Wednesday, April 4, 2012

FIRST Design Team Post for Practical Scrappers!

Hi everyone! I am thrilled to announce that I have been chosen as a Fresh Face Designer for Practical Scrappers! I am really excited about this because any of you familiar with my blog know that I am primarily a layout designer and Practical Scrappers really caters to this! Yay! But don't worry- they also have plenty of card inspiration, as well as many other types of projects. It's a really great resource for ideas and inspiration and I am truly honored to have been chosen to design for them! So for my first project we are featuring unique ways to use Baker's Twine. I love working with Baker's Twine and actually had a hard time picking just one use. I ultimately decided to highlight the letters in my title with the twine. Here is the project:
I thought I would try to get in at least one Easter layout before it passed us by! These are photos of my beautiful niece Emma in her pretty pink Easter dress last Easter. All the paper is from the Echo Park This & That- Graceful collection. I also used a lot of the stickers that came in the pack. I used a sketch design from Sketchabilities. Here is my title with the Baker's Twine:
For the capital letter 'E' I outlined with the twine, then I wrapped the twine around the rest of the letters, securing with adhesive from my Zig glue pen. You can use the outlining technique for all sorts of different things: any shapes or die cuts, you can make frames, outline etc. The sky's the limit!
The stickers that were part of the collection were just too cute not to add to my page. I inked the edges of the papers with Tim Holtz Distress Inks.
I especially like the ruler borders.
I added some cute washi tape on the opposite side, and layered some additional stickers. If you would like to participate please visit Practical Scrappers- you could have your layout featured on the site! Thanks for stopping by today :)

Supply List
Patterned Paper/Stickers: My Mind's Eye (This & That-Graceful)
Cartridge: Type Candy
Ink: Tim Holtz (Victorian Velvet)
Baker's Twine: My Craft Spot
Date Stamp: Smash by K & Co.

Entered in the following challenges:
Sketchabilities - Sketch
Getting Cricky - Easter Blessings
Jaihart - Sundays are Lovely Linky Party


  1. Whoo hoo! CONGRATS, my friend! Obviously, I'm going to adore this layout because it's done by you! Love the papers you chose and the way you wrapped twine around the letters! So creative! Thanks for linking up to Jaihart! You're the best! smiles, Jill

  2. Congrats To You!!!!!Beautiful Layout!!!

  3. I absolutely love how you did the twine on the letters. Great job.
    Thanks for joining in the Simply Sunday Challenge.