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Welcome to The Bug Bytes a site/blog mainly for Papercrafting and some photography and other stuff thrown in here & there. Add in some die cutting machine, scrapbooking tools, cameras, scissors , glue and...... My name is Pam. If you have been redirected from Papillon Digital Design you have come to the right place.Hope you get inspired by the projects, videos and files. Would love it if you could leave comments and become a follower. (Word verification is turned ON to avoid spam. Sorry for that inconvenience.) Would love it if you would also share your project here . If you find a linky under the post do share your project by posting link there or if you do not find a linky post your link in the comments.Thank you for visiting. The website Papillon digital designs has changed to Papillon Digital Design so if the link gives and error or takes you to page with chinese characters then please drop the 's' in the link at the end of papillondigitaldesigns and try . That is change papillondigitaldesigns to papillondigitaldesign and try the link.

February 10, 2011

Growing Inch by Inch

Hello this is Dawn from http://scrappyrn-scrappyrn.blogspot.com/
Today was my day as guest designer over at at Pam's blog
Well I started one project and Drew sat his sippy cup on it's side on the mat of cuts :( & so I gave up for a bit and left the room.& being so frustrated with that I decided to try it again later, only this time while the crystal effects were drying, I went to clean up some smashed Honey Nut Cheerios I had given him, well one big blow and there were cheerios in the crystal effects UGHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH I give & I know I was bad letting him eat and drink in there, but if I hadn't I wouldn't have been in there at all.

So I waited until ALL were in bed and started again, only now my heart was no longer in the project.  So instead I worked on a layout I have been wanting to do.

This layout is for those "little" pictures that can not fill a page if left independent &  So I made a larger title, larger die cuts and then added some journaling area.

Using my Gypsy I laid out the entire page on a 12x24 mat and did all the cuts at one time.  I used Nate's Abc's and Give a Hoot is all.

The title and shadow are cut at 1.25 inches  the inchworm was cut at 3 inches and the butterfly from GAH was cut on shadow twice at 2 inches.

I used the Cuttlebug Divine swirls to add some flair to the top layer of the butterfly then inked him using some cheap ink and even though it is a boy page I had to add a few stickles :)

Also had to add a little ribbon in there that I used Beacon's 3n1 to hold down each fold as it was too late to haul out the sewing machine.

I trimmed off a piece of white card stock and then laid that on top my Scor pal to get the inch and half inch markings for my "tape measure" strip down the center here.  The photo mats and journal mats are all 2x2.  I used a round journal stamp so that the corners would have a little something but not too much since I had already used a butterfly, ribbon and stickles on a boy page :)

I do have to say that I love the font on Nate's Abcs, but not really liking the shadow to the font, just not enough "shadow" there for my tastes

I plan to put some little pics of Drew in that I know are from Dr. visit days and list the height next to it with any journaling relevant to the picture.

Sorry Pam but at 3am creativity is not very high LOL


papillon digital design said...

This is awesome! Love that caterpillar!
see you even had time to pleat up the ribbon.Lovely

Sheila aka SassyLady said...

Great layout and you know they will continue to look back at this from year to yeat. Great keepsake layout. TFS

mfc.melissamade2 said...

Oh my gosh - I Love this LO! Love how you added those great places for journaling!!! Beautiful!

Craftyhomemade said...

It`s super cute.


Debby said...

Love , love, love this l/o. Great job Dawn!!

Karen said...

This is a very cute layout, but not in a cutsie way since it is for a boy. I love the inchworm!

217 Creations said...

I love it! The ribbon pleating is fab!

TR said...

Love the colors. I'm so thinking spring.....

:) TR

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