Friday, January 27, 2012

My Friend Carmen - Layout

I was sitting at the craft table the other night and wanted to make a layout. I grabbed an envelope of pictures and was flipping through them when I came across a picture that Carmen took of me and her right before we left for the airport for my flight home when I was visiting with her in Houston. I started laughing when I looked at the picture because literally before going out the door we realized we didn't get any pictures of us together during my stay *okie looks at the picture now and thinks what a kick azz tan she had*.

Supplies Used:
Basic Grey Ambrosia Collection
Pebbles - polka dot paper
Petaloo Flowers
Prima bling flourish
Janome Sew Mini
3/8" Grosgrain Ribbon
Micorsoft Word
Stampin Up butterfly punch
Martha Stewart butterfly punch
Cat Eye Chalk Ink
Pagemaps book for layout idea

Since the layout was to only have one picture I wanted the picture to be focal but still have embellishment on the page. I chose to use a large flower insetad of several smaller ones and then accent with the flourishes and a few punched butterflies. I added another smaller one right below the journaling for some added interest in the lower right hand corner.

Since I wanted the journaling to be key on the layout I kept the title small and chose to print it along with the jouranling instead of using my Cricut and cutting out letters. I was able to print directly on the polka dot paper by measuring the area for the title and journaling and then set margins in Microsoft word to match. I first printed on plain paper and then took my polka dot paper and added some re-positionable adhesive to the back and laid the polka dot paper on top of the plain paper so I could get the printing where I wanted it. If you would like to see how I do this method you can watch a video HERE.

I took a picture of the layout with my phone and sent it to Carmen. She texted me back and asked if I was trying to make her cry. I guess she got all mushy about the journaling *okie rolls her eyes*, and then she asked if I made her a layout as well! I told her I didn't because I didn't know what she would want to say! I always find it difficult to scrapbook for others because I never know what they might like to say on their layouts. Of course Carmen can always copy the layout if she chooses, but she ain't gettin mine!


  1. i always forget about this technique and end up wasting paper. thanks for the reminder! btw...what is in the center of that flower? did it come like that? or is it something you added?

  2. Kat the center of the flower is something that came with some of my Petaloo flowers. I actually used a different color than what came with the flowers I used because I wanted to tied in the color of some of the butterflies.

  3. Oooh! Love the butterflies!

    How come I don't have any of the Ambrosia paper? :)

  4. Oh Wow Okie..... That is a BEAUTIFUL Layout! Great colors and just the right amount of embellishments! :o)

  5. See, I thought you were being sincere, but you're true self reared it's pretty head near the end of your post! ;oD

  6. Love the butterflies on this. So sweet

  7. What a beautiful LO! And a wonderful, heartfelt message.

  8. What a beautiful LO and a wonderful heartfelt message.

  9. Beautiful L/O! Love the flourish and the butterflies. Thanx for the video and the inspiration


  10. Beautiful! You are very blessed to have such special friends in your did a great job capturing that on this page! Thank you for sharing!