Thursday, September 15, 2011

Frosting Monster ***SiT and SWV***

My two boys have birthdays 1 day apart (Dec 31 for Brandon and Jan 1 for Morgan) so we decided to throw a little party at our house for the two of them.  All the older kids and Morgan got to decorate Dinosaur shaped cupcakes, but for Brandon and his first birthday I made him his own special "baby cake" and frosted it with blue icing and sprinkles so it would really show up well in the pictures, and it did!!  He was so cute, at first he was not sure what to do, then once he tasted it all he wanted was to eat more and more.  He was even so good as to keep his little party hat on and not rip it off :)

I decided to try some thing new to me, color blocking with black.  I have seen this technique where almost every paper layer is matted in black, and I thought I can do that!!  It is really simple, all you need to do is create layers with your papers (cardstock or patterns) and mat them in black.  If you have fussy cut embellishments you can ink them in black to make it easier rather than cutting them all out again with a black mat.  It really creates a striking fun layout when you are done.  I love the black with all the bright colors, it really makes the whole layout just pop!!  For more information about this technique please head on over to Scrap with V's blog!!

I used a wonderful sketch from Sketches in Thyme, so if you would like to use the same sketch, just post your own layout over there to win a fun prize.  You have until the end of the month to enter!!

Challenges: - sky (sky blue color) - 9/20x - out of comfort (used new tech of color block, not normal for me) - 9/22x - anything goes - 10/15 - string - 9/27x - babies - 9/25x - numbers - 9/20 - masculine - 9/21x -funny - 9/20x - sept challenge - 9/30


Erin R.


  1. All that black really does make your bright, happy colors pop! Stunning! And super, stinkin' dorable pics!

  2. OMG I love the photos! The design layout is wonderful as always. Because you are such an amazing blogger and woman I am passing on this award to you! visit... to claim your award

  3. What a super cute LO! I love that you made something other than a card for our challenge:) Great pics! THANKS for joining in the fun and playing along with us over at the RCC!! And thanks for getting punny with me:)

  4. A brilliant card hun! Thanks for playing at Charisma Cardz! xxx

  5. Adorable layout!! Cute pictures! Thanks for joining us at Prairie Fairy Fun Fridays!


  6. This is a fabulous layout Erin, thank you for sharing it with us at Crafty Ann's
    Ann x

  7. Fab page, love the piccies!! Thanks for joining us at Charisma Cardz.
    Joanne x

  8. OO i likey! Such a cutie!

    Thank you for joining us at Charisma Cardz this week.Good luck!

  9. Aww absolutely adorable layout! The cutest!!

    Thanks for playing along with us at "Prairie Fairy Fridays" and good luck! :D

    xx Tracey xx

  10. Adorable layout and fantastic job with the color blocking technique! Thanks for joining us over at Trailmakers!

  11. Fabulous LO!! Love the pps and embellies you chose! Thanks for playing along with us at Crop Suey!

  12. aaahh this is super gorgeous , thank you for joining in our anything goes challenge at Creatalicious.
    Hugs Kaylou xx

  13. This is adorable, thanks for joining us at Creative Belli!!

  14. Hello! Wow what a wonderful card. Love your color choices and design.
    Thanks so much for joining us this week at the The Creative Card Crew.

  15. What a darling page...the baby is just precious and I love how you used the twine!!! Thanks for playing in the Creative Belli Challenge!!!!


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