Sunday, February 27, 2011

Challenge time - by Laurie

Good afternoon Ladies! I hope you are having a great Sunday! Here is a shocker, it is snowing again here in New England! Will it ever end???????
I decided to enter this page in a few challenges. I am trying to get better about the challenges, there are so many great ones out there.

This is the sketch over at

This my take on it. I turned the sketch a bit to fit my pictures

Close up of the cuttlebugged frames.

Close up of the Tim Holtz Adage Tickets, Ideology collection. I also cuttlebugged this little guys, using the Divine Swirls folder

The other challenges I am entering these are as follows: - sew on the page. Faux stitching or real. I did both, I sewed the strips of paper and then faux stitch on the title. - use the word love, or a tool you love or someone you love. I love my two guys and actually used a love ticket.
http:/ - emboss on the page - emboss on the page and use the cricut as well.
You will have to check out all these blogs, they have awesome challenges!!
What I used to make the page:
StampinUp! paper, the blue, Recollections Gemstone - the blue and green that are picture frames, Heritage Cart - Sons title - Cuttlebug folders - Heritage Collection (they have folders that match cricut cartridges, I love that), that was used from the frames, Divine Swirls for the ticket. And my Sew Easy Tool for the sewing.


  1. Awesome LO I love the colors and the framed embossing. Great job following the sketch. BTW Your sons are quite handsome. Good luck with the challenges.
    Big Blog Hugs

  2. Hiya Laurie. What a fabulous page you have created and done the sketch proud. So much fabby detail in there. Well done you. Good luck with all the challenges, hope you win. Happy crafting.
    With love, Sandra xxx

  3. I've seen this in person ladies..and WOW.. there really is sooo much detail. Her boys are the cutest ever!! The "school pics" don't do these handsome fellas enough justice. I'm loving the colors on this too..the comobs work so well! Good luck on challenge Lau!

  4. Love the details and the colors...WOW.

    Thanks so much for joining us at Creative Sisters Monday Challenge. Hope you'll hop over for another chance at some blog candy!

    Patti Ross
    (the other CSMC sister)

  5. Nice masculine layout - the colors are great and I love the faux stitching. Great job.

    Thank you for joining us on Creative Sisters Monday challenge.


  6. the embossing on those tickets!

  7. Great layout, I never thought about embossing the Tim Holtz tickets, but that is a great idea. Thanks for playing along at FCCB.

  8. First of all Deb, your sons are so handsome! This lo is wonderful. Love that you even embossed the TH tickets! The twine you used between them looks very cool. Great stitching touches too. Thanks so much for playing at The Paper Variety! :)

  9. Great lay-out! Love the embossing on the tickets! Very cool!

  10. This is such a great layout! Thanks for joining Challenge Me Monday at FCCB :)

  11. Thanks so much ladies for your encouraging words. I had a lot of fun creating this one and was so pleased I was finally able to scrap the school pictures!


  12. Hi Laurie, this layout is a fantastic take on the how you rotated it. But I LOVE LOVE the cuttlebugged frames...they look great! Nice sewing too! :-) Good luck with all of those challenges...whoo hoo!

    ~Sharon C.

    BTW, I hear that you received much more snow than we did this time around. Sorry about that! I'm ready to have a nice chat with Mother Nature!! :-)

  13. Thanks, Sharon! Please let me know when you have your chat with Mother Nature! This is getting ridiculous!!! lol!

  14. Just seeing this today - it is fantastic! Love all the deets and layers! And of course, those are some handsome fellas right there! :)

  15. What a fantastic layout! Such handsome boys you've got! I love the way you embossed the tickets and those embossed frames are gorgeous!!
    Thanks for playing along at FCCB too!

  16. Thanks, Kate, I think they are handsome too, lol!! That's because they look like their Dad!