Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Chocolate Bunny Layout

Here's a layout I completed last night at about 2am. You see, it would have been finished a little earlier, but right before her bedtime my 2 year old (the star of the layout, no less!) saw the half finished layout and decided she was going to rearrange a few things. I walked in the room, and the word CHOCOLATE was laying on the floor, crinkled from her ripping it off the page. Then I noticed the word bunny was missing the 'U'-completely ripped off my page! LOL The way I look at it is, it could have been worse! At least she didn't color all over the photos or anything. Everything she messed up was completely replaceable and/or usable...thank Heaven! Gotta love toddlers!

The spring colored papers are from the new spring stacks from JoAnn's. My hubby gave me some money to spend for Mother's Day and I found these stacks on clearance for $8.97 each! So naturally I bought all three :) The dark brown paper is from Hobby Lobby.

For the title I used my Gypsy to weld "my first" and "bunny" from the All Mixed Up Cricut cartridge. After cutting, I inked the edges of the word (and all of the mats as well) with Dew Drop chalk ink in Gingerbread. Then I used a white gel pen to add some faux stitching. So CUTE!

For the word "chocolate" I used my Gypsy to weld the letters from the Batman Cricut cartridge (even if you aren't into Batman, this font is fabulous and makes the cartridge well worth it!). After cutting it out, I thought it needed a little something extra so I used a Sakura clear Glaze pen to trace around the edges of the letters ( I also did this for the chocolate bunnies on the page). It makes the chocolate look more chocolaty, I think. LOL

The color is kind of off in this particular photo, but you can really see how the glaze pen makes a shiny embossed look on the lettering. LOVE IT!!!

This coloring in this photo is more true to life...I'm still learning how to work my DSLR camera :)

This border was made using a Martha Stewart Drippy Goo edge punch and then I traced all the little goo drips with the glaze pen.

Now, most of you are probably thinking I used the Easter 2010 cartridge to create my chocolate bunnies on this page...but I didn't! I still want that cart, but it's just not in my budget right now -so I improvised. I noticed there is a bunny shape on the Gypsy Wanderings cartridge. Well, it didn't have the cool half eaten bunny ear look, so what I did was drop a scalloped circle from Mini Monograms onto the ear using my Gypsy. Just make sure you don't weld it. (Yet another reason YOU NEED a Gypsy!) I think that is a great way to make something look like a bite has been taken out of it.
And, last but not least, the brown felt ribbon and the yellow ribbon on the bunny are from the dollar ribbon bin at Michael's...gotta love that!
Thanks for looking at my page. I hope it inspires you in one way or another! Have a great day :)


  1. This is so cute! And your daughter is adorable! I love what you did with "Chocolate and the Drippy Goo Punch it looks like you dipped them in chocolate:)

  2. This is so cute! I like that you added so much detail! What a nice gift for you daughter!


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