I love dimensional layouts…

Feb 23, 2011

First I gotta tell ya… registration for Paper Cowgirl OPENS today at 9:00 a.m. central time…. go here to register and sign up for classes. I hope to see ya there. Oh and one little bit of information I left out regarding my project are the dimensions… the shadow box measures approximately 7.5″ square by 1″ deep.

I will also have my book available for pre-sale at the discounted rate of $17.99 + tax for those attending Paper Cowgirl. All books must be picked up at Paper Cowgirl. I will have a few available for purchase during my book signing but they will be at my regular cost of $22.99 + tax. I will let you know when I have the special link up and ready.

Okay now on to why I love dimensional layouts…

One of the reasons my layouts are not in albums and stored in boxes is because I make them so thick. I’ve tried not to add so much stuff but just can’t do it… they never seem finished to me until every last bit is filled. My friend Lisa E. calls my pages “Where’s Waldo… kinda pages.” She seems to think it’s all about the photo… I think it’s all about the stuff to accent the photo and tell the story. We are so much the same yet so very different in style. She prefers simple layouts, I like to add everything but the kitchen sink… she likes 1950 kitchen items, I like old blow the dust off the top old… we are not even going to talk about how she feels about me tearing up old books for projects… I could go on and on with our “similar differences” as I call it but we have been great friends for over 10 years and she gets me which says A LOT!

I thought I would share with you one of my favorite layouts in my book “Delight in the Details” This one was so fun to create. I wanted a fairy tale feel and think the whimsical house, patterned paper hills and rolling journaling helped me achieve just that.

The journaling says, “In a land far far away lived 2 sisters whose mother loved them very much.”

I think the house came out really cute and whimsical. The book page flower tutorial is on page 111. The back stitch tutorial can be found on page 88.

The clouds are actually chipboard tree parts… I thought they worked perfectly as clouds. And I love the look of the tree trunks all glittered up. My glitter tutorial is on page 21.

And I must say I love how the door opens to show the photo of the girls standing inside… I can’t believe Ansley will be turning 17 years old in a few days. Yikes!

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