It's Cutesy Week!

Talk about a radical change for me.  I decided it was cutesy time for scrapbooking.  I have a lot to learn in this area.  Forgive my struggle with design, but isn't that what learning is all about? 

For this layout I was trying something simple:  three sections that are horizontal.  The first layer is the "bubbles" made from Epiphany Crafts Shape Studio.  Second layer is the photos and the third layer is the fish, title and journaling.  It's simple, but it's a start.

The Story
Isn't she the cutest thing?  I just can love and kiss her all day long.  My daughter and son-in-law love the beach.  I really do mean they love it.  Recently they spent several days at the beach.  Little Honey really had a blast according to all the photos.  These photos are just so colorful I could not resist (like I would) adding them to her scrapbook.  FYI:  LH is three months old. 

The Layout
What I Learned
  • Cutesy is hard.  I kept wanting to "cluster" and ink.  LOL
  • I found the fish clip art on the Internet.  I sized it and printed on the back of my cardstock.  It was just a matter of cutting, inking (couldn't help it) and adding a little eye with Sakua's Glaze pen, black.  In order to keep with the theme of cutesy I add a tiny bow on three of the fish!
  • What's fish without bubbles.  I took this opportunity to make my own bubbles using Epiphany Crafts Shape Studio.  I layered the navy blue with white to make bubbles that match LH's bathing suit.  Remember when you layer using the Shape Studio make sure you press the cap onto the paper very well then punch.
  • The waves are made from Love Elise's paperline.  I love this line and it is so sad they Elise no longer designs.  This paper is several years old.  I cut along a few designed lines and layered all three pieces to give it a fun, cutesy wave effect. 
  • The background paper is Core'dinations White Wash line.  It's core color is blue.  Without sanding or tearing, the blue faintly shows through the white for a cool effect.
  • The camera makes a difference.  My daughter just bought a new camera and it takes the most incredible photos.  BUT she makes the biggest difference.  She has an eye for unique, fun, beautiful, photos and capturing moments and feelings. 
  • When you print photos double check the size.  I wanted my main photo to be a 4 x 6, but I didn't double check the print size and ended up with a 5 x 7.  I don't want to waste so I used it.   
That was my first attempt this week for cute.  Personally, I think the photo's are the main attraction.  But that's the point, yes?

I'm in for a week of pure fun playing with Little Honey.  I'm also working with my Cricut Imagine for the next few weeks using it to design LH's playroom.  I'm in for some cool fun.

Have a Crafty Day!

Gratitude List
1.  Omi and Gramps
2.  special moments with Jacob
3.  little Lilly
4.  my heritage of creative women
5.  God's blessing of being able to be in my grandchildren's lives. 


  1. I believe you succeeded! It is a super cute layout. :D

  2. I think you got it~easy with pic's like that! She is really growing! super cute Debby!!!

  3. Very cute layout!!!

  4. I think it is adorable.

  5. Totally rocked the cute. Love it!

  6. I love your cutesy layout! Those pics are adorable and I think that the 5x7 was a nice accident!

  7. Cuteness achieved!
    But after all, with inspiration like your Little Honey, how could your cute layout not be absolute perfection? :o)

  8. Yep...super cute!! Love the title!

  9. simply amazing!!! wow!!!

  10. You do "CUTESY" quite well!


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