January 24, 2010

Birthday Sweets My SOUS LO

I just love this layout. It is my take on the Stuck On U Sketches January 15th challenge. Is a design by Liz Qualman. You can visit her at http://lizqualman.blogspot.com/. I am still using my Creative Memory books and scrapping in chronilogical order so I needed a right hand page and had to flip the design as shown below:
This is how the layout looks from different angles:

This is the layout I made ad the Riverside Swarm. After designing it on my Gypsy Woman I knew I need to be 100% prepared or I would not have completed this LO. I used Celebrations for hats, blowers, and cupcakes; Home Decor for swirls, George for circles, Plantin school book fro squares and scallop edge, A Childs Year for the letters, and Gypsy Wanderings for the cherries. It was 6 pages of cuts on my Gypsy and that took 4 hours just to cut. I used a thick paper so many cuts went through my cricut twice at a slow speed.
Paper and embelishment selection:
The pattern paper was a DCWS stack and the pink glitter sheet was purchased at Hobby Lobby in the designer paper section.
I placed all my items within about 3 of the pockets shown above. Small cuts were in little plastic bags within the envelope. I then started cutting and as you can see below many of the cuts were intricate so you had to carefully remove from the mat.

Yet as careful as I was sometimes the paper would pull apart. Be sure to carefully trim this away as it will show on the front of your cut.
Because I was preparing everthing to take, I laid it on the paper just to make sure everything fit properly. Can you imagine what a disaster it would be it I hadn't and a the cut would not fit and I had left my paper home for this project!
The little hats, and cupcakes were in three pieces. I bagged each item seperately to prevent ripping and ease of finding exactly what I wanted and without the loss of a piece.
My scrap bags are packed. I placed these items in my messenger bags as my tool bag was too full to take a chance of harming my work.
Now at the crop I started placing all the items on the page. When I placed the pink swirl circle above down (note I made this in 1 piece), I only adhered the circle as I wanted my swirls to have that loose look like the sketch has.
As you can see even my title was positioned, all I need to do was glue it down.
I had used the cuttlebug for the frosting on my cupcakes and planned on just using stickles but, you could tell tight here it wouldn't be enough. The beauty of a swarm is when you leave something behind, another person probably has it! Jen had white glitter!
So I used my Stampin Up crystal effects and her Martha Stewart crystal fine glitter and made frosting.
I set it aside while it was drying and put worked on chalking the little cherries. I had to use a green marker to make the stems look right, Jennifer had the right shade.  I place rhinestones on the pink hats and cherries.
I then positioned everything and adhered it to the page.

Walla, it is done. I hope you like this page, it was a challenge and a lot of fun. What is your favorite part of this layout? Download File Here.
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Precious Memories Scrapbooking & More said...

this is absolutley gorgeous!!!! Your like me, everything needs to be done before even starting LOL. Great job!

Unknown said...

WOW! This page is just gorgeous. My favorite part has to be the circle with all the swirls. {Yea for Gypsy} What kind of paper is the pink glitter?
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Anonymous said...

This is a fabulous layout. What is the mesh looking stuff you had your title on? Could you explain how you use it. Helen boomerjrtogo@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...


This is beautiful! If this took you several hours to do one page - how long to do a scrapbook of years????? ha! ha!

Everything looks so matched and professional!


Deanne said...

I love the swil behind it all!! would you be willing to share the cut file?? and what cartridges did you use??

Magoo said...

oh Wow Sassy!!!!! I love the celebrations cart, not many people use it.....I'm so glad you did!!!!

I SO wish you lived near me....I could use an afternoon with you on how to do layouts properly ;) :) :)

Sandi Clarkson said...

Sheila, the whole thing is just superb .. my fave? hmmm .. probably the cupackes .. look good enough to eat! The hats are pretty sassy too! Glad you liked the sketch .. it was my pick!

Beatriz Farquhar-Guzman said...

I love your page! thank you for taking the time to show the steps to make it. I love the colors, the pictures, the dimension, everything!

Bobbi said...

This is absolutely gorgeous! I love the layered look and the 3D effect. Great job. TFS

Sandy said...

How could I possibly pick a fav when the whole thing is just so yummy...really love all the info you added with the post too...what a gorgeous layout my friend!

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Dawn Gallop🐝 said...

OMGarsh!!! This is EXQUISITE!!!!!! OMG!!! You have just BLOWN me away!! WOW!! Incredible!! Amazing!! What a wonderful lo and such a pretty little birthday girl. Wonderful pp's and colors!!
Dawn Gallop

scrappinlil said...

Wow awesome job..love all the bling and all the detail...what a sweet pic also..TFS

Scrappin' Playground of Dreams said...

Your layout is soo beautiful.. I love the glitter paper swirl. Very nice!!
Thank you for sharing!

Rozette said...

OMG!! This is gorgeous!! Girl you have a gift, you really do.

Thank you for sharing all the details.


Anonymous said...

If you got this linked to SOUS, then I think somehow I missed it! And I would NOT want to miss this!
First off, I love all the extra photos you took, we fellow crafters want to see it all! LOL!
I love all the elements..not sure what I like best. I guess I would say the colors. I think the whole feel to this is amazing amazing amazing!
I am really happy you joined us you Sassy thing! hehehe!
xoxo Leah

Sandi Clarkson said...

Just came back for second trip LOL. Love this one .. had to come see it again after seeing Dawn's new layout. Anyhoo, pretty flashy I need to download that file too) and a big change in your scrapping since you got your Gypsy woman!

Sandy from Ukiah said...

what a gorgeous layout.. I am so very impressed, I loved the whole thing

Enfys said...

This is totally and utterly scrumptious, I love everything about it, especially the detail. How organised you are, very impressive.
big hugs
En x

MelKilMD said...

WOW. That is an awesome page.
And your description/instructions are so detailed...

Rachel said...

you had lots of organization on your side...and your lo turned out so good!

Barb Craft said...

Wow Sheila! Talk about details! You have it all in this LO! So beautiful!!!! Love it!

When you get a chance, stop by my blog and check out my Thurday post... I have a little something for you!


Audrey Frelx said...

You really are a sassy lady. I'm just loving everything you do. Great work!!!

I'll be seeing you!

Natalie said...

WOW! WOW! WOW! I love this. Love your blog. I just found you!

June said...

WOW!!!! This is absolutely gorgeous!!! I love the whole thing! You are very talented and thank you for sharing!