Friday, December 28, 2012

2012 Project Countdown

My good scrappy friend Stacey is hosting an informal blog hop of sorts at her blog, Oh Schwiet Scrap. Her idea was to list your 10 favorite layouts/projects you did in 2012. Here is a link to her list. Check it out--she is an amazing scrapper/artist! There are some great ideas and great links to tutorials all in one little top ten list! Stacey's challenge to all of us is to make a "Top 10 Favorite Projects of 2012" list of our own and share it with her in the comment section of her post. She will then compile all of the top 10 list links at the bottom of her original post and send out a RAK to one of the participants! Sounds like fun, right? So play along! Here is my list:

Top 10 Favorites of 2012

10. Rainbow Kit-this was made for a swap with a great group of ladies on

I handmade the 3 decorated sheets of cardstock, the 4 rainbow flourishes, the 5 bottle caps, and the "Dreams really do come true." tag. The paper all the way to the left was handmade using an ink resist embossing technique I was introduced to from this blog. The second and third papers from the left 
were made using Glimmer Mist by Tattered Angels. The flourishes were made using the technique found here. The bottle caps were made using store bought bottle caps by Bottle Caps, Inc. and 1 inch epoxy dots to cover the paper. I love rainbow and had too much fun making this kit!

9. this is some Good STUFF-A layout I made of my ex-girlfriend Kayla's niece Tera. I did some maternity shots for her in July 2012 and scrapped a few. 

8. aubrey lea-A layout of my ex-girlfriend's niece Tera's baby. I made this for the baby's baptism.It is very simple, but I really loved the picture and wanted that to be the focus.

7. FRIENDS-A layout of my ex-girlfriend's niece's wedding. I was working on a wedding scrap book as a wedding gift. 

I used the Scrap by Color tool on to choose the color combo.

6. you're absolutely perfect-A layout of my ex-girlfriend's cousin's twins, Kourtlynn and Kinzie.

This layout is based on this sketch by Beggahuna.

5. memories-A layout of Kayla at The Supreme Court in Washington, D.C. on February 15, 2012.

4. BABY-Another layout of Kayla's niece, Tera's, maternity pictures.

3. birth|day|fun-A layout of my baby boy, Aslan's, 6th birthday. 

I found the tutorial for the glue dot bling (on the grid patterned paper) here. I do not care what this tutorial says--STICKLES DO NOT DRY QUICKLY! Especially when you put them on glue dots (I used Zots)! It took well over an hour, more like 2+ hours for these darn things to dry! I had to put them under a fan to speed up the process!

The tutorial for the chipboard letters "birth" I found here. I used patterned paper instead of newspaper, but the pp is harder to work with because of the thickness. It does not conform to the shape of the letters as easily.

The flower in the top right corner is my creation--no tutorial for it yet, but check out my blog in a few weeks and there should be one up then!

2. the RINGS-A layout of Tera and Jay's wedding in Pensacola Beach, FL in June 2012.
This layout is based on a sketch from Victoria Warren-Mears which can be found here.

1. Mardi Gras-This is a layout of Kayla and I at a Mardi Gras parade in Houma, LA in 2011. 

The Title/Journaling was made on

The border on the left was made using the resist embossing technique which is explained in this tutorial.

I made the mask based on one I received in a swap.

I also used beads I actually caught at the parade.

Thanks for checking me out!

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Baptism Gift: Aubrey Lea

"Sometimes it's the smallest things that take up the most room in your heart." ~Winnie the Pooh

I made this framed layout for my girlfriend Kayla's niece's baby's baptism. It was a very simple LO, but I love the way it turned out. I actually was glad in the end that I resisted adding the multitude of embellishments I originally wanted to add--I think the simplicity really makes the LO more stunning and really allows the focus to be on the sweet baby girl, Aubrey Lea!


  • Die Cuts With A View-12X12 Cardstock Stack-The Natural Stack
  • Simple Stories-Baby Steps Collection-12x12 Double Sided Paper-Page Elements
  • Simple Stories-Baby Steps Collection-12x12 Cardstock Stickers-Expressions
  • Simple Stories-Baby Steps Collection-12x12 Cardstock Stickers-Fundamentals
  • Scotch-Pink ATG Adhesive Applicator with 1/4" Adhesive
  • Black Album Cover Frame
  • PHOTO EDITING: Camera+ App for iPhone; effect: fashion
  • PHOTO CREDIT: Tera Robichaux (c) October 2012