Monday, May 7, 2012


I am back from a fantastic weekend spent crafting and cropping with some really creative ladies.  I was proud to say that I finished 2 double page layouts, 5 single page layouts, a mini-book about my daughter's birthday and some thank you cards while I was away!  I am sharing my very favorite layout first!

I just loved the way these pictures turned out, especially with the metal chair Grace is sitting on, so I wanted to play around with them.  I narrowed it down to 4 that really show her enjoyment because I had a layout in mind that I had seen on Pinterest.  Here is the link:  And here is the layout:

For this layout I used the basic structure as a sketch to inspire my layout.  Mine is a bit more girly I think (!)  

I have this obsession with pink and brown lately, so those are the main colors I chose for the layout.  I like the way the light pink stands out against the dark brown background.  I used the darker pink as an accent to draw your attention to the pink jacket Grace is wearing.  Both are from Bo Bunny.  The striped paper, a recent Bella Blvd release, makes me think of an old time ice cream parlor so I added that in 3 places to make the eye move around the page.

I wanted to see more of the striped pattern so I used the negative from one of the m's I punched with my Sizzix Night and Day font.  The title is short and sweet (haha!)  The ice cream cones were made on the Cricut using the Straight from the Nest cartridge.  I then put some Glossy Accents on the ice cream scoops and glitter on the cherries.

I journaled with a white pen which I also used to draw some stitching around the journaling block.  I pleated the ribbon using liquid glue and lots of patience!

And that is it.  My favorite layout from this weekend which is now displayed in my kitchen!  I will be back tomorrow with another favorite.  I hope you had a great weekend and thanks for stopping by!


  1. Great job! What a productive weekend, too!

    I hope you'll be sharing the mini book soon.

  2. Thanks Emily! I sure will be sharing, as soon as I add my journaling piece; I didn't have a computer at the crop.