Sunday, January 31, 2010

Practical Scrappers Friday sketch 1/29/10 (an update)

Here's this weekend's sketch from Practical Scrappers:

And here's my layout using the sketch:

I used DCWV striped paper from the "Spring Stack" for the background paper and mats. I ran the blue photo mat through my Cuttlebug using the "Tiny Bubbles" embossing folder then lightly sanded it to bring out the white core in the paper. I really like how it actually looks like bubbles when sanded!

The title letters were cut on my Cricut using Tear Drop cart, which just may be my newest favorite font cartridge due to it's whimsical playful appearance. "Bubbles" was also run through the Cuttlebug and lightly sanded to reveal the white core.

If you look closely right above the polka dot ribbon that runs across the page, there is a scalloped border. I created this by using an EK Success Corner Adorner "bubbles" punch, removing the corner guide and aligning the punch holes to create a border. By using DCWV adhesive matstack paper, the inside cuts created by the corner punch adhered flat and blended enough so they are barely seen. I'll have to experiment with my other corner adorners now to see how they look as borders.

A scattering of EK Success vellum bubbles completed the layout.

Thanks for looking and...

Happy crafting,


  1. Barb, this layout is so much fun! I love all the bubble details you added! With all my snow, he bubbles remind me of warm days ahead!
    Kim xXx

  2. Thanks Kim! I made a slight change to the LO after posting it on my blog - I had completely forgotten about some stickled letters that I had intended to add to the title... oops!

    Glad the bubbles brought thoughts of warmer days to come. Looks like most of the country is having a cold and snowy winter! We've been unseasonaly cool this winter, but at least there's no snow here in southwest Florida. (I left that back in New England!)

    Happy Sunday,
    Barb S

  3. Oh how bright and cheerful!! I just love those bubbles and the title! Thanks for playing along at Practical Scrappers!

  4. I heart bubble pictures, they are just too fun! Great work with the sketch and thanks for playing at Practical Scrappers!