Friday, April 27, 2012

Stickers, Banners, and Bumpers

Just in time for the blog hop, I've been able to get back into the scrap room and the ideas are beginning to come back :-)   In advance, I have to apologize for the picture quality.  My regular camera died and the backup is not cooperating with me.  Doesn't help that I am taking the photographs at night.  Oh well - thank you for understanding :-)

So, onto the layout!  I'm on a bit of a banner kick at the moment and when I came across this photo from my archives, I thought it would work great with a bannered title.  The April challenge sketch at My Sketch World provided the layout inspiration worked in great - and boy was that bumper car going!  Ha Ha.

To go with the banner, I have these great alpha stickers from Close to My Heart that I've been waiting to use - they are white with a subtle resist pattern on them that makes them great for stamping.  My using several different inks I was able to get the perfect shade to coordinate with the paper (though you can't tell from the photo).  I really recommend them - so flexible when you want your letters to be a specific color.  You can get them in my shop here.  The banner was made using the Cricut Art Philosophy cartridge - this cartridge is awesome with soooooo many shapes, overlays, boxes, tags, even a cute font.  It is only available from Close to My Heart and comes with 3 sets of coordinating stamps AND 3 sets of coordinating chipboard tags.  Check it out here.  The full recipe for this layout is below .

Other challenges for this layout:

Don't forget the blog hop - Saturday  April 28 from 7am to 9pm CST.  Lot's of AMAZING prizes!

  • Printed Paper - K&Company Wild Saffron collection
  • Cardstock - K&Company Color Basics
  • Banner - Cricut Art Philosophy cartridge
  • Letters - Close to My Heart Irresistables
  • Ink on letters - Close to My Heart Cranberry; Olive, and Cocoa
  • Twine - Sew Easy
  • Smile - care of Bush Gardens, Tampa


  1. This is adorable! What a great idea. When I saw the bummer cars with "Learning to drive" I cracked up! Beautifully done!

  2. COOL layout!I LOVE all the great colors and details,Thank you for joining us over at FCCB this week!:)

  3. What a wonderful layout! I love the way you've done the title - and it's a great one with the photos too!
    Thanks so much for playing along with us at My Craft Spot and at Fantabulous Cricut!

    Small Bits of Paper

  4. Awesome layout! I love the way you used the banner for part of the title! It looks great!
    Thanks for playing along at My Craft Spot!