Post #100!

I can hardly believe that I have finally hit post #100 here at Scrappy Canuck Studios!  In just about two years (with a little bit of a break during the first few months), I have had a lot of fun sharing project ideas and tutorials here on the blog.  Some of you have been with me on this journey right from the beginning – and to you I say – thank-you! There is nothing more encouraging than posting and knowing that there is actually someone out there reading what you have to say! :)

Pages 110 and 111!

The timing of this post is really great, because I have two fun layouts to share with you today, featuring each of my little gals, and inspired by Dr. Seuss.  I have been holding these ones back from sharing on the blog as they were both published in the newly released Summer 2012 edition of Canadian Scrapbooker!  It’s a huge honour to appear on CS’s pages, and to be able to have both layouts appear side by side is really beyond imagination.

Created with MME Quite Contrary, a few BasicGrey buttons and a bit of twine.

If you look closely, you can even see the “blinged out” dust speck, hanging out on the clover!

The first layout was inspired by a quote from the book Horton Hear’s a Who.  Horton is one of my favourite Seuss characters, and I thought the quote, “A person’s a person no matter how small” would be perfect to capture some of the first pictures we have of our youngest – little toes, little ears, little fingers!  The paper was all My Mind’s Eye Quite Contrary, with some alphas from Echo Park’s Life is Good collection.  The pompom “clover” was created with a bit of Twinery Twine, and the stem was simply free-hand cut and colored with my fabulous Copic markers.  And you will all be so proud of me – for once, I was able to create a layout in which the pictures were not “straight”

A few layers add a bit of dimension

A few layers add a bit of dimension

The second layout has become one of my favourites!  I love Dr. Seuss not only for his intriguing stories, but also for his whimsical illustrations. His style is so recognizable, and there is something about the “freeness” of his work that I enjoy looking at!  So, for the second layout, I wanted to try to emulate his style as best I could for a fun picture we have of our older daughter (her dad was using the pillow to make her hair stand on end, and stand on end it did).  Inspired by the quote, “From there to here, from here to there, funny things are everywhere,” I used an illustration from the book Mr. Bown Can Moo as a guide for the background.  All of the plant shapes were drawn and then cut out of Sassafras Nerdy Bird paper, and then layered one on top of the other.  I then took a my black Zig pen, and doodled away.  I fussy cut the letters for the title after printing a “Dr. Soos” font onto the patterned paper (I definitely could have used a Silhouette), and voila – a playful Dr. Seuss inspired page.

So, that’s it for post #100!  If you have a chance to pick up the latest Canadian Scrapbooker, you won’t be sorry!  There are some amazing layouts inside!

As always, thanks for stopping by – I really do appreciate it!!