Saturday, August 20, 2011

A card, layout and some ZOO pics!

 First off, the Unscripted sketch for this week!!!  Try to play along. 
 This weeks sketch has an additional challenge with it and that is to use buttons. I pulled out one of Nikki Sivils, Scrapbookers newest pieces of patterned paper for my card.
 The extra challenge for buttons was so easy since I used Nikki Sivils self adhesive buttons! They come with the thread on them, making them look like you sewed each one on! The biggest circle I accented with a brad from Nikki Sivils.  The sentiment is a stamp by Lawn Fawn.
 I wanted to share this layout I recently completed too.  Our youngest grandson had a little hospital stay some time ago so I created a collage of some of the photos, especially showing when Grandma and Grandpa helped keep him occupied since he couldn't go far with all of those tubes, etc.  The black, circle piece is cut with the Cricut as are the title letters. The patterned paper is by Nikki Sivils and the background cardstock is Core'dinations.  It comes with the circles embossed on it already, I just anded it a bit.
And for a few photos...
 These guys were my favorite find one our recent little trip to the San Diego zoo. 
 For most of them, it was nap time. They each had their own tree and it completely cracked me up how they curled up in a ball and slept sitting up, with their head propped up against the tree.
 Is this a face you could LOVE!?
 Our grandson got ahold of the little zoo map as we entered the park and made it his mission for the entire day to keep that map handy. This was SERIOUS business.  Here he is, nose to nose with a gorilla.
And, here is out little adventurer with his new ZOO hat!
Thanks for visiting, Linda (lbpost)


  1. What wonderful creations and great pics too!!! tfs!!

  2. super cute card and the Lo is adorable! Glad he is much better!!

  3. thank you for your kind comment on my blog!! Your card and layout are adorable. I love the circles and buttons on the card and cute title on the layout!!

  4. Loving that card and your layout is wonderful! Love the zoo photos. I love going to the zoo with little ones. Mine are getting too big to go - guess I'll have to wait for Brandy and Jason to have some!

  5. Ohh cute card! I love those NS buttons! And the layout is fantastic with the photo collage:)
    Koalas are a favorite of mine too! Would love to hold one one day.

  6. i remember being so excited as a kid to go see the koalas when they came to our zoo. That photo of them curled up in a ball is pretty much all we saw though. Guess they sleep alot, lol!

    Adorable layout and card Linda!!! Self adhesive buttons...very cool! i'll have to check them out!

  7. Cute, cute card! Your lo could not be sweeter...poor thing! Your zoo pics make me SMILE!!! ADORABLE!

  8. Loveeeeeeeeee the cards and the lo!! LOVING how you used Nikki's buttons!! And glad to know he is better now! :):):):):)

    ADORABLE zoo pics too!! Maps are serious business... you don't wanna get lost at the zoo! LOL! :):):):):):):):):):)

  9. Ooh, that sketch looks difficult but your card sure looks amazing! Love the patterns and colors, and the highlight of the sentiment. Such a sweet layout as well, even though the subject isn't so sweet with the sickies.

  10. Great card! I love the layout, too!
    And I always love love love to look at your photos...they are amazing :-) the face of the camel is too funny and your grandson is such a sweetie and it's so cute how he looks like being on a safari with his sun hat :-))))

  11. Awesome card! Love your argyle background and those pre sewed buttons, I definitely need some of those, they are fab! Thanks for sharing the Zoo photos, looked like you had a fun day!

  12. Great post, Linda! I always love your projects and photos! That unscripted sketch would completely flummox me, but you totally nailed it. Love what you did with those fun buttons. And great photo collage on your layout. I really like the border you did with the circles and the buttons. :)

  13. Thanks for sharing your ideas. I'm just glad I was been able to visit your site. Keep it up.

  14. Simply stunning! I've never really tried to make tags before. Yours are absolutely amazing!