Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Newest Scrap Happy Design Team project featuring Authentique!

A little bit Lively 'round here with some more Authentique

It has been a very busy week for us on the Scrap Happy design team.  Can you tell, all these beautiful projects posted?!  Well, on this, the last day of the month, I am going to just barely squeeze in yet another project!  I shall make this a quicker than usual post as I am glued to the Olympics and the very handsome, scantily clad maleswimmers, ooh la la!  ;)

I put together a quick layout using Authentique's Lively.  I know, surprise, surprise Candy is using Authentique again.  What can I say, I am IN LOVE.  This line is very quirky and fun.  Phenomenal color combinations and fun patterns and perfect for late Summer.  I ADORE the wood grain paper which I used as the main paper in my layout, and it went perfectly with the picture I had chosen.  Little Sidney is the Niece of a great friend of mine and she is just absolutely adorable and this photo spoke to me, what a sweet look of pure contentment on her young face, and that was how the title came about.

I actually whipped this baby up in about 2 hours, my mojo was in full swing.  I got to use one of my favorite tools, the We R Memory Keepers Sew Ribbon.  I use this particular one so much I am going to have to get another one, my blades are dulling!  This one is the pink one, called "weave".  I used the pink twill ribbon in "Bubblegum" up the left side and across part of the top.  I actually made a boo boo, which is why I only went part way across.  But my mantra is "THERE ARE NO MISTAKES IN CRAFTING" so I took the opportunity and added some great Maya Road pleated twill ribbon in a great matching chartreuse color.  I liked it so well I added more on the bottom.  I wanted to make sure all the colors were balanced so I topped it with MORE great Maya Road trim in Hot Pink ric rac.  I don't use it often enough but I took my Tim Holtz  Tiny Attatcher and stapled it on for a more rustic look.  Well, more so because I didn't want to get my hot glue gun out, but I like the rustic look ;)  

As in my last layout using Authentique I used many of the alpha stickers and stickers in general.  They are just a great aspect of Authentique's lines, always a favorite of mine.  I used a lot of random stuff from my stash like the buttons and some hemp twine, but got them all at Scrap Happy.  Trust me 98% of everything crafty I own is from Scrap Happy and Susie LOVES me for it!
Since this layout isn't for me, it will ultimately be a gift for little Sidney's grandma and wife of the #1 Grampy in the picture ;) I didn't do any journaling so I left that blank, but what I did was make a pocket under the mat for the picture and put in a little journaling spot.  I used an adorable tab sticker from the sheet and it will pull-out and in.  It is functional AND adorable. These next photos are of the front and back of the journaling spot.

Well, that is it for now.   As always, everything used can be found at Scrap Happy.  This and my last layout for design team along with specifications for each will be on display starting this Friday.  

Have a Scrap Happy Day!