Friday, March 7, 2014

One Tired Dude Layout

Sorry it's been awhile again since I've posted.  Life just doesn't seem to slow down.  I created this fun layout and then realized it fit along with the Playing in Paradise Challenge!  The challenge was to use five things from Linda's favorite list.  I used brads, buttons, stickers, diecuts, and eyelets!  Lots of fun stuff to play with so let me show you what I did!
I just adore these pictures of my son asleep.  There is something so precious about them when they are sleeping.  I bought the Swagger collection by Fancy Pants Designs over the summer and this layout just screamed for me to use it.  I love all of the patterns in the collection so rather than just choose one I chose to use a few and made a hexagon border.  I really wanted to go out and buy a set of hexagon nesting dies but in trying to stay with my resolution of using what I have I found a stencil, traced them, and cut them out by hand.  This took a little time but I feel good about not running to the store to get something I didn't really 'need.'  The polka dot pattern isn't from the Swagger collection but is washi tape!  I covered a piece of scrap white cardstock with the washi tape and then cut out the hexagons from it.  I then inked the edges of all the hexagons with some Studio G pigment ink.  I love this grey ink!  It's the perfect grey ink to use with this collection.   
Once I got the hexagon border on my page the rest was simple.  I matted the photos and also inked those edges.  I used a 4x6 card from the collection, cut it, and used it for my title and journaling!  I just love killing two birds with one stone.  I added some letter stickers to one part to finish my title.  
I stamped a journaling spot with a stamp from the Teresa Collins He Said She Said collection on the other part of the card.  It is very subtle with the grey ink but I think it works great for the page.
Clusters of a brad, button, and eyelet add some fun dimension and help create a visual triangle on my page.  I tend to hoard these so I'm really trying to get them out of my stash and onto my pages.  I also added a sticker to add to the feel of the page.   
A little scoring on my Martha Stewart score board with a little sanding in opposite corners adds some texture and finishes off my page.
I hope you enjoyed this fun and easy to put together page.  Thanks for stopping! 

Edited to Add-  So after I posted this post today I came across the Happy for Hexagons Challenge in the Moxie Fab World.  The challenge- use hexagons on your project!  Of course I have to enter this over there too.  I just love hexagons!  Have a great day!

  • cardstock- Core'dinations (Nostalgia)
  • patterned paper- Fancy Pants Designs (Swagger)
  • stamp- Teresa Collins (He Said She Said)
  • ink- Studio G
  • tools- Perfect Layers, We R Memory Keepers (Crop-o-Dile Big Bite). Core'dinatinos (Sand it Gadget and Dust Buddy), Memory Shoppe stencil, Martha Stewart (score board)
  • adhesive- Therm-o-Web (Zots), Scotch (ATG)
  • pen- American Crafts (Project Life pen 03 Black)
  • misc- brads, buttons, We R Memory Keepers (Grey Eyelets wide), Doodlebug Designs, Inc (Washi tape Grey Swiss Dots)



  1. LOVE your layout Jenny! That hexagon border is BEYOND wonderful! Your little son is just adorable and the title is so fitting. The scoring and sanding is a great touch... frames everything perfectly! Thank you so much for Playing in Paradise with us this month!

  2. Your son is so cute and precious! A beautiful LO, I love the hexagon border featuring all the different coordinating papers and the scoring and sanding creates a really neat frame. Thanks so much for Playing in Paradise with us!