Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Sharp Dressed Baby

Hi friends and fellow crafters! Today I am sharing a layout that I created for an online crop at the Cricut Circle Message Boards. Over the weekend, many Circle members attended a meet up in Georgia called Circle Mania. A board member who couldn't attend, Di, started an online crop for those of us who were home and wishing we were there. I started the page on Sunday, but unfortunately due to life, I didn't finish it until today. I say, better late, than never!

I used pictures from Danny's first New Year's Eve. He was dressed in his finest party wear. The cutest tuxedo onesie ever! His Auntie Elaine gave it to him. The penguin in the pictures with him was a present from my brother in law. I made sure to take some pictures of him with it because he loved it so much. The penguin and his tuxedo are the inspiration for the layout.

The penguins are from Animal Kingdom. I got this cartridge years ago on clearance at AC Moore and I am almost embarrassed to say that this is the 1st time I used it. I cut them at 5.5 inches using American Crafts White Cardstock and my favorite DCWV Glitzy Glitter Paper. I colored their beaks and feet with a copic marker and used a Viva Décor Pearl Pen in Graphite for their eyes. I had a spare heart boarder laying on my table that I cut 4 hearts from and used them to make a bow tie for the penguins. I added a little crystal in the center of the bow tie. They are really sweet.

Every time I look at these pictures, I think of ZZ Top's Sharp Dressed Man, so I used that as my title, changing the word man, to baby. I cut "Every Girl Crazy About" from Billionaire at 1.25 inches using plain black cardstock. The border between the red and gray paper is from Echo Park, as is the journaling spot. It doesn't show very well, but the red paper is from my stash and has a design sewn on it using red embroidery floss. I have had this paper forever waiting for the perfect layout. LOL!
I used Art Deco for "A Sharp Dressed Baby" and cut the letters at 1.25 inches using the Glitzy Glitter Paper. I had some stars and arrows left over from a banner I made and used them for embellishments. I ran a piece of my new favorite Washi Tape across the bottom. It is by Webster Pages. Love those cameras!

I can't believe how fast time has gone by. One day he was a sweet little baby and now he is a young man.

Thanks for stopping by my blog today!
Happy Crafting!

Designed By: Colleen McCauley
Machines Used: Cricut Expression 2 Anniversary Edition, Gypsy
Carts Used: Animal Kingdom, Art Deco, Billionaire
Other Materials: American Crafts White Cardstock, Red designer paper from my stash, Grey cardstock by Pink Paislee, DCWV Glitzy Glitter Paper, Copic marker, Viva Décor Pearl Pen, Webster Pages Washi Tape, Echo Park