Thursday, June 24, 2010

The Magic of a Crop


A few weekends ago I went to Stamping Bella for a '6 layouts in 60 minutes' class.  This is always a fun time, with a lot of chit chat and 6 completed layouts before you know it.  Usually after the class all the ladies grab a bite to eat and stay for some cropping time.  And I have discovered that this is where the magic happens!  I selected some papers (little bird whimsy and little bird clouds from the Paper Adventures 'Woodland Whimsy' paper collection) and embellishments to create the following layouts.

One of the ladies liked how I had cut out the birds sitting in the clouds to pop them off the page.  She came up with this border by going around the page with her trimmer and making a 1 inch inside cut, stopping when she came to a bird or a cloud.  She then trimmed out the birds and clouds to make the border more decorative.  I of course loved this idea, copied it, and came up with this layout.  I chose a yellow background paper because I wanted to tie in the yellow from the first two pages.
So after scraplifting this page [ :) ] I needed a partner for it.  I like to have the same background when I have side by side layouts, so I started with that, and created the simple layout below.  SOOOOO happy with the results! :) 
I love that because we were working together we were able to exchange ideas and come up with some great layouts!  The magic of a crop I tell you!  Hope you are having a great day!
Please leave a comment.  I love to hear from you!


Tiffany said...

Love these papers and all of the cute, cute, cute layouts!!!

Scrubbybubbles(sue) said...

This is adorable lisa. SO cute. and the colors are wonderful. Just to let you know? your blog is loading really slow. It may just be on my end. But, thought I would throw that out there.

Lisa said...

Thanks Sue! I will check that out!!

Mari AKA Momo said...

Sooooo adorable!!! LOVE YOUR BLOG!!!!!!! LOVE YOUR LAYOUTS!!!!! You are awesome my friend! XOXO Momo

JennyKozar said...

These are adorable! I need to find a crop like this!! Thanks for sharing!!

Cokie Pop Paper Boutique said...

Just found your blog today. Your layouts are absolutely adorable. Love the paper you used. :)

sucor said...

Awesome layouts. Love the idea of cutting around the elements and making a border - have some paper that would work!

Laurie said...

hey!!! I found you. these layouts look familiar. Mum (Dianne) took your info down and of course lost it. We gonna share a table for scrapfest? I already bought my pass and gonna take one of the photography classes. I'm sure we can message the organizers to get a table together. my cell number is 289-221-1010.

talk to you soon



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