This is how ya do it….

I did this layout for The Color Room.


This page is dedicated To my DEAR dear friend Teresa that sews for my Bug.
Bella TREASURES these doll clothes like you have no idea. She tells everyone these are her “handmade” (with spirit fingers) American Girl doll clothes and they are special.
she is so funny.
She tells everyone how her Aunt Teresa (she was aunt Taweeeesa for the longest time) made them for her special and we have to be careful with them. I get so tickled when she plays make believe or with Eva Caroline. They talk so intently. You can see the seriousness of the conversation. I get so tickled.

It works out really well I don’t sew… Teresa doesn’t scrapbook.. Ying yang.. it just works.

I used Cosmo cricket Material Girl kit The paper, the stickers buttons

I used Bazzill cardstock. Making Memories edge distresser to rough up the edges to give it the kinda worn tattered look (kinda like the fuzzy fur in the coat) I inked the edges of the paper for definition with colorbox cats eye chalk inks. I cut the borders out places them in and out the torn paper (the scissor cut paper to mock scissor cut paper)
Used a paper clip to encircle the number 6 (Bella is 6 years old in the photo I have got a bad memory I have to do something on each page to help me know how old she is but I don’t necessarily want to say in this photos you are 6 that is redundant and boring make it interesting) I cut out the half flower and put it beside the little dresses (Bella lovess dresses she is such a little girly girl)


The tag was cut out from the tag sheet included in the Material girl kit from Cosmo Cricket. Again I used the edge distresser from Making Memories to rough up those edges and the colorbox cats eye ink in chestnut brown to go around the edges. A Brad through the Tag to hold it in place under the Patterned paper will keep it secure under neath those Spools that I hand cut out of the border sheet of patterned paper as well.
I cut each of those out inked the edges with the colorbox cats eye chalk inks I used a foam pop dot on the top one. I added assorted Cosmo Cricket buttons beside it. How cute are they?
Does that not just look like it is fresh from your sewing box?

These My Minds Eye LUSH letters are absolutely FABOOLOUS I have to tell you! I couldnt decide on which color to get ……… so… I got all 3… ok 4.. ya guilty. they were gorgeous.. shhhh.
LOOK AT THEM! can you blame me????


The sticker across the top was a little tricky. It was too big and off center and one side was rounded. I cant just cut one side and make it rounded and it look right sooooo TWO ways you can do this..
1. You can take a small circle and use it half way and cut half of it off the end to make the end round. or
2l. use a corner rounder and make the end round

I had a corner rounder with me so I went for option 2.
so It was a little tricky to get it centered but It worked out.
I added Crystal stickers (jewel stones) to the center of the little flowers on the sticker across the top.
I also added staples down the side of the patterned paper. If you click on the photos it enlarges them and you can see the detail better just fyi if you didn’t know.
The staples are to represent stitches.

I did this layout for The Color Room.
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6 thoughts on “This is how ya do it….

  1. IT is adorable Nancy… well it should be.. it only took you.. hmm 8 hours? Tehehe!The photos do not do those letters justice… they are so cool!I really think we should take a road trip and visit Christy's place…. let me know when you can. K?

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