I love the bright colors in this layout! Of course, the subject is one of my favorite things too. The flash glared the pictures a bit but that is my 3rd grandchild, Easton. I used Pumpkin Pie and Certainly Celery Designer Series Ppaer as well as Basic Black and Tempting Turquoise cardstock.
A fun (although slightly time consuming) technique I used on this layout that you might want to try when doing titles is to stamp an outline stamp like the Jumbo Outline Alphabet onto some of the scraps from your page and cut them out. Your title will match the layout perfectly because it is from the same paper as the rest of your layout. When cutting out letters that have centers like b, e, o etc, just use a hand-held circle punch to make a hole that you can get the tip of your scissors into to trim it out to the line.
I cut lots of circles and layered some of them and tied knots of coordinating ribbon here and there to finish out the layout. Then, when I had it all put together I took my white Signo pen (I love that thing!) and dotted around EVERYTHING. If you click on the layout it will bring a bigger image and you can see the dots. It really finishes off the layout nicely and didn't take that long. You might have to stop every few minutes to uncross your eyes though!
Hummm, I'm thinking I should give something away a lucky person who posts a comment about my layout or my blog in general. I'm trying to make my blog mostly stampin' Up layouts and cards but on Sunday I usually post a family post so you can get to know me a little better but not have too many non-stamping posts. I'm finishing up my second month of blogging. What do you think? What am I doing right and what could I do to improve or make my blog one you will want to visit often?
I'll have one of the grandkids draw a name from everyone who posts a comment. Your email address is not listed when you post so be sure to put your email address so I can get ahold of you if you win. I have a brand new, unmounted, never inked Puns From the Past stamp set that is a $27.95 value for the winner! I'll hold the drawing next Monday, March 2.
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