Saturday, November 24, 2012

The One with November 2012 American Crafts (and Bonus) Layouts Part I

I've had the best past three days - Chris has been home and I haven't had work so I've been scrapping morning, noon, and night! I made 9 layouts, so I'll share some today and the rest tomorrow :)

Journaling says: At just 2 months you are such a good baby. Always smiling, happy, content & go-with-the-flow. You're sleeping pretty well and you love to be held and snuggled and "oooh"ed and "ahhh"ed over. You look at us, especially Fox, with such adoration. Love you!

How to: Trim 1" "L" shapes from patterned paper, glittered paper, and patterned vellum then stagger them down a yellow cardstock background in "V"s. Place a large doily on the bottom half and layer photos, stickers, chipboard, brads, a journaling block, and more on top of and around the doily as shown. Cluster additional embellishments on the top right corner then make a title in the center of the photos.

Supplies: Cardstock, patterned paper, patterned vellum, brads (epoxy, fabric), wooden epoxy button, burlap bow, stickers (bird, borders, feathers, heart, label, leaves, letters, number, sentiments), chipboard (arrow, bird, leaves), stamps (date, heart border), pen, adhesive: American Crafts; Doily: Wilton; Ink: StazOn

Journaling says: Slowly but surely Fox is warming up to Jane. When we're hugging and kissing Jane, Fox wants attention too so he'll hug and kiss her and we'll goo-goo over Fox being cute. Soon to be besties!

How to: Place a large doily on a teal cardstock background, spray darker teal mist over it, then remove the doily. Add pearls around the misted doily shape. Punch squares from patterned paper, cut most of them in half into triangles, then adhere them in a quilt-inspired pattern in the middle. Place a small lightly misted doily in the center and add a lined paper photo mat, four small photos, and embellishments (like stickers, flowers, a wooden bird veneer, title, etc) on top of the doily. Wrap baker's twine and sequin trim around the top paper blocks. Trim three small pieces of a doily and add them to the top, left, and bottom edges; embellish the doilies with ric rac, ribbon tabs, a fabric button, stickpin, button, etc.

Supplies: Cardstock, patterned paper, chipboard photo corners, baker's twine, sequin trim, ric rac, ribbon, pen, adhesive: American Crafts; Fabric brad, button: Crate Paper; Stickers: American Crafts (ampersand, flowers, labels , Cosmo Cricket (yellow mini alphabet), My Mind's Eye (round mini alphabet); Wooden veneer bird, spray mist: Studio Calico; Pearls: K & Company; Stickpin: Making Memories; Doilies: Wilton; Square punch: Marvy Uchida

Note: I made a layout just like this for Fox except it said "snips and snails and puppy dog tails, that's what little Fox is made of."

Journaling says: The title is the journaling :)

How to: Adhere a border of small photos around a cream cardstock background. Punch doily borders from white cardstock, tuck them under the top and bottom row of photos, and accent each doily with a pearl. Create a title in the middle using a variety of letter stickers - or Thickers if you will. Embellish the layout minimally using word stickers, an epoxy bow sticker, accordion flower, and epoxy wooden button. 

Supplies: Cardstock, stickers (accordion flower, ampersand, epoxy bow, letters, words), wooden epoxy button, adhesive: American Crafts; Doily border punch: EK Success; Pearls: K & Company
PhotobucketLAST MOMENTS AS 3

Journaling says: Just a few hours after Malm took these photos of us, Jane was born! She must have known it was important to me to get these taken to document our last moments as a family of 3. We are so grateful to have Fox and Jane in our lives forever!

How to: Punch photos and patterned paper into squares then layer them across a woodgrain paper background on a slight angle. Zigzag stitch over edges with white thread. Cut out a pink label from patterned paper, cut it in half, journal on the halves with a black pen, then adhere them on the layout. Place a number sticker on one of the patterned paper squares, surround it with a wooden veneer pinked circle frame, then add mini alphabet stickers around it to complete the title. Embellish some of the squares with chipboard butterflies, border stickers, and a piece of a label sticker with the date stamped on top.

Supplies: Patterned paper, stickers (borders, butterfly, label, letters, number), chipboard butterflies, wooden veneer pinked circle frame: Studio Calico; Date stamp, ink, pen: American Crafts; Square punch: Marvy Uchida; Sewing machine: Brother; Thread: Coats & Clark
PhotobucketFOX @ 2

Journaling says: You are so smart, happy, funny, talkative, friendly, ticklish, handsome, clever (like a fox!), spontaneous, impulsive, demanding, intelligent, coy, adventurous, curious, wild, & crazy!

How to: This layout was complicated to make :) Basically, I cut a piece of cardstock into 3" squares, trimmed triangles from patterned paper, adhered them around each square, cut off the excess, lined up all the squares, and then peeled off the triangles and arranged them onto a fresh sheet of gray cardstock. It took an entire Home Alone movie to make the background! Then add patterned paper and a sheet torn from a mini album on the bottom right topped with a quad of photos, and embellish with stickers, a title, die cuts, a journaling spot, buttons and more. It's all about layering baby!

Supplies: Cardstock, patterned paper, mini album page, stickers ("@", "#", arrows, hearts, letters, lightbulb, number, stars), die cuts (circle, journaling spot, sentiment), pen, date stamp, adhesive: American Crafts; Buttons: Crate Paper; Pinking shears: Fiskars; Ink: StazOn
Four more layouts to share tomorrow!


beckyjune said...

Paige, I LOVE your quilt-inspired pages. Each one is so beautiful. I can't even imagine how long it takes you to get a page done. ♥

wendipooh13 said...

WOW!!!! all your work is sooo stunning, just love all the colors, patterns, and coolness that you create with!!!!! LOVE em all

Kelly Jean said...

Gorgeous layouts. Love the quilted looks and your babies are so precious!

Patricia Roebuck said...

Dang, girl, you are some kind of talented! I will just send all my photos to you. Drooling!!! Absolutely amazing!

Heather Leopard said...

Wow, you really knocked these out! I love every single one of them!!!! I really like how you embrace colors and patterns!

Cathy said...

these are amazing and the cutest kiddos! Thanks for the inspiration!

sophie said...

oh my goodness Paige:!:these are all so beautiful and creative! I am in awe of your style! the first one is my favorite love love the titlt and colors!

Cherie said...

These are all so pretty! Love them!

Andrea Budjack said...

These are just amazing! With more time on my hands I think I may have to start up scrapping again...especially after looking at baby pics today of my growing boys! Thanks for sharing these layouts!

Miriam Prantner said...

That last one is simply amazing!

I'm just a simple gal said...

You seriously rock with some paper and scissors girl! I LOVE THESE :) I can tell that these pages take some time!!! But in a great way!

Diana Waite said...

wow these are AWESOME!!