Sunday, September 4, 2011

Mother LOAD, Days 3 and 4

Hello Bloglanders! Today I have 2 layouts from the Mother LOAD class, one from yesterday and today's. I missed day 2 of the marathon because of work, and I didn't blog day 3 yesterday because it was reeeaally late when I finished it and I just wasn't up to writing a blog post. So without further ado, here is day three's layout:

I don't know how obvious it is in these photos, but the picture is of my cat half inside of a Crate & Barrel shopping bag, hence the title. Speaking of the title, it was printed out and hand cut, and BY GOLLY that is tedious work! No wonder I hardly ever do it. =P But I wanted the font to look as close to the actual Crate & Barrel font as possible, so it was worth it. Everything on this layout is from the Basic Grey Out of Print collection, except for the "curiosity" image, which is a Tim Holtz stamp, and the little cat brads, which are from Eyelet Outlet. I also used Black Soot Distress Ink to ink the edges of the pieces.

Here's layout number 2:

This layout is made up almost entirely of Basic Grey's Sweet Threads collection (yes, I'm a little bit in love with Basic Grey!). The sparkly letter stickers are Thickers, and the "women" letter stickers and the "happy memories" die cut are October Afternoon. I just bought those green Thickers and really wanted to use them so I basically chose all my paper and embellishments around that green color. All the paper pieces were edged with Shabby Shutters Distress Ink. The layout came from a sketch from Twisted Sketches, a website I just discovered today and am pretty excited about following. I've realized I really can't scrap without a sketch. If I try to work without one I end up just staring at the page blankly while my pile of beautiful embellishments sits idle waiting. Working with sketches has really eliminated a lot of scrapping stress for me.

I think that was all I had to say today. 4 days down, 22 more to go! So far, so good! =)



  1. That is a beautiful interpretation of the sketch. So glad you found us, thank you for playing along with the Twisted Sketch this week.

  2. Beautiful take on the sketch!!!
    Love the colors!
    Thanks for joining us at Twisted Sketches!

  3. You did a beautiful job with the sketch, and I LOVE BG, too!! I'm glad you found us over at Twisted Sketches, and hope to see you often :)


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