I did this layout while I was at a crop with my mom and it was my first real attempt at welding letters with my Gypsy! The font I chose was not ideal, but I was short on time and cardstock, so I used it anyways. I used some Stampin Up! raw chipboard letters, painted them with brown MM paint, then overlapped "SNOOTY" with my welded "visiting". I think it turned out pretty good for my first attempt!
I think what really makes this layout so adorable is the little Quickutz die-cut manatee, this was my friend Debra's idea. I am still not sure I got him put together as nice as she had him, but he's still cute. I sanded the edges to make it pop a little more and gave him a little bling eye using the tiniest of my CTMH Sparkles, that was Granny's idea ;o)
As with most of my layouts, the 4x6 photos are mounted on folded 6.25" x 8.5" cardstock and have 3 photos in the footprint of a single photo. Many people have asked how why I take soooo many photos and how I pick which photos to scrap and this is my answer... I just scrap three times the photos. And thanks to Close To My Heart's Flip Flaps, all three of the photos are protected!
Cardstock: CTMH Junipter, Hollyhock, Keylime
Bling: CTMH Bitty Sparkles
Ribbon: American Crafts
Paint: Making Memories
Digital Cutter: Cricut Expression, Gypsy, Opposites Attract Cartridge