Thursday, April 9, 2009

SUGAR & SPICE

Hi friends! Thanks for visiting! The inspiration for this layout is my niece in law Eli & her awesome sugar & spice personality!!! Eli always has a smile on her face!! I was also inspired by Liz Qualman's Sunday April 05 sketch & the yummy April kit from My Creative Scrapbook. The kit features Bo Bunny Alissa papers! They are just sooo fun! I was thinking of endless possibilities with them. I made the entire layout from the kit except for a few things, inks punches, buttons & black card stock.
I inked raw edges of card stock with 3 colors of inks. Distress Inks Worn Lipstick & Black Soot, plus Adirondacks Pool Blue. I added a few buttons on the side & tied with white floss. The corner decor is a Cuttlebug Vintage Decor die that I cut with my Big Shot. A crystal was added to accent the die cut.
A large scalloped strip was hand cut from the Alissa papers & inked with the Worn Lipstick & Black Soot inks. I used Bo Bunny Alissa flowers layered with flowers made by using various punches & dies & papers used in layout. I distressed the edges & attached with a brad. The flower center is white Liquid Pearls. I placed the flowers atop the Bo Bunny Chunky Charms swirls. A few jewels was scattered & mini retro black flowers were added to fill. The journaling reads..."we are so happy that you are part of our family".


I had cut a large circle & inked the edges. The pic was matted with papers & I added a Lacy Days of Summer Fiskars punched border from black card stock. Inked med Retro flowers were placed in circle. The letters are Thickers Jewelry Box self adhesive letters. A Cuttlebug corner decor was cut from blue papers & placed in corner of pic!


I added a polka dot ribbon to border the scalloped paper. Melissa Frances Chipboard butterflies were covered with papers using cover chipboard technique & inked to cover raw edges. The butterfly body was a decor border that I cut to fit & then added jewels to livin it up!!

This was a fun layout to do! I enjoyed Liz's sketch & the great kit from My Creative Scrapbook!
Thanks so much for taking a look my friends!!

20 comments:

Liz Qualman said...

This is really over the top super. It's on my blog and wonderful work.

Kris said...

Wow this is so pretty!!!

Paulien van den Bosch said...

Oh wow.....this is sooooo beautiful!!!! Love the papers, love this design... wow wow wow

Katamommy said...

So so so pretty! I love pink and blue together and those polka dots are perfect, beautiful!

Julia said...

I love this Lynn. The papers are gorgeous, still waiting for mine to come.Love your take on the sketch!!!

Gabrielle Pollacco said...

WOW!!! Just love what you did with those papers Lynn!!.....and the names of the inks you used...so pretty!! as is the effect!!....You always incorporate such cool techniques in your l/o!! beautiful work my friend!

~Gabi xx

Vicki said...

This LO is so fun and inspirational, Lynn! You are so creative. I need to get to work on my kit!

sPaRkLiNg sCrApBoOkS said...

I love the colors Lynn! You always do amazing work! xOxO deb

Linda Beeson said...

The colors on this are absolutely wonderful! LOVE it.

Okispice said...

I love how your LOs just pop with color. This one is especially stunning!

Joanie said...

Beautiful layout! I just came across your blog and am so impressed with your gorgeous layouts...you are so talented!

You are exactly what my good friend Melissa is looking for as a DT for her kit club site, Paper Popsicles. Please check it out...I'll be popping in often! Stop by my blog when you get a chance!

Pearl said...

beautiful pic to scrap, Lynn ! Love how you put the kit to excellent use here !

April said...

This is absolutely gorgeous Lynn! I LOVE the pink especially...
- April

Lynette said...

Stunning layouts...I love all your handmade flowers and the circles are great!

Eileen said...

Hi Lynn, I want to thank you for sharing your beautiful layouts and flowers. Please stop by my blog,,,,I've left a little something for you.

Toni said...

this is such a pretty lo!!!

dutchbird said...

This looks so pretty!

xx Merel

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Marcie said...

This is beautiful! I love everything about it!

Susan said...

Beautiful, beautiful work!!! Love all the wonderful techniques you share!!

Jill Sarginson said...

Beautiful layout Lynn - I love the in depth breakdowns! Thanks!

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