January 25, 2011

Basic Grey Olivia line layouts for Generations Crafting

So! Who doesn't like Basic Grey?.. I love their papers even though at times I do struggle a little with some of their patterns..  I was so lucky to be able to create a little something with their OLIVIA line.. Beautiful pink papers and since I have a daughter, I couldn't wait to find a cute photo of her from my box of photos..

Here is my layout:
 I've seen a lot of layouts that a stencil was used and then sprayed with glimmer mist.. I experimented on this layout a little.. I cut a flourish using the Cindy Loo cartrtidge and then placed it on the cardstock, sprayed it with pink glimmer mist and then heat set it with my heat gun.. then just layered the papers next to it..

I also watched a ustreme video (hope thats spelled correctly) and on that video she  was talking about layering flowers and I thought to try it her way for a change.. Looks good!!..LOL
Here are a few close ups of the layout:

I wanted to add a doily to the layout, but was having a hard time getting it to fit right.. so, I cut one down and then fan folded it and finally glued it underneath the papers.. fit perfectly.. I also found a pink jeweled little crown charm in my stash and added that just below the flower cluster..

Close up of the bottom flower cluster with some white pearls by Prima.. The leaves are from the "Home Accents" cartridge, cut at 1.1/4 " which I folded in the middle and then inked them with light green ink.

I found a cute little sticker that came with the OLIVIA line..It says "It can't get better than this!"  I stuck it down on the side of the photo and then covered it with Glossy Accents..  I also used my Marthat Stewart edge punch for some of the top trim below the doily..

 and then I made another one using the same paper line but a few different prints.. I love the way it came out:

 and for a few close ups of the layout:

made my own tag and then some computer generated journaling.. which I cut into strips and then inked the edges..

Some Primas and buttons.. Made my own leaves using my cricut and the Home Decor cartridge..

The title I cut using my "storybook" cartridge and then I added some Glossy Accents to it.. The word "little" I printed on white cardstock using my computer and then cut the letters individually, inked the edges and glued them underneath the paper..

Okey ladies.. This layout was so much fun to do.. I love trying new things and this had a lot of them..LOL
Thank you all so much for stopping by and taking look..  If you get a minute, so stop by Generations Crafting and check out all of the wonderful sales she is having..
Have a great and creative week..


  1. Beautiful and Beautiful..love the colors and I just stare with AWWW at all your layouts. I do get alot of inspiration when I look at your work. You must spend hours at the cricut and even more with all the details you put into your pages. Love all the layering of flowers and great titles too

  2. WOW GORGEOUS LAYOUTS!!! Thanks for sharing your wonderful talent with us!

  3. These are both stunningly gorgeous Nanne. You have an amazing talent for placement of elements, especially flower clusters.... beautiful again Nanne..... Hugs xx

  4. Gorgeous LO's!!! Love the flowers and the bling

  5. I am back! and happy to see your gorgeous work again, love it.

  6. Oh Nanne, both of your layouts are beautiful!!! I love the way you used the stencil on the first one and what a sweet photo!! And the flowers and font are beautiful on the second one!! Hugs!!!

  7. well i would have to say that both of these layouts are timeless beauties...well done my friend...love the stincel...do you love the cindy loo cart...i've been eyeing it but can't decide...your flower layers are wonderful and this certainly puts how fast our children grow up into perspective...as always...lovin ur work!

  8. yes, i do know how to spell stencil...LOL

  9. These are both great Nanne. One reminded me of our current sketch .. how funny! Love all the flower power! Can never have too many of those!

  10. WOW WOW WOW awesome Nanne!!! I love seeing your work!

  11. Gorgeous!! The Princess one is so pretty with all the pinks and you are the queen of layering flowers! So pretty!! And I totally adore the way you did the title in timeless beauty!
    Barb :)