Saturday, April 3, 2010

Using Ribbon in our layout

So tonight I wanted to try something different, thinking it would be very simple and yet attractive to our layouts…it turned out to not be all that simple, but once we got the hang of it, everyone loved their layouts…I still have to put mine together, but promise to add it soon…I think you will like what the girls did with their layouts and ribbon! Enjoy!


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Sister Layout

So as we are trying to decide weekly what layouts to do, the ladies decided we should do a Sister/s or Sister-in-Law layout. I also used on this layout my favorite stamps of all time…Magnolia stamps…I love them, so I showed the girls how to use copic markers, watercolor pencils to color our little darling.

I decided to use pictures of my two daughters who are so close and believe me, they have a lot of pictures of each other…I dare say over 500 or more, some really nice, posed photos and many, many silly photos…that make me laugh…I so love my girls…I hope you enjoy or layouts.

Our mat size were (2) 6 1/4 x 4 1/4 and (5) 3 1/2 x 3 1/2 adding faux stitching along the border. Also one 2 x 5 inch, For the layout we used 12 x 12 background and top strip is 1 1/2 x 12, middle is 2 x 7, and then 7 x 12 and bottom is 3 1/2 and we used a tear ruler for the edging, this is page one…on page 2 you just choose which colors you want to start with, making sure that it pulls your focus from page one to page two…so you start with at the top, 2 x 5, 2x7, then your bottom strip is the same as the first page, and on some of the layouts, they did it a little different in the middle. Our flowers were cut with Scal2 and then chalked and then we used a stylis and curled the ends of the flowers and added buttons in the center…We were going to emboss the letters for SISTERS, but someone had borrowed the Sizzix from the store and I forgot to bring my Cuttlebug…but they still came out really nice…what do you think? Be sure to leave your comments and we love to hear them. Enjoy!

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Grandmother/Nana Layout

I’m a little behind on my layouts, and I’m so sorry. My weeks are pretty busy with the sweet little ones that I take care of and I try and devote my time to them and then at night, I’m exhausted! I guess I’m not as young as I used to be, and get wore out pretty easily these days. But I’m only 2 weeks behind and I’m going to try and do the updates all this evening. However, I don’t have everyone’s layouts as some of you wanted to email it to me after you finished or after you adhered your photos…don’t forget, if you want them on the blog to email them and I can still add them.

So tonight we did something a little different. I’m not used to doing this type of a layout with flowers and no paper piecings, but I think it came out really nice.  Jane brought black and white photos and it looks very heritage, in my opinion…I love it! so here’s some of the layouts and I will add the rest as soon as they are sent to me. Enjoy!

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On this layout we also used the new Stampin Up border punch, glitter paper for the butterfly, ribbon, and of course SCAL2 was used to make all the cuts.


And of course, none of these layouts look anything like mine, which I will post as soon as I finish putting my photos on, as I just got them in the mail of my mom, my kids, Nana…love you MOM!

At the beach layout

Though we were small in number, we had a great time and everyone’s layouts turned out so nice! I would like to say a welcome to Coreen, it was nice having you attend our class!

This was a rather easy page to do, with little paper piecing, mat sizes were the standard 6 1/4 x 4 1/4, with pp 6x4, and then 3 1/4 x 3 1/4 with pp at 3x3.  CS representing sand was cut at 6” and then torn to give the rough edge implying the water coming on shore. Choices were for a little girl or little beach boy. After coming home and looking at my picture, I realized that I put the boys arm in the wrong  place, but no one else would know! Oops, I just blew that, :)

Enjoy our layouts and be sure to leave comments.  Kits are available by emailing me at

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