Saturday, January 26, 2013

My Sweet Kids

I have a layout to share that I made using a couple of photos of my kids in their pajamas.  It started off as just a photo of the kids in footy pajamas but then the other two kids crashed the photography session so we let them be in a couple of pics too! ha 


I started off with a sketch from Colorful Creations - So You Think You Can Scrap Challenge #3.  I grabbed a piece of Kraft paper for my base and then I pulled out some paper from the Authentique - Lovely collection.  I have a sweet Fiskers punch with hearts that I used to punch along the top and bottom edge of one of the papers.  I punched circles and placed them half way behind some of my layered papers to make a scalloped edge.

I made a pinwheel from a piece of my patterned paper and if you don't already know how to make a pinwheel let me give you a mini tutorial because it is super easy.  And it turns out super cute every time.

Start with a square piece of double sided paper.  It doesn't really matter what size square, I think I used one that was 4" x 4".  Just use the size that works with your project.


Next I just folded it corner to corner to find the center which I marked with a pencil.
folding corner to corner to find the center
marked center with pencil

Then I took my scissors and cut in from each corner until I was about a 1/4 inch from the center.


Next I grabbed a cut corner and folded it down into the middle and adhered it with a glue dot. 


Then I went clockwise and grabbed the next cut corner and did the same thing.  I continued around all 4 corners. 


To finish you can glue down a button or attach a brad to the center.  Easy peasy.


Next on my layout I pulled out my new Stamp It Australia Imagine set 62 - Time to Dream that I got from Crafter's Companion.  I LOVE these new Stamp It stamps and the butterflies stamp on this set is probably my favorite stamp. 


I grabbed some vellum because I wanted a light and airy feeling.  I stamped the butterflies out twice in red ink and then fussy cut around them.  Then after layering all the paper pieces on my layout I slipped one stamped image under the top edge and adhered it down on the layout by putting a bit of glue under a few of the butterflies.  I cut part of the stamped image away for the bottom corner since I wanted it to be a bit smaller.  I love the way it creates movement across the page.


To finish up I added some Tim Holtz Washi tape to the 'stem" of the pinwheel flower and then added some on the upper left side for a bit of balance.  I pulled a pink ticket stub, a pink button and some clear bling which I colored with my Spectrum Noir markers to be pink on top.  And then I punched out a tiny heart and glued it down on top of the button.  I added a little Crystal Stickles to the top of the heart for sparkle.

I used one of the stamped butterflies that I had fussy cut and discarded as part of my title work.  I used some double sided adhesive squares to raise it up off the page and drew a little flight trail with a brown marker.


Now since I made the second pinwheel for my little tutorial I just had to make something with it.  Crafter's Companion is sponsoring the CAS-ual Fridays challenge blog and I just wanted to join in the challenge so I made a clean and simple monochromatic card with my pinwheel and I stamped a sentiment from the Mulberry Wood - Friend stamp set


Now the challenge this time is to use ink on your project and I did it in a bit of an unusual way (I hope it counts!).  I pulled out my Spectrum Noir reinker for OR2 and I put a few drops of it onto my craft mat. 


Then I took some Tim Holtz crinkle ribbon and swirled it around in the ink until it took on the color. 
I scrunched up the ribbon and then I used my heat gun to dry it. 


And I also pulled out some clear bling and used the same Spectrum Noir marker (OR2) to custom color them.


The CAS-UAL Fridays CFC87 challenge ends on January 31st at noon EST.  You definitely want to enter because you could win 2 awesome Spectrum Noir marker 6 packs - Red Hues and Pale Hues!


See what I mean?  It is a sweet prize and a fun challenge.  So go get busy scrapping!


I decided that I didn't like that large pinwheel on my card so I made a smaller one and changed it out.  Here is it.....what do you think? 

It just seems more proportionate now.  What do you think?  I guess I need to make something else with that big pinwheel now!! lol

Thanks for stopping and looking.


  1. such a cute card and cute kids.... I love the pinwheel and so easy to make.

  2. super adorable layout. I am always forgetting about that particular fiskars punch - it worked wonderful!

  3. What an awesome page and tutorial! Very cool to see a scrapbook page! Thanks so much for playing along with us this week at CAS-ual Fridays!

  4. Gorgeous page. The butterflies flying off the page look so cool. I really like the pinwheel in the corner too :) Aren't PJs with feet the best?! I think we should get some ;)

  5. Such a fun page! My kids would never wear footie pjs! I thought they were so cute! Great details! So you are home and getting back in routine after your retreat?? Did you get lots of goodies?? Carri~Abusybee

  6. What a great layout! I love the pinwheel :)