Tuesday, 22 April 2008



i bought this frame nearly a year ago. bought the paper a few weeks ago. and i need to add a more recent photo of our big boy. (but love this old sweet one.....he was 19 months old...which is our little girls age right now....wow!)

the paper is by cosmo cricket. transparency by hambley. brad by american crafts. ribbon by my minds's eye. letter by go west studios....inked by ranger alcohol inks. tag by daisy d's. frame by ikea.

i used alcohol ink on the back side of the letter. it is a thick plastic piece with etched designs. i was impressed with how well they coordinated with this paper. and i love how the ink worked it's magic on it too. sometimes designs just seem to do better than you expect...(if only this was the rule and not the exception!)

(the tag came with the box of goodies from Kim!)

the goodie box girls announce a fun challenge each month. this month is their first anniversary of their business. so the challenge was to create a layout using the word "one". or incorportating "one" in some way. perhaps one color. one photo. or some other creative way to use "one"!

this is the first time i will submit a layout to a contest like this. so a historical moment!

and i thought it would be stressful. not at all. this was fun!

normally i start with the photo and let the page take shape from there.

but in this case i thought about what i could do with "one" in the title. then i chose a few photos i hadn't scrapped before that worked with what i was thinking. i had several ideas...so the photos just helped me narrow it down.

i wanted to use the title "one fine day". then when i pulled out stuff to go with the photo i thought it would be fun to do it all in pink. then i found these other photos. and it just grew. and i ended up not using the initial photo at all. and i changed the title too!

cardstock is bazzill. notepaper, felt and paper flowers, buttons by making memories. letters, foam flowers and bird, brads by american crafts. rhinestones are heidi swapp and also craft supply. and a little hambley transparency. rub-ons are k-i memories (also part of the goody box from kim!) pigment ink is colorbox. white pen is stampin' up. (this is a great pen!)

and i got to use my edge distresser too!

well...i finished this one. and then i still had that original title and photo. hmmm....

so i pulled out the blue cardstock. yum! and then i found these circles on some scrap paper. oh yes! eureka?!

again cardstock by bazzill. patterned paper, letters, acrylic flowers by american crafts. blue letters and butterfly by heidi swapp. i also used stickles glitter glue on the butterfly. buttons and rhinestone brads were just hanging out on a shelf begging to be used....can't remember if they're making memories or some other fine company?!

this is my favourite.

and i also stretched myself to cut out the circle pattern by hand. using an exacto knife and some detail scissors. i surprised myself. and i think i am now addicted to this kind of trimming. uh oh. watch out!

and the prizes....go check them out. they may look familiar to you....then enter your page. it will be fun. just enter before Sunday!

and then share your creations with me. please. oh pretty please.

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