Okay this is a very photo heavy post, sorry to all those with slow connections, but... I just got home from a long Girls Weekend with my Mom and two best friends! And we got to spend the whole time in Granny's ScrapRoom with her Accucut, Quickutz, BigShot, Sizzix, you name it... we had it! It was so nice to take my time on my layouts, use new fonts that I don't own, try out some new embellies, and of course spend some time with the girls on the beach!
So, here come my layouts for the week! First up is a scraplift of my friends layout using some new papers I picked up at The Scrapbook Shoppe in Tampa, FL. I wanted to document my love affair with my daughters wardrobe from Gymboree, don't we all have a certain kids line we love? I even used the tag from her outfit for the title. Patterned Paper and DieCut sheet are Bloom & Grow by My Minds Eye. The background cardstock is Juniper from CTMH. Ribbon is Summer 2 Collection from American Crafts.
The Butterfly Rainforest layout was so fun to do because I used the Accucut 11.5" Antique Die to cut chipboard and my pp. No sketch, just started layering and ended up with this... I thinked it turned out nice. I used Quickutz Nutmeg and Uptown Girl for the title, a little Heidi Swapp Bling to higlight the butterfly in my hubby's lap. Everything else is CTMH. Blush and Topiary Cardstock, Craft Buttons, Inking, Discover Paper pack, and retired Blush Ribbon Rounds.
"Ummm, NO" is what my dd said when I asked her to help me carve the pumpkin last halloween, too funny! Patterned Papers are all scraps, solids are retired CTMH B&T. Cocoa, Goldrush, and Topiary Cardstocks, Inks and Buttons. I used the Quickutz 2x2 Pumpkin, Revolution Vine and Flourishes to create the pumpkin patch and 4x8 Dragonfly for the title with CTMH Dimensional Elements Solos. The ribbon I picked up from Griffins in Ocala, FL. The left page is from the PageMaps book.
The Strike layout actually turned out better than I was expecting... even my hand cut bowling pins!!! I used the Accucut Star Dies to cut out chipboard and painted them with Making Memories Paints, then embellished them with some Heidi Swapp bling and CTMH craft buttons and floss. Pattern paper is Bowl-o-Rama by Moxxie with a touch of retired CTMH b&t, inked up with CTMH Cocoa, Garden Green, and Goldrush. The title was cut with out of chipboard with a Sizzix font on the Bigshot machine and painted black. I finished it all up with a few ribbon scraps, machine sewing in black, and lots of pen work on the diecuts using my trusty Zig. The sketch I stole from somewhere, sorry I can't remember ;o)
And finally, my little Madame Butterfly was another layout that I got to play around with the big Accucut Dies, this one is the 11.5" Ribbon Circle cut out of Hydrangea CTMH cardstock then I cut an 11 " circle out of retired CTMH b&t then decided to use my old Magic Matter to mat that layer in Ocean CTMH CS. The pattern paper is CTMH Whoops-a-Daisy with Hydrangea, Ocean, and Watermelon cardstock, inking, buttons, brads, and ribbon. The title is Quickutz Dragonfly 4x8 and Blossom Grand. The scattered flowers are a mix of Quickutz 4x4's and Sizzix accented with some white pen work. I also used a couple of Heidi Swapp Ghost Butterflies with touches of white paint and adhered with watermelon brads.
I hope you all have a great week and get lots of scrapping time this weekend! I will be hard at work trying to use up the rest of my kits I have put together! :o)