Saturday, September 29, 2012

The One with the Layouts for the AC Spotlight

I had a pair of layouts go up on the American Crafts blog yesterday for my spotlight, so I'm sharing them here today!
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SMILE & GRIN

Journaling says: Every day you just get cuter and cuter! We love that you're always so happy!

Note: I LOVE the new Ready Set Go line by Amy Tangerine. I love how it can go either boy-y or girl-y depending on the colors you choose to use. I'm still in love with the banner trend so that's what I based this page around. I also paid a little tribute to Amy with some hand stitching since she's well-known for it!

How to: Trim papers and photos into pennants, layer them in three banners across a gray grid paper background, and stitch across the tops using straight and zigzag stitching. Add a few stickers and die cuts to the banners to embellish. Drop clusters of dark blue spray mist here and there. Create a journaling spot on the bottom left corner, hand stitch a star over it using blue floss, then add a title above the longest banner.

Supplies: Patterned paper, stickers (arrow, car, hearts, letters, pennants), die cuts (ampersand, pie chart circle, "pull here" card, ticket), spiral notebook page, stamps (arrows, date), pen, adhesive: American Crafts; Floss: DMC; Spray mist: Studio Calico; Ink: StazOn; Pinking shears: Fiskars; Sewing machine: Brother; Thread: Coats & Clark
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PURE GOODNESS

Journaling says: You are simply the sweetest girl in the world!

Note: How perfect is the 5th & Folic line for little baby girl pages? I think I could make an entire album filled with layouts of my new daughter Jane using this line! The colors are so soft and pretty and match her sweetness to a "T"!

How to: Punch flower confetti from cardstock, glitter paper, and patterned papers, adhere the flowers around the edge of a striped paper background, stitch over them, then trim the excess. Create a layered mat for a series of photos using patterned paper with torn and curled edges, scalloped borders (one a sticker and one made from punching cardstock) then embellish the corners with flower die cuts, brads, pearls, stickers, sequins, a stickpin, and spray mist. Create a little layered embellishment on the top right corner then use a sentiment sticker on the photo for the title. More or less :)

Supplies: Cardstock, glitter paper, patterned paper, brads (corduroy, epoxy, flower), die cuts (flowers, ticket), stickers (birds, hearts, leaf, scalloped border, sentiment), arrow stamp, pen, adhesive: American Crafts; Sequins: Craft supply; Pearls: Pebbles; Stickpins: Fabric supply (pearl), Maya Road (jewel); Spray mist: Studio Calico, Punches: Fiskars (scalloped border), Marvy Uchida (flower confetti); Sewing machine: Brother; Thread: Coats & Clark
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That's all for now!

11 comments:

Mandy said...

These layouts are so pretty. I love how you always have so much color.

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

These are beautiful!! LOVING the border you created on the second one and loveeeeeee all the banners on the first one!!!

Diana Waite said...

GORGEOUS!!!! Love them both--SERIOUS eye candy--thanks!

Emily said...

Love love love!!! I might have to try the pennant one... that seriously rocks!!!!!!

Michiko Kato(juno) said...
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Michiko Kato(juno) said...

These layouts sooo cute!

Chantal Vandenberg said...

Amazing work! So much fantastic colour and so lively! Love the banner idea!!!

jbonomo said...

Most adorable! Thank you for sharing your story and love your layouts.

Patricia Roebuck said...

Maybe some of your talent and creativity will rub off on me. Seriously amazing! I love what you do with paper. Gorgeous!

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

I LOOOOOOVE these LOs--love the papers! I esp love the photo banners! AMAZING!

Anski said...

Really pretty and fun layouts! Especially the first one, those banners looks so amazing!