September 23, 2010

Momma Don't Let Your Babies Grow Up to Be Cowboys

Hi everyone, it's me Debbie from Love Life's Little Pleasures.  It's the fourth Thursday of the month and that means it's my turn to share a layout with you.
I'm a huge fan of Cosmo Cricket and when they came out with their new mini collection "Wanted", I knew I had to buy it.  You see, I've had this picture of my son which was taken 21 years ago that I've held onto waiting for the perfect paper.  Well along came "Wanted" and a layout was born.
The paper pad for this collection is 6" x 6".
I picked out two sheets each  of two different patterns.  I cut each into 5" x 5" squares.  I then adhered the squares to a piece of cardstock and stitched around it with my sewing machine.
Next I took some dark brown ink and inked the edges.
The frame I used I've had for a long time.  It's by My Mind's Eye. 
I wanted to mimic the frame with some photo corners.  I cut out a 2 inch square and then cut it in half.  I found some mini brads by Pebbles in my stash. They are super easy to set.
First take a mouse pad and place your paper on top of it.  Then take your brad and push it through the paper.
Turn your paper over and push the prongs down.  I used a popsicle stick to do this.
I cute out the fence from my Cricut cartridge My World at 2".  I added some brown ink and pop up dots for added dimension.
If you notice the background paper also mimics the frame!
The background cardstock is by Cosmo Cricket and is part of the Core Impressions Classics Collection.
All of the chipboard embellishments on my layout are from the Wanted collection.  Even the cute little banner!
For the finishing touch I took some twine  and added a lasso.
Thanks for stopping by!  See you next month with a little something spooky to share!
. . . Debbie
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