Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Redfish Seafood Grill - Layout

When I was in Houston my friend Lori wanted us to try her favorite restaurant, Redfish Seafood Grill. She and her husband go there so often that their caricature painting is on the wall! Carmen and I were leery about having sushi but thought we would give it a try. Our friend Karen was able to join us and she was down for the sushi but let me tell ya about Karen...don't think there is much that woman wouldn't try! *okie cracks up laughing*

Supplies Used:
Cricut Expression
Cricut Pagoda
Cricut Art Philosophy
Cricut Markers
Basic Grey Ambrosia
Coredinations Cardstock
Embroidery Thread
Hot fix studs
Colorbox Chalk Inks
Transparency Sheet

I got the layout from my PageMaps book and I was excited to see one that I thought would work with the photos. The pictures worked great in showcasing us individually and our choice of sushi, along with a group picture.

I like how the grey band across the bottom framed the pictures and I didn't have to use individual cardstock for each one. 

The picture of Karen in Lori where they are smiling so big I just couldn't resist using because I loved how both of them were so tickled. Lori was going to hold flowers behind Karen's head and Karen caught her.

I love the font on Art Philosophy! This one was great for adding a little more color with the circles cut in the letters.

I was able to find a lantern on the Pagoda cart that worked nicely in the long red strip. I used some embroidery thread and wrapped the paper that would have been the strings holding the lantern. I added some hot fix studs where there were circles cut at the top and bottom of the lantern.

I used a Cricut marker on the top layer of the lantern since I knew it would be hard to ink. I cut another one in black for more stability since I wanted to pop dot the top layer over the orange layer...DIMENSION, DIMENSION, DIMENSION, you guys know how I love it!

For the journaling, I printed on a Transparency sheet and then cut the same size of paper out of the orange color so it would be easy to read.

The Ambrosia paper by Basic Grey seemed to really work with this theme and the colors we all had on. I emailed pictures of the layout to Carmen when I finished it and she just loved it. But then again Carmen is a Basic Grey nut just like I am!


  1. Great Layout! LOVE the paper choices and the lantern.....Looks like fun!

  2. Love this, Okie. Darling LO. I'm with you on the sushi. :-)

  3. great LO shirley. i really like the subjects!

  4. Oh WOW! That Basic Grey paper fit this Layout to a T! LOVE IT! You all look like you had a blast! :O)

  5. What a beautiful layout. Love the colors and how you are able to mix patters in such an interesting and cohesive way.


  6. super nice layout!
    Thanks for sharing!

  7. I love the Basic Grey paper you used. Beautiful layout!