Friday, March 20, 2009

Cutting Corners

This week the Scrap Idol challenge was to create a layout without any true squared corners. We were allowed to simply use a corner rounder to rid ourselves of those pesky points. Thank goodness! That made it a little easier. Of course, I totally over thought it and worked on this layout for 2 days straight. Mostly just starring at the layout. It still doesn't feel done but I'm putting an end to the madness and calling it good, well decent anyway.
I saw a wall hanging from Hallmark with The "real" to do list and knew I had to use it as a title on a layout someday. When my friend, Trudy, let me borrow her to do list stamp I knew right away how I wanted to use it. Thanks, girl!
In April, Stampin' Up! will be offering Window Sheets which is 12x12 acrylic sheets! So cool! You can do SO many fun things with window sheets. I was really excited to try my hand at making a layout using an acrylic background. It turned out to be a little tougher than I thought. I like to fill every nook and cranny with paper or an embellishment but I wanted the acrylic to show or what was the point, right. So here's how it turned out...
Not sure I love it yet but I do like how having a clear background makes all of the other fun edges pop. Of course, I wanted to stitch on it but never really found the perfect spot. My husband says not every layout needs stitching. Silly man.

I mostly used paper from the Sweet Slumber speciality paper pack (114037). This new specialty paper is thicker than cardstock! I had fun crinkling and sanding the red paper.
I also used a scrap peice of designer paper from the Good Morning Sunshine pack (113966).

Die Cuts with the Big Shot...
Umm...yeah...I used the Top Note die (113463). It's just so perfect on any project! I'll try NOT to use it on my next layout, lol. That would be a tough challenge for me.

Lots of punches!
I used a corner rounder (109047) on every corner!
I used the Slit punch (104388) to create the large scallops.
I used the Scallop Edge punch (112091) on the white cardstock.
To create the funky edge on the striped paper I used the Curly Label punch (112966) side by side.
On the word 'my' I used the Word Window punch (105090) so there were no squared edges, even on my little strip.
I used the Spiral punch (108341) on the To Do List. I checked the little square holes on the punch and they have rounded corners! Wouldn't want to get disqualified.
Poking off the edge I used the Round Tab punch (108340) to make a file tab. I cut off the round part and used an old SU! rub-on for the "to do."
I punched a couple of hearts using the Heart to Heart punch (113694).
For the Build-a-brad paper clip I used the 1/2 inch circle punch (104390) for the center.

I used letters from the Loads of Letters set (112084). You really do get a load of letters in a variety of fonts plus lots of cute flowers, hearts, and other stuff so one package goes a long way.

It's a Plan stamp (111658) is HUGE and double sided. You get a to do list and a calendar all in one. Awesome!
The quote is from the Sweet Serendipity set (113626). Great set.
I framed the quote with a stamp from Frames with a Flourish (113496). I seriously use this set all of the time!

I made my own paper clip embellie again. So easy and matches perfectly to my projects! I used the Build-a-brad kit (109128) then attach the brad to a regular ol' paper clip. Easy peasy.
I am totally loving the Corduroy Button and Brad set (114343)! The texture is so cool.

Non-Stampin' Up!...
Brads are just brads I've collected over the years.
The letters for "my" are from G Studios.

Competition is getting tougher as the weeks go on. I'll find out if I get booted on Tuesday!

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Hope you have a fun filled weekend!


Stacey said...

Beautiful layout - love everything about it - you truly do rock!!

Amy said...

Gosh you are an amazing scrapper. I think "scrapper" no longer describes you. You are what I'm calling a "scrapfectionist"!!!
I love all the many rounded egdes and how clever you were about doing more than just round every corner. I really love the acrylic paper. Adding the brads to the coners really look great but it also helps my mind go oh yeah that's clear paper!
Excellent. Love the pictures you used as well. You look super cute loving on your little one!

Kimmy said...

I love these colors!

The Walker Family said...

OMG! You continue to amaze me with every page-OMG! You have got to teach me how to layer like you do. And thanks for giving me an idea how to use my "to do list" stamp! Your page ROCKS!

Lynn said...

I LOVE it!!!!

Denise said...

fantastic! love the details.

Jayne said...

You have been on such a roll with beautiful pages and this is no exception!

Kim Mayfield said...

Your pages always amaze me, and this one is no exception. WOW!!

Cecelia said...

I love those clear sheets! Love the layout and detail! Thanks for the inspiration!


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