Saturday, February 14, 2009

Layout Challenge 2-14

I did another double page layout for the challenge this time. I got the sketch from Page Maps *okie gives Page Maps two thumbs up*.

Here is the sketch. I really wanted to try the block journaling but it just didn't work out that way for me. But I am determined to one day try this method!!

I have quite a few pictures for this one since there are more details than I usually do. But I wanted it to be special since my daughter's years in Girl Scouts are winding down since she will be a senior next year. This is of the girls making gingerbread houses *okie why do you always state the obvious when people can see what it is in the pictures*. The base paper is SEI Holly Lane. The patterned Paper is Basic Grey Figgy Pudding. The picture mats are Prism cardstock. Remember to click the picture if you want to see close up.

The gingerbread boy and girl came from Paper Doll Dress Up. I used Prism cardstock for the base and then some off white Mica for the icing look on the tips of the arms and legs. I used some Tulip fabric paint for the bows. I did have to do some hand cutting for the icing tips as well as the dress on the girl. I flocked some heart brads since I wanted something more dimensional than paper. I used some dusty rose cat eye ink on a qtip for the cheeks. The white dotting is with...can you guess? HUH? HUH? Yep! The Signo Um-153 white pen! *okie gives a nod of approval for everyone who answered correctly*

The gingerbread house came from Stretch Your Imagination. I used some yellow Mica for the windows to make it look like light inside. I used the off white Mica for the icing. The star is Stickles. The gum drops at the bottom were done with some Doodlebug Sugar Glitter. You can click the picture to get a bigger shot and see the detail better. The candy canes were cut in red then I drew the stripes on. I added some Glossy dimensions to them also.

The title came from Storybook. I cut it in the same color as the gingerbread house and people. I used Stampin Up Chocolate Chip for the brown doodling.

I used cellophane to make this candy look like it was in a wrapper. I had it just stuck on there at first and then thought about the cellophane. The little candy came on a sticker sheet that goes with the Figgy Pudding Basic Grey line.

The little clay gingerbread man came from Wal-Mart years ago when I use to make stockings and put little charms on them. I used the Stampin Up ticket punch on the date box and also the subtitle box on the other page. The ribbon is some I got on clearance at Wal-Mart after Christmas...I think last year.


  1. Oh Okie this is so cute; the layout is great and you made it work so good with your embelishments! Nice job!

  2. Okie,
    Thanks for sharing everything that you do. Your work is truly inspirational. You intimidate me!

  3. Hello,

    So cute - I was wondering, where did you find the gingerbread people on the Paper doll dress up cartridge?

    Thanks! Janet

  4. I love gingerbread men...your lo is beautiful. Lots of detail...TFS!