Saturday, April 13, 2013


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Hello! Happy weekend! Just 6 weeks of school left (not that I am counting down the days until summer vacation...). Today I have a layout that uses the latest MFT scrap sketch, MFTSCRAP6. All the details are in the MFT forum on Splitcoast, HERE.

The idea of this layout has been floating around in my head for awhile now. I mainly wanted to document the relationship between Dan and Sabrina (and she insists they dress alike on the weekends). I'm not even sure when it started, but a few years ago, she became obsessed with wearing this Perry the Platypus shirt (from Phineas & Ferb - Disney Channel for those of you who haven't heard of it). She always wears it at home (and would wear it to school every day if I let her). Suffice it to say that she has several identical shirts. :)

Note: I showed the layout to Dan and he asked exactly what I figured he would ask, "why didn't you at least leave the shirts their color instead of making the entire photo b/w?". I did it on purpose because I have SO many photos of him or her or him + her wearing these shirts that I didn't want to match my layout to those colors!

I flipped the main elements of the sketch to accommodate the vertical orientation of my photo and moved/added a few elements as well. I added some journaling on a Project Life grid card. I used the largest Circle STAX 1 and the Open Scallop Doily for my circular elements. The two sentiments to the right of the photo are from Laina Lamb's Document It - Captured Memories and die cut with the Fishtail Flags STAX. I also added the date on the bottom of the layout with Laina's Journal It - Calendar Basics. Here are a couple of detail shots:

To create the title, I used the High-Rise Alphabet Lowercase. I die cut the letters twice on patterned paper and once on chipboard and adhered them all together to make them thicker. You can see a bit of the dimension above.

Here's a closer look at my journaling. On the bottom of my journaling card, I stitched on a strip of patterned paper and stamped "Remember" (from LLD Journal It - Top Ten). Finally, I added a flower element using the Mini Hybrid Heirloom Rose.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Supplies ~
Stamps: LLD Document It - Captured Memories, LLD Journal It - Calendar Basics, LLD Journal It - Top Ten (MFT)
Paper: April 2013 Spencer's main kit (Studio Calico), Collectable "Notable" (My Mind's Eye)
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black (Tsukineko)
Accessories: Die-namics: Circle STAX 1, Open Scallop DoilyFishtail Flags STAXMini Hybrid Heirloom Rose (MFT); Chipboard, Pewter pearls (Kaisercraft), Thread, Sewing machine.