Saturday, May 28, 2011

Lasting Memories Layout Challenge 40 - Paper Piecing. Baby Shower 12x12 Layout

Hello!!  Hope you are all enjoying your weekend!!  A little longer weekend for us in the U.S. (Yahoo).   Well before you head out for your BBQ or Family get together... take a minute to check out the Lasting Memories Layout Challenge # 40 - All About Paper Piecing!! See what the fabulous Design Team members have to share with you.  Hopefully you will make some time for some crafting and Join Us!! 
When I think of Paper Piecing... I think of layering paper onto stamped images (to make it pop), layering paper onto diecut images or simply layering random diecuts or many different papers to create a cluster or background layering effect.  I use Paper Piecing on pretty much all of my layouts.  I chose the DIECUT layering method as my focus for my layout.  The baby bottles and baby rattles have little bits and pieces that I had to layer on to complete the image.  In general the whole layout is paper pieced.  Here is what I created:

Left Page

Right Page

This was my 2nd baby shower for my Daughter over 8 years ago... that we didn't know she was going to be a Girl.  Thus the blue and pink and the lovely colors of GREEN and YELLOW.  Many many things... believe it or not... come in those colors for babies.  We used every single item.  :-)  Hope you enjoy and come join us at Lasting Memories.!!!!

I am also entering my layout into the Throwback Thursday Challenge with My Creative Time where you had to use an "Older" cricut cartridge (I used New Arrival & George/Basic shapes) and incorporate Green and Yellow somewhere on the project. 

Thanks for stopping by!!

Supplies Used:
Cardstock: SU Certainly Celery, Pretty in Pink, Barely Banana, Bashful Blue, Whisper White, Fall Flowers DSP
Cricut Carts:  New Arrival, George & Basic Shapes, Don Juan
InkSU MARKERS Pretty in Pink & Bashful Blue for "Dotting on the Title"
EmbelliesSU Button from Subtles collection, White grosgrain ribbon


Georgiana said...

Your layout is fantastic. I love that you blended all the colors together. Eight years ago, huh? I bet I have some pictures from that long ago I could create a layout for too. : )

sharon said...

Your l/O is wonderful!!! Love all the pastel colors, and the little bottles, and baby rattles!

Kate said...

Beautiful Layout. I love all the papers the you used. Thank you for joining us at Emma's Throwback Thursday.


VICTORIA said...

Love the layout great job. Good luck with the challenges. Victoria :)

Sue said...

Beautiful job Michele. I love all the photos you were able to include on the layout. The colors are wonderful and your paper piecing is just perfect.

Brenda said...

Great layout. Those paper piecings are adorable. Love the color combos.

glassgraffitix2 said...

Love all the detail! Great LO!

Glora said...

Beautiful LO. I love how this turned out! Hugs- Glora

Staying Crafty said...

Beautiful as always! I can't imagine not knowing if I was having a boy or a girl. I just can't handle the suspense. *LOL*

Crafting Katie said...

Gorgeous layout! So super cute! Thanks for playing along with My Creative Time's Throwback Thursday Challenge!