Friday, November 12, 2010

Welcome to day 5 of the Scotty Craft blog hop!!!

Welcome to my blog and to day 5 of the Scotty Craft BLOG HOP!
Heres what you ahve to do to play along and be in the draw to win some great prizes.
  • First you need to follow my blog by joining Google friend connect, which is in the sidebar.
  • Then leave a comment letting me know that you have joined as a follower.
  • That's all you ahve to do! Now you are in the draw to win this fantastic prize.

Be sure to visit Sue's blog tomorrow for the final day of the Blog Hop. If you have played along all week you will be in the draw for the GRAND PRIZE. Lots of yummy Scotty Craft goodies to play with!

Doesn't that look awesome!

Now I would like to share with you a couple of layouts that I made using the amazingly versatile spellbinders dies and my cuttlebug.

Sensational Six
My first layout celebrates my little girl's 6th birthday. I wanted to fit as many photos of the day as I could without making the photos too small. I printed out the main photo 4 x 6" and the others at 4 x 3" size.

Cardstock: Bazzill
Patterned paper: Fancy-Pants, American Craft, Sassafrass, October Afternoon
Card and stickers: October Afternoon
Stamp: Imaginisce
Letters: American Craft 'Thickers', Kaisercraft 'mini alphas'
Other: Tim Holtz distress ink, stickles, crackle paint, thread, buttons


  • Trim your background paper (I used this gorgeous Fancy Pants paper which matched the bright colours in my photos really well) to 11 x 11" and adhere to white cardstock to make a frame around your LO.
  • Adhere a 3 x 8" rectangle of the white heart paper (American Craft 'Dear Lizzy - Spring' range) to the lft side of the LO and run an 11 x 4"  strip of  Sassafrass (Sweet Marmelaide) along the bottom edge.
  • Adhere photos as shown, overlapping them and slipping one of the photo edges behind the lower paper strip to add dimension.
  • Make a journaling card using the Spellbinders nesting labels dies to cut a label from cream paper. Stamp on the journaling lines using the 'Imaginisce' Snag-em mini stamp (available from Scotty Craft). Adhere to layout overlapping the left upper photo as shown.
  • Make a rosette from paper scraps (see instructions below) and adhere to LO with a decorative card as shown.
  • Paint your title letters with Tim Holtz crackle paint. Allow to dry then cover with clear stickles (both available from Scotty)
  • Adhere title over a strip of yellow paper and add words to photos using the kaisercraft mini-letters.
  • Add buttons, paper scraps and date sticker to complete the layout,
Paper Rosettes - instructions

Using the Spellbinders nesting circle and scallopped circle dies with your cuttlebug to cut out a selection of different sized circles and scallopped circles from paper scraps that co-ordinate with your project. Ink the circle edges and distress if desired. Layer and adhere the circles together from largest to smallest alternating a plain circle with a scallopped one. You can add as many layers as you like to your rosette. For my smallest central circle I added a mini paper rosette that I cut using the Tim Holtz rosette die (also available at Scotty Craft) Complete the rosette by adding a decorative element to the middle. I used a button on my layout above but you could also use a brad, rhinestones, adhesive badge, flower - the possibilities are limited only by your imagination.
The Spellbinders dies work well with material too so you could make a similar rosette from material scraps or felt.

Father's Day

My second page showcases photos of my daughters with my husband on Father's day.

I used the Spellbinders nesting circle  and the new cuttlebug 'woodgrain' embossing folder to make my tree. I drew and handcut the trunk from brown cardstock and I used the woodgrain embossing folder and my cuttlebug to emboss the trunk. I used the Spellbinders nesting circle dies to cut a selection of different sized circles from scraps of brown and green patterned paper. I arranged the circles overlapping to make the top of the tree. A scattering of buttons and a cute wee owl finished off the look.

Thanks for visiting my blog today. Hope that you enjoyed my projects

Oh, and for today only at SCOTTY CRAFT there will be 25% off all SPELLBINDERS/CUTTLEBUG products.

:) Sarah


bernie said...

great page sarah

Anonymous said...

Aren't those new TH dies to die for!!! Yummy. Beautiful LO's too. Have become a follower now :) Have a fantastic day

Anonymous said...

Love the LO's, good inspiration for a couple of bday LOs I need to get scrapped, Teryl =-)

glomac1 said...

Great pages, so many things to try

Sheryl B said...

Great layouts. I am always in the need for some good inspiration, especially when I am so far behind in my scrapbooking.

Rusticdiva said...

Oh my goodness...even more things to buy! This blog hop is sure doing a good job boosting sales. Thanks for the super ideas.

kiwi said...

Hi Sarah, I have been here many times before! When stuck for inpiration I Check your blog, More great layouts here! Love your tree and spell binders flower . Off to makes some .

giddeyml said...

Not a scrapbooker, but lovely pages.

chrisste said...

yay for day five, hasnt it gone quick. love your layouts, I can feel a lifting going on!

harbourgal said...

Gorgeous work as always Sarah... love to see how your wee ones are growing up!!!

Jane said...

Great layouts Sarah love fathers day I am a follower ....:)

gypsylcm said...

Lovely layouts! I've become a follower!

Anonymous said...

I'm a follower too. Just love the spellbinder dies - great layouts.

carol said...

fab layouts,you would never be short of photos with 6 kiddies lol

Marie (Mazz) said...

wow! your LO's are just awesome...just my style...I love multi-pic Lo's and also lots of 'busyness' the spellbinders you've used have created magic - specially the flowers, how awesome is your lovely candy - I'm now a follower too :)

Mrs Frizz said...

oh wow Sarah ... stunning layouts ... and they always look, just ... so right!!!

That wee rosette ... hmmmmmmmmm!!!

Sandra said...

Beautiful pages, well done

Louise Williams said...

lovely work as always :)

sinclair_jn said...

Not a scrapbooker but I like what you did very much.

Jen79 said...

Hi Sarah,

Once again you have made an amazing layout. Your pages are always so stunning and I love the attention to detail.

Thanks so much for keeping the beautiful layouts coming...

lianne said...

Gorgeous LO's Sarah

Ria said...

Love all your layouts Sarah! Am now an avid follower :)

Kerry-Sue Thomson said...

Very cool :) I am a follower now too!

Ann said...

Stunning layouts again Sarah...
Have a great weekend :-)

GetAgeLOC said...

I'm totally in love with my cuttlebug. Everytime I come into the store I find another technique that I can apply!

alisons scrapy place said...

You totally inspire me I have you on my favs and just love every single layout you post, I check you almost daily to check if there is anything new. I think you are one of the most talented scrapbookers on the planet!!

Anonymous said...

J'ai appris des choses interessantes grace a vous, et vous m'avez aide a resoudre un probleme, merci.

- Daniel

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