The format for my baby books has been the same for 20 years, but products change, styles change, which means no two books are ever the same, but they are awesome to make, and awesome to look at. This is a new version of the "Look at You"-"Look at Us" two page layout. The first page is kept in a page protector. The second is an altered page, interactive and exposed to all who look at it. Ever since I was a kid, I loved being surprised by little stuff. Who doesn't love the unexpected when it makes you smile. This is what happens when you can pull stuff from the book. You're seeing the front, but who knows what will be on the back?
I loved doing this page. It begins with sewing the felt seam; a cool reminder to myself of what it is like to really sew. I picked up a few pieces of paper when I began this book. It's been a long time since I scrapped for a boy. What I realized is that there's girl stuff up the wazoo, but not that much little guy stuff.
This drove me to Dawn Inskip who is now selling through The Lilypad. I have always loved her work, and I love her scrap 4 hire policy. It works for me; a person who will use any one thing a dozen or less times. Also, I don't fussy cut - ever! What an advantage to be able to download Dawn's art into the Silhouette Cameo and turn it into a cut file.
There are a lot of word files in this kit. I turned this one into a tag.
I've also been playing with the Tim Holtz Distress Oxides. The background for this tag was created using broken china, marmalade, lipstick pink and fossilized amber. I dried it completely with a book on top to eliminate the warp. Today I stamp the cap and overalls. They got lost in the back ground, so I pulled out the pencils and colored them too. Also added the Idea-ology metal stars and some very tiny bling.
All of this goes together. What it proves is that with a small amount of time, a stamp, some ink and twistable colored pencils you can make art. This is not your everyday layout, and it was so much fun to do! ENJOY. . .