The One with February American Crafts Layouts

Sunday, February 28, 2010

I can't believe tomorrow is the first day of March. February sure has flown by! Don't forget to say, "Rabbit! Rabbit!" first thing after midnight and you'll have good luck all month, or so says my Malm.

I scrapped today for my monthly American Crafts assignment and here's what I created:

Once An Animal Lover, Always An Animal Lover

Tips and such:
1) So I've been watching Full House (best show ever!) on DVD and just started season 3 and it just so happens I was watching the episode where they get their dog Comet while I was making this animal-themed layout. What a co-ink-a-dink.
2) I'm so proud of myself for using patterned paper as my background :)
3) I made the brackets by folding a piece of yellow cardstock in half, drawing half a bracket with a pen then cutting it out. Voila - a full bracket!
4) No sewing machine used on this layout - shocking!

Journaling says: I've been an animal lover ever since I can remember. I've always had a plethora of pets to satisfy my daily need of human-animal interaction. My very first pet (besides fish) was a guinea pig named Tanmerry (pronounced "Tan-marie"). She was a good first pet but passed away right before we moved to Washington. This is me as a little girl feeding some cats a popsicle and such.

Supplies: All supplies are from the new I DO line by American Crafts - Cardstock, patterned paper, brads (fabric, jewel, pearl), badge, buttons, dimensional felt flowers, chipboard letter stickers (flocked, metallic), pen, adhesive: American Crafts; Scissors, paper cutter: Fiskars

My Mother's Shoes

Tips and such:
1) This is my all-time favorite picture of me as a little girl. I've used it plenty of times in my arts & crafting, and I stumbled across a whole page of them while searching for a picture to scrap. I just had to use it again.
2) I started by punching 40 scalloped circles from each of the new 24 patterned papers in the Botanique line (soooo pretty!) and used the fronts and backs of each paper. I punched smaller regular circles from most of the papers and adhered them on the same scalloped circles using thick foam dots. I embellished some of the circles with brads, chipboard flowers, Flair, and journaling.
3) I wanted the title to be "Walking In My Mother's Shoes" but it was too long. Oh wells!
4) This layout weighs about 5 pounds :)
5) No stitching on this layout either! What's happening to the world?!?! I wanted to go over the scalloped circles that don't have any embellishing on them with white stitching, but after visualizing it in my mind's eye, I decided against it. But don't you worry, I WILL bust out my sewing machine soon enough. It's addicting.

Journaling says: I'm so glad that my mom took these pictures of me as a toddler walking in her high heels. It just proves how much I love her and how I've always wanted to grow up and be exactly like her. I'm so glad that my mom and I are so close and get to talk on a daily basis via Google chat. She's the best mom in the world!

Supplies: All supplies are from the new BOTANIQUE line by American Crafts - Cardstock, patterned paper, brads (jewel, pearl), badges, foam letter stickers, chipboard flowers (flocked, printed), paper leaves, pen, adhesive: American Crafts; Scalloped circle punch, circle punch, paper cutter, scissors: Fiskars
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