Monday, January 24, 2011


I know I've said it before, but I'll say it again.  I love sketches.  And Allison Davis' sketches over at Sketch Support are some of my favorite two page sketches.  I did this layout a week or so ago, but have had such a tough time getting pictures of it.  If anyone can help me figure out how to get the angle right on my layouts so that they really are a true square (for one pagers) or rectangle (for two pagers) when I get ready to crop them, I'd love you forever.  :o)

This layout is from my daughter's birthday in 2008.  Yikes!  I keep getting further and further behind in my scrapbooking.  But I love making cards, so I suppose it's all good.  Someday I'll actually start on an album for my grandson, who is already 17 months old!  This was my daughter's last birthday at home before she got married, and we celebrated at a local Mexican restaurant.  You know the drill -- sombrero on your head, singing away while they either beat you on the head or move your head back and forth.  So, I used a bit of Mexican flair for the title to my layout.  Thanks to a co-worker (thanks Harriet), I found the sombrero on one of my Cricut cartridges, and added it this weekend.  Here's how the layout was made:

Cardstock:  Bazzill
Patterned paper:  DCWV Cotton Blossom Stack (I love these papers.)
Fonts:  Happy Birthday - Simply Charmed Cricut cartridge (I put hearts over the little faces, since they didn't really cut well so small); Senorita - Wrexham Script (The accent mark -- I hope it's correct -- was cut by cutting an "s" using the Storybook Cricut font at 1/2" and doing a little trimming)
Sombrero:  Graphically Speaking
Scalloped circle: Nestabilities (I took the scalloped circle and a smaller Nestabilities circle and made the frame I used on my daughter's picture on the right page)
Doily punch:  Martha Stewart
Gems:  Unknown
Black and Orange strips:  Bazzill Just the Edge and Paper Frills

And here is my layout:

Sorry about the AWFUL glare from the flash.  I have taken 30 pictures of this layout.  This one with the flash might be the best for the colors, but the glare stinks!  I will try again when there is actually sunshine!

Thanks for looking, and for your sweet words that make my day!


Sandi Cl~ said...

Hi, Tammy! What a great,festive page! Love the colors .. so perfect for the Mexican theme. That sombrero cut is so cute and I don't think I've ever used it! Always love your layouts!

Sandy from Ukiah said...

You are just so creative Tammy.. love the layout. I don't know why, but it's always so fun when someone leaves a comment..hugs

paperscissorsink said...

Great LO, I love your sombrero!

JustYolie said...

Beautiful layout, me encanta los detalles! {Love the details} :)

Lynn said...

Love all the fun strips of papers on this one! Great white space, too! Maybe I should start using some sketches!

Beatriz Farquhar-Guzman said...

I am back! and happy to see your gorgeous work again, love it. I can see you are learning some Spanish....

Marlena M. said...

Becca at is Sharing the Comment Wealth and I picked you! You have a beautiful layout, thank you for sharing it!

Davi said...

Very nice LO Tammy. Love the colors and the fun embellies.