Monday, March 16, 2009


This is the fourth sketch provided by Liz form The Scrappiest Blog. I rotated it 90 degrees due to the fact I have more horizontal photos then vertical. I had a hard time thinking of how to do this one and it put me a bit behind... well for me it was. I pushed the deadline on this one just to the last minute. I still made it in time though and I love the results. It was worth every last second of detailing and glitter gluing. I hope you enjoy it.
These are some of my favorite candid photos of my son Tristan when he was a baby. They were taken in the fall of 2002 and he is dressed up in his Bronco's jersey... Don't be a hater... it was my Hubby's doing and I am a Raider fan. Some cute expressions on his face as he explored all the things around him that day. We were living in Tucson at that time and I was a SAHM then too. I miss him being this little and he is growing up so fast into this little man. He has such a big heart and his smile has not changed a bit.


This one is a bit more simplistic then I usually do so I did not take any close ups. If you need to look closer you should be able to click on this image and it will enlarge.
95% Cosmo Cricket. I just got this "Lil Man" Set in last week and love every page and embellishment. The five percent not CC is the butterfly, the caterpillar and the green, red and goldenrod yellow card stock.
I started with the green card stock and inked the edge. The next layer is plaid and is punched with the fiskars rope edger. Then we have the stripe at the top and bottom. This was also distressed with a green ink from Stampin' Up. The ribbons were layered over the stripe and placed next to one another to create a thicker ribbon element on the page. The bouncing ball paper was backed with a red card stock and the edges were softened with green chalk. I took orange and green glitter glue and applied it to every area in this paper that matched the coordinating color.
The photo mat is a goldenrod card stock cut to only edge the top, bottom and a larger right side. This was cut to provide me a solid light colored area for my journaling, which I did in green. I added the ball ribbon on top of the two outside photos. I glitter glued the balls on the ribbon like I did on the ball background paper. I then added some other Cosmo Cricket coordinating embellishments.
The Caterpillar and butterfly/moth are so stinking cute I had to add them. They remind me of new life and that is just what he was in these photos as he went exploring around the room seeing new things. I glittered these both with glitter glue and loved the result.
Title: These are chipboard from the Basic Occasions set. I love the different fonts used and I chose the pieces and then covered them with the small examples that Cosmo puts on the cover of their kits. This provided me with smaller versions of the coordinating paper so the over all pattern on each sheet showed up better on the lettering. I sanded them and edged them with a green marker.
Thank you so much for viewing this LO and I hope you all enjoyed it too. I had so much fun doing this LO once I got started.

~ Grace ~


  1. This lo is so sweet! The little details you added are awesome!

  2. so pretty! you did a great job with this and i love the way you used the rope punch!

  3. Great layout, love the scallop paper on the edges.


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~ Grace ~