Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Soccer is for Kicks!

First of all, a huge thank you to everyone who took the time to read and comment on my last post, you all made me feel a whole lot better after my cupcake fiasco! And even though I still believe they were the ugliest cupcakes around, they WERE edible and Ailis's teacher told me last night at judo that they were fantastic because everyone could read the numbers on them (one mom put saran wrap directly on her cupcakes, and the numbers got ripped off with the wrap, so at least I didn't make THAT booboo!) So, all that work and worry and it was no big deal after all - needless to say I've learned from my mistakes and I am now working on a SMASH book page to commemorate it!
Anyway, onto my layout for today:
This is the first layout I've completed using my February Counterfeit Kit, and I learned a lot by making this one! Number one: if you're stuck for a page title, google it! I can't remember where I found this one, but it was on a page with TONS of sports titles.

I also played around with making some handmade embellishments:

To make the multi-coloured flower, I used a Stampin' Up punch (borrowed from a new scrappy friend I've made down the street, yay!) to punch 4 different coloured flowers, then cut them up into hearts and reassembled them into flowers. I think they look pretty cute! Then I made the little ribbon rosettes by hand. The first two I stitched, but the last I made by covering the button in score tape and pleating the ribbon around it - sooooooo much easier, and looks even better, in my opinion. The twine came rolled up on a spool, and it looked kinda cool lying on my page in spirals, so I kept it curly as much as possible and just stapled it in place. And the banners were made from rectangle stickers that I trimmed to look that way - much more fun than boring ol' rectangles! Here's another closie:

So, I managed to incorporate several challenges into the making of this page:

Scrapbooker's Anonymous: use three hearts (at least) and some stitching on your layout
Scrapbooker's Paradise #54: use real or faux stitching
Frosted Designs: use eyelets or brads

Thanks for looking!

Supplies: Simple Stories and Close to My Heart patterned paper, Maya Road doilies, Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist, Close to My Heart stickers and brads, TLC stickers, Stampin' Up punch, Ranger Distress Ink, Creative Memories pen, unknown buttons, ribbon, and twine
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20 comments:

  1. Love the title.. so glad to hear about the cupcakes see told you they would not be bad.. Well done.. Take Care

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  2. Looks great!!! Love the embellies...they look great!

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  3. This is fabulous! Love the clusters with the doilies and those awesome 'flowers' and the button/ribbon thingies! I love Google! I use it for everything (it's great for spellcheck! lol) Oh, and thanks for playing along with us at Frosted Designs!

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  4. Really cute Roxy! Love the way you did your hearts. Love that colour combo too. Thanks for playing along with us at Scrapbookers Anonymous!

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  5. Fab page and the perfect title - yay Google! Love the stapled twine and the banners for the title too - clever!

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  6. I love your homemade embellies!!! You should get your hands on some glubers!! (they're great big glue dots that are awesome for making flowers out of ribbon-just in case you haven't heard of them) Great idea with the letter stickers!! I would have never thought of cutting them to look like a banner! Gotta love google eh!?? I hope your week is going well!!!

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  7. I've never thought to google a title - don't know why, as I google everything else! Your home made embellies turned out beautifully and I'm a big fan of the twirly twine :)

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  8. the neutral colors look very cool with this page. Highly unique for a soccer page. funny how finding the right title can unstall a creative process

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  9. Love your homemade embellishments, especially the little heart flower. It's a great page, love the title - never thought of googling it though!

    Hugs, Carole xxx

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  10. Great project! I really like the way you used brads! I hope you'll join us again at Frosted Designs!

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  11. Looks great! love all the different embellishments on this one. I have printed off pages of titles for my layouts as well, it just really comes in handy some times.

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  12. Cute layout - the fact that you put the journaling cards between the photos is great. I may lift that idea soon!

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  13. Fabulous layout, I love the colours and papers you used.

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  14. Love your papers and kraft doilies!!

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  15. Love the rich colours - great layout! Thanks so much for playing along with Scrapbookers Anonymous!!

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  16. very cool how you incorporated the hearts and stapled the yarn. awesome!!! thanks so much for playing along with us at SCrapbookers Anonymous. =)

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  17. How cool is this!!! Love this layout FUN & FAB... Thanks for playing along with US over at scrapbookers Anonymous... hugs...xoxo

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  18. Really lovely page!
    Eli (Scrapbookers Anonymous)

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