Butterfly Kisses Layout

The papers used on this layout are from DCWV Summer Dreams Pack, and a transparency overlay from  Dena's Closet (used for the butterflies.)  I used the Cricut to cut the butterflies from the Pictureque cartridge and to cut the wording from the Holiday Cakes cartridge. Except for those cuts everything was cut with my paper trimmer from four sheets of paper in the Summer Dreams pack. 

The base of the page is a sheet of green dotted paper with butterfly and floral images on two corners.  The blue dotted paper divides the page in half. I cut a strip from a page of matching borders and layered it on the blue strip to tone down the blue.  I used a red print sheet for the photo mats.  Small strips from the border print page were used on the corners of the photo mats.
The butterflies are cut from a sheet of soft green printed transparency.  (Because of the patterns on the papers the printed paisley image on the butterfly doesn't show in the photos.)  It was easy to cut these  on my Original Cricut with the blade depth at 6 and the pressure at 5.  I used short strips of Scor Tape to adhere the three butterflies on the page, then slightly bent up the wings to make them three dimensional. 

The solid red flowers on the green paper are hearts grouped in circles.  I used two sets of three heart buttons to replicate parts of those flowers and create more dimension.   I used white card stock for the lettering.  It is bold enough to be noticed and blends with the white images on the green sheet.

I made this layout to display pictures of both my granddaughters who dressed as fairies for Halloween one year. They both looked like beautiful butterflies.
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Three Elements Page Sketch - Variation 3

Here is the basic sketch:

Here is my third version.  A twist on the sketch this time.
I used Walk In My Garden for the flower pot, and Picturesque for the butterfly and flower on the pot.  I used my Nestabilities to cut the three sunflowers.  I thought I would either use the centers of these flowers are journal space or small pictures.  The three picture frames are made with George.  The base of the frames is MS card stock trimmed with sections of Bazzill "Just the Edge" cardstock strips.  Both the 1" strip of yellow dotted card stock behind the frames, and the scallop part of the daisies are also MS card stock. I used DMC memory thread for the stems and vines in the flowers and the antenna on the butterfly. The butterfly is made from papers in my stash of scraps.  I haven't added the title yet, but it will be letters going down the space between the frames and flower pots.  It will be based on which pictures I finally decide to put in the frames.  The holographic bow on the pot is from my Christmas stash.  I thought is balanced out the gems on the frames and butterfly.
Here are some closeups of the details.

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Three Elements Page Sketch - Variation 2

Here's the original sketch again SKETCH


Here's my second variation, still pretty close to the original.
This is another Easter sketch for my three grandchildren.  I used the same background paper as  the previouse page.  I switched out the square frames with egg shaped ones.  I used Easter 2010 to cut both the scalloped and plain eggs.  I ran the scalloped eggs through the Swiss Dots folder and my Cuttlebug.  I used the Easter 2010 cartridge to also cut the three rabbits.  I only cut the blackout of each.  Two are chocolate brown and one is vanilla (Recollections card stock).  My middle grandchild doesn't like chocolate. (She can't be mine??? LOL)  The bows are from Walmart. The basket is from Doodlecharms.  I didn't use the handle because I couldn't get the frames to look right.  I cut it out of plain yellow card stock (Bazzill).  I used my EK Success braid punch to add dimension to the top of the basket. I used my MS score board and made a basket weave pattern.  I then used brown chalk to highlight the score lines.  Glue dotted some silk daisies and ribbon flowers to make it more festive.  The grass is cut from Platin Schoolbook.  I welded four of the grass cuts together and made them 11.5 inches long.  I then cut two of them and layered them behind the basket and in front of the eggs.  The double zigzag is also from Plantin Schoolbook.  I used the same technique only I cut the pink one taller than the white.  Then adhered them together  for the border.
If someone wants them, I will post the gypsy screen shots here for the cuts.  The lettering for the 3 Good Eggs title is from my stash.

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Three Elements Page Sketch

I do like to use page sketches for my scrapbook layouts.  One of my favorite sources is Scrapbook ETC
I chose this layout because of the three pictures of equal size.  It is just perfect for my three grandchildren.
I used this layout to make three variations.  This post will be variation  # 1  pretty true to the sketch.  It is an Easter layout featuring the bunny from Create-A-Critter, and the Happy Easter from the 2010 Easter Cartridge.

The base of the page is a 12" by 12" sheet of light blue card stock from Recollections.  The patterned papers are from DCWV - Stack #7.    I used a loop border punch on both the top and bottom edges of the blue checked paper and placed 1.5" strips of white card stock under the edges to show the loops. The photo mats are more of the light blue card stock with white inserts. The  white zigzag is actually one of Bazzill "Just the Edge" cardstock strips..  These borders have a smooth and a dotted side.  I put the dotted side up.  I used the Cricut to cut a 3" circle from dotted paper.  The blue circle and scalloped circle were cut with my Nestabilities.  The bunny is cut at 2.5".  The base is black card stock, layer one is pink and layer 2 is white, the tummy is also pink.  Happy Easter is cut from white and shadowed with pink.  The layered rectangle and the tab at the top were cut by hand.  I used a scalloped puch to make the edges on the tag.  I used silk flowers to bring more color into the page.
Here are some close ups of the page elements:

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Hiking the Trails

This page was also made with elements from the Great Outdoors Paper Pack.  I chose to make  a page for my grandson's hiking experiences at Day Camp.  I used the brown checked paper for photo mats.  I will make a second page to go with this for the journal mats.  I'm still gathering the memorabilia to add to that page.  The smaller photos show the tag element added to the title and the vellum word squares that came inside the paper pack.  Thanks for stopping by.  Let me know if you have any questions.  Sue

Day Camp Fishing

My grandson is now a Boy Scout.  When he was a Wolf Scout he went to Camp To-Pe-Ne-Bee for a week long
Day Camp.  This page is for some of his fishing experiences.  I used the fish paper as photo/journal mats.  All elements of this page came from the Great Outdoors paper stack also.  The smaller photos show the journal tag and pocket, and the decor elements.  Thanks for stopping by.  Let me know if you have any questions.  Sue

Under the Stars

It is full of papers, card, punch outs and other items with bright colors.  I am finally using it for layouts.
I have three grandchildren who live with me - all of which are scouts. 

This layout is for my two Girl Scouts who stay at Camp Meadowbrook for their overnight camping experiences.
The frames are part of the punch outs and I used Scor Tape to attach the sides and bottom of each so the photos can be slid in from the top.  The duck pocket was taped the same way and accommodates a journal tag highlighted in the picture below.  The title, letters, lantern, marshmallows, trail map and cabin were also part of the paper pack.

This was an easy layout, so I made two others.  Thanks for stopping by.  Let me know if you have any questions.  Sue


Wow, it has been a long time between posts.  While I was recovering I did a lot of thinking about crafting.  I love to make cards, but I find that I just store most of them.  Many go to charitable organizations - OWH, Nursing Homes, etc.  But more go in plastic boxes.  So, I decided to take a break from card making.  I will still make the cards I need for personal use, but I won't be entering cards into any challenges.  Instead, I will concentrate on my scrapping.  I have boxes and boxes of memorabilia waiting to be used in page layouts.  I'm also going to try to scrap with what I have on hand.  Not just to save money, but to regain space in my craft area.

So, I'll be back later today with some pages to show.  Hope you come back to take a look.