A Scraphappy Southernbelle

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Just Buggin' Out!!!

Happy Thursday yall!!!! I hope you are having a fabulous day so far! I was up bright and early this morning. I just could not sleep, so I got on up out of the bed and am so glad I did. I feel so energized and ready to go. I think Brandon and I are going to go out on a day date today...whoo hoo! But first, I wanted to hop online to make a blog post showcasing the June Add-On from Scrapbook Circle. Isn't it fabulous?!!! It is stuffed full of all sorts of Jenni Bowlin goodness.
Now, on to a tip to share with you. Have you ever found a gorgeous, 'to-die-for' sheet of patterned paper? It is just so beautiful, you almost hate to scrap over it because you do not want to cover it up. For me, this sheet of patterned paper is the Play Date shaped paper found in the add-on kit shown here:
Isn't it sweet?!!! I love it! Here is the layout I created using the paper. Everything you see with the exception of the stitching, rhinestones, American Crafts Thickers, and ribbon are all from the kit. I used the Helmar Quick-Fix Adhesive Runner to adhere all of my paper and Helmar 450 Quick Dry Adhesive to adhere the ribbon. This is a layout of Carter. He is all boy and loves to capture bugs. Unfortunately, he usually decides to squash them after inspecting them. Poor Bugs! They never had a chance once they met Carter! LOL
Now, let me tell you about the tip. Pull out those craft knives and cut around the design. I like to cut on top of a glass mat. I find it is so much easier. I also used a metal ruler so that my cut lines are straight. After cutting around the design, I slid my photo underneath the 'rays' of sunshine. Last, I took some Helmar Zap Dots to pop up the 'rays'. I also curled the edges just a tad. I love the dimension it gives.
Up close of the journaling die cut that comes in the add-on kit. These are so cute!
Title work....

Thanks for stoppin' by today! I hope you have a fabulous weekend! Happy Scrappin'!

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7 comments:

Sandy Davis said...

What a great layout and thanks for the awesome tip on cutting around the design. Love how you applied the ribbon and the banner title.

Diana said...

LOVE how you made those rays pop! GREAT job Aymee!

Kristie said...

Oooooh Aymee, that is one fantastic layout! Love your work girlie!

Lisa Andrews said...

Love how you cut out the sun rays. Awesome layout!

Lisa Andrews said...

Love how you cut the rays! Fantastic layout.

Stephanie said...

This is beautiful. I love how you cut the sun's rays. Very inspiring

Jess said...

Hey, I'm checking out all your Scrapbook Circle work--I just won one of their kits by playing in a challenge on 'A Few of my Favorite Things' site....I'm super excited, these look like yummy yummy products!