Wednesday, July 27, 2011

You/Me....and some Odds & Ends!

Oh, I am totally in love with Cosmo Cricket's Odds and Ends Collection! Are ya surprised? LOL! I am usually a sucker for all things Cosmo anyway, but this kit is just fabulous & versatile. And so perfect to make those cute little rosettes with too, don't ya think? I used a couple of my border punches on the edges of some border strips in the kit to give the rosettes a sweet little edge. Love how they turned out! Now, one thing I do when I'm making rosettes, & I realize this may not be new to anyone, but I use my score tool to keep my marks even where I fan fold. It also makes it way easier to fold them. Just a little tip to share with you that I found works super well for me!

All Patterned Paper, Blue Cardstock, & Journaling Spot from Cosmo Cricket's Odds & Ends Collection
Red Cardstock - Recollections
Border Punches - Stampin' Up, Martha Stewart
Distress Ink - Tim Holtz (walnut stain)
Red Thickers - American Crafts
Ribbon - May Arts
Pearls & Rhinestone Swirls - Prima Marketing
Adhesives - Glue Glider Pro, Aileen's Fast Grab Tacky Glue
Buttons, Twine - Stash

And don't you just love that red chipboard alpha too?! Eeek, I am so addicted to it & have used it on several projects already! I just love the way the font looks almost like leather up close, due to the faux stitching. Thickers by American Crafts are just another one of my many addictions! I also used an old PageMaps sketch from February 2011 as my inspiration. It's actually a 2 page LO sketch, but I decided to just use the left side for inspiration. That's the great thing about sketches....they can be made to suit you!

Well, check back in another day or so because I have another LO to share with you. This one will feature Echo Park's For the Record Kit and has a super summery vibe! Oh, and don't forget to link up to the "sweet" party going on at Paper Issues right now. You have until Sunday to join us & have the opportunity to be a featured artist! Just CLICK HERE to play along.
Until next time, Happy Craftin'!
I'm also entering my LO into the following challenges!
Paper Issues - "Sweet" Link Party
ScrapFIT - WWU #10 Border Punches
CropStop - Rosettes
Sketches in Thyme - Open Sketch Challenge 


Rosie said...

Oh my word, this layout is amazing and the border of rosettes is awesome!! Thank you for joining in our CropStop challenge. Hugs, Rosie

CropStop said...

Your project is beautiful, and the use of the rosette as its focal point perfect! Thanks for joining us on for this week's challenge. Love your work!

Vicki said...

Your rosettes look fabulous! Thanks for playing along with our CropStop Challenge Blog!

Heidi said...

your rosette's are fabulous, so creative. Thanks for joining cropstop.

Missy Whidden said...

Wow!! This is fantastic!! I LOVE how you used border punches to create your flowers!! They're beautiful! Just perfect for this challenge :) Thank you for working out with us at ScrapFIT!

tiffany said...

fabulous LO, those rosettes are amazing!! Thanks for joining in the challenge at Sketches In Thyme! =) Tiffany

Jinny Newlin said...

LOVE all those fabulous, fan flowers! What a great take on the sketch! Thanks so much for playing along with us this month at Sketches in Thyme!

Tracey ~ GardenOfGrace said...

Wow, this is such a fun LO! Great use of your border punches. Those flowers are sweet! Thanks for playing at ScrapFIT! ~ Blessings

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