Friday, December 31, 2010

Top 10 Layouts of 2010

I completely lifted this idea from another blog site... but I think it is just a grand project.
I've picked my top 10 layouts made in 2010! Whew... that was a lot of layouts to sort through... haha.

In no particular order.....

I'm one of the few people in my crop group that does layout that are non-family photos... I just love this layout, the colors, the image and all the embellishments were just perfect!

This layout uses circles in a great way. And I always love my butterflies!

The colors on this were inspired by a color challenge but ended up being so wonderful for this shot of me and my hubby!

This layout is just fun... and I've used this trick with hidden journaling (behind the large pic of the monkey) several times. I always love the results.

This layout was just a ton of fun to use up many scraps - each circle was from a scrap!

This was a odd layout at first for me, but it really grew on me. I love how I was able to use some odd embellishment combos that really seemed to work together.

This simple layout is just really pleasing to the eye. I got to use up some great papers and old travel embellishments to document this thought & moment.

Sneak Attack
Little Yellow Bicycle and BoBunny always inspires some great layouts with their awesome paper!

Put orange on it and it is likely to be at the top of one of my lists... plus I just love the image of Poof too!

Likely because it is recent... but I love the colors used on this.

Hope you enjoyed!

P.S. take a look back and try to find the layouts without butterflies! I sneak them in there all the time. :D


Oh! I love this layout! The capture of Ryu is super cute and I just love the paper and the color combo... I could go on and on!

Color combo is provided by a past challange #17 from ColourQ.

Detail Shots.
This butterfly is gorgeous, I got several of them at a garage sale and have no idea of the manufacturer, if anyone knows feel free to leave a comment.
Oh Prima Roses... my new fav! They do add a bit of dimension but I love them so much... how many more colors can I get!

And the collection of layered embellishments! After completing the page it was a little weighty but how pretty!
Products Used:
  • Cardstock: teal, white, black and brick red
  • 7Gypsies - Barcelona Paper: Catalonia
  • Ribbon: Sm pom-pom in black & brick red lace
  • Various manufactures flowers (including Prima roses)
  • Recollections Rhinestone stickers
  • Unknown manufacture - chipboard definition "unique," drk red flourishes, and metal butterfly
  • Various manufacture brads
  • Zig Calligraphy pen: black
  • American Craft felt peices
  • American Craft Thickers: Daiquiri black

Thanksgiving - Another Copy

I just love doing collage prints recently. I always take a million pictures and this is a great way of using them. This layout is perfect too! Here is the original I scraplifted myself again!!
Although I think I like the color combo of the original... this is still a great layout that was a quick and easy way of getting those thanksgiving photos done!

Detail Shots:
So one of the bad things about digging out all the products I have is that I discover ones that I love and want to use...but for the life of me cannot remember where I got them. For two reasons this is frustrating... 1) I like to document what I used...for myself, contests and for all thost that might read my blog... so if you want you can get it too, and 2) because I cannot go and get more. I want to use my product but when I really like it I like to use it again and again... *le sigh*

Cute new font that I've used twice now (first time on the Poof & Lights layout). This is American Crafts Thickers - Bones. Did I mention yet how excited I am about the 10 e's that come in the package!!! WHOOOOO HOOOO! I always run out of e's and normally buy two packages of fonts because of this. I love you American Crafts Thickers!!

Products Used:
  • Cardstock: black, white and craft (tan)
  • American Crafts Thickers: Salutations Fabric Brown & Bones Glossy (chipboard) Orange
  • Zig Calligraphy pen: black
  • Signo white pen
And you know it is a pretty simple layout and fast to assemble when the product list is only 4 bullets!

Poof - a copy

I recently created a really fun layout that I needed to scraplift from myself! Here is the result.
It didn't turn out as nice as the original, but still pretty nice.

Detail shots:
This butterfly is gorgeous, I got several of them at a garage sale and have no idea of the manufacturer, if anyone knows feel free to leave a comment.
If you cannot tell I sort of used the Ranger Liquid Pearls everywhere!

And my scrap buggies ask it too... what is with all the clocks on my layouts... The answer: Honestly, I just like them... why do I put flowers on layouts about cats?!? HAHA...
Products Used:
  • Cardstock: white, brick red, and black
  • K&Company Tim Coffey Designer Paper Pad
  • Various manufacturers flowers (including some Prima roses, American Crafts, etc)
  • Tim Holtz, Ranger: Liquid Pearls - Gold Pearl
  • Tim Holtz Metal Accents - clock and coin
  • Basic Gray Boxer Collection - Chipboard sticker/boarders
  • Med black ribbon & med white lace
  • Brads of various colors
  • Unknown manufacturer decretive packing tape
  • American Crafts Thickers: Fantastic Foam White
  • Unknown manufacturer metal butterfly
  • Zig Calligraphy pen: black

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Creative Scrappers Challenge # 136

Another Challenge! This time from Creative Scrappers... #136!
Totally fun to take my on view on this one!
Here is a bit more detail.

Products Used:
  • Cardstock: lt yellow, lt green, green, & blue
  • BoBunny Learning Curve Dot (flip side)
  • Little Yellow Bicycle: Traveler - Ticket to Ride
  • Jillibean soup pattered paper
  • Basic Grey: Orgins - Sea Salt
  • October Afternoon, Night Light: Louie & Night Light
  • American Crafts Thickers: Fantastic Foam White & Honey Puffy Green
  • Zig Calligraphy pen: black

Final Dollies Challenge

Another layout inspired by the awesome color challenge at Design Dollies! Here is a submission for the last color challenge of 2010.

This layout was inspired by the colors:
TAN, &

Detail shots:
If it isn't already evident... I like layering... paper, flowers, different trims, ribbon, etc. The detail shot above I think shows some of the many layers of this piece.

Products Used:
  • Cardstock: chocolate & tan
  • DCWV the Shimmer Stack: blue
  • BoBunny Mama-Razzi-Dot
  • BoBunny Paradise
  • Tim Holtz Metal Accents - clock and coin
  • American Crafts Thickers: Fantastic Foam White & Bones Glossy (chipboard) Stickers
  • Various manufactures flowers
  • Various manufactures bling
  • Creative Impressions Felt Butterflies
  • Handmade pearl hat pins

Colour Q Challenge #65

Inspired by browsing the Colour Q site ... I decided to play along with the latest challenge #65!
Here were the colors... pretty!

Here is a little detail on these fun puffy flourishes:

Products Used:
  • Cardstock: black, white, lt navy, olive, kraft (tan), and gray
  • Martha Stewart Butterfly punches
  • American Craft Thickers: Giggles Foam White & Cinnamon Foil Silver
  • Me and My Big Ideas Puffy Stickers: Elegant Flourishes
  • Colorbok: Patterned Paper, Stickers & Punch-out Pack - Midnight
  • Zig Calligraphy pen: black

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Colour Q DT Call for Scrappers

OH! Yeah! I love the Colour Q Challenges!
Here are two past layouts that were inspired by color!

A creation for the ColourQ Challenge #20.
The colors in the images seemed to just work with this ColourQ Challenge.
To see full details of this previous posting click here.

The Colour Q Challenge # 13.
I missed the deadline for this one, but it is still a pretty layout!
To see full details of this previous posting click here.

If you have any interest here are some of my other Colour Q challenge submissions:
What fun it would be to design for this great Challenge site!

So excited, I think I need to scrap another challenge right now! Look for an additional post soon!