January 15, 2010

Brand Spanking New

Ello, Ello, Ello ladies...LOL  TGIF and its reveal time at SOUS again.. Oh I had a blast with this weeks sketch and I think with this layout you can really see how versatile these sketches can be..

I really really really wanted to make a masculine layout of my boys and that meant no flowers and no stickles !!:O(
I love the way this layout turned out and so did my boys!!  They are a real hard crowd to please...LOL  :O)

I made this for our Christmas album and figured that all of the gift pages will be done this same way, with no Christmas cuts on them,  but focusing more on the gift and the expressions..

Here are a few close ups and all of the details to making this layout.

I had made a new years resolution to start using cartridges that I haven't used in a long time.. For this layout I used 3 of them: Graphically Speaking, Locker Talk and Indie Art..

This is a close up of the upper left side, I had so much fun piecing together the guitar and took me forever to find the musical notes..Finally found them on JOTS (joys of the season) cart.. 

I figured with two teenage boys that I really could use the "parental Advisory" cut cause of the lyrics in the music they will be listening to...LOL 

A close ups of the bottom right.. The IPODs look great and I was actually really surprised when I found them accidentally on the Locker Talk cart.. I was like "Wow!"...

The photo of my boys is just a temporary solution till the real photo comes back from the developers.. My printer doesn't exactly print the photos high quality..LOL

Supplies Used:

Cricut cartridge: Graphically Speaking
Title, arrows, small words and oval base for title

Cricut cartridge: Locker Talk
Ipods, explosions

Cricut cartridge: George and Basic Shapes
squares, rectangles and hollow circle

Cricut Cartridge: Indi Art
Guitars, little stars and parental advisory sign

Cricut Cartridge:  Joys of the Season
Musical Notes

Cricut cartridge: All Mixed Up
Font: I POD

My minds Eye 20th street papers
cardstock: Purple, olive green, yellow (dark and light), orange and black
Pop dots
zig two way glue pen
white gel pen for hand doodling
Tim Holtz distress inks: yellow, orange and gree
Chalks: yellow, orange, dark purple and dark green

Thank you ladies so much for looking and I hope you get a chance of checking out the other designers this week, their layouts are amazing..


  1. Wow Nanne ....
    I love this what a perfect layout for this pic!
    And not one flower....lol
    AWSOME details as always.
    Big Hugs Wanda

  2. WOW You did an awesome job Nanne!!!Love the colors and all the cricut cuts perfect for this page!!!

  3. I love it, love how you used the die cuts instead of flowers - thats a crafty mind. I can't think outside the box like that! Great layout

  4. This is such a cool layout! This would be perfect for my son!!! I've just got to get him to let me take his picture now with the I-pod!!

  5. Nanne, I am so glad to see some details here because the inking really makes all the cuts seriously come to life! I love the colors a ton too! GREAT use for those carts!!!!!

  6. Nanne, I am impressed with this one...no flowers and no stickles. I really like the inking and everything about it..TFS

  7. Love this layout! Your colors are always so rich and the depth you give them with your chalking and inking is incredible!

  8. Nanne, kudos to you GF for making this sketch with no flowers! It's a great guy layout and I love your idea not to be Christmasy on every single page .. get more of the kids expressions and such. I've done that guitar cut before on a bday card and it wasn't easy. So give yourself a little pat on the back from me!

  9. Nanne... love this! I am so inspired! Who knew you could do a Christmas LO without using Christmas embellishments and colors?! I love that idea... totally going to try to focus on the gift for the many Christmas LOs that are still not done! Thanks - this ROCKS!


  10. Well let see GF....this is just fabby...wonderful cuts and so very creative...wonderful boy layout...i love all the random words, your inking/chalking is always beyond gorgeous...you really need to teach me that...when can I come for coffee...really wonderful GF...you rocked this sketch!

  11. Love this LO, it is wonderful! So often it is difficult to make a page for the guys. Not true with this awesome page! Love the detail and the chalking make your items so realistic. Thanks for sharing this, I love the sketch and to do it without the flowers is inspiring!

  12. Wow I love what you have done with the sketch!! this is fantastic! Your inking & chalking is really top notch!

  13. Nanne,
    Another winner! You cease to amaze me. Wonderful "guy" layout. They can be so hard. I agree, you are amazing when it comes to the fine details.

    Stop by my blog, I left you something to pick up. It was passed on to me by a very special person.

  14. Beautiful layout! Love the colors and the composition.

    Beatriz from Amazing Grace