Friday, May 21, 2010


Last year, I did a layout about Corbin's first black eye. I had almost forgotten about Dylan's first one. I was rummaging around in my Sassy Scrapper bag and found an unfinished layout with these pictures. I didn't like what I had so I started all over. I had picked this wonderful paper up in my favorite store in Knoxville, Scrappin in the City, the last time I visited. The girls that own the store have sons so they have a great selection of papers for boys. If you scrap about boys, then you know how hard it is to find cute stuff for them. This line is Rough and Tough by Fancy Pants. I think I bought one of every design, plus the journaling book!! Not much was added to this because I love the doodling look in the corner of the paper. I added a transparency frame, an arrow stamp from Close to My Heart, some star brads from Paper Studio, a date sticker, and I called this one done! Happy Crafting!!

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Did you say 2?

Where do I even begin with this layout? I saw a challenge at A Cherry on Top to use a number in a layout. I didn't really give it much thought until I found this ultrasound picture while looking for something else. I remember that day pretty well. I went in for my first ultrasound to find out how far along I was. I suspect my doctor thought I was farther along after the pregnancy test. So he sent me to have an ultrasound. I was not expecting to hear what she said. After everything was done, she said, "It looks like it's buy one get one free today. You're having two babies." I was completely and totally shocked!!

I thought about the number challenge, and the idea for this layout came to me. I used SO MUCH of my old stash for this layout! Some of this stuff I have had for a couple of years! The paper and hat pins are Heidi Grace. All of the buttons are from Making Memories, part of the Paperie stash that I found in the Michaels dollar bins! They matched perfectly. The ribbon is Martha Stewart, which I bought last year at Big Lots for $2. The font is Lyrical Letters from Cricut, one of my faves! I just bought some Grungeboard numbers from Tuesday Morning for $6. (See a pattern yet?) The two punches are EK Success slimline punch, a mini threading water, and a Martha Stewart scallop punch on the brown paper. This layout turned out a little different than what I planned, but it's cute and I like the story that it tells. I'm still trying to decide whether or not my journaling takes away from the layout, so right now, it's on the back of my cardstock. I hope that you like it too! Happy crafting!