Thursday, February 24, 2011

We now resume our regularly scheduled programming...

Yes, I have been MIA for a while.  I really have no idea what's been going on around here, but I have gotten nothing done the last 2 weeks.  I blame it on illness (not me - the hubs & 2 of 3 kids) and school holidays.  And I think I MAY have had a milder form of the illness as I have been completely exhausted, but that could have been hormonal, lol.

Anyway, I finally managed to finish a layout I started a couple of days ago.  I love working with pictures of my kids when they were younger - these days they just drive me crazy with their clothes everywhere and food crumbs dropped wherever.  So I like to remember the "good old days", like these:

That title probably doesn't say what you think it does.  The hubs has told me many times that I sound like an English teacher, and I like a good play on words.  Therefor, "sibling revelry" instead of "sibling rivalry".  And yes, I AM a dork; I like it!

I actually have a few tips & techniques to go along with this layout today. First, the layout itself is from the Magic sketch pattern book.  This pattern contains directions for making a sliding photo, including how to cut the sheet protector.  I thought it was a fun little addition to my layout.  Now, for my paper I wanted to add a little bling, so I turned one of my patterns into glitter paper.  I started with papers from the Sweetheart paper pack, plus some Gypsy cardstock.  Using some Glitz glitter glue (similar to Stickles), I traced the lines on the paper.  I have to say, I got a little heavy handed this time; I was in a hurry to finish as school pick-up time was nearing so I went a little overboard.  Usually when I do this, it turns out looking as good or better than bought glitter paper.  At any rate, I still think it looks pretty good!

For my floral embellishments, I thought it would be neat if they matched the flowers in the paper with the heart shaped petals.  Of course, I don't have any that look like that, but I found some that I could alter a little to work.  I used the Just Blooms paper flowers, and cut between every other petal.  Then I rounded off those corners so they would look more like hearts, and I added some button centers.
My other embellishments include self-adhesive gems in pink, red, & purple, and the Sweetheart MyStickease.  My title was made using the Opposites Attract Cricut cartridge, welded on my Gypsy, and the Irresistibles Lots of Dots alphabet sponged with black ink.

That's it for today - hope I gave you a few helpful tips!


  1. What a pretty layout!!!! Love all the details!!!! The red just pops with all the goodies on it!!!

  2. Very pretty layout and I love the play on words.


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