Monday, November 22, 2010

"Cutie Pie" Scrapbook Layout

This layout is for Halloween pictures of Nicole...I know you are probably thinking - "Halloween, what???"  When I looked at the pictures, I just didn't think that they would be as cute with a traditional kind of Halloween color scheme.  Once I decided to nix a traditional Halloween layout completely, it opened up lots of possibilities and I love the little pies from Simply Charmed.  

I used my Imagine to print out a 12 x 12 of the striped patterned paper - it is from the Hopscotch pattern cartridge (designed by Cosmo Cricket).  Last week I became a textured paper convert, but I forgot to tell you what kind of textured paper I had been using.  To start out I used a piece of cream cardstock from one of DCWV cardstock packs, but I couldn't find open stock of DCWV paper locally.  I did find the Bazill Basics at my Michael's.  I chose "Avalanche."  Can you believe that Imagine cut out the little highlights on the cherry pies' cherries?  That's textured cardstock!!!  (Insert shocked gasp here.)  My Expression shreds those kind of little details when I use textured cardstock - the Imagine sailed right through it.  I had the blade set at 5 and the pressure is set at 4. 

I couldn't find red cardstock in my stash to match the red stripe in my patterned paper - no problem with the Imagine!  I did have to do a bit of extra work to get the paper I wanted, but totally worth it - I think red is one of the hardest colors to match!  I had to first print out a square of red paper, and then use my Gypsy with the Imagine because I needed to hide the little face on my cherry pie slices.  (If that's confusing, I will try to do a video sometime after Thanksgiving to show you my work around.)  

Materials Used:
  • (2) 12 x 12 pieces of kraft cardstock (Recollections brand - Michaels)
  • (1) piece of patterned cardstock trimmed to 4 x 11 1/2 & 7 x 11 1/2 - Imagine Hopscotch cartridge
  • (1) piece of colored cardstock trimmed to 4 x 11 1/2 & 7 x 11 1/2
  • Photo Mats
    • (4) 4 1/2 x 6 1/2 & (4) 4 1/4 x 6 1/4 to fit 4 x 6 pictures
  • (2) "Cherry Pies" sized at 3" from Simply Charmed - used the Gypsy to "hide" the face
  • (2) "Cherry Pie Slices" sized at 3" from Simply Charmed - used the Gypsy to "hide" the face
  • (3) "Cherries" sized at 3" from Cherry Limeade 
  • "cutie pie" sized at 2" using blackout and regular font from Cursive 101 - used the Gypsy to weld
  • Peachy Keen Face Stamps
  • EK Success Corner Rounder
  • 3/8" Swiss Dot Grosgrain Ribbon
  • Buttons - Michael's
  • Hemp Twine - Michael's (in the jewelry section)
  • Tim Holtz Distress Ink - Frayed Burlap
  • Sakura Gelly Roll Pen - White
  • Sakura Micron 03 Pigment Pen - Black


Thank you to everyone that "liked" my FB fan page so far!  I will do my best to keep it updated and answer all questions posted there!  

Starting on Wednesday the Scrappy Moms Design Team will be showcasing a brand new set of stamps!

Have a wonderful Monday!


joeygirl86 said...

Oh my Lord this is soo cute!! Wow looks like your mojo is definitely back! Your layouts have been super cute lately! ;-)

Glora said...

Oh my, how super cute is this!!! This is PERFECT PERFECT PERFECT. I love it to pieces! TFS.

Melissa said...

I just love to look at your work, everything is always so beautiful!

Luv Scrapping Together said...

Love, Love , Love your layout Lauren!

~Army Wife Molly~ said...

Ooooh me likey!!! Actually, I love it!! Yes, video please :-)And oh great... now I want the hop scotch cart! You're killing me! lol

JennyKozar said...

That is an adorable layout! Thanks for sharing.

flowerdisco said...

did i read about no-shredding w/the Imagine? gasp here too ;)wow!

the lo is precious but your work always is, tfs.

Mocha Scrapper said...

Very cute, I love the faces on the cherries! adorable, thanks for sharing and glad to see you are out of the creative rut!! Awesome!

Crafting Katie said...

That is absolutely adorable! Thanks for the tip on the Bazzill textured paper; I'm going to try that!

flscraplady said...

Absolutely beautiful! I love it!

Nadia said...

Adorable post! I love the little faces you chose.

4kids4 said...

Such a FUN layout!! I need some of those PK faces!! TFS!

~Sharon C.

Jennifer said...

Ohmygoodness, Lauren!!! :) This layout could not be any cuter!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I love it! And Nicole's Minnie pictures are going to look perfect on it!

You are motivating me to give scrapbooking a try (I got into stamping & from there paper crafting-love making my own boxes, altering notebooks, & even making little memory books, but I've been intimidated to try scrapbooking-just seems like such a huge space to fill)!

Thank you so much for the inspiration and for sharing your time & talent with us!!!

Crafty hugs,