The One with February American Crafts Layouts


Monday, March 1, 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

16 comments

  1. I love everything about this layout! You make the cutest stuff!

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  2. Beautiful layouts Paige - I wish I could give up the sewing every now and then but I am addicted to it. Maybe there's a self-help program....never heard that about 'rabbit rabbit' but I will certainly give it a try!

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  3. I LOVE this!!! The photo is adorable and of course all the cut-outs are cute too! This is a great layout Paige!

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  4. Oh My! I LOVE these layouts! Great job on the brackets and I am lovin' all the scallops and circles on the second page. My goal for 2010 was to scrapbook more, so I will have to try this one out. Thanks for the inspiration! And what sweet journaling! :)

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  5. love love love and love more! the layouts are so gorgeous. wow!

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  6. So good. Seriously. Talented.

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  7. Paige wow... such fabulous pages and so much great detail!

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  8. These layouts are so lovely Paige - I especially love the shoes one - reminds me of doing the same thing in my Mum's high heels when I was wee. Have never heard of the rabbit thing but will definitely give it a go! xx

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  9. How sweet, Pailge! I love that you have the same smile in the picture where you're feeding the cat on the warner's balcony (you were two years old) as when you're eating out at Cafe Rio as an adult. I love being your malm.

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  10. paige, "my mother's shoes" is beautiful and so heartwarming!!! I adore the design and the picture of you is so precious. Right now my daughter is really into wearing my heels around the house... you've inspired me!

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  11. Did you know those are the shoes I wore on my wedding day?

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  12. That Mother's Shoes layout made my eyes pop out of my sockets!!! I'm SERIOUS! That layout is AMAZING! I love the way you did the title too in the first layout. Both are beautiful!

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  13. p.s. You know... I hate when a title is too long to fit! So you know what I do? I use those teeny-tiny alphas by Making Memories or EK Success or October Afternoon or Jenni Bowlin. Basic Grey has some cute, little yellow ones that would look cute on that layout! :-D I use them A LOT now, so my collection has grown quite a bit! I don't have brown ones though... *sigh*

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  14. Love these!! Such sweet pics and great layouts!!

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