February 4, 2011

Brothers-SOUS reveal

Is it February already?..Wow!! But, that means spring is just right around the corner..Woo hoo!! I've about had it with this winter and all the snow that just won't stop coming down... LOL 
But, on a positive note, SOUS is having its first reveal for February.. Yea!  Leah picked out this months sketches and I loved the first one.. Here it is:
and here is my take on the sketch:
The are my boys(Aaron on the left and Adam on the right).. These photos were taken a few years ago while we were visiting family and friends in Dubuque, Iowa.. the boys were goofing around by this big gated wall .. My dd took these photos.. The other photo, my boys are standing behind their great uncles hot rod.. 
and for a few close ups:

The Journaling starts the title, It reads " It takes two boys to make one" and then arrows down to BROTHER..
The journaling I again used some computer generated journaling when I cut apart, stuck to colored paper and then added some matte accents on the top..

The title Brother was cut using my SCAL software and the font is called "cheddar salad!"<-- how fun..LOL I then added some matte accents to it as well..

All the stars are hand cut from the papers by My Minds Eye..

I'm trying to be verstile when it comes to making layouts,  its really difficult for me when it comes to masculine layouts.. I really love the way this came out and I hope you do too..LOL

for supplies used:

Papers by :
My Minds Eye "Complete Boy" stack (one of the best buys I've ever made)

cardstock: red, light blue and dark blue

Black ink pen for faux stitching
computer generated journaling

Cricut Cartridges:
Songbird: big marquee
George and Basic Shapes: big Oval and triangle

SCAL software for Title "Brother" (font: Cheddar Salad)

Okeleh, Dokeleh.. Thats it for me for today..  Go check out the Design Team's work on SOUS's blog.. by Clicking HERE..  They have certainly outdone themselves this week :)
Thank you all so much for stopping by and taking a look..
Hope you all have a great and creative weekend..


  1. Love the title of this page and sub title- love the papers I too bought this paper stack by My Mind's Eye and just love it...I have done several layouts just recently with this stack. I can't wait to find the right pictures to do this sketch. Another great page for inspiration.

  2. Nanne, love your take of the sketch. And it is also great you did boy layout, love the title and the star and arrow. Have a great weekend!

  3. Spring? Do you promise? We got 4 inches last night and there is more to come .. and this is Texas! Anyway, I have some guy pages I need to do, so love this inspiration! Awesome title and great pix! I know that you are so proud of all your kiddos!

  4. Love this LO!! Great paper!! I hope your right about spring, we could use a bit of a thaw!! lol

  5. I also have a difficult time with masculine layouts--love what you have done here on this!

  6. You've done it again, Nanne!!! This is a fantastic masculine layout!! The paper is perfect and I love the colors!! The stars that you cut are awesome and I'm lovin' the doodling you did around all of the edges!! Great layout, Nanne!!! Hugs!!!

  7. GREAT project!
    I really love this and love the design of it...boys pages are interesting to do but I think I may be a tad more comfortable with them then most. you think?
    Well you did do a fab job!!!!!

  8. I really like your take on this sketch. How did you cut the large arrow? I LOVE arrows and your page is such a "guy" page. So much detail! I really like it.

  9. I love, love, love your take on the sketch and wanted to stop by your blog and let you know! The paper choice is great and the details are wonderful! I also want to know where you got the large arrow - it really brings focus to the page! I love that it is very boyish. Super duper job!

  10. great masculine LO Nanne, you nailed it !!!!!!
    terrific X:)

  11. Great layout Nanné! Love how the title pops and all the stars :)

  12. This is just perfect!! Love your work always!!

    Also- I have a blog award for you at my blog: http://www.paperandi.blogspot.com