Monday, March 14, 2011

Diaper Days

As I am looking through the challenges this week, there seems to be a reacurring theme-green. My thoughts on this? 'Green? Ick! They couldn't have picked something different?' I know St Patrick's Day is almost upon us, and is undoubtedly the inspiration behind all this green. It's just my least favorite color to work with, but I tried, and a soft green coupled with a pastel yellow isn't so bad. So I got busy.

This is another addition to my baby scrapbook w/o pictures. I was having a hard time getting the color to show up right, I think the first one is the closest match. Left page:
I've seen a lot of banners and pennants used recently on layouts and cards, so if you've recently posted one on your blog and I follow you, you were a part in inspiring that. The banner is just a tag from SCAL and a font (not sure which one), put together in SCAL. Right page:It is simple, but I didn't want to overdue it. I thought about adding some safety pins along the edge, but it didn't really go with the flow and I didn't have the right color to paint them, so I kept it simple.

The diaper is from the lovely Lea at Tu J's and a Taco (it is free, hop on over there). Now I can't even begin to take credit for the cute lil' tosies. I was trying to decide whether to do this diaper or the outline of the diaper (both of which are cute, and included in the one file), so I asked my husband. Although he claims to have no artistic inclination, God gave him quite a bit, and he willingly helps me make choices like this :) He said, "I like that one, its cute. But you know what would be even cuter?" I said what? "If you could add some baby feet sticking out of the diaper" GENIUS! So off I went on my search. I found several feet I could have cut of people, but they were all in zipped files (which my computer has difficulty dealing with, so I have to download on my hubby's computer, extract files then transfer to mine, which takes a long time for something that should be simple). I know, I should just download SCAL on his computer, but I haven't yet. Anyways... what I ended up doing was finding this coloring page of a baby in a high chair, tracing it in SCAL, then breaking apart the image, so that I only had the legs and feet. Still took awhile to do, but aren't the toes so cute?! Actually, this picture is a better one for the colors in the background. Oh, and I added glimmer mist to the diaper. Challenges:
GREEN- All Sorts Challenge Blog, Sentimental Sundays, Stampin' Royalty
Stamp Something-cream and green
Die Cuts-anything goes-title, diaper and feet
Do You Stack Up- layers, the diaper has 4
One Stop Craft Challenge- clean and simple
Papertake Weekly- yellow
whew! that's it!


  1. gorgeous card Brandi thanks for joining us at PTW hugs Jill xx

  2. What a lovely card just how cute is this certainly fit's the challenge, thanks for joining us at OSCC. Lisa & Janet

  3. See, green can be a good thing! Cute layout.:-)
    We really appreciate you supporting our challenge at Sentimental Sundays!

  4. oh, wow! those little feet! that is super cute! what a great idea! Thanks for playing this weeks Sampin' Royalty Challenge!

  5. What fun punch art. Thanks for playing with Stampin' Royalty this week.

  6. great die cuts thanks for joining us at anything goes x sue x

  7. great layout, I love the diaper die cut you have made and the banners, Thanks for joining us at Anything Goes this time, K x

  8. Very sweet. Thanks for joining us at Do You Stack up.


  9. The colours work well together and the baby layout is beautiful. Thanks for sharing with us at Sentimental Sundays.
    Hugs Shirley x x

  10. This is such fun :)
    Thanks for joining us at Sentimental Sundays & Good Luck.

  11. Hi Brandi! Really fun layers project! Thanks so much for sharing your creativity with us at DYSU this week! Janna

  12. what a fabulous project, I love it :o)

    thanks very much for entering my Irish theme this week at Allsorts


    Amanda x

  13. how fun! love the feet! i'm not a fan of green either but the shade you used is very pretty! great job!

    hugs :)

  14. Love the diaper with the legs sticking out - too cute! Adds so much to the title. Thanks for linking this up to my Crafty Mommy Diva Baby Shower Event. Featuring this today: