Sunday, April 3, 2011

Layouts and cards, oh my!!

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Yep, I have been busy because I have more stuff to share!! First off, a LO I did for fun...no sketch, no assignment, no challenge...been a while!! Still playing around with Crate Paper's Emma's Shoppe. I really love that line, the colors, the patterns, everything about it. It was perfect for a LO of a pic of me as a toddler...appropriately called "I Too Was Sweet Once". LOL...it's true, believe it or not!! Not anymore, but I swear I was, once upon a time :)

To get the border, I took an 8"x8" sheet and placed it in the center of my 12"x12" sheet to use as a guide and roughly drew a border, and then hand drew the loops and then cut out.

For the horse, I adhered the chipboard carousel horse to black cardstock, and then peeled off the chipboard horse, leaving a layer still on the cardstock. I then trimmed, adhered to the page, and embellished with sticker and more chipboard :) I'm kind of happy I still have the carousel horse to use on a different LO - great way to make your embellies stretch!





Next up, I have a Harmonie LO that I did for their April challenge, which is now up on the Blog HERE. The challenge was to make a LO where all the elements are grouped together in a sort of cluster, in just one place on the LO. I'll admit this was a tough one for me since I like to have my stuff spread out! I used the new line "Fable De La Fontaine" and a little bit of the new line "Rococco". I love how the "Fable" line can be used for all seasons. This is a summer LO and last LO I shared using it was a fall LO. So flexible! This is DD in the pool...yep, still working through pics of our Dominican vacation from 1 year ago!




And last but not least, I decided to play along with Bo Bunny's card sketch challenge up on their blog HERE. I had the tiniest scraps left of this line so I figured a small card would be perfect. Let me tell you, I barely made it! But I do like using up scraps :)




11 comments:

  1. These are all beautiful projects!

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  2. Oh loving those 2 layouts. Love that you scrapped the first one "just because"...Your card is absolutely gorgeous..LOVE IT! Love that flower too..:o) Hope you are having a nice day!Nadia.

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  3. What gorgeous layouts Ilene and the card is gorgeous too!!

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  4. Wow,Ilene,this is amazing!!I love the L/O's so much that i'm looking at them for 15 minutes now!!
    Pretty work!!
    Have a very nice day!
    xx

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  5. wow you have been a busy bee! i love it all...thanks for the inspiration!

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  6. Gorgeous projects all ! always good to scrap for ourselves too !

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  7. Wow my friend what amazing layouts you have made and so much to see... the great details!!!
    and beautiful card to!!

    and have a very great day

    hugs carla

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  8. These are all great and rally like the first one. Those were great ideas!

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  9. These are so fabulous, I love that first one so much!

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  10. Wow Ilene, you're really productive!!! It's gorgeous has usual. Congratulations for you new DT My little shoe box!

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  11. Love the layouts and what a cute card! Thanks for playing along with the Bo Bunny Card Challenge!

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