Saturday, September 3, 2011

Awesome! {Work in Progress}

Our gallery went live yesterday at Work in Progress Kits! Here's my first layout I made with the awesome September kit:

A little history on this page. Not too long ago, I was browsing to create a wishlist for my upcoming birthday, and I came across a book called The Book of Awesome, which has a sequel called The Book of Even More Awesome. There was this little video at Amazon advertising this book:

Needless to say, I put both of those books on my wishlist! I love the concept of this book, and I thought, wouldn't this be a cool idea for a scrapbook? So many happy little things happen every day, and wouldn't it be fun to document them and make a whole book of them so that when you're having a bad day, you could just open your own book of awesome? So this is my first page.

There's an alpaca farm on Route 85, which is a road we often drive (and a road I will be driving daily when we move to our new house), and a lot of times the alpacas are in their barn, but I get so happy when they are out on the lawn, and Farzad always pulls over so I can say hi!

Here are a couple of details from my page. I always wanted to try a corrugated cardboard background for my page. I just used an old box and tore it so it would fit on my page and peeled away the top layer. Those punched flowers came in the kit. Trish always includes little extras like die cuts and punchies in her kit.

Good old BasicGrey letters. I have just about every set to go with every collection, and I can always find just the right color I need. This one matched that blue floral tag. The scallopy design peeking out beneath the cardboard was a paisley-shaped BasicGrey Out of Print sticker that I cut in pieces and just hid the cuts behind the coardboard.

Another oldie-but goodie--K&Co. fabric brads. I love them so much and bought several packages because I was afraid once I used them up I wouldn't be able to find them. They always add a pretty touch. The pretty satin yellow ribbon came in the kit. I really love how ribbon looks, and I just don't use it enough!

The pretty tags are by KaiserCraft. I had a devil of a time figuring out how to fit those two tags on my page in just the right way (I wanted the pretty blue roses to show up on the light blue tag)--sometimes 8 x 8 pages are so tricky that way--until it dawned on me to turn one upside down, and that worked out just perfect!

Thank you for stopping by my blog and reading about my page! I will share some more of my work with this kit another day.


Janet m said...

Love the layout and the work on this .
Fantastic reveal .

Lynn said...

ooooooo this rocks. i love the corrugated cardboard. the texture is just perfect!

Jennifer said...

A beautiful Lo to begin your album! What a terrific idea!! Looking forward to seeing the ages that will complete this ! :)

Rachael Funnell said...

Gorgeous TOTALLY Gorgeous!!
So lovin the Corrugated Cardstock & that photo is Cute........... xx

Blessed so much said...

What an awesome page with fabulous texture, Debbi!


Jasmine S said...

Fabulous indeed. Love that cardboard and the yellow ribbon just pops. Love it.
And a little FB message came through today telling me it was your Birthday coming up.
Hope you have a fab day and get very spoilt.

Heather Jacob said...

wow Debbi this page is just as the title says A.W.E.S.O.M.E.!!!!!!
hugz x

Chantal Vandenberg said...

I agree with Heather! IT'S AAAWWWWWWWWEEEEEEEESSSSSSSSSOOOOOOOOOMMMMMMMMMMMMEEEEEEEEEE! Love the colour - just popping with the cardboard! Fantastic!!!

Lynn said...

great page and concept for a book of "awesome". I LOVE those BG letter stickers, too and still use them all the time, such a cool font. We visited an alapaca farm this summer, beautiful animals.

MARILYN said...

Beautiful page, Debbie!! Love all the layers and the corrugated!! take Care!! Hugs!!

Anna-Karin said...

Gorgeous layout Debbi! Love the corrugated background and the alpacas. I can understand you want to say hi to them when they are outside, they are so cute.

BabyBokChoy said...

LOVE how you used the corrugated piece on your layout!! It's AWESOME!! :)

celticmystyc said...

Happy Birthday sweet thing!! Hope you have a wonderful day!

Yolande (pronounced you-land-a) said...

This is so gorgeous! The corrugated board background looks glad you tried it. :) Love those punched flowers, the BG paisley pieces, the lovely photo and your title work..all so wonderful! It's awesome that you will get to drive past this beautiful scene each day once you've moved. :)


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