Monday, March 5, 2012

2012 Scrapbook Trend #10: Western Motifs

Welcome to the final posting of the 2012 Scrapbook Trends! The final trend is Western Motifs. I struggled with this one- a little bit- only because I wasn't sure if I could find the right project. I finally did and I love how it turned out! My whole project was done with the Old West cart, but there are many different carts that have Western images. My hubby fancies himself a cowboy, so I had to do this project about him. It was a lot of fun. The photo was taken at a Brad Paisley concert.
The layout designed was inspired by this weeks sketch at Stuck on you Sketches.
I modified it just a little bit, but hopefully stayed true to the basic design :) I changed the circle shape in the background to the "wanted" poster image and used the 3 ovals spaces for my western inspired die cuts.
I used a lot of Kraft and distressed it with Tim Holtz inks.
I love how these banners came out. They look like weathered Americana flags.
I added a few metal brads to accentuate the die cuts.
The title is one of the 'phrases' on the card. It fits my hubby well, he loves the idea of being an outlaw, lol! So that concludes my top Scrapbook trends of 2012 project! Guess I'll have to think of a new project (maybe using some of those Cricut carts collecting dust on my shelves???). Until next time, thanks so much for stopping by, and joining in this little scrappy journey :)

Supply List:

Cardstock: DCWV (blue) Oriental Trading (kraft)
Patterned Paper: Bo Bunny (xtreme)
Cartridge: Old West
Ink: Tim Holtz (vintage photo, brushed corduroy)
Brads: from stash

I am entering my layout in the following challenges:
Stuck on you Sketches: sketch
Jaihart Sundays are Lovely Linky Party
4 Crafty Chicks - Anything but a card
The Kraft Journal - fun shapes
Party Time Tuesdays - Anything goes


  1. This is AWESOME Heather! You are like the layout QUEEN! I love all the details, and how you manage to share a story every time. :)

    P.S. My husband fancies himself a cowboy too. A nerdy Engineer Cowboy. hee hee!

    P.S.S. I ADORE Brad Paisley. :)

    1. Thank you Nita, you are so sweet!! And yeah, isn't Brad Paisley the best?!?! :)

  2. I love your take on the sketch! I'm glad you got such great inspiration to do this cute LO! Your banners and title look so good and really add to the whole feel of the layout! Thanks so much for playing along at SOUS!

  3. This turned out so fun and fits your theme just right.

  4. OMG!!!! I LOVE Brad Paisley. For sure one of my favorite country singer.and oh so easy on the eyes. Your LO is so much fun too. I really like the banner, they really do like American flags. The Kraft and the distress ink really pulls everything together. I am sure your hubby totally loves this LO. I hope you are going to put this in a frame or a shadowbox. It is so wonderful, it really needs to be displayed.

  5. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE, your layout! Thanks for linking up to Jaihart! You're the BEST! SMiles, Jill
    P.s. I see your "reply' button is working! Mine isn't for some reason! Argh!

  6. Ohhh my goodness... this is just sooo neat! I love all your details and cuts. I never got this Old West cart but just seeing your page, makes me want it now! I am adoring those Americana banners! Thanks for playing along with the sketch at SOUS!

  7. This SO cracked me up!
    What a blast! A really fun page
    and a GREAT use of the sketch! much fun! And your
    comment about your hubby really
    cracked me up...mine thinks he's
    an outlaw biker! LOL!

    So glad to come by again!!!!!!

  8. Gorgeous layout! Thanks for joining us at 4 Crafty Chicks this week :)

  9. Super fabulous layout! Thanks for sharing your wonderful inspiration with us at 4 Crafty Chicks.

  10. Fabulous masculine page. thanks for sharing it with the 4 Crafty Chicks this week.

    Kasey ~ in Oz
    Guest Designer.

  11. I love it!!! Love how you used brads around the Sheriff star - looks so real :) Great take on this weeks sketch!! Thanks for joining us at SOUS!

  12. What a great take on the sketch!!!! Love all of the Wild West die cuts!! Thanks for playing along with us over at SOUS!! Hugs!!

  13. this is awesome and so much fun!!!!! love the die cuts! Thanks for playing with usat SOUS :)

  14. Fantastic layout! Love the flag banner!! Thanks for playing at The Kraft Journal!

  15. oh wow.. I'd never had known you struggled with this one if you hadn't said so..Its amazing and I love the banner, been dying to use that cut..
    thnx for joining out sketch challenge over at SOUS