PDCC76 - Crop Stop

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Welcome to The Play Date Cafe's Challenge #76!  So good to have you visiting!
Our sponsor for this week is Crop Stop with a prize of a $10 gift certificate up for grabs for one lucky winner.


How about a little inspiration to get you going with that bold, new color story?
I started this layout by adhering my pics and a blue, polka dot, pattered, paper rectangle, which was also anchored with a white-threaded, straight-stitch frame, in a grid pattern, on the textured, Whisper White, cardstock page.  I, then, added a punched strip of turquoise, patterned paper, horizontally, along the edge of the bottom picture and a shortened, scalloped die-cut along the bottom edge of the top picture and paper rectangle and ran white-threaded, straight, machine stitches along their top edges.
The blue, polka dot, pattered, paper rectangle was then dressed with two, layered, Cricut-cut, from patterned papers, hearts and embellished with a few, green, embroidery floss stitches.
My "how sweet it is 2 b loved by U" title was made from various, alpha stickers, some of which were anchored with messy, white-threaded, straight stitches; painted, glittered, and patterned paper covered, chipboard numbers and letters; a stamped, in Garden Green ink, banner sticker, which was attached to a heart stick pin and anchored with more green, embroidery floss stitches; and a stamped, in Basic Black ink, turquoise, label die-cut.
A few more green, embroidery floss stitches...
and Whisper White, cardstock, journaling strips, upon which were written, You are so blessed to have a big brother that thinks the world of you and has so much love to share.  2.19.09, complete the look.
My inspiration for this layout came, not only from the fabulous color story above, but also from this March Pagemap from Becky Fleck.
Okay, ya'll!  Now, it's your turn!  You have until Tuesday, April 12, 2011, at 11:59 pm EST, to link up your takes.  But before you're off to getting inky, please take a minute to check out all the gorgeous inspiration from the rest of the team.

Julie Ranae
Sarah Anderson
Savannah O'Gwynn
Ruby McGuire
Andrea Ewen
Colleen Dietrich
Fiona Shultz
Jaclyn Miller
Michele Gross
Tracy Kuzniak
AND please help us welcome this week's Guest Designer, Tracy Evans.  This girl will amaze you with her vast array of techniques and expansive use of crafting supplies.  She's always coming up with something new and never fails to inspire, ya'll!  Welcome, Tracy!

{Supplies & Tools}
Stamps: So Very (SU) Paper: textured Whisper White & blue graphic patterned (SU); blue polka dot & multi-colored text patterned (Paper Studio); green distressed patterned (Basic Grey); turquoise patterned (DCWV Nana's Kitchen Stack) Ink: Garden Green & Basic Black (SU) Other: white thread (Coats & Clark); sewing machine (Janome); Scalloped Scallop punch (EK Success); scalloped die-cut (Basic Grey); green embroidery floss (DMC); paper piercing tool & Dazzling Diamonds (SU); heart stick pin (Maya Road); banner sticker & green & black alphas (Jenni Bowlin); green plaid alphas (Sassafras); chipboard letters & number (Best Occasions); True Blue acrylic paint (FolkArt); Paradise acrylic paint (Delta Creative); die-cut label (K&Company); dimensionals (Scotch)


Kim Ryden said...

These pictures were taken on Brooke's day of birth! Cute page!

Michele said...

Jinny! I am a fan! :D Love this layout, love the beautiful, sweet sentiment ... there is only one thing more wonderful than that bond, the love of a big brother ... and that is the absolute JOY in being the Mom of those children who share that bond! ♥ Fabulous layout; you have inspired me once again and I am grateful! (Lovely children!! :)

Fiona said...

Fab LO Jinny! Love the mixed title look and the heart :)

Lynn said...

Love your layout Jinny - in particular love how you used all the different elements for the title!

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Fabulous layout Jinny, so much detail, adorable images and I love love all the added stitching. Thank you so much for inviting me along and all your help along the way, much appreciated. Tracy x

Basement Stamper said...

Your layout is absolutely adorable, I love what you did with it to integrate the colors into your page.

Elise said...

AREN'T you a color GENIUS! {First, you made THOSE lil' cuties!} THEN... THIS l/o! Those colors are the very essence of spring and I am feelin' like a fresh daisy, takin' in the SUNSHINE! Yee Haw! WONDERFUL inspiration: I simply MUST play with these colors! THANKS, darlin'!

Patrice said...

Yummy colors!

Pauline said...

A wonderful layout with these fantastic fresh colours!

lynn said...

awesome page, jinny!

Maria said...

What an adorable SWEET layout of your son and daughter! You do layouts so well! Love the heart and title!

Andrea Ewen said...

What a sweet layout, Jinny, your children are absolutely precious! Love that great pieced sentiment, so original and creative! Great use of the colors, too...it's all just fantastic!

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

Another fabulous LO! LOVE these pics of your kiddos! You knock my socks off when you create LOs--super envious of your creative talent (in a good way!!!). LOL!