Wednesday, April 15, 2009

some club layouts

Did you all have a nice Easter last weekend? I did! my cousin and her husband came down with her boys (they're so cute!) and the kids had a little Easter egg hunt. Here's a photo- you'll notice I had to give them Chinese Take out boxes for their baskets... who doesn't remember the baskets for an egg hunt!! Too many other things for me to remember right now. I'd bought the take out boxes for a project that I never got too so that worked out for me!! You can tell it was a cold winter in Michigan- my daughter is soooo pale!!

I've been a busy beaver prepping for my upcoming club this Saturday. They'll be making their projects for March and April since I had to cancel last month's club meeting due to the flood in my basement. They each get to choose to projects- either 2 layouts, 2 card sets or one of each. Here are the first two layouts (I'm designing 3 total and need to pick up the stamps for the 3rd tonight)

The first layout is a dance layout that is way cuter in person!! The colors are based on my daughter's dance outfit since I'm hopefully getting those pictures back soon- but the club members choosing to make this layout can choose the colors of their choice.

The left side of the layout did not photograph well- It was in my kitchen and the lighting was wonky. The "dance" lettering is the small Chocolate alphabet embossed in silver. The grey page has some flourishes all around the edges. The little ballet slippers (on the journalling mat)
are from the Dancing Dreams set as is the little girl on the right page. All of the flourishes are from the "Happily Ever After" set. My colors are : blush, grey flannel, keylime and amethyst.
On the right page I used square rhinestones to finish off the top of the page with a silver embossed flourish showing the "motion" of my little dancing girl.... It's adorable in real life!! The green photo mat on the right page is a little larger than needed for my 5x7 photo but I really wanted a pocket for the recital ticket, pamplet and the little butterfly that was on my daughter's hairbow. The sides of the pocket are adhered with regular adhesive and four brads reinforce the corners. It's hard to tell but there are 2 smaller photo mats along the left side of the page to hold some of the snapshots I took back stage before the show.... Now I just need the photos!!
The second layout so far is an Easter Layout. I always do pastels for Easter and decided to try a different color combo this year. I went with Buttercup, Hollyhock , Black and White. I'm pretty happy with this one too! The " Easter" is stamped with Buttercup using the Boutique alphabet- then cut out using my cutting knife (probobly one of my most used tools!) I wanted to dress it up a bit so I added 3 black bitty brads at the "E", 3 tiny rhinestones at the "s" and the flower and button between "E and R"

I used the same bunny set for this layout as I did for my daughter's Valentine's cards back in February- I think it's called "Bunny Love" or something similar. The left page holds a 5x7 photo. The right page holds 3 smaller photos plus

has a circle mat for journaling.
I added some Hollyhock twill, a paper flower with pewter designer brad and another cute bunny laying in an egg shell.

My markers colors are: Bamboo, buttercup, hollyhock and blush.

Well- I'll be back tomorrow to start posting cards and as soon as I finish the 3rd layout I'll post that as well!!


Julie said...

Hi Traci!
Sounds like fun!
If you don't mind I'd like to extend an invitation My name is Julie. I am a "Close To My Heart" demonstrator and I have started a new CTMH group just for demonstrators to chat, share, and learn with and from each other.
I would love for you to join us. Hope to hear from you soon.
My Blog:

Priemer Family said...

Too cute, my favorite layout is the one that says Easter! I love all the pink in your layouts, I need to use more of that color!!