Thursday, June 14, 2012

My new blog debuts its first layout!!

**If you're here for my Housewarming GIVEAWAYS, please go--->HERE!!**

Good morning!! It sure has been a busy last few days here with my little housewarming party! Wow- the response has been so positive and supportive- I'm so very blessed to have so many amazing friends out there- thank-you SO MUCH to all of you who took the time to follow my new blog and leave me some kind words! I just want to say WELCOME to you all- old and new- and I'm so happy to be here :).

I'd like to share with you today my blog's "premiere" layout!! Obviously, this is not my first layout, lol...but it is strange to see a blog with no work- well, unless you peek in my online galleries. So I got to work last night after the kids were in bed and put this piece together. I'm on a Webster's Pages kick again, and this time it's the beautiful "In Love" collection, which is obviously geared toward weddings. And though I love to do wedding pages, I also like to find "other" ways to use collections like this one. So here is what I came up with...

"Sweet Cakes"
My little Gunner really is my little sweet cakes, lol. He's so adorable- I could just eat him up!! :D I love this photo of him- if he's not acting silly and showing off his cheesy smile, he's typically got this type of a serious expression on his face. But whether he's being serious or silly, I love him all the same :).

I was inspired by two different challenges for this one. The first was the June sketch over at Handmade by Suzanne, created by my sweet friend Nadia Cannizzo... 

And then I was encouraged to add the hand-stitched detail running diagonally through my page by the Fabulous Friday "Stitching" challenge over at Frosted Designs!

Here are some details for you...
 Lace bows are my latest obsession...you can probably expect to see a lot of them coming up, lol...

 I love the flourishes from Scrap FX. This one worked out perfectly to ground my title.

 I used a 6x6 chicken wire template from The Crafter's Workshop to create this messy texture. I simply took my tub of Martha Stewart Texture Effect and a butter knife to spread it on over the mask. After drying, I dabbed some different color inks over it.

I fussy cut this beautiful cake from one of the "In Love" papers, dressed it up with some liquid pearls and then used it as the focal point and main component of my large cluster.

Supplies Used:
~Webster's Pages "In Love" papers
~Prima Marketing, Manor House Creations, Wild Orchid, & KaiserCraft flowers
~The Crafter's Workshop 6x6 chicken wire template
~Scrap FX chipboard flourish
~Webster's Pages "In Love" letter stickers ("sweet")
~American Crafts Thickers foam alphas ("cakes")
~Martha Steward Texture Effect
~Martha Stewart "Optic Dot" border punch
~Fiskars "Dancing Daisy" circle border punch
~Prima Chalk Fluid Edger Pads: Old Rose, Tin Can, Coltsfoot Stemens
~Ranger Liquid Pearls
~pearls sprays, lace, book pages, gesso


Thank-you all for stopping in and taking a peek. Remember, my giveaway runs through midnight on June 30th, so there's still plenty of time to share the love and spread the word! Another giveaway will be revealed at 200 followers :D!

Have a good one!

39 comments:

Kelly Foster said...

Good Morning, stranger. Weird that my phone has not rang yet!! This page is gorgeous, and although that collection is geared towards weddings, it works perfectly here! I really love all of the texture in this one..the lace, texture paste, everything, nicely done!!

Eila Sandberg said...

Oooh Erin this is like a luscious yummilicious cake in itself! totally love the "frosting" and the delicious layers. And you say you just pulled this together after your little man had gone to bed?! would have taken me forever ;)) xoxo

Margie H said...

BEAUTIFUL page, Erin! Congrats on your new blog!! THanks for stopping by my blog - I so appreciate it :)

Laurie LaRiviere said...

Erin this is so beautiful, love the lace bow! the cake is cute too as in Gunner's photo, love that you call him sweet cakes :) I have been calling Zachary my little sweet stuffins...isn't it funny the names we come up with?! ha...they are just so adorable when they are little :) congrats again on the new blog, it really is lovely...

Alison said...

This.is.beautiful!!!! Loving the fussy cutting (the cake looks phenomenal), and I love all the 'frosting' you created on this page- just gorgeous!!!~

Gerry van Gent said...

Congrats on your new blog, Erin....it looks beautiful! As I said on Inspire Me site your layout is stunning!
Hugs ~gerry~

Kimberly Kett said...

Wow! That is just GORGEOUS!!

Evgenia Petzer said...

so gorgeous!!!!

Lisa Rukin Swift said...

Pure eye candy! Such a gorgeous page!

nancyparker55 said...

Erin, your layout is simply gorgeous. I was visiting Melissa's site & she encouraged a visit to yours. So glad she did! Just became a follower.

karen said...

i'm new to your blog but love your work. Look forward to seeing more of your creations

Melissa said...

I love LOVE Webster's Pages and the way you've used these papers is divine. Your Gunner is a little cutie! Fabulous work.

Rebecca Mosher said...

I've been waiting for this (not that your giveaway post isn't wonderful and all, but its your layouts I love looking at!). I love all of the little details you've added, its absolutley gorgeous!

MiaW said...

Awesome pg. Love the colors, the ppr and mix media.

Sarah-R said...

Gorgeous - love all the design elements - so much texture and detail!

Missy Whidden said...

Beautiful, Erin!! I love how you made wedding papers fit this photo. I just love looking at all your different elements on every page...there is always something amazing peeking out from somewhere! I love the subtle hexagons.

Rita Ribeiro said...

wow, wonderful page, I loved the details, textures,
beautiful, beautiful even!

MARILYN said...

Sooo Beautiful Erin!! love all textures here! Congrats on your new blog, it's very lovely! Take care girl! Hugs! :)

Lizzy Hill said...

Yummy:):):):)

Sarah said...

Simply gorgeous - I love your lace bow and what a great idea to use that beautiful flourish as a base for your title - I may just have to borrow that idea soometime soon. I love your new blog too Erin :)))

Teresa Jaye said...

my goodness this is a gorgeous layout! and - I love your title and adorable picture too! Thanks for sharing with us at Frosted Designs!

Ashley Horton said...

I love how you used the fussy cut cake on this page Erin, and it goes along perfectly with your title! And the technique you used with the chicken wire, is really awesome!!

csewy-csescrap13 said...

A gorgeous layout! Love the fussy cutting, flowers, and lace!

Rachael Funnell said...

WOW! WOW! WOW! this is SOOOOOOO GORGEOUS... So much going on here & I'm lovin it!!! I LOVE this WP-range & you have TOTALLY created magic with it!!! take Care. x

Carmel said...

Beautiful layout Erin! I adore those flower clusters and the lace bow. Thanks for the inspiration :-)

Carmel

Norma Gomez said...

Beautiful layout, I've been wanting that chicken wire template, love what you did with it!

Adriana B said...

Gorgeous take on the sketch, love the textures and those flowers , stunning :)

becky said...

New follower here. Such a gorgeous LO! Love the chicken wire effect.

Samantha Hauzer said...

Your layout is absolutely gorgeous!!

Anita Scroggins said...

wonderful layout, love all your texture! thanks for playing along with us at Frosted Designs this week!

Miae said...

Oh everything about this is so soft and pretty!! Really gorgeous!

Steffanie said...

Gorgeous! You do such amazing work with layering, texture and little details. Love your take on fussy-cutting. Thanks for sharing your work with us at thinking*through*design!

Brises said...

Such a beautiful, romantic layout Erin! I just love it!

hotpotato said...

Another gorgeous creation.

Fluffy said...

What a stunner! Love all the textures and fussy cutting and your little Gunner is such a sweetie! Loving your new "home" Take care and have a good weekend Tx

Mrs Frizz said...

Totally adorable [and some] ...

sandi said...

Oh wow! This is just beautiful! Love the cake and embellies building it up...all looks so gorgeous together!

Izzy Anderson said...

I love all the details on this. Gorgeous!!

Moongirl said...

It's just gorgeous! I love the title, so sweet! And you are the Queen of fussy cutting! Thanks for sharing your thoughts on it.