fancy pants is one of the amazing sponsers for the CK dream team. they generously sent out a box a few weeks ago with one of their new collections, called baby mine. it's an adorable baby collection, fitting for both boys and girls.
i knew right away i wanted to do something with this fun collection, but i knew that digging around for alyssa or sarah's baby photos would take forever. and if something is that much work, then i will usually put off doing it, and then i would never get around to this collection. it's the way my mind works. i have this super talented scrapper and photographer friend, krista lund, that lives close to me. we had met up for coffee and chitchat a while back,spending a few hours catching up.
i remember saying something about occasionally not having photos to fit the product that i wanted or needed to scrap with. and she said i was more than welcome to borrow her photos. so i took her up on that offer, and she sent me a ton of super cute photos of her baby girl, emily. i'm actually doing a few layouts for her, but this is the first one that she's seeing.
there are so many cute pattern papers in this collection. but what i really wanted to use first, was the flocked transparency. it's a really thick clear transparency, that has the yellow flocked pattern on it. so the flocking gives this fun, fuzzy feel to it. since it was clear, i adhered it to white cardstock, so that it would really stand out. then i matted the white cardstock, with the blue cardstock.
for adhering transparencies, i just use little glue dots in strategic places. since this has the pattern to it, you could easily just put small glue dots behind the yellow parts. i actually started out, by adhereing my photos to the transparency first. then i could add all the adhesive i wanted, behind those photos, since the adhesive wouldn't show. then as i added more embellishments, like this fun chipboard banner pieces, i would add another glue dot behind the larger embellishments. eventually, i had a good amount of adhesive spread out, to adhere the transparency to the cardstock. i made that sound super complicated, but it's not. you just have to get sneaky when adhering clear items.
banners are so popular these days. and i love that they have an entire set of chipboard banner pieces in a lot of their recent collections. there's a mix of styles to choose from, and plenty of pieces to make as small, or as large, of a banner as you wish. they have adhesive on them, so it's as simple as sticking them down into place. i added a piece of twine, tied in a knot at both ends, right above the banner.
the two main photos are both 4x6 in size. and the smaller photos are 2x3 in size. i adhered the smaller photos to the layout, using pop dots, to give them some lift. on this photo above, i thought it would be fun to add a dangling star rub-on, directly to the photo.
love the coordinating buttons for all of their collections. i threaded them, and then adhered them to the layout using glue dots. the little birds are die cuts, along with the journaling spot that i used to hold my title. on the birds, i added little brown epoxy dots to their eyes, and adhered them using pop dots. on the journaling spot, i added some of their chipboard letters to spell "emily", and also added part of a rub-on for the "little".
i really hope krista likes this layout! i have only shown her little peeks, so she's seeing this right along with everyone else. i'm lucky enough to be taking a photography workshop from her on saturday, where she's going to teach us all her tricks. i'm really hoping that the hands on learning will make all this technical stuff stick in my head this time. lol! and i'm bringing this layout along to hand over to her. you'll be seeing more of little emily, along with her big sister, on a few more layouts to come.