A Scraphappy Southernbelle

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Sweet Cheeks

Mornin' Yall! How are ya on this Tuesday? I hope you are having a wonderful day so far! Brandon and I have to go and get our drivers licenses renewed this morning...ugh! But it has to be done! First though I wanted to share some new stuff with ya. Mom and I were able to scrap via Skype again on Sunday night and I finished up a layout and a card. I did this layout first. This is my nephew, Carter, playing outside when he was small. He was so cute! It was a nice spring day and he just loved to run around. His little cheeks would get so red and he was just darlin'! I cut the alpha's for the word 'cheeks' out using my Cricut and SCAL (Sure Cuts A Lot) software. This font is called 'Mr. and Mrs. Popsicle.' It reminds me of a font I have seen on Thickers. All of the patterned paper that you see is Die Cuts With A View. Mom and I split this stack and I love it. It's all glittered and so funky. I believe the stack was called 'Doodlin' Around.' I added some lace, pom pom trim, trim, pearls, and bling. Here is the layout:

"Sweet Cheeks"

Aren't those little cheeks adorable? Tee Hee! Of course, I am partial since I am his aunt, but he is such a doll! :)

To show the dimension of the pleats and trims...

I cut this little owl of some of the patterned paper...

Now, I don't know about yall but I always seem to have SO many scraps when I finish a project. So I think I am going to try something new for a while. I am going to make a card out of my scraps from every layout I do so that my scrap bin does not get so full. It's overflowing now. LOL. I had to do another 'easel' card. I just love doing these. They are so easy and fun! So here is my card made from my leftover scraps....

"Thank You"

I want to thank you for stopping by my blog today! I hope you all have a wonderful day and Happy Scrappin'!!!!! See you soon!
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16 comments:

Sandy said...

What a sweet layout. I like the way you did the title...you creations are always so wonderful. Great card as well!

Sheila said...

Love the layout as always! I need to start using more texture in mine, it has such an impact. What a great idea to make a card with the scraps from a layout! There is always leftovers and eveything coordinates so it would really be a time saver too. Thanks.

Diana Fisher said...

Love the colors in today's projects!! And of course you knocked the design and layout outta the park, my dear!! love 'em!

Marianna said...

Stunning layout and card! What a sweet, sweet picture. Love those cheeks..

-Mari

Bobbi said...

Genius!! Love the thank you card.

Jill Deiling said...

aww your layout and card are sooo pretty, your nephew is so cute! :)

Carol said...

I love them both!!!! I love the way you do that paper folding. I am going to have to try that. I also think it is so smart of you to use your scraps after you complete a layout to make a card.

mustangkayla said...

Adorable layout and card! I just adore both! I have been trying to do that with little leftover pieces too. I was really good about it for a while. Thanks for the inspiration to start doing it again!

Dayna said...

Beautiful Lo and card...I love that paper so fun and colorful. And what an adorable title "sweet cheeks". What a little cutie your nephew is:)

STAMPMOM9 said...

Awww. Aymee he is soo adorable do love those sweet cheeks. The whole design is fabulous...the owl is such a great touch. The card is perfect! Yes a great idea to make a card from the scraps....me on the other hand am so glad to just get the lo done....Gorgeous!! Thanks, Dawn

scrappinlil said...

Wow what a sweet layout...I call my dd sweet cheeks...and I love that paper also...have that same stack..gorgeous...He is such a sweetie...Love your card too..TFS

shari said...

Amy your layout of Tyler is awesome. He's so cute! I love how your using up the scraps on cards. Can you explain how your did the easel card? I saw the last one you made and I'd like to try it.
Thanks, Shari (cricutrookie)

Southernbelle said...

Thanks guys!

Shari...here is the link to the instructions for the easel card:

http://s27.photobucket.com/albums/c191/d0npen/Card%20Templates/?action=view&current=4x4EaselCard2.jpg

Hope that helps ya! :)

shari said...

Amy, thanks so much for posting the link, but I typed it in 3 times and I can't get it to work. HELP Shari

Lisa Andrews said...

Love the layout! Your pleating is so fun. Great idea to use scraps for cards after your layout.

Southernbelle said...

Thanks guys!

Shari...if you will move your mouse over the link, it will disappear for some reason, but if you will click where it was, it will take you to the site. Hope that helps!