Thursday, September 29, 2011

State Fair Layout (LO)

It is amazing to me what a person can create when inspired!

This happened to me this afternoon while I was hopping through some of the other blogs that I follow. I came to Scraptastic Club Blog and found that a new LO challenge had been posted! WhooHooo!!! So this challenge has a much different twist to it than I am used to. It is a recipe LO challenge!

Here is the recipe: 3 cardstock, 4 patterned papers, 3 alphas, 2 pictures, 5 buttons, 1 banner, 1 journaling spot, and paint.

So I jot this down and decide to let it roll around in my crafty little brain while I clean up my craft space. As I started filing sketches and various scrap papers, an idea POPPED! State Fair pictures with that crazy carnival paper that I just had to have and bought over 7 months ago and have never used… shhhh, don’t tell Jon!!

So this is what I came up with:


This is the completed LO. Sorry about all the reflection in the picture…I am still trying to figure out how to take better pictures of my LO’s and cards. I am much better with pictures of people!!


I used paint to make this journaling spot.


And this is where I “cheated” a little and used patterned paper that already had a banner on it Smile 

So here is the break down of what I used to create this LO:                

  • Bazzil Cardstock – Tangelo, Artesian Pool, Lemonade
  • Patterned Paper – Imaginisce Animal Cracker – Under the Big Top, Come one! Come All, Kaboom, Step Right Up
  • Buttons – stash
  • Paint  - Jenni Bowlin Seed Packet, Adirondack Brights Pool
  • ATG (glue gun)
  • Chestnut Roan fluid chalk ink
  • Paper Trimmer
  • Thickers (alpha stickers) - Jewelry Box

So now as I am looking at the page on the table beside me as I complete this blog, I am thinking….hmmm I think it needs some white gel pen stitching! So I may just go back and add that…or not!

Thanks for stopping by Smile


P.S. Did anyone notice that there are NO Cricut cuts??? That is because my poor Cricut Expression has gone and gave out on me Crying face So while I can’t use my machine to do the super cute cuts at least I have just proved to myself that I can actually make a nice LO without using my CE. Who know?!!!


  1. I didn't notice the missing Cricut cuts! :) Your layout turned out great!!

  2. the new blog! And I love the layout!