Sunday, November 25, 2012

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

As promised, here is the second half of my latest batch of layouts!

Journaling says: At three months old you have us wrapped around your tiny finger. You are still such a sweet & easy going baby girl. You've started giving us real laughs and it's the best sound in teh world. We love you so much Jane.

How to: Trim a large circle of gold polka dot vellum with pinking shears then glue it to a cream cardstock background. Stitch a heart using pink thread onto the center of the layout and go over spots with zigzag stitching. Spray five small doilies with different colors of mist then add them to the layout in each corner and in the center. Layer photos, stickers, and embellishments onto each doily. Type journaling onto patterned paper, trim it into strips, then adhere the strips over the photos. Punch a fan border into each side of the background. Punch four scalloped borders from gold polka dot vellum and adhere them behind the fan punched borders. Add a title and more embellishments to finish.

Supplies: Cardstock, patterned paper, patterned vellum, brads (epoxy, fabric), buttons, stickers (border, flowers, heart, label, journaling spot, leaf, letters, number, number border), chipboard (arrow, flowers), date stamp, pen, adhesive: American Crafts; Doilies: Wilton; Pearls: K & Company; Sequins: Pebbles; Pinking shears: Fiskars; Scalloped scissors: Provo Craft; Border punches: EK Success (scalloped), Fiskars (fan); Typewriter: Smith Corona; Sewing machine: Brother; Thread: Coats & Clark; Ink: StazOn; Spray mist: Tattered Angels

Journaling says: Whoops, I forgot journaling... but hopefully the pictures are worth a thousand words!

Note: When I saw the embellished tags by Leah Farquharson of Blue Bird Chic that she made for her assignment for the American Crafts blog I asked if I could have them :) She so graciously sent them to me, along with a super cute cross stitched fox button! I was so excited to scrap them. And then Amy Tangerine gave me a manila tag that she made with a Kelly Purkey October month stamp! So much goodness all on one page :)

How to: What can I say, I love making banner pages! When I find a style I like, I run it into the ground :) Trim patterned papers, photos, and tags into pennants and adhere them in three curved rows across an orange grid paper background. Add pennant stickers between some of the pennants. Stitch across the tops of the banners using black thread and alternate between straight and zigzag stitches. Drop brown and white spray mist and black India ink across the layout. Make a title above the tops of the banners. Cluster embellishments on the top left, botton, and right edges. Add additional stickers and embellishments to finish!

Supplies: Patterned paper, fabric brads, paper leaves, stickers (arrow, asterisks  camera, candy corn, hearts, labels, letters, pennants, sentiment), adhesive: American Crafts; Wooden veneer stars, spray mist: Studio Calico; Embellished tag, cross stitched fox button: Blue Bird Chic by Leah Farquharson; Stamps: American Crafts (date), Kelly Purkey (month); India ink: Artworks; Sewing machine: Brother; Thread: Coats & Clark

Journaling says: On Labor Day 2012 we took both kids to Disneyland - the first time with Jane! She slept pretty much the entire time. And finally, after almost a year of being off-limits, I went on a "big kid" ride - Indiana Jones! So much fun, I've missed the adrenaline rushes. Jane's first ride was Peter Pan's Flight. She slept through it :) Eventually it got super crowded so we left but we'll be back lots and lots before we move outta here!

How to: Use a sewing machine and white thread to stitch a geometrical background across a dark purple cardstock background. Punch hexagons from photos and patterned paper and adhere them at each intersection of thread. Place border stickers around the layout edges. Place die cuts on the top, left, and bottom border stickers. Stamp a sentiment and date on the label die cut on the bottom edge. Replace a few of the hexagons with label/journaling spot stickers. Embellish the patterned paper hexagons with fabric brads, buttons, stickers, die cuts, etc. Journal with a black pen inside three of the stitched shapes between hexagons to create a visual triangle. Make a title across the middle. Drop white and silver spray mist across the layout to finish.

Supplies: Cardstock, pen, stamps (date, sentiment), adhesive: American Crafts; Patterned paper, fabric brads, buttons, die cuts (butterfly, flowers, label, lace border): Crate Paper; Stickers: Crate Paper (borders, butterfly, journaling spots, labels), Jillibean Soup (letters), Studio Calico (chipboard letters); Pearl: K & Company; Spray mist: Studio Calico (white), Tattered Angels (silver); Ink: StazOn; Hexagon punch: Creative Memories; Sewing machine: Brother; Thread: Coats & Clark

Journaling says: Never in a million years did I imagine I could love anything as much as my children!

How to: Die cut a large pinked circle from scrap cardstock, place it on a green patterned paper layout base, spray over it using darker green mist, then remove the pinked circle. Trace a circle (I used a bowl as a stencil) onto the center using a pencil. Place three photos across the middle. Trim triangles of all sizes from patterned paper, cardstock, and mini album pages and adhere them around the traced circle; stitch around the inside edge a couple times to secure the triangles in place. Add a title to the bottom and embellish with sequins, flowers cuts out from patterned paper and topped with pearls, journaling written on a piece of a mini album page, and stickers, as shown. Drop brown spray mist across the top right and bottom left corners.

Supplies: Cardstock, patterned paper, mini album pages, pen, adhesive: American Crafts; Stickers: American Crafts (arrow, brackets, chipboard letters, hearts, scalloped border), Cosmo Cricket (yellow mini alphabet); Pearls: K & Company; Sequins: Craft supply; Spray mist: Studio Calico; Die cut machine (Cameo), pinked circle die (Silhouette): QuicKutz; Sewing machine: Brother; Thread: Coats & Clark
That's all for this month! Hopefully I'll have as much mojo next month!


Valerie said...

Love all of these pages - your attention to detail always amazes me! Jane looks just like you!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

These are all gorgeous!! I loveeeeeeeeee that stitched heart on the first one and all the flag banners on the last one!!

j.leija said...

You make masterpieces Paige! Can you do a blog post about your process? I'd love to see how these gorgeous creations come about!

wendipooh13 said...

WOW!!!! sooo stunning love all your pages!!!! how long does it take to do a page??? super cool work!!!

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Erica said...

Beautiful layouts Paige! You are so talented!!

Carina Lindholm said...

they are all gorgeous!!!♥

Laurie LaRiviere said...

Paige, I have never seen anyone make layouts like you do! they are different from anyone elses I have ever seen, always so fun to look at with lots of details, love...

Charlene said...

Lovely Paige!!! You layouts are so cute!!!

Miriam Prantner said...

LOVING that last one (again) - you save the best for last!

Patricia Roebuck said...

Goodness oozing all over! Dang girl you got the mojo. AMAZING!!!

Diana Waite said...

LOVE each one of these masterpieces!

Chris said...

Awesome layouts! You are so talented!

Marijke said...

Woooow! Wish my mom made me a scrapbook like that when I was little! So beautiful!