Thursday, February 18, 2010

Ella Friday sketch, Unscripted sketch

Yeah, I am five for five using the Ella Friday sketches. And, I have kept to my commitment to use these sketches to do some catching up on our youngest grandsons photos.
The sketch is actually meant to be used on a 2 page layout but I only wanted to do a one page so I included almost all of the photos on my one page.
Notice the amazing embossed cardstock used for the background of the layout. This is new cardstock by Core'dinations and Cosmo Cricket. Since I used so many photos, I wanted to keep everything else very simple and I also wanted the cardstock to be able to shine.
The letters for the title are punch out letters by Cosmo Cricket. I like just adding the black and white elements to go with the photos and the green cardstock.
And, I also used the Unscripted Sketch #42 for this week. I usually think of these kinds of sketch sites as being for cards but I usually seem to see the possibilities of a layout in their sketches.
I followed the sketch for the photos, the title and the patterned paper and then placed that on a larger piece of cardstock with the accent of that great red print. The cardstocks are Core Essentials by Core'dinations. All of their shades of colors are so great and every piece takes to being sanded really well. All of the patterned papers and stickers are October Afternoon.

Notice the one strip on here that I ran through the Cuttlebug machine with an embossing folder. I love to do this with Core'dinations cardstock because embossing and sanding just makes the core stand out plus this embossing folder has a "boy" look to me.
Thanks for visiting, Linda (lbpost)
Cardstock – Cosmo Cricket embossed collection/Core’dinations
Punch out letters for title – Cosmo Cricket
Machine sewing
Materials: Cardstock – Core Essential/Core’dinations
Patterned paper and stickers – Farm Fresh: Farmhouse and Road Map: Skyline Motor Inn/October Afternoon
Cuttlebug embossing folder
Fiskars Corner rounder punch


  1. Oh wow I love love love that hot wheels Layout!! Awesome!

  2. SO super sweet.
    I love that embossing on the coredinations paper...what a perfect fit for the page!

  3. these are both fabulous Linda! What a cutie too!

  4. great layouts, I like the stitching on the first one, it really makes the photos stand out.

  5. Oh wow what awesome LO's!!! Love that paper..and what cute photos.
    Thanks for playing along with US this week.
    Sarah M
    Unscripted DT

  6. What a beautiful job on those.. I love your blog Your creations are gorgeous.
    Thanks for playing at Unscripted Sketches this week
    Unscripted DT

  7. these are both lovely Linda. i LOVE the embossed cardstock. :)

  8. Awesome layouts! This cardstock is to die for. I have some from Jenni Bowlin kits, now I need to get the new designs. Love those Cosmo Cricket letters!

  9. love how you are rocking the Cosmo! fabulous pages! :)

  10. Wow! These totally rock Linda...fabulous pages!

  11. i love all the embossing! i need some of that cardstock!

  12. Fantastic LOs! Love the embossed cardstocks!