May 1, 2010

Brothers-friends by choice

Good Morning everyone..
Sorry for the delayed post, but my job has been keeping extremely busy all week..
Thank god today is a holiday all of the businesses are closed for the day..
I spent a few hours finishing up this layout this morning, I wasn't completely happy with the end result Thursday, but I also that I wouldn't be able to finish it to my liking till Saturday morning..
I am extremely happy with how this layout has turned out..
*Oh, I want to say a very special thank you to Brenda Smith for her great work on an explosion box she had made for her son, that is where I seen the clip board (Fab finds cart) and I knew I had to find a way to use it..LOL

I also wanted to say that I got these papers from Generations crafting and this is also a layout I did for her website as a design team member.. killing two birds with one stone.. I normally would not have done it this way, but I really really love these papers, they are so masculine and perfect for teenage boys.

Here are some close ups of the layout:
All of the puzzle pieces were first cut with chipboard and then covered with paper, edges I distressed with Walnut Stain.

Clipboard is from the Fabulous Finds cartridge, first cut with chipboard, then with brown paper and on the back its covered with gray cardstock.. distressed edges with black ink and added some Tim holtz tags and an IKEA mini pencil..
close up of the clipboard.
My boys!! Aaron, my oldest son is on the left and Adam, my youngest is the right.

For Supplies Used:

cricut cartridges:
My community: puzzle pieces, hands and boys
Doodle charms: faces
Fabulous Finds: clip board and hinges
A Childs Year: Font "Friends by Choice"
Plantin Schoolbook: Font "BROTHERS"

Papers: Bo Bunny Mama Razzi (Flash (both sides) and Tabloid)
and Bo Bunny Rust Dot and Sea Foam (the back)
cardstock: blue, brown, black and cream
mini brads: cream
tags by Tim Holtz
Tim Holtz distress inks: black and walnut stain

Cuttlebug: embossing
embossing folder: Tiny Mosaic
chipboard: cereal boxes
deep blade housing for chipboard cuts
Mini pencil from IKEA <--they do come in handy after all..LOL
Pop dots and zig two way glue pen

I think that about does it again this week..
Thank you all so very much for looking and I know I'm looking forward to seeing your takes on this weeks sketch at SOUS, so come and have fun with us..
Thnx again..


  1. So cute! Love the use of the puzzle pieces for the title!

  2. Hi Nanne
    This was so worth the wait!
    Love the puzzle pieces, great idea and that little clip board is 2 cute!
    Love all the distressing and the way it all came together Great job as always....
    Hugs Wanda ;-D

  3. This layout is adorable love the "friends by choice". The coloring and details are perfect as always, thank you for sharing.

  4. Love the colors of this layout.

  5. Great layout, Nanne .. just when I was thinking I don't need Fab Finds ... hmmmm. This is a terrific guy layout! Papers are perfect and I'm loving those puzzle pieces as title blocks! Way to go!

  6. really did turn out great!!!
    even if you didn't go with the title I suggested, LOL!
    love the dimension of your covered 'chipboard' and that clipboard (actually have used that before!)...
    and you are correct, those papers were too good with this to pass up!

  7. a clipboard!? i love that! Excellent theme on your layout too!

  8. Well... have to say that this LO was worth waiting for!! Love the puzzle piece title!! And those hinges rock!! Nicely done!
    Barb :)

  9. ohhh Nanne thank you sooo much for being a dear friend to me seeing my name here brought me to tears! I loveee this layout! When I worked over the weekend I sent one of my guest to your blog when I was telling her about all your inking & chaulking and what it can do for a layout!!
    Thank you again for being there when I really needed you!!!
    ohhh I love all the lil finds on that cart!!!