February 26, 2010

Dream a Little Dream-SOUS


Oh happy day, its finally Friday and that means its another reveal at SOUS.. 
We had the awesome privilege of using one of Aymee Gandy's sketches..

I didn't do the journaling around the edges cause I'm so bad at it, I just never know what to say and then just sound like a blabbering idiot...LOL  :O)
I did have such a great time putting this layout together.. One of the joys was going through my son Aaron's old photos.. He is almost 3 years old in this photo and we had just moved to Finland back in 96.  We stayed with my mom for a few months and drove her nutts..:O) 
I've never had any problems with my kids taking naps and as you can see by this pic that they can pretty much sleep anywhere.. These chairs were so uncomfortable.  :O)
The design behind the layout came when I was looking at the photo and thought "wonder what he was dreaming about?".. and Humpty Dumpty came to mind (as strange as my mind can be at times)... dont' ask...LOL  :O)   I guess kids and nursery rhymes kind of go hand and hand...

Here are some close ups and the details to this layout..




Supplies Used:
Cricut cartridge:  Paper Doll Dress Up
Bridge, green plants,  hat and bow

Cricut cartridge: Home Decor
red flowers and branches

Cricut cartridge: Sentiments (new)

Cricut cartridge:  Walk In My Garden
grass, centipede and stems
Cricut cartridge: Pooh and Friends

Cricut cartridge:  George and Basic shapes

Cricut cartridge: My Community

Cricut Cartridge:  A Childs Year
Hands and Title font

Cricut Cartidge:  Opposites Attract
The word "little"

Flowers by Prima

buttons, blue brads and pearl drops
pop dots
Zig two way glue pen
stickles:  Frosted Lace (title)

Tim Holtz distress ink:  Walnut Stain (branches and bridge)
and blue denim (outer edge, title, hat, bow and edges of white flowers)

Yellow (butterflies),
dark green (plants)
 tan  (Bridge)
red (small flowers)

Versa Color ink: light blue (clouds)

I have used my Cricut Design Studio in the designing of this layout, I do not have all of the proper cut sizes since I stretched/shrunk everything to fit.. sorry!!!

If you wish, you can download the design file HERE..
*You have to have the DS software for the design file to work and it will be a copy and paste job  :O)
Thank you ladies so much for looking and I hope you will stop by SOUS this week and join in on the fun, plus you all need to come and check out what the rest of the design team has been up to..


  1. Gorgeous layout! Your scrapbooking pages are my absolute favorite. I am wondering how long it takes you to complete one like this? It's the best, bar none. :-)

  2. I wish I had a mind like yours and could come up with layouts like this. Humpty Dumpty is just fab and the bridge is just gorgeous. Your detailing is always out of this world.

    Kaye x

  3. Nanne, this is so clever and pretty!!!! I absolutely love all the details and the story on your page. This is fabulous! Another great one.... thanks for sharing!

  4. Wow Wow Wow...this is just the most wonderful thing ever...what fun...I love how your creative mind works my friend....I love my community and adore how you incorporated the foot cut into this page...the little humpty is to die for...love the branch, flowers, butterflies...well every little bit of it Gf...when can I take a class from you!!!!!!!

  5. This is beautiful! I feel the same way about journaling...
    You are an incredible scrapper - your ideas, your choices in colors, elements... everything just amazing!!!! Love Love Love it!!!

  6. Nanne, you do such a lovely job of all of your creations....it's such a nice treat everytime I look on the MB and see that you've posted something new! It's that same feeling you get when you get your new scrapping magazine in the mail LOL!!!! Anyway, I really love this layout, and I'm totally impressed that you can even recount all of the different supplies you used! That's quite a list! Thanks again for sharing with us!


  7. You always create the most stunning and whimsical layouts I have ever seen.. Thanks for being so inspiring..

    Amanda :0)

  8. Nanne... I adore your whimsical take on the sketch... and the dreamy feel to this LO!! Wow girl.. you sure know how to add the perfect embellishements!!There are just waaaayyyy tooo many things to start listing all of the things I like!! This is AMAZING!!
    Barb :)

  9. Nanne, this is gorgeous! Your LO's are the best!It is so much fun to look at them, everythime you come up with something new. Thank you so much for all your creative ideas.

  10. Thank you so much for this Freebie. I want to let you know that I posted a link to your blog in Creative Busy Hands Cricut Freebies Search List, under the Elements post on Feb. 26, 2010. Thanks again.

  11. Nanne, this layout is adorable. Humpty, sitting on the bridge, his wee hands and feet, I love the balance on either side of the bridge with the leaves and flowers, there's just sooooo much detail and yet not too much! The title is beautifully done....

    Hugs xx

  12. Wow, Nanne, This was a total surprise from you this week .. had no idea you were working on a Humpty Dumpty. I have a humpty design that I got somewhere and had never used .. but this is precious! Your mojo is really flowing even more than usual! Love these colors together .. why buy pp when you make your cardstock come alive?

  13. OMG Nanne! This has got to be the cutest thing I've seen in FOREVER! It belongs in a book. PRECIOUS! and soooo creative! Whimsical is by far my favorite style! xxD

  14. Nanne - this layout gives me the warm fuzzies! Makes me think back when I was little and how much I loved nursery rhymes! You amaze me in how you can take your precious photo and come up with a Humpty Dumpty layout! Keep those creative juices flowing!

  15. freakin' in love with this!
    we all may question whats in your head but that dark and mysterious place recreates some really one of a kind LO's!
    this amazed me, and apparently you and I were on a similar boat this week with our children's story themes!
    anywho, this rocks as do YOU!

  16. This is truly fabulous and I just love your creativity---wow wow wow! Thanks for sharing all the wonderful details.

  17. Nanne, this is beyond adorable... WOW, totaly amazing!! Humpty Dumpty is just precious, love his hands, feet and that hat is awesome!! The flowers, greenery, bridge, butterflies, clouds... all of those fabulous details...it's all so beautiful!!!

  18. Thank you! This blog post will be advertised on CraftCrave in the Cutting category today (look for timestamp: [27 Feb 01:00pm GMT]).

  19. Beautiful Layout - Well Done :O) First time visiting your blog and love what you can do witht he Cricut :O) Mine arrives this week so I'm shaw I going to learn alot from your blog.
    Thanks for sharing Tricia

  20. Very cute LO. You did a great job!! :)

  21. You have a great imagination, and design style. I love all the attention to detail. TFS