Saturday, May 21, 2011

We Are Family layout

This layout is actually the result of bad planning. I had planned on using it to scrap a picture of my daughter crying but the colors and layout of the papers just didn't seem to work for the picture. So here I was stuck with a layout and NO PICTURES!!

I dug through my pictures and found some pictures from our last trip to West Virginia. They are of my daughter with my grandma and aunts, and then me with grandma and my aunts. It seemed to work! *okie wipes the back of her and across her forehead and lets a very long dramatic WWHHEWWW!* This was actually the last time we saw my grandma. She died the following February.

Supplies used:
Cricut - E2; Stamping cartridge
Basic Grey - Infuse collection paper and chipboard element and number stickers
1/4" Grosgrain ribbon
Stampin Up - flower brads
Cat Eye Chalk Ink
Cardstock - various
Hot Fix gems

For the stem of the flower I used some nylon thread and gathered a length of ribbon. I cut some small pieces and made them into leaves, stitching them in place. To add the ribbon I just ran my ATG gun along the paper and then laid down the ribbon on the tape.

I have seen this technique used in quite a few things in magazines and I like how it adds some unusual dimension.

The title is cut from Stamping. I added some hot fix gems to give it a little bling. Ya'll know I am all about the bling! I went with the 2mm gems so they didn't over power the words.

Popcorn Cat Eye ink was used to ink the top half of the words. I think it really blended well and also matched the colors *okie wont say she was really surprised by the result, instead leaves people thinking she is a color genius*.


  1. Love the layout and the lively colors. I can see that your sense of humor has come through many generations!

  2. Absolutely wonderful! Love your layout and the Popcorn Cat Eye ink was absolutely perfect!

  3. Gorgeous Layout!!! I have a stamp (from STampin Up) that says If at first you succeed, try not to act surprised!.

  4. Awe your Grandma was so cute and tiny!!!
    Love the LO.
    This one makes a great genealogy page!!!

  5. That'a a fab layout Okie!! Love it!

  6. I really like your layout its beautful. Funny how what we want doesnt always work but, then things unfold and it was like you created it just for these pictures....