Monday, May 2, 2011

Friend of Mine - DT Reveal

The Paper Trail Kit Reveal - Challenge #1
I was lucky enough to be a guest designer for The Paper Trail for the Month of May.  For this month there are many challenges to enter and the first one is a color challenge!!  For this fun challenge at The (Paper) Trail Makers it was to use these colors:

They go perfect with the May kit which includes the new Nikki Sivils Rain Line, they are such sweet and adorable pages.  The colors screamed to me fun and fresh, so I used pictures of my friend's son and his first dog Goldie.  They were playing around in the backyard and Dustin tried to ride him like a horse, so cute!!

Using a sketch from Pagemaps I created the fun layout above.  I love to stitch on my layouts, it adds such a wonderful look to the page.  I also love those Nikki Sivils buttons, so cute!!

I also love to use layers of borders.  I used a regular punch scallop border on the bottom, then a strip of Nikki Sivils umbrella paper, then and orange/yellow cardstock to cut the final border trim at the top using my Cricut and a cutter file.

I used these wonderful cutter files are from RS Mobley Designs (File # RM00145) to cut the border, I then took yarn and wove it through the holes in the cut border.

This layout was also created for the challenge at Clear it Out.  The challenge going on right now is all about ribbon/fibers.  I love to try and find fun uses for the fibers I have, so I love the idea of weaving the yarn through the border.

Challenges entered: - end 5/6x - end 5/7x - end 5/7x - end 6/1x - end 5/7x - end 5/12x - end 5/7x - end 5/13x - end 5/14x


Erin R.


  1. I love how you weaved the fibers through the border punched cardstock! Very creative.

  2. how a big congrats on the dt, they are so lucky to have you.

  3. Love your use of color! Well done!

  4. Fabulous layout! Great take on the diecuts and punches challenge. Thanks for playing along with the Wags 'n Whiskers Challenge!
    Wags 'n Whiskers Rubber Stamps

  5. Wonderful LO and such lovely added detail! Thank you for joining in with us at CES this week and good luck! :) Donna x

  6. Love your layout. Great colours. Thanks for joining us at TG this week.

    Kat x

  7. Love your layout, an fabbie colour choice.

    Thanks for joining us at SFC.

    Huggies Angel

  8. Lovely layout, the colours are fab. Thanks for joining us for the CES challenge this week!

  9. Great layout & I like your colour scheme & embellies.
    Thanks for joining us at Stamps R Us & good luck!

  10. great LO! love the colors you used especially! thanks for "piling it on" with us at PIO & hope to see you again soon! hugs!

  11. Hi Jen,
    It let me link them right up so I have no idea why it was giving you a hard time! sorry about that! I guess blogger has a mind of it's own! lol!
    I love your layout; the threading of the yarn thru is very creative. I love that paper line by
    Nikki Sivils too!
    Thanks so much for playing my Simply Sunday Challenge

    K Andrew of Getting Cricky!

  12. What a fabulous layout! I LOVE your layered border. I'm going to have to remember that technique! It looks amazing! Great job with all the stitching, too. It adds so much to the page.
    Thanks so much for participating in the "Sew Fabulous" challenge at Getting Cricky!
    Small Bits of Paper
    Guest designer at Getting Cricky

  13. This is fun fabulous. I love all the stitching. The pictures are awesome too
    Thanks for playing along on our Simply Sunday Challenge at Getting Cricky
    Brenda DTM

  14. This is such a nice layout, you did a great job with the stitching. Good Luck!
    Thank you for playing our Simply Sunday Challenge at Getting Cricky.
    Kathy - Getting Cricky DTM

  15. Fantastic layout! Love the idea of the threading! Thanks so much for joining in our 'punches & dies' challenge at Wags 'n Whiskers ... can't wait to see what you create next challenge.

    WnW DT


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