Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Changing Gears

Good evening! If you haven't already heard, there's a few giveaways happening at a few different places. If you're interested in getting in on the goods, head on over to my Facebook page. You'll find all the deets there! Also, I've got a link up at my FB that gets you the chance to (possibly) have your scrap room featured on Canadian Scrapbookers blog. You should check it out!

I've got two layouts to share tonight, and two cards. I am feeling as though I'm running out of steam (a tiny little) on the layouts, so wanted to give the old attic a bit of a rest and create something different tonight. A very dear friend just got engaged, so I whipped up a card for her, and a family member recently gave birth to her first child. So, there you have my two cards! You'll be able to find them here and here.

The first layout I want to share is entitled My Big Girls. And boy, they are BIG girls! From the day they were born, they put on weight and never looked back. They are a full foot taller than all their playmates (the same age), and have always been at the top of the growth charts. My mom says they look like they could be at least 6 years old. Well...maybe four or five. They most.definitely. take after their parents. I grew like a weed until school resumed after summer break in grade 8. Grade 9--I was in the middle of the pack. I don't think Kyle ever stopped growing. He's a big guy! At 6'3 or 6'4, I'm curious to see how tall the girls grow. J, his sister, is also tall. We shall see!

This past September, we converted their cribs to beds. It was a bit bumpy (literally) at first, but it didn't take long for the girls to get accustomed to sleeping in a bed. Now, they love it. Now, we are looking for bigger beds for them- and actual bed sets! Not that they're too big for their beds. Yet. Just like pull- ups, it won't be long before they're grown out of them. Then what will we do?! We're trying to get prepared.

Some of the patterened papers I chose are actually baby themed, but I liked that the circular pattern mimicked the circular pattern that is found in the bed sheets on the girls' beds. The color scheme that I went with when the girls were newborns was pink, green and brown, and those colors are reflected in my design as well. There's also a touch of orange in their fitted sheets, which is how the orange ties into the design.

I found this sketch over at (the one I used to make my Big Girls layout); in Gentlewood Farms' gallery. She's got some fabulous sketches posted there. You should check them out if you're looking for inspiration. And, its a fave. Its also on my Fave board over at Pinterest.

The heart embellishment? Martha Stewarts layered embellies. At Michaels. Love. them!!

The second layout, The Proper Way to Eat an Oreo, was inspired by a layout I found over at I thought I'd change it up a bit and scrap lift a layout that inspired me. I had a lot of fun coming up with the title for this layout. The girls are eating double stuffed oreo cookies, and I showed them how to take them apart and eat them (without dunking them in their juice. If they had been sipping milk, I would have dunked it for them). Maybe next time.

There's a mixture of Jillibean Soup and Carta Bella on this layout. Most of the title work was made with Jillibean alphas (from the Country Pumpkin collection), and the punched and layered strips are Carta Bella (the True Friends collection). Love both these collections! I'm in love with the turquoise and yellow and grey color combo. Yummy!!

Oh!! I'm getting ahead of myself! There's a couple other layouts I need to share with you. I suppose they'll be shared tomorrow. My bad.

Lastly, the two cards. Both cards were made with one sheet of 12x12 Carta Bella paper (Alphabet Junction collection). For the one card, I left the colourful dear little dots paper showing, and in the other, the blue dear little dots is showing. Seriously, they are so cute. Go and check them out. You won't be disappointed!

See y'all again tomorrow!


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