Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Bye-Bye June...

Yes, it is the last day of June! Can you believe it? Me either! So, since July is tomorrow, I thought I better get crackin' on that list that I posted earlier this month. One of the things on that list was to get a handle on the stacks... and I mean stacks of layouts that I have sitting on my desk. 

How many do you think there are? Leave a guess here, and I will send the closest person a little prize! :] Honestly, at this point, I don't even know how many are here. 

But, when I was sorting through these, I found a few layouts that I honestly just love. This first one is a layout of my nephew a few years ago. It features some paper from Imaginisce. I took these pictures on his brother's first birthday party, and as you can see, he kinda stole the show. 

The title I cut out of some coordinating patterned paper, using an outline stamp as a guide. Then I added glossy accents to give it a "watery" feel. I really liked how it turned out. 

This next one features one of my favorite all time lines from Cosmo Cricket, Cogsmo. You can see the fabric that will be coming out soon a few posts below. I love this line. It screams little boy to me. 

Matteo had just started to play with cars and trucks when I took these pictures. It seems so funny now that he didn't have any hair. It seems that once I cut it, it won't quit growing! 

One thing that I love about Cosmo Cricket is that they have so many great chipboard pieces that can be layered to add dimension to your pages. I don't know how great this shot is, but this little robot has several layers to him. Isn't he so cute?


This next one was a sketch that Syliva did, when she used to have a store. She was amazingly talented. This one is Doodlebug designs paper. The color's were wonderful for the pool. I love this layout because it was Matteo's first day at swim lessons. He loved it so much, but boy oh boy has he changed. He was so timid and unsure of his abilities. Look at how sweet he is... aha

The stitching on the bottom was done by hand and I added a few little fish to pull it all together. See here. 

This layout was completed not too long ago, but obviously hasn't made it to an album yet. It was in the stack! (Now it is in an album.. yeah!) I got this idea from a layout that was in a magazine, by the lovely Lisa Truesdell, a.k.a. gluestic girl.  I loved how she folded the paper back to show both sides. 
And I loved the little felt flowers by American Crafts. I don't use flowers that much, so I was happy to be able to use these!

This layout was one that I did a while ago too. I used mostly Scenic Route for this layout. This was Matteo's first trip to the river... although, we didn't go anywhere near it! We did have a picnic in the park and enjoyed some great people watching. The river here is so fantastic and always draws a crowd when the weather is warm. I loved that Matteo left his glasses on all day. He now actually demands them when the sun it too bright. 

I cut these arrows out of paper to bring the eye around the page. I thing it worked pretty well. 

 Then for the title, I just used some stamps and a bit of colored pencil to make then pop. Not to hard at all. 
And for the last one today... I love this paper. I think I have used this line several times already. It is super cute! Again it is by Cosmo Cricket. It is their Jack's World line, but in my mind it is Matteo's World ;] This was right before we cut his hair for the first time. 

It was his first time on the "big boy" swings. So I thought this title was fitting... 


And yes, he did fall off!  Mom was just trying to get a good picture! Poor kid. 

So, that is my stack. Check that off the list! Yeah! Now how many more things do I have that are on that list! Yikes! Don't forget to leave a comment with your guess, I promise to send something fun! 

And as always, Thanks for stopping by. 

21 comments:

Anne aka Anniescraps said...

A wild guess of 53... and the layouts you showed were wonderful and all deserve to be albums :-) That being said... I jut bought som albums and have yet put my layouts in them.

Anne aka Anniescraps said...

I also have a sticking keyboard...
so here is the "s" for just and the "e" for some.

Jennie said...

My guess is 74. Cute layouts by the way! Isn't it fun to go through old layouts? *sigh* Glad you were able to cross one thing off the list!

Erin said...

Super cute layouts! I love that birthday suit one! I'm guessing 67 layouts in your stack.

AlissaG said...

62 is the number i'm throwing out! this makes me feel better about my pile!

lisa truesdell said...

that is one heck of a stack! love the pages - the bday suit pic on the trike has me LMAO!! love what you did w/ the paper technique - your design for the 2 pager is awesome!

stacey said...

Hm - that's really funny - I think we all have a stack like that somewhere. My guess is 48.

Zorina said...

aww, cute layouts you got there! they need a nice home, ha?
i'm guessing you've got only 44 layouts there...

Starr said...
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Starr said...

Beautiful LOs Mandee :) I've got a similar pile stacked up here & will hazard a guess at 84.

Carrie K said...

wow...thats quite the stack! Im going to guess 87 :)

jeanie nieva said...

i am guessing 168...

mademoisellechitchat said...

You have exactly 52 layouts on your desk. ;) Anne aka Anniescraps, do not think that I was emulating you. As soon as I read the post. I came up with this #. :)

Angela W said...

I'd say 52! Yeah, I tend to do that at times also! I love all your layouts; the glossy accents on the alphas and the Birthday Suit! LOL!

meganklauer said...

Wow, can you ROCK the 2 pagers! Love them all, but the stitching on the fish page...way cool! My guess is 64.

karen m. (akaliz) said...

your layouts rock! love the growing up too fast one, especially.

my guess is 57.

Jenny said...

My guess is 63. I was just going through my stack of lo's just today! :)

Heather said...

WOW - that is a huge stack of layouts!! I love all the layouts you shared - especially birthday suit - too cute!!
My guess is 48.

erin m said...

I originally thought 42, but it's probably a lot more than that!
Good luck getting them all put away!

Nancy said...

I say 47. :)

Emily Pitts said...

mandee, you really know how to do two pagers well. it's been fun looking at your layouts!