had to document one of my little guy's first photos.  He was just a few days old when this photo was taken.

I kept the design simple with a few embellishments adhered with pop dots to add a bit of dimension.

For once I decided to add my own flair to the design paper & simply scribbled onto the background of the page with a fine tipped black marker.  I actually like the random end result!

With some stamps & rhinestones, I added more interest to the background & added a sentiment along the center of the page which is exactly the thought this photo of my little guy brings to my mind.

With the photo itself, I wanted to do a puzzle sort of effect.  So I cut the photo into three random squares/rectangles--matted them & then pieced them back together.  It added a different effect to the photo.

Supplies: Paper - Autthentique, Stamps - Technique Tuesday, Sodalicious, Embellishments - Authentique, Other - Spiral Paper Clips, Rhinestones, Brads

Thanks for stopping by & enjoy the rest of the week!


Friday, March 4, 2016

Dream Big Layout

Today I'm sharing a page I made a few months ago & have not posted till now.  It's been a rough Winter health wise for me this year.  I've been sick on & off for the past month or so.  Not sure what crazy bug is going around--but it's not a pretty one!  I can finally say that I'm recovering after three different rounds of antibiotics...phew!

So, this would be my little guy celebrating his 3rd birthday just this past November.  Time is flying by way too fast for my liking.  He's getting so big & developing an even bigger personality to go along with him.  :-)

I've mostly used papers by Authentique & the design of my page is based on a sketch by The Nifty Pixel.  

Here's the sketch by The Nifty Pixel that I've used as the design for my page.  The link will take you directly to the 'Life of Pie' projects & will show case several other 'pie' themed sketches & the design teams interpretations of these fabulous sketches.

I made the circle embellishments with the use of some leftover scraps.  I made them uneven on purpose.  These are one of those elements where the more uneven they are, the better they look.

Paper clips.  Now that's something I wouldn't have thought would make a nice random embellishment...but as you can see here--I've inserted one in between my circles & it actually works!

One of my trademarks on layouts is to use a combination of several different random bits & bobs.  I've used a combination of all sorts of flowers, from burlap to felt--chipboard elements, arrows, epoxy stickers & one mini felt teddy bear. 

Supplies: Paper - Authentique, Random Left Over Scraps, Flowers - The Felt Shoppe, I Am Roses, The Kreative Korner, Embellishments - Prima, Tim Holtz, Arrow Paper Clip - Freckled Fawn, Other - Mini Felt Teddy Bear, String, Paper Clip, Wooden Banner, Burlap Flower

Thanks for stopping by & enjoy the rest of the week!