Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Laying Out at The Spot


Well looky here for The Cuttlebug Spot. I said I had a rough week last week with DT projects and here's one of the reasons...the dreaded layout! YIKES! Just kidding, (sort of) but if you know me, you know I don't scrap. This is layout #3 for me (EVER) and the first that is actually REAL! Yup, that's right, a real layout with pix of my DH's backpacking trip in the Sierras. Isn't he a cutey? He got all shy when he found out this was going to be plastered all over blogland. His words were, "You're supposed to do a layout of me?" Well, no hon, but I'm kinda hard up for pix having no kids and all. LOL Actually, I LOVE the big pic of him and have it hanging in my craft room. It' s so HIM! Dig the glasses on his forehead. He's just the opposite of most of us and takes them off when he reads a map or does any close work so they're perched there ALOT!
Anyway, along with the challenge itself Nilda suggested we not limit ourselves to just embossing die cuts. Hmmm, okay. My interpretation of that was to tear a "trail" and emboss it with the Tiny Mosaics folder to help tie the small pix together. They were printed and cut out with my Nesties deckle rectangles (and fortunately I found my deckle scissors for the big one.) The cool sign is from the Graphically Speaking cartridge and embossed with the Tim Holtz Woodgrain folder (my new FAVE!!!!) Tell me that doesn't look real! Somewhere in the back of my mind I must have thought I'd scrap one of David's camping trips SOMEDAY because I had this paper from American Traditional Designs (who?) called Great Outdoors.
The Sun is a Nesties pinking circle embossed with the new Rays folder by Tim Holtz. I used a whole bunch of Distress Inks to help bring out the embossing but tried to keep it subtle (and MANLY) except for the page from the DCWV Green Stack with the swirly things on it that the whole shebang was mounted on but the colors worked so ... (and I don't think he noticed.)
UR here is also from Graphically Speaking, including the arrow. I can't imagine anyone scrapping with that cartridge. It's the COOLEST and has stuff for EVERYONE on it! The words are embossed with Tiny Bubbles and the arrow head with Swiss Dots. so there you go. Fairly simple but you really can get too fancy if you're scrappin' for guys, ya think? I may just frame this and let DH hang it in his music cave (or the garage). This isn't the start of any album or anything, but I think it's pretty cool (and secretly so did he). Be sure to stop by The Cuttlebug Spot to see what my DT sisters did with this challenge. Pretty darn fabulous for a bunch of mostly non scrappers, if you ask me! And for you guys who do, it should be a piec of cake to play along for the chance for a gift certificate to Custom Crops.

27 comments:

  1. well for someone who does not do layouts, the only question is why not? This is gorgeous, what a great story and what a catch of a guy! Hugs

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  2. oooooo...look at you!! Another layout! I love it! Awesome colors and love the papers you used! Great pics too! You should not worry about doing a layout. You rocked it!!
    hugs!
    Sharon

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  3. Oooooh, I've got the GS cart...now to get the TH embossing folder because what you did with that sign ROCKS! Love what you did with the LO and all the dimension that you used!

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  4. Hi Donna,
    This is a fantastic keepsake with those photos of your hubby. So well made. It is so well crafted.
    Hugs,
    Fiona x

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  5. Donna!! Holy Crap that is awesome! You HAVE to scrap more of your & you DH's lives! You are a natural and I soooo want to be able to scrap like that! Honestly. That is one of the best layout that I have even seen. AND YES, your dh is adorably cute - good for you!!! :-)

    xx Susan

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  6. Donna, I don't do scrap pages either, but this one is fab.
    JoAnn

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  7. Donna,
    It's Great!! I can't believe you don't like doing these when it turns out so perfect. Also, have to mention that your fur babies are gorgeous.

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  8. Well girl, you should be scrapping, this is absolutely amazing. I love all the details you put into this. Totally awesome.

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  9. Donna! You're my hero!

    ~Molly

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  10. Woman, you're hot. For someone who doesn't "do layouts" - you're freaking amazing. I wanna be just like you when I grow up.

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  11. This is your 3rd ever layout???? Amazing, amazing job!!!!

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  12. Awesome layout girlfriend! I know DH is so proud of you, and secretly I'm sure he didn't mind being plastered all over blogland! Now he is a celebrity!!
    LOL, D youe layout of D is just perfect!!! BTW, he is a cutie!!! Love it!

    Hugz, xx

    ~L~

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  13. Beautiful LO Donna, love the embellishments!
    Clairex

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  14. For someone who doesn't do layouts....I think, no I know that you did an awesome job. Love the inking and all the embossing. Your guy looks so happy to be there. I can't wait to see what you come up with next you always amaze me! TFS

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  15. I agree with everyone else...you do an awesome job on this layout. I don't know why you don't do more. Nice pic of hubby.

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  16. You ARE a scrapbooker, girl...right down to every little inch on the fantastic LO you just put before us to see. Hugs
    Carole

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  17. Wow.. I am diggin all those textures together.. awesome layout!!

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  18. I love embossing (am an addict) so especially love this layout of yours. It's fabulous all round and I love everything you've done with it, Donna! My favourite part is the embossed sign. Fantastic!

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  19. you rock you rock you rock....hugs

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  20. your hubby is very good looking but so are you.

    I do not scrap much either but I think this layout is very pretty and cohesive. I do love that wooden embossed sign, it doea look real and I was going to ask about the background paper but then I read you had it in your stash. I bet it was a nice surprise because it's really nice. I do too like GS a lot but as we all have so many carts it gets lost in the stash.

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  21. I'm so jealous! What a beautiful place! And your LO portrayed the "atmosphere" perfectly! The warm and natural tones were exactly what those pix needed... really brings the focus on the pictures and the rest is "there", like it naturally belongs... Hubby looks right at home there, as well he should! Backpacking is AWESOME... did you get to go too? If not, who took the beautiful pictures?
    Tell him that we all said he's "Hot" (-:

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  22. This is an amzing layout. I would not have thought that this is your 3rd LO ever. Your an exteremely talented woman. I love all of your projects. And tell your DH that he has nothing to worry about.
    And I finally understood what DH is (Darling Husband, right?). Im still trying to figure out what SAHM means.
    Thanks for all the amazing work and inspiration.

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  23. Yea-yea-yea! Blah-blah-blah! No pity-party partner here -- that's one great layout! So who do you think you're kidding, girlfriend?!!!

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  24. That's a fantastic LO, Donna!! Proud of you :-))

    Hugs,
    Smita

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  25. Absolutely perfect mix of design and color and layering and embossing.

    Wow!

    Handsome guy in there, too, never hurts. :)

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  26. WOW for someone who doesn't do LO's you sure knocked this one out of the park! I guess it was the subject matter that made it so easy! LOL And yes, he sure is a cutie! Looks like an amazing trip also! Love all the details and I have that paper also that I bought a few years ago when we moved from Vegas to KY, we bought a travel trailer and "camped" our way to our new destination, LOL! Was alot of fun and I still have yet to finish my book LOL! Love the idea (and I'm sure your DH does too) of putting it in a frame for him, what a lovely gift it would be! Thanks for the inspiration as always!
    ((Hugs)) Theresa

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  27. You would never know by looking at this LO, that you dont do scrapbook pages....this is awesome !!!
    xoxo Joy

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Thanks for making my day!