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Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Maracas Turned Into Barbells - aka - A Three Year Old Invents Exercise Equipment

12 x 12 Traditional Layout
I recently found these photos in a box that had hurriedly been packed when our basement flooded a couple of years ago.  It had a bunch of different and somewhat non-related items in it. Most of the things were to be scanned.  I hate scanning, so when I came across these, I quickly switched gears to scrapbook instead!

Silhouette Cameo Title Using Print and Cut Features
Die-cuts are so much fun to use!  On this layout, I used a variety of different sources for die-cutting.  The flowers are a combination of purchased flowers from Close To My Heart, (now retired) some Silhouette Cameo cuts, (embossed with Sizzix folders) and a Stampin' Up! punch.

Stamping the date on the layout in Sunflower ink
There is one small strip of patterned paper with four words on it from Prima Marketing's Pixie Glen collection and one 1/4" by 12" piece of patterned paper (Elemental by CTMH) on the layout. Everything else is plain cardstock. The inks match the cardstock colors of Heavenly Blue and Sunflower. I also used black ink and white cardstock.
Working Hard!
The die-cuts and title were all sprayed with a Create-a-Shade pearl paint and water mixture. The big flower in the bottom left corner was also sprayed with Perfect Pearls.

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  1. Super cute lay-out! Adorable pics!

    1. Thanks, Carri! Kids grow up so fast it is hard to keep up with the scrapbooking of their journey! I'm off to see what you are up to on your blog. Hugs, Beverly