Monday, February 4, 2013

First time in the snow...



Here we are again, another day for scrapping the little things! Hey, at least I am getting a few layouts done. More than I've ever done...lol. Anyway, I have a layout today for you of my little Miss Aleida's first experience with snow. At first she liked....well, I'll explain as we go...how 'bout that.


I chose three photos that best portrayed her experience. Gotta love this girl. 


I used the Build A Banner Kit to make three little flags up in this corner. I had some snowflake buttons in my stash and added a bit of hemp from Liz's Paper Loft. I cut a second set of the bottom layer in a darker color and offset them just enough to give a shadow. 


I cut three of the postage frames and laid them over the picture to get just what I wanted. I arranged them so that the cut out areas matched each other to almost make little circles. I popped them up on dimensional adhesive.


This stamp said it all! Nothing else could be added, lol! She was fine until she fell and got her hands in the snow. At this time we had not gotten her mittens yet...just the snow suit. She did not like it and didn't know what to think. How bad were we to laugh at her tears...sure she will forgive us...lol! To get the sentiment to fit in this label die, I did the first cut with half of the die hanging off the edge of the cutting plates...this way that end wouldn't cut. I needed it longer. Then for the second cut, I rotated the die and lined up the sides and scooted it down a bit to be longer. This time I left that end hanging over the cutting plate. When you crank it through it now cuts the opposite end and you end up with a longer version of this label die. Sometime I will do it again with step by step photos to show you. Didn't get it done for this post....sorry....look for it coming very soon!


I love this photo! She is looking right at us, thinking...This stuff tastes pretty good! I might add that I had handed her this snow ball and it was before she fell. Guess she trusted NeNe with what I was giving her. I added a bow of some crinkled seam binding ribbon with another snowflake button and a tiny bow of hemp. 


For my journaling mat, I used the two XL label die and the journaling stamp from Cherish This Moment stamp set. It fits in here perfectly! I will be doing my journaling for Aleida to read....don't really want it all out there for the world to see....lol!

So, here are the sets I used for this layout.


Pick up some of these supplies or use things you already have to create a nice little 8x8 layout of a moment in time you don't want to forget! I'm enjoying this size, and for me, it works. Be sure you see all the other creations from our design team.


14 comments :

  1. GORGEOUS LO!!! I love the 3 banners in the top right corner and the postage stamp frames. Great colors and papers....wonderful :)

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  2. Gorgeous layout, love the colors. She is adorable. Didn't we all eat snow at one time or another? LOL

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  3. This is GORGEOUS! I just love the blues and purples here! Amazing job!!!! Hugs-Glora

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  4. Adorable LO...super cute bunny! Lee-Ann :)

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  5. This is so cute! I love it all! Thanks for the tips on how to get a longer label. You have made me want more MCT dies that I didn't think I wanted! lol

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  6. Your LO is precious gosh you did an awesome job creating it. You take great photos and I agree if only time could stand still but your daughter will have your awesome LO to cherish for ever and ever. You are really good!!

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  7. Great LO. I love the colors and you captured a fun first!

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  8. Beautiful baby and layout Cheryl! Excellent job on this! lOve and Hugs, Cathryn :)

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  9. Beautiful job on your layout! What a funny memory...I hope she likes the snow better with mittens now. Clever way to make the stitched banner longer! Great idea.
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  10. What a gorgeous layout. Beatifual papers and colors. I really like what you did with the little banners. What a special moment to have captured.

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  11. Love the ice blue colors for this. Perfect design for the pics. TFS --C

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  12. What a sweet layout with the perfect papers! I love the pic of that sweet little girl, it almost breaks my heart to see her tears. lol A cherished memory for sure!!

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  13. Such a GREAT looking layout Cheryl!the pics are ADORABLE,BEAUTIFUL job my friend!!!:)

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  14. Cheryl ~ Oh my look at that PRECIOUS little one! You picked the PERFECT papers with the PERFECT stamps & dies to this layout! Yet another FABULOUS layout!! These babies are so lucky to have you scrap their lives!! Awesome job!

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