Tuesday, February 15, 2011

You Know You're a Scrapbooker When...

So it's the day AFTER V-day, and I still have a sick child on the couch. He still does not have his valentines or candy from the classmates. Hopefully he will be able to go to school tomorrow and then he'll get them.

Well today I am sharing a layout with you. It uses the store kit (exclusive to stores) from Unity Stamp Company called "Oh Happy Day."

And if you are anything like me, then you start singing as soon as you hear that name. Seriously...EVERY time, I sing. :) Anyways, this set is perfect for birthdays....but that's not what I used it for. ;) To see what the rest of the DT did with this kit, click here.

Here's my layout:

The papers are all from Cosmo Cricket, from their "Pixie-Licious" collection.

SOOOO....my neighbors probably know I am a scrapbooker, but who else would take a picture after their daughter LAID in a puddle of water. ;) Yep. And I tried to turn and get a picture of hubby's face as he saw her: :)

Haha...was going to put that one on the page too, but I couldn't figure out how to do it justice. So maybe I will do a page of just this photo.

Anyways, back to the layout...

Here are some close up's, so you can see all the details.

I used chipboard from Magistical Memories. I used some of the "clouds" pieces, and one of the "Art Deco Stems" pieces. I covered them with paint and before the paint could dry I sprinkled a little bit of glitter on it. The green got only a tiny bit of glitter while I put more on the clouds.

And you probably already know this about me, but I don't do flat very well. I like texture and dimension on my stuff. I tried something new this time. I created borders with paper that come together on one end and make a loop (tried to not make a crease) on the other end. Then I sewed it to my page with my sewing machine on the top, so the bottom pops out.

I'm sure it will flatten over time, but I really liked the way this turned out. I was going to do it with fabric, but then thought, hey...why not just do it with paper.

I did use adhesive from Helmar to put the whole thing together, using just the Quick Fix Adhesive Runner.

And there you have it...my layout and all the details of it.

Hope you have a fantastic day!!!


ellen s. said...

oh that is so so so sWeEt! I love his face, LOL! too funny....

this makes me think of how i tripped henry in the restaurant yesterday {sigh} accidentally of course

Connie said...

love the look of the folded paper~how clever!!! the pic is adorable!!!

Kim said...

I Love this page! Those are the moments you want to capture! Things that just aren't the normal photos!

Jingle said...

Adorable layout!

missusem said...

Love those stamps Pam!! :) :)

hilde janbroers said...

love your layout!!

Lynn said...

love the lo. and the perspective of that picture made lol!!!! totally rocks.

Natalie said...

this is adorable and it's made me giggle for yonks!!
Great LO too :) but amazing piccies!! :)