Monday, February 13, 2012

Welcome Lil Bee Boutique's Valentine's Blog Hoppers...

to Hot Tog in the City.  I am so excited to be able to share with you my creation using Western Romance papers form the lovely Lil Bee Boutique Valentine's Kit.  I hope you like it...

This was a funlayout for me to do – it really took me out of my comfort zone, as I don't normally do such feminine papers, having 3 boys! But I couldn't resist the papers from Lil Bee's Boutique kit – Webster's Pages offer loads of inspiration…
The colours were perfect for the photo I chose, and as there is such a range of colour in the paper, it was easy to highlight those which complemented the photo.    
Using the 'Western Romance: Love Letters' as the base paper, I used the bottom 4 inches of 'Western Romance: Gratitude' to cut-out and add to the LO, going just up to the mail box on the right hand side, to give a layered effect. When sticking this down, I inked the edges and put foam pads behind the dog, to add to the layered effect.

I cut the top of the 'Gratitude' paper to use the wording as a mat for the photo, and used the plaid reverse of the paper to make another layered mat and give more of the yellow highlight.
This side of the paper was used again when I stamped the 'saying' and 'to' of the title. I then just roughly cut these out.
The Maya Road envelope and note card I used from Lil Bee's kit to suggest the 'distance' and 'goodbye' and used the lovely Maya Road stamp 'For the journey' as the seal of the envelope (along with the date – I ALWAYS date a LO, I think this is such an important part of memory keeping) and added the stamp to the bottom of the layout too.
My chipboard title I inked in yellow, and Mod Podged to seal them.
Other accents include the beautiful Prima flower from the Lil Bee kit and a few bits of bling – as they say, necessity is the mother of invention, and so too in scrapping – the yellow ink smudged on the paper (hence the sealing!) and so I added some bling bits to cover them up, and voila!! Don't forget to ink your edges – I used a dark brown to accentuate the brown of the drawings…

I hope you like my LO. Please leave your comments for me, and look out for the next LO coming very soon…all I'll say it's yummy!

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Happy Scrapping. Sue x


  1. Very immpressed, love the layout i am scrapping with Sue on Saturday but my layouts wont be as good as yours or Sues. Happy days x

    1. I'm sure they will be...thansk for stopping by and commenting Sooty!

  2. Sue, very nice to meet you and I am glad to be working right next to you. How long have you been scrapping? Nice job on this lay out. Great use of the paper.

  3. HI guys! Thanks for the lovely comments. I have been scrapping 7 1/2 years now, Karla:-)

  4. hey you said funny layout but i loved it

  5. beautiful. I never had a chance to have a pic with my grand mom. I miss them badly sometimes...

  6. firstly i m a new follower ..
    secondly i love your detailed work .. every detail makes up to a bful layout
    glad to have found you