Friday, January 28, 2011

Sugar Cookie and Sweet Summertime

One of the many fabulous things about my *boss lady* Fia, over at sketches4all, is her generosity. She wanted to surprise a couple of DT members with a goodie, and chose me as one of the lucky recipients :) She contacted Nikki Sivils, requesting some paper pads, and I received the package yesterday (I was even outside when the Fed Ex man pulled up, shoveling the 8 or so inches of snow we got yesterday morning! Luckily, I was just finishing the job, so I was able to rush inside with it and make something.)

I am so in love with many paper lines, but seriously, for Valentine's Day, nothing is more perfect than this Nikki Sivils Sugar Cookie. The deep purples, bright pinks, chocolate brown, and sugar cookie tan are to die for. They make me crave sweets (seriously...I attacked some M&M's while creating this!) I'm itching to make the girls' valentines out of this paper, but before I did that, I wanted to do a layout. It feels like it's been forever! I didn't use a sketch, just kind of did my own thing here.
It was a 6X6 paper pad, so I used the sheets along the edge, making them mirror each other. I took that great heart paper and cut the heart right out of it, making a frame for the 3 pics I put together (in hindsight, I would have made the pic on the right a little shorter). I used the heart cut out of the paper for the title.
Doily from The Chip Chop Shop, brad holding it on the paper is Marcella by K fabric covered brad. EK scrabble sticker alpha. Imaginisce I-Rock pearls. Cotton Candy Stickles faintly surrounding the heart.

Pink twine from The Chip Chop Shop. I love this, it perfectly matches the doily :) More Cotton Candy Stickles around the photos.

MM alpha stickers. SEI flower sticker. The Chip Chop Shop twine.

I made this layout yesterday, soon after shoveling a ridiculous amount of snow and having nowhere to really put it (yeah, I'm already running out of room and we've only had 3 big snowstorms this year!) I used this Let's Scrap sketch:

and to kill the winter blues, made this fab 2 pager of me as a little baby, my first outing at the beach. It came together so quickly, with a little help from Echo Park's Sweet Summertime papers and embellies and my corner rounder :) I love these papers, and am so glad I finally got to use them! I've been waiting for the perfect moment.
Imaginisce I-Rock pearls. American Crafts Remarks alpha stickers.

So there you have it. My computer has been going haywire lately, and as such, I've been attempting to post these layouts all day! Luckily they are posted, hoping to be able to use the computer later without incident :/


scrap4fun said...

Wow Khristen you rocked that Nikki paper...just love it!
I have to get my hands on these too LOL..
beautiful work!

aussiescrapper said...

Wow your layouts are just stunning and the NS papers are just beautiful, your layout with them is gorgeous, FIA is an amazing lady, that is just another great thing about being in this industry, meeting people just like her. Melxx