May 14, 2010

Layout of the Week – Our Peaceful Free Spirit

Sorry I’ve been away from blogging for so long!  I’ve been in a bit of a funk for the last few weeks.  Just a combination of coming back to the rainy weather from tropical Mexico, not getting enough sleep, lot’s to do at work & school, mortgage issues (don’t get me started on this one…) and wondering where my time would be best spent.  You know, those problems all of us have.  But this week I decided I was going to get out of my funk, start working out again and try to get back to my regular routine…at least until school is out for the summer and it all blows up in my face again!  The appearance of the sun here in Northwest Oregon definitely helped urge me along in my effort to get back to normal.  A little sun can do wonders for your mood!

So I’m back at the blogging gig!  And I have a layout to share with you that matches my newly sunny mood this week!  I create this one during my stint working at our National Scrapbook Weekend Crop.  I had been looking for the perfect papers & embellishments for these photos of Delaney we had taken at Sears.  She’s wearing her favorite birthday outfit from her favorite store Justice.  She’s really into t-shirts & skirts, bright colors, peace signs & a little bling.  We love how these photos turned out…just like a magazine ad!

Tips

Save money and create a beautiful double page layout by cutting a large die cut in half and placing one half on the inside of each page.  The great die cut effect is now part of both of your pages.

Add a fun embellishment by using die cut felt self-adhesive ribbon trimmed into pieces & added to your projects.

Try tearing & sanding your Core’dinations cardstock!  The inner layer of these great textured cardstocks comes in lot’s of great colors that can be revealed by tearing, sanding & embossing.

Supplies

Little Yellow Bicycle Free Spirit collection papers & stickers
Core’dinations cardstock
Kaisercraft Fozz Felt Ribbon
Prima paper flowers
Boxer buttons

I shared this Layout of the Week…

with Today’s Creative’s Get Your Craft on Tuesday

and with the ladies at Ann’s Friday Night Virtual Girls’ Night Out

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Comments

  1. This is such a fun layout! Nice work

  2. Julie, love the layout! Glad you found me as I look forward to following you as well! I had a friend who lived in WA state just on the other side of Portland, Oregon and I visited a couple of times. I loved it but I can see that the rainy seasons can be overwhelming. Her hubby had a hard time adjusting to it. They now live in sunny Phoenix. Talk about a 160 huh! hehehe. *hugs from Conroe, TX (houston)

  3. That is lovely – so tranquil.

  4. I LOVe this!!
    WOW!
    INCREDIBLE!