Friday, June 25, 2010

My Pink Stamper Design Team: Summer Fun


Okay, so this is a little out of my comfort zone. I'm a cardmaker, not a scrapbooker. In fact, this is the first layout I've ever done ... but the idea popped into my head and I had to go with it. This is my buddy Jake playing in his pool filled with water and brightly colored balls. Yes, Jake has his own pool ... which is just one of the reason we're known in our neighborhood as the crazy people with all those dogs!


I cut the dog, collar, buckle and tag from Paper Pups. The dog was cut with my Gypsy using the Hide/Contour feature ... which is my new favorite thing. I was able to cut the ducky floatie in three different colors without any waste. I couldn't find paper I liked for the floatie, so I used a hole punch to make polka dots from scraps of card stock and then adhered them to the white base. This was a real test of my patience ... but I like the end result.


I love how the collar, buckle and tag turned out! I used my Cuttlebug and the Herringbone folder to dry emboss the collar. The buckle and tag were cut from the cardboard from a paper stack. I inked them with silver ink and embossed them with Ultra Thick Embossing Enamel (UTEE). I attached the tag to the buckle using a couple of jewelry finds so it actually dangles ... yeah ... very proud of myself!!


The circles were cut using "George and Basic Shapes" and I used the center point key when I cut the pictures. The journaling is computer generated because it would make me crazy to try and do that by hand! Here you can also see the cute border ... it's a EK Success border punch.


 The splash is from "Create 
a Critter". I embossed the water drops with UTEE. I 
cut a few more, snipped off the water drops and embossed them to use as embellishments. 











I added sentiments using the My Pink Stamper's "Family & Friends" set and a little doodling. And, since I don't have an album for this, I framed my layout in a 12" x 12" shadow box. 




Now, hop on over to My Pink Stamper to see the other Design Team "Summer Fun" projects!!

18 comments:

xosparklesxo said...

That is absolutely fantastic! Love the polka dots you created. I'm sure it was a pain, but that great result is worth it :)

Amanda said...

WOW What a great layout for it being your first! It looks like scrapbooking is your thing :) Good job!

Ashery said...

What a wonderful layout!! I can't believe it is your first one! Thanks for sharing :)

CuttlebugCourt said...

GREAT job JO!

mum of two said...

That is AMAZING!! I can't believe it is your first ever scrapbook page! Holy moly - I wish my pages looked like this :)

Nisson Family said...

This was just the cutest idea Jo. Great job! Your puppy sure looks like he is having fun! :)

Pam

flowerdisco said...

jo...this is adorable. i do not make lo's often either but i love your idea of the shadow box. actually i love how everything turned out.
hey... we do too have a pool for our lulu and my other doggies had theirs too plus a nemo water sprinkler to play around and chase the water, try the sprinkler with them too if you want ;p

Live Love and Scrap said...

Oh my goodness...I dont even know where to start!!! I cant believe this is your FIRST layout!!! You should see mine LOL!!! Everything about your layout is just AMAZING...all the fun little details...the circles, the dots, the collar, the dangling tag...just wonderful...has to be one of my all time favorite layouts I have ever seen!!!!

GREAT job!!!
hugs,
Sarah

Cindy said...

Wow. Awesome layout. I wish my first layouts looked like that. Can't wait to see more.

Wendy said...

So, sooo cute!!!!!

CuttlebugCourt said...

Jo, You didn't post your new one for My Pink Stamper yet (the owl one), but it is GORGEOUS - beautiful and classy. Wonderfully done!

"SNOWMANLOVER" said...

Oh my gosh, toooo cute!

LBCrafts said...

Jo! You made the Cricut Chirp! I'm very excited for you!! Congrats on this great layout.

LBCrafts said...

Jo! You made the Cricut Chirp! I'm very excited for you!! Congrats on this great layout.

marlene said...

I just love the doggie card great job

Tammy said...

I am totally in love with this. I love the dogs (both the die cut and the real one), plus I love all of your colorful embellishments. The circles really add so much! This layout really deserved attention in the Chirp!

Anonymous said...

Love this LO can't believe this is your first it's amazing and I can tell you love this water dog.

Jessica Wekenman said...

Congrats on your Chirp mention! Your LO is so great, I found your blog, and am in awe of all your fabulous work! Everything I've seen has given me so much inspiration! I'm suprised I've never stumbled upon your blog before, but I'll start following now!