Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Heart Broken - layout

Doesn't a crying baby just break your heart? I could never stand my daughter crying when she was a baby. It would literally make my heart ache. Now though....not so much *okie hears the gasps from folks thinking okie is a mean mother*. Not that I want her to cry now or don't care, it's just that the older kids get the more they use those tears to try and manipulate us!!

Supplies used:
Cricut - Expressions; Elegant Edges cartridge; Rock Princess cartridge;
K & Company -
Signo UM 153 gel pen
Cardstock - various
Janome Sew Mini
Hot Fix Gems
Flat Back Pearls
Cat Eye Chalk Ink
Safmat - for journaling

I added the flat back pearls to the center of the cuts on the large mat I cut with Elegant Edges. I did this after I got the layout put together so I didn't have to waste pearls on the centers that wouldn't be shown and also so it wouldn't be bulged from the pearls.

I only sewed down the vertical strip since that seemed like the only place that needed something.

The title is from Rock Princess and seemed just perfect for this layout. I sanded the pink heart on that layer to give it a distress edges.

I inked on the words and then added some highlights with a white gel pen. I really think that highlights can make letters stand out a lot more, especially when letters are welded.

This is the journaling block that I posted yesterday showcasing the Letraset Safmat Film. As you can see it is so easy to make it match the layout and not have to worry about printing on the cardstock or if it will fit through your printer.


  1. OMG ... Okie I love this LO ... and that pic of your daughter is precious beyond words. It's the kind of picture that makes your bottom lip come out and feel just as sad as she is. I remember those moments with my own children and how my own heart would ache! What a wonderful memory to capture.


  2. Beautiful layout, and the title is just perfect.

  3. a sweet layout. i agree with the highlighting. my problem is i don't seem to always find the right place to 'highlite'. any rules to this?

  4. What did you do, pinch her? lol, Love it !

  5. This is a great page!!! I really love the journaling. Your daughter will love this page when she has her own children. Well that is more that right now.

  6. Beautiful LO. Love the color combo.

  7. What a great layout. Beautiful colors and details. I agree you should scrapbook the good and the sad.

  8. LOL you may have been heart broken, but still okay enough to get out that camera and snap a pic! A true scrapbooker :)

  9. Beautiful LO, Okie! I may have to try this Safmat Film thingy. Thanks for sharing. Love the picture of your daughter - so adorable!

  10. That is such a sweet LO Okie! I feel the same way when my kids cry. Beautiful colors and great details.

  11. I LOVE this layout and the colors you used!! Thanks for sharing!

  12. what a beautiful layout - love elegant edges! thanks for sharing

  13. OK Still don't have elegant edges YET! So I'm still very JEALOUS that you do have it! :o) LOVE the LO and the picture is so sad seeing her crying like that... and yet you took a picture! WOW! You really are a true scrapbooker! LOL
    Great Layout as always! :o)