Friday, July 30, 2010

Make a Splash!

I am so excited to be the Guest Designer over at SOUS this week!  Thanks so much ladies for letting me play along.  This week there was no sketch just a summer theme with bright fun colors.  I had so much fun making this layout.  I loved the paper as soon as I saw it!  The pictures are great because they are of 3 of my favorite boys, my two and my nephew!  And...I totally couldn't resist putting the picture of my little guy with soggy bum and shorts falling down. There are lots of small details that I put in.  Thanks for looking and hope you are all enjoying your summer!

Tulle to try and make it look like the frothy bubbly whites of the water and these splashes are cut out from one of the papers!

Art glitter on the "a" to make it stand out!

There are skittles and diamond glaze to try and make it look like there are water droplets on the spatters!

I used the tulle to try and make it look like the white water bubbles/froth of water

Best Creations Inc - Surf's up!

All Mixed Up
Plantin Schoolbook

Make the Cut for the water drops and splatters.  I drew the water drops in inkscape myself, my first attempt at drawing something (basic I know) but I am pretty happy with how they turned out!

Diamond Glaze

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

The Magic of Disney

My husband and I have always been crazy about Disney.  That has passed on to our oldest Mason.  We decided to take him to Disneyland just over a year ago while he still believed in the magic of it all.  So 30 weeks pregnant, off we went.  Mason loved it, he was completely in awe, overwhelmed, in loved and totally exhausted by the end of our trip.  I don't think he blinked once.  A while ago I saw that patriciajohnson8 over on the cricut forum had done this AMAZING Disney title and so kindly shared it.  Ever since I saw it, I knew I wanted to work it into a layout.  So here it is, the SOUS sketch and my take on it!  I am not sure the colorful letters quite go with the very black, white and red layout, let me know what you think.  I also loved the looks of the glittery letters and mickey and minnie so tried to tie it in the the Disney word as well.  Thanks for looking!

Carts Used:
Mickey Font
Mickey and Friends
Lyrical Letters

Disney's Day Dreamin', 
Mickey Heads and 
some other Mickey paper that was untitled

Art Glitter

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Oh Canada!

I am so glad I got this layout done!  I have been away camping with my family and visiting and celebrating my little guys first birthday which also means going back to work this week!  I missed out on the sketch over at SOUS so decided to combine the sketch, the theme of red, white and blue as well as this weeks challenge of stars and stripes.  These pictures are of my youngest on Canada Day! Thanks for looking!

Carts Used:
All Mixed Up

Bo Bunny' Back to Basics: Sun Kissed Adventure, Sun Kissed, 
Block Party Jamboree, Block Party Celebration

The Beaver is from Treasure Box designs
The maple Leaf and Canadian Flag are images that I converted into SVG's
Thanks for looking and will post another project soon!