Saturday, February 27, 2010

Little Boy Blue

Hello everyone!
Here is a layout I managed to get done last weekend as well. This is my new product DT layout for Scrapaganza. They were putting out the new K & Company stuff as I was picking out what I wanted to use! LOL... This K & Company Poppyseed line is so pretty, I love the colors for my son's layouts, they are boyish enough yet pretty enough for girly layouts as well.  I ended up picking only one patterned sheet for this layout, and using coordinating embellishments to help pop the photos. Here are the details:

K & Company Poppyseed glittered dot paper
Bazzill Kraft cardstock
K & Company Poppyseed rub-ons
K & Company Handmade Fabric Swatches
American Crafts Thickers (the nekkid chipboard ones but you could use any)
My Little Yellow Bicycle mini alphas
Tattered Angels Glimmermist in Meadow Green and Sapphire
2 handmade buttons by the local button diva, Charlene
some cotton string
Cricut Cars cartridge for the background highway sign shape and Plantin for the scalloped edge

I stretched the highway sign shape a little to make it fill the 12x12 cardstock more, and cut that out. Then I glimmermisted it with green and let that dry. I welded the scallop strip on Plantin together so I'd get a 12 inch long one without huge scallops, and added those, my pictures, rubons. The first swatch of fabric on the pack from K&Co is lime green and white. Starting from the outside, I cut a 1/2 inch strip spiraling inward so that by the time I was done, I had a ribbon-like strip of fabric. I punched out a circle from the leftover Kraft cardstock and added some glue to the middle, and began twisting the fabric 'ribbon' and gluing and spiraling it outward on the punched circle till I had a fabric 'flower' circle to which I added the button.

Before adding the thickers title, I spritzed the chipboard letters with blue glimmermist. I really like them and I have a lot of letter stickers I had collected prior to me getting whole-heartedly into my cricut that I need to use up... I think I will be altering more letter stickers!
While making this layout, at almost every step my son wanted to do what I was doing.  So, by the time I was done, he was done with his scrapbook page! How cute is this! for a 3 year old!

I did the glimmermisting for him, and put the glue dots on the buttons but he picked out the paper, the title, the buttons, and placed everything on the layout himself.  And then he 'distressed' the page by hugging it and thus crinkling it up a bit. LOL!!!  Anyway, I was rather surprised at his sense of design, especially the buttons, he wanted them there in the big spot of glimmermist (the blue tended to be very generous and really saturated that one spot) and I thought that was a good spot for them. I think I might scraplift that idea from him.

He also gave me a great idea for one of the layouts I'm working on now, I hope this really does mean I have a future "Tim Holtz" designer in the making!

Thanks for looking!


  1. Love - Love - Love this layout! Too cute, the colors are wonderful and that lime green flower is to die for! This little guy is sooooo handsome and his personality shine through! Thanks for sharing your talent.

  2. that is an adorable lo...I like your flower... I have to venture into flower making... I don't know if I have patience for it though. tfs

  3. pretty pretty layout. Thanks for sharing. Please stop by my blog for an award sweetie

  4. Hiya Michele,

    I really enjoy visiting your blog and looking at all your creations.

    I have a Blog Award waiting for you on my website.

  5. Awwww such a fab boy layout and what a cutie the k and well know some of my fave goodies..really like the flower...saw a tute on amandas blog recently and have been meaning to try them...yours are fab...just the bomb gf!

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