Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Creative Charms projects: a layout and card

Creative Charms gave me such fun boyish embellishments to play with this month, from the Playtime Boy embellishment pack.  I knew these would be perfect for a layout of the biggest boy in my house ;) playing with his new Lionel trains, on the train table that he recently built.

I used the felt words in the pack to create the title, after brushing just a bit of ink around the edges.  That's a page from a Maya Road chipboard album, which I covered in the Bo Bunny Mamarazzi patterned paper to create a fun focal point "base" for my title work.  I also used October Afternoon letter stickers and vinyl Thickers.


Now, I know what you're thinking...  the Mamarazzi line did not exactly "scream" to me "TRAIN LAYOUT" when I first saw it, either!  But I just loved the slightly grungy, distressed feel of these papers, and I thought the colors worked well for these pictures!

The train made a fun little accent for the bottom of the page.  You can also see here, and in the photo above, the background stamping with PTI's Round & Round set. I think it adds just the right little something to the page... and don't those circles remind you of train wheels??


I also made a fun little card to share this month:

I accented my card with a couple of the sweet little felt butterflies from Blooming Garden, added a blue Gradient Gem Brad to the center of my flower/sentiment, three Gradient Gem Stickers along the bottom scallop, and some blue Polka Dot ribbon.  I love how quickly these fun embellishments made this card come together!

I hope you enjoy these projects!  Be sure to check out the Creative Charms website for more great products, and the June Deal of the Month!

13 comments:

Lindsay said...

Love that layout! I haven't made a layout in ages! This really inspires me to do so! But, my fav is that card! Sooo fun! I love the color scheme and those butterflies! It has so much texture! Love it!

Lee said...

This is a stunning LO. Had a look at previous posts and your cards are gorgeous too.

Sherry said...

Terrific page and card! I just LOVE them!

Rhonda said...

Love the layout. The cards you are creating are so cute.

Mariana said...

What a beautiful card!! I love all the texture, awesome!

Emm said...

I love this layout, especially those tickets in the corner. That train set looks fun, too! -Erica

Maggie said...

Your scrapbooking is just amazing....just wanted you to know that :) Love the card too...those felt butterflies are so purty!

resmith said...

Great laout and love your card!

Cathy Weber said...

Debbie this is a great layout. You are super talented. There are too many individual details to mention as my favorites, but I loved the big train with the title on it and the ticket paper on the side. The stamps you used really made the layout flow from left to right. Great job on this design.

Jill said...

I spy PTI! Who says background paper has to be covered in images for it to count! I think the circle stamping certainly qualifies, and looks great, Debbie! Looks like your DH loves his hobby!

Diane Jaquay said...

What a fun layout! My son was into trains big time when he was little and I used to love coming up with train layouts (ahhh, memories ;) Love your card too, very pretty!

Susan said...

This is a great layout! I like that you got so many pics on one LO. And the circle stamp is totally wheel-like!

Babies- Beth said...

I love it! I especially love the use of the train book page as an embellishment- that's so clever~ Great entry for Papertrey Pages!!