Monday, June 14, 2010

Boy layouts using See You Later Alligator

Hello. This is Janis blogging for Upsy Daisy once again. Today I'm gonna showcase See You Later... Alligator Line with two layouts that I have made of my son.


This layout is based on the monthly Upsy Daisy Sketch that you can see here:

UDD Products Used: #SYLA011. A is for Alligator, #SYLA012. Alphabet Soup, #SYLA013. Everglades, #SYLA004. Expedition, #SYLA015. Gators, #SYLA016. Marsh, #BRD312. See You Later Alligator, #EMB006. New Day.

Love these brads!!!! These are from the See You Later Alligator and New Day Collections.


Here's my second layout, I sooo love dear sonny's pictures here - - he looks soooo big here already!!!!

UDD Products Used: #SYLA011. A is for Alligator, #SYLA012. Alphabet Soup, #SYLA013. Everglades, #SYLA004. Expedition, #SYLA015. Gators, #SYLA016. Marsh, #BRD312. See You Later Alligator, #EMB006. New Day, #UDD208. Chic Bebe, #UDD0077. Sweet Slumber-Boy.

I also mixed in these rub-ons from Sweet Slumber Boy Collection. The captions are perfect to describe my dear sonny!!!

Got to use the stamp coming Chic Bebe Collection from to outline my circle journaling (the brads were from the See You Later Alligator and New Day Collections as the first layout).

Here's a message to all of you before I sign off:

Have fun creating,

Monday, June 7, 2010

Monthly Sketch - June 2010

Summer is near...I can smell it in the air :)
What better way to embrace the lighter times of the year than with a fun and bright sketch for you all to play with.

Here is our June offering for you all to interpret in any way, shape or form:

And here is what I came up with - of course, when thinking of summer, I simply had to do the opposite and scrap a winter picture *rolls eyes*. But that is just how it is, sometimes.

On the other hand, it also shows just how versatile these summery papers from the BLOSSOM  and ALLIGATOR lines are, you can use them for a winter picture without it looking out of place.

** click on any of the below images to enlarge **

#BLO013. Orchard, #BLO016. Spring is in the Air - from the BLOSSOM line
#SYLA013. Everglades, #SYLA016. Marsh - from the SEE YOU LATER ALLIGATOR line
#UDD0133. Delectable - from the CUPCAKE line (on SALE right now - click HERE to buy)
#EMB006. New Day

DT Members MICHELE , GRACE and ANDREA also used papers from BLOSSOM for their gorgeous layout of their beautiful daughters

DT Coordinator LACINTHA is rocking the SEE YOU LATER ALLIGATOR line with this gorgeous layout....look at those eyes *sigh*
DT Members JULIA  and SANDI chose to use the VOGUE line to create their fun layouts about their children's passions :)

If you would like to play along and use the sketch for your inspiration, do not forget to link us up in the comments section, so we can leave you some Daisy-love :)

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Ready to Blossom

Hello everyone!
Here in Australia we are slowing heading into our Winter, but that doesn't mean we are not having some gorgeous weather (and photo opportunities!).
Rather than feel a bit gloomy about it getting cold, we end up heading outside to the parks and beaches to feel the wind in our hair and the sun on our faces.
"Blossom" is THE perfect range of papers to help create pages for these photos - all those lovely soft pinks and sage greens are so gorgeous against skin tones and make even an average photo seems so pretty.
Of course, I couldn't resist using my darling daughter for these two pages. As well as Kim's wonderful sketch !
For the first layout "1,2,3 Cheese", I subsituted a piece of paper in the background with a hand cut tree shape. I simply drew the shape on the back of my Upsy Daisy "Spring Breeze" (BLO015) paper and trimmed it with a sharp stencil knife. I sprayed the back of the tree and adhered it to the base paper, "Awakening" (BLO011).

The last thing to do was to spritz a bit of mist across the background and punch out and curl quite a few flowers using "Orchard" (BLO013) and "Spring is in the Air" (BLO016). The last thing was to trim out some of the journaling spots and strips from "Precious" (BLO014) to lay across the base of the design.
The next Lo I created using the gorgeous Blossom papers was "Look How Much You've Grown".
Once again, using Kim's great sketch, I was able to capture the spirit of my little girl as well as keep the page light and feminine.

On your next layout, why not try to use some gorgeous ribbon or pretty fabric trim? There are so many out there to choose from! To create the double bow that I have on the bottom right of my page, simply tie one bow using an organza ribbon and then, using the loops from the first bow, create another bow on top of it. Attach this bow to the centre of a flower using on of Upsy Daisy's Metal Flower Brads and you have a pretty embellishment that also gives your page depth!
Well, I am going to head back into the studio and start some more projects. I hope everyone is having a great month and I'll see you in the Gallery very soon!
Sarah xx