Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Dear Adrieeal 8x8 scrapbook page and love letter

 
 

Meet my Nephew Adrieeal!
 
Today I challenged myself to complete this 8x8 layout. I usually work in 12x12 only when it comes to scrapbooking, but I wanted to step out of my box and try something new. I am entering 3 challenges today (see links below) and each required different elements to be included as a part of the project. One challenge required the colors I used (3 shades of orange and 2 shades of green) and the word FRESH in the journaling, one required the subject I used (0-12 month old boy) and yet another asked for a heart as the main accent.
 
Crafty tip - the photo mat was too large to fit in the embossing folder so I folded it in half. If you look closely, you'll see that half is embossed and the other half is debosssed for an interesting look. You can see the fold but it adds to the overall design rather than taking from it. Try it, I bet you'll like it!
 

I decided to group a few items to create my own embellishment. This layout is my take on the collage zstyle of scrapbooking. It includes many different shapes, textures and ideas. Who says baby boy layouts cannot include bling, flowers and glitter? I used to be afraid of "going there" but today I threw all caution to the wind and I love the results! I hope I win some swanky prizes and bragging rights but if not, I have made a gorgeous love letter for my nephew that will last a lifetime. It's a win, win.

 
This is my first time using my Zig Photo signature pen to write on a picture. It was scary! I did it last and hoped I didn't mess the whole project up. Mission accomplished. My handwriting is not the best, but it's mine and a part of my Nephew's history forever. I love him so much. I'm going up North to see him the last week of March. I cannot wait! I was there for the delivery in January but haven't seen him sense. I love than new baby smell. It's so fresh and so clean - clean!  He's growing my leaps and bounds and I don't want to miss a thing!
 
Supplies:
  • Cardstock: DCWV, green: Taj Mahal Stack
  • Cricut carts - Cricut Essentials on E2 - Frame2 cut at 8" and Heart2 cut at 8"
  • Embossing - Darice: Heart folder run through the Cuttlebug
  • Alphas - Thickers: Stroll and Sparkling by Dear Lizzy and American Crafts
  • Embellishments - Hairbows Unlimited.com: Lime green crochet flower petals
  • Bling - orange flourish and bling: Jolee's All that Bling dimensional stickers
  • Stash - orange butterfly sticker, green fabric leaves
  • Pen - Zig Photo Signature Pen
 
Wish me luck! I am entering this layout into the following challenges. Deadline Feb. 28, 2013. Check out each challenge blog and join me in the next challenges! C'mon...it's super fun!
  1. About A Boy Challenge Blog - Oh Baby!
  2. Color Me Scrappy - Challenge #30
  3. Scrap Africa - Challenge No. 14 - Hearts

La-Vie

28 comments:

  1. In LOVE with this layout and the note had me smiling - awesome

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    1. Thanks so much ScrapbookChris! You inspired me to try a mini album sized page.

      La-Vie

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  2. What a wonderful and heartwarming layout! I love your handwriting on the picture. The embossing idea is fabulous and the overall design is just spectacular! Wonderful job combining all the elements of the challenges! That angel baby is just so precious! Good luck!!

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    1. Thank you so much Michele! You give the BEST compliments! xxx

      La-Vie

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  3. This is stunning and so sweet. I love your mixture of shape, pattern and texture. Glad you played along at About a Boy

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    1. Thanks Devra! If it wasn't for AAB I wouldn't have even tried to do this type of layout.

      La-Vie

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  4. Oh my goodness!!! What a super sweet layout and LOVING the butterfly and heart cuts! Thanks for playing along with us at About A Boy! :)

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    1. Thanks so much Kelly! I'm enjoying the challenges by AAB!

      La-Vie

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  5. The color palette was perfect for this brand new baby! Thanks for playing at CMS!

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    1. Thanks so much Marianne!! I'm enjoying CMS challenges!

      La-Vie

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  6. beautiful page and beautiful baby, thanks for joining us at AAB!

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  7. What a pretty layout! Thanks for playing along at AAB

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  8. This is sooo adorable. I love it. Thank you for playing along at About a Boy!

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  9. Nice layoit! The journaling and elements are really nice. Adorable picture, too! Thank you for joining us at AAB!

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  10. Beautiful layout! Such a sweet picture and a cherished memory to record. Hope you have a fabulous time when you get to see your nephew again soon. Thanks for playing with us over at About A Boy.

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    1. Thanks Julie. I am so excited to see him next week! Then I'll have many more pics to scrap!!

      La-Vie

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  11. Such a lovely page! The photo really stands out amongst your colour choices :) Thanks for sharing with us at Scrap Africa!!

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    1. Thanks Billie-Jean! I'm enjoying the challenges at Scrap Africa.

      La-Vie

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  12. I love it!Thank you for playing along with us at Scrap Africa.

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  13. Sooooooo precious!! Thanks so much for playing along with Scrap Africa!!!

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  14. Oh my word...isn't that the sweetest little face! Love the photo and a very precious layout! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Scrap Africa! ;-)

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    1. Thanks Denise! I'm loving the challenges at Scrap Africa!

      La-Vie

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