Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Good Morning! How is everyone's March Break going so far?
I've got one kid at Grandma's and one that was throwing up in the night. I hope the one at Grandma's wasn't throwing up too.

The March kits at Up The Street are now available. I haven't finished playing just yet, but these are the layouts I've done so far.
Molly loves to go for car rides. What dog doesn't? She likes to sit in the front, lean against the back of the seat and fall asleep. She's a little strange.

I ended up using bits from both add-ons for this layout. I misted my background patterned paper with the Before Dawn Vibez and it makes the white cardstock look so crisp.
The Cosmo Cricket dog-riding-in-the-car chipboard was perfect. But my favorite part is the "C" in "content". It has a little dog on it. How perfect is that?
I've scrapped these photos before, but the layout I did is now hanging in my mom's kitchen so I needed to do them again for me. I love the Cosmo Cricket woodgrain patterned papers. This teal is one of my favorite colours ever.
I folded over a strip of the fabric included in the kit and just quickly did a running stitch along the raw edge. I gathered it until it was the length I wanted and used double-sided tape to adhere it to my page. I also threw a staple at either end to make sure it wouldn't go anywhere. After I added the Rip Strip (from add-on #1), I roughly hand stitched with embroidery floss along the length of it. I also ran a file across the tops of the chipboard letters to distress them. The most time consuming part of this layout was the stitching around the edges of the yellow patterned paper. I don't use this technique very often (because it takes so much time) but I always love the end result.
For this layout, I used the Before Dawn Vibez on the Prima flower, which I'd seperated so that I'd have two different sizes of the same colour.
I also used a paint brush to paint the Sea Monkey Vibez on the title letters for a little colour and shine.
The Studio Calico stickers from the first add-on are so versatile and fun to layer with other stickers.
The little card bases included in the first add-on kit make for super quick little cards. I used one of the rub-ons along the bottom of the front and then trimmed around the design.A band of patterned paper, a thin strip of Rip Strip and a chipboard flower are all it really needs. I may add a stamped sentiment when I go to use it, but probably not ;)
Now I just have to finish up the other projects I have scattered all over my scrap table :)

8 comments:

Greta Adams said...

gorgeous layouts T....
we are a week away from getting our maltipoo for melana (she doesn't know it yet) so ima be a grandmom to a furbaby!! can't wait to scrap some pics of this cute little girl....eeekkk!!
and i am diggin that kit sista...

Lydia said...

Great layouts!!! and what an adorable dog!! What kind is He\she?? I have a bull mastiff that sleeps just like that!!

Tara said...

She's a Jug ... 7/8 Pug, 1/8 Jack Russell. But the dominant breed seems to be the Jack Russell because she is waaay high energy.

Chrispea said...

Fantastic! I love each and every one!! And your pugger is adorable!!

Caroline said...

what great layouts, im loving the doggie embellies, talk about cute.

Angela Fehr said...

Great layouts - love Cosmo's Joyride line! And I may have to forget my resolution to stop buying scrapping stuff and pick up some Vibez! Love the effect it gives!

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Jodi said...

Wow!!! AMAZING layouts!!!