Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Braces Off Layout (CQC112)

Hello there! It's time for another great color palette, this week at the colourQ! Here's the palette!

I think these are great Thanksgiving colors, and aren't these muffins/cupcakes in the inspiration pic so cute? I want to make cupcakes that look like Indian corn! Adorable with those jellybeans on top! I didn't have very many good Thanksgiving pics. But I thought these pics of Ian right after he got his braces off last Fall were too cute & he was wearing a brown tee in the photos, so I decided to GO with it! Here's my layout.
I started off with a sketch I found on a site that was new to me. The blog is called Got Sketch, and some very good, dynamic sketches are on there! I really liked this one that I ended up using. I often find that if I want to scrap quickly I stick to my "regular" methods, but layout is a place I struggle sometimes, so when I want to scrap FABULOUSLY, then I go to a sketch, it makes all the difference in my pages! 

For the second page, I kind of just went off of the first one with the color blocking, etc. 
For the title, I had the "braces" sticker in my stash. For the rest of the letters, I stamped these Cartoon Alphabet Stamps down on the Daffodil cardstock, and then overstamped them with another Inkadinkado stamp in the Cherry Cobbler ink. Then I cut them out induvidually and taped them to my punched border strips that I used as my title blocks. I offset two circle punches to create those orange rings around the "L" and next to the journaling. As a side note, this was a MAJOR 'punch-heavy" page! I used 3 circle punches, a star punch, a border punch and a corner rounder punch! Good thing I have so many, at least, that's what I keep telling my husband! LOL ;) The tooth shape was an SVG file I downloaded to use on my Cricut with my SCAL software. Here's the link at My Time to Craft blog. Since I didn't have any other themed items to use on my page, I thought the tooth really worked! 

For the "swirly" shape in the lower RH corner of the sketch, I used a linear stamp (from my new prize package!) and heat embossed it with white craft ink and white EP. 

I used some mini stickers and some bakers twine to make this "floss" block, heeheehee... Wish my son WOULD floss more often! 

You can see the bottom of that "braces" dimensional sticker here, I thought that was SO cute! :) 

First page

Second page

Well that is it for me today! I am hosting the BIG family Thanksgiving dinner on Thursday! But my family is awesome, so everyone brings something. :) But I still gotta clean and thaw that big bird! I hope YOU all have a blessed Thanksgiving!

Much love, Noelle

supply list: punches: EK Success; star punch: EK Success for Stampin' Up!; all stamps: Inkadinkado; dimensional sticker: Jolee's Boutique; inkpads in craft white, Cherry Cobbler, and Basic Brown: Stampin' Up!; cardstock: Bazzill; Cricut/SCAL software/free tooth SVG file; mini letter stickers: lilybee designs; journaling cardstock: Creative Memories; journaling pen: Slick Writer/American Crafts; bakers twine: Crate and Barrel

DUST IT OFF!: That big braces sticker has been in my stash waiting for an opportunity to be used for AGES, plus, my trusty punches, many are 8-10 years old but still get plenty of use! :)


Lynn said...

Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family Noelle! Such a sweet layout! I love the twine floss! I remember vividly the day I got my braces off (day before school pictures my sophomore year)!

Jen W. said...

Awesome layout for such an important day! :) Love all the fun details and his gorgeous smile.

Marlena M. said...

Your layout is AWESOME! I love the braces sticker...that is so cool. ;)

RORO LEE said...

Lol! I like the design of braces title! Very clever! Cute boy too!