February 12, 2010

Pretty in Pink-Princess SOUS

My favorite day of the week again and that means its another Reveal at SOUS.. 
I thought this weeks sketch was a bit challenging, but I like how it ended up looking..
this is a photo of my dd when she was about 2 years old and it was taken at her daycare..
She loved that dress she wore, my god mother had sent it to me from Finland to Florida..
I adore this photo of her.  I have kept it in a frame for the past 19 years and now I took it out to scrap it and to put it into her album..

Here is this weeks sketch and its by Liz Qualman.  She makes some of the best sketches I have seen.  I want to thank you her for her great work and allowing us to use them..

Here I have some close ups and all details to the making of this layout..
I actually decided to NOT use as many pop dots as I usually do..LOL  :O)  aaaaaaaaand to use at least one cartridge that I hadn't used in a very long time and that cartridge is "HELLO KITTY!"..

 Here is a close ups of the title.. I used my SCAL software to cut the title font.. 
I have never used the parenthesis for the title, so that was another first for me.
 My precious little dd at the tender age of 2.. She was such a little cutey.
a close up of Hello Kitty with the wings.. I really wanted to use a character to give this layout
a child friendly look..

 The flowers I cut using the Plantin Schoolbook cart.. I didn't use pop dots to layer them this time, glued them to the layout and then folded them upwards.. added some raffia to the buttons..
 and finally the little hello kitty on the top corner. 

Supplies used:

Cricut cartridges:
Hello Kitty:
Hello kitty characters
Plantin Schoolbook:
Flowers, leaves and hearts
Heritage  (NEW):
Base Frames

SCAL software:
Title font 

Basic Grey: "Oh Baby, Girl"

light yellow, light green and pink
black and white for the hello kitty

Tim Holtz distress inks:
Old paper, worn lipstick, mustard seed, weathered wood, 
shabby shutters and dried marigold

Green buttons: bag-o-buttons
zig two way glue pen
fiskars punch: sunburst

 Design Studio and 
SCAL software

That should about do it.. 
Thank you ladies so much for looking and I hope you all get a chance to stop by SOUS and check out what the rest of the design team have been up to.. They do such great work!!
Big Hugs


  1. Just so pretty! I love how you add such depth with the chalk, it really makes things pop! & your flowers are awesome. I have to start to chalking more.. I am in such a hurry to get a page done, I forget about all the great detail I can add to them with chalking. Beautifully done!

  2. Hi Nanne
    I love hello kitty and you did one awesome job with her!
    Love the colors and the cuts you used , you are one of my fav designers always an inspiration!
    Big Hugs wanda:-)

  3. VERY PRETTY! Your color theme is wonderful. Your layouts always have so much depth. I love coming over to see what you've done. Thanks for sharing your work with us.

  4. Hola Nanne. This is so pretty! Love the colors and all the details in your page. Very, very nice!


  5. Nanne, I jsut adore this one! What a fab photograph and you have scrapped it with all the talent in the world. Great punchwork, title and of course flowers and HK. Have a great weekend!

  6. WOW! I am in awe of this layout! This is fantastic...you did your little lady proud!

  7. how soft and pretty is this...adorable...love it all...

  8. Great LO and look at that cutie in the photo!! Love the details and of course the chalking is incredible! Thanks for sharing.

  9. Nanne, another great layout. It's just lovely...every little detail!

  10. Such great work! Love hoe soft the layout is & such great flowers!! Wonderful job with the sketch! tfs :)

  11. Nanne... this is just fabulous! I am so lovin' the way you did the title! I always like the parenthesis when others do it, but just don't think to do it myself! Another outstanding LO!

  12. I am absolutely crazy about the beautiful layouts you create! You are fabulously talented...Keep on bringing them to us!

  13. OMGOSH Nanne this is soooo amazing....the photo is priceless! Tim would be sooo proud the way you use his inks...they really add sooo much to your page and I know how much time that takes but I also know it is a labor of love and shows in your work!!I really love the papers you used!

  14. This is so sweet. Just love the Hello Kittys. Great colors for the pic. Adorable child.

  15. Nanne - so precious! Love the colors! The little clusters of hearts is perfect! The added Hello Kitty is so cute. I have that cartridge and have never used. I need to do some exploring after admiring your layout!

  16. super fun page! I love the flowers a ton! and the colors, always always love your colors! also your use of the border punch to add some interest really went a long way I think!
    really neat everything you added to this!

    oh and I must have missed that last sign...holy moly, it is SO funny!

  17. Oh wow! Now see, this is the reason I love to blog hop... It gives me positive reasons why I need new cartridges! lol I have no girls except my son's girl friends, and one of them's daughter(she's 15). And my 30 something neice loves hello kitty... But I just haven't been able to justify the purchase. However, this layout, just about does it for me....Thanks for enabling another Cricut lover!

  18. This layout is great. Love the colors and the title. You did a great job with the sketch.

  19. Gorgeous LO, Nanne!! What a precious photo!! They grow up way too fast, don't they?? I really love the colors and cartridges you used on this, they go perfect with the photo!! XXXX

  20. Such a cute layout Nanne. I always love the colours you use and just adore the flowers. I have just bought Hello Kitty but not used it yet but think you have just given me a bit of inspiration to.

    Kaye x

  21. I love the colors you chose...and the pic is so adorable..TFS

  22. Yes, you totally rock the chalking world my friend...always such an artist with your chalk...these colors and papers are just beautiful...just like your little one...not so little anymore...where does the time go? You did a fantastic job with Liz's sketch...just beautiful as always!

  23. Such a pretty LO. I love the flowers and when I was a little girl, Little Kitty was one of my favorites.


  24. Love the hello kitty on this adorable layout and the chalking you do is so amazing! Love love love everything about this!

  25. Nanne, just so beautiful, a really girly LO. Love the flowers and how you inked everything. It makes the LO so complete. Thank you so much for all the ideas you give me.