Monday, March 22, 2010

Cowgirl Up - A Layout Using Old West

This is one of the layouts I did at the Swarm back in January. I forgot I hadn't posted a picture of it. I borrowed the Old West cartridge from my friend Linda, before she even had a chance to use it, so I could do the layout because I didn't have the cart yet *okie noticed Linda trying to hold on tight to the cart but okie had a good strong grip and gave a forceful tug to get it out of Linda's hands*. I do own Old West now and think it is a great cart! Maybe it is because I live in cowboy land! Click the pictures if you want to see up close detail

The paper is some I got at the LSS that closed down over a year ago. I saw the paper and knew I wanted to use it for something and then when my daughter went horseback riding at Thanksgiving I knew I could finally use the paper! The horse in the bottom of the right hand corner of the 2nd page is from the paper. I cut it out and then pop dotted it over the print of the same horse print on the paper, that is why the swirls match up. I went over some of the swirls with some Glossy Dimensions.

The title cut, beige horse, saddle and concho are all cuts from Old West. I used a lot of brads on the pictures but I thought they complimented the layout. I chose to use a silver gel pen for the faux stitching to match the brads. I used the Paisley Cuttlebug folder to emboss the title circle.

If you guys haven't checked out the Old West cartridge you should really give it a look if you have any western themed layouts or cards to do...IT IS FANTASTIC!


  1. Love this.... I have the cart, but haven't done anything with it yet. But you are making me think

  2. Love this layout and the paper is cool.

  3. LOVE the papers and the "sewing lines", they really add texture. I like the pic with the girls riding away side by side,

  4. Love the LO and the papers.
    You have a beautiful DD.

  5. I really like this, I like the brads they do compliment it, but then you already knew that ;).