Monday, September 19, 2011

Sweet Baby Girl - A Page for Brandy

My best friend was going to come over today so we could work on some craft related projects together.  Unfortunately, my son is under the weather with a stomach bug and she didn't want to risk it.  I don't blame her.  I could tell she was really disappointed though and since she's been harassing me to scrapbook her kids I figured I would spend the afternoon crafting just for her.  Just this one time.  I started with Sketch Savvy Sketch - #61.  I pulled out some paper that I haven't used yet - it's from Authentique and the paper line is Journey.  This is a new paper company (at least for me) and I really love the quality and look of their paper.  I found it at Archiver's (of course) and I was sad that they only had a few of the 12 x 12 pages.  I did pick up a 6x6 pad which I used in conjunction with a few of the 12 x 12 pieces I was able to snag.  So, along with Authentique, I used a few scrap pieces from my ever dwindling supply of My Mind's Eye Stella & Rose, some Coordinations, and some Bazzil.  Now, some people might think it's strange that I used a primarily blue paper line to create a page for a baby girl.  It's not odd, it's just different! I think it's entirely possible to scrapbook for either gender using colors that are traditionally associated with the other gender.  I am not shy about adding pink to layouts I do with my boys.  There's a trick to it, but it can be done, and done well.  Here is my completed page . . .

I stuck pretty close to the sketch for this page.  The banner was cut out using the Close to My Heart Art Philosophy cartridge, and then stamped with the coordinating stamps that came with the Art Philosophy bundle.  I also used the CTMH Vintage Type larger triangle stamp for the embellishment on the far right.  All were stamped with Stampin' Up's turquoise ink.  The mat for the picture was created using Elegant Edges.  I used an oblong image and then stretched it a bit further using my gypsy.  I then added the picture, but up on pop dots for some dimension.  I also wrapped a ribbon around the picture which is a first for me - I really like it!  The word "Sweet" is from the Groovy Times cartridge and "Girl" is from Opposites Attract.  I recently saw one of the Cricut Circle blog ladies use this font and I really loved it.  Truth be told, I rarely use any Cricut fonts because of the ease in cutting them out using MTC, but there are some real gems in my cartridge library that I am going to try to pay a bit more attention to them.  The flowers are made from Flower Shoppe and Mother's Day Bouquet.  I know you all have seen them a million times before, but I like them so much you'll probably see them at least a few hundred thousand more before I tire of them. Sorry. 

So, you'll also note that I added some stitching.  My sewing machine is fairly new and I was trying out a new stitch which is lovely, except I still can't sew straight to save my life.  Back to drawing lines I go!  I hope you guys like this page.  Actually I hope Brandy likes it more - this one is actually for her book.

Paper:  Authentique (Journey), Bazzil, My Mind's Eye (Stella & Rose), Coordinations
Cartridges:  Art Philosophy, Elegant Edges, Flower Shoppe, Mother's Day Bouquet, Groovy Times, Opposites Attract
Stamps:  CTMH Art Philosophy Bundle, CTMH Vintage Type, Flourishes, Ink:  Turquoise (Stampin' Up)
Ribbon & Brads:  My Stash

Thanks for stopping by!!


  1. Absolutly stunning!! I could not get any better:) You have done an amazing job with the design, details and the paper:) I just LOVE it!!
    Sherrie K

  2. Oh, my goodness! What a fantastic layout! Sherrie took "stunning"!! The layers and detail are perfect! I know your friend will be so happy to have this layout!

  3. Wow, this layout is absolutely gorgeous. I love the papers, the stiching and everything else about it. I am sure Brandy is going to love it!! Oh yeah, the card is beautiful too!!

  4. What a stunning LO! You have an amazing flair for details! This will surely be a treasure to behold for many years. TFS!


  5. I LOVE IT!! My baby is adorable and her auntie did a great job...

  6. This is amazing!! Loving the layers and details on this! I can stare at this all day!

    p.s. Thank you for your lovely comment. Hugs. :o)


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