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Friday, April 9, 2010

Cascade Springs layout

Last summer my husband and I took our daughter up the American Fork Canyon. We had a lot of fun driving the Alpine Loop and visiting Cascade Springs. we actually went down the back way on an old dirt road just west of the Loop. It took us out into Midway and into Heber. And then we went over to Park City and down Parley's Canyon. Backing up just a bit to when we were at the Alpine Loop, we explored the little trail just a bit and had a blast just watching Peyton discover all there was to see. She loved the water and the fish and the pathway and the bridges and the plants and the animals and the flowers and the......

Pretty much from the beginning I could tell that Peyton was going to be really independent. Yes, she is 2 and all about doing things her way, but for Peyton, she started developing this independence from about 6 months or so. She was a baby and now is a toddler who knows what she wants and wants to get it done herself! I love watching her always try to do new things. And I try to always be there to help her if she can't do something on her own. But I love seeing her so excited and satisfied when she can accomplish something on her own. She is really big into putting her own socks on right now. It's pretty cute! And then she of course goes directly for the shoes. Sometimes she even gets them on the right feet :D. What can I say but that I am a proud Mama!

This layout was a lot of fun to make. I had some super cute paper from My Little Shoebox. I knew exactly the pictures I wanted to use when I got it. The paper captures the fun spirit of the day in the canyon that my family spent. And it also captures my daughter's spunkiness that becomes more and more evident every day.

Here is the supply list:
  • My Little Shoebox - all patterned paper, transparency lady bug, bird and flowers, journal and heart diecuts
  • BasicGrey - large white scallop border cardstock, circle gemstone border sticker
  • American Crafts - orange plastic flowers, pink Thickers
  • Stampin' Up - Scallop Trim border punch, Chocolate Chip brush tip marker, "Love You" sentiment stamp
  • Heidi Swapp - green tiny gemstone stickers
  • My stash - pink crate paper

Here are a few things to note: to make the crate paper flower, the outside layer and middle layer are long strips folded in half. I fan folded them and then used glue dots to hold to the "Love You" sentiment. The inside layer is folded in half twice. Super easy to make!!! And crate paper is super cheap. It's left over from my daughter's birthday party which makes it even more affordable.

Next thing, If you look closely to the top left side of the picture of my husband and daughter you will notice the scallop trim border. To make the design continue around a corner, the punch has a lineup guide on the punch to allow you to create the corner. It's a little tricky, but I figured it out. I also did this same thing on the pink square behind both pictures on the tip right corner. Now that I know how to do it, I want to keep doing it on other projects!!

Here are a few more pictures for you to see closer up.

Happy Scrapping Everyone!