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 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".'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 :)


  1. These are all beautiful projects!

  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.

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

  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!

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

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

  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

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

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

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

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


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