Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Susan's Lucky Reveal

Hi everyone! I am so excited to share my work with you as an official member of the Simply Obsessed design team! I need to thank Heather for giving me this wonderful opportunity. The March kit featuring the Little Yellow Bicycle Lucky Me line is just wonderful! The colors are absolutely beautiful not to mention the wonderful little crocheted clover. This etsy find is oh so sweet! I also purchased the ribbon and bling add-on. Anyway, on with the reveal!
For the first one I wanted to do a masculine layout featuring my son Kyle. He graduated last year and is doing well with his job, etc. I decided to use an oversized black and white photo of him I took one day after work.

I used some of the striped paper under the photo as well as the brown ribbon from the add-on. Over that I layered the little shamrock border sticker. I created a cluster of embellies on the lower right corner of the photo. For the cluster I punched a large circle and a medium scalloped circle from some of the green coordinating paper. I outlined and inked these to help them pop a bit. I used pop dots and layered them with a clear cut clover, I Love You sticker, a threaded button and that adorable little clover. I used rub-ons to create the title "You Dream Big." I also made a little border above the top left corner of the photo using some of the stickers.

I really love this second layout. Bryn posed for these one afternoon in her new sundress. The colors coordinated perfectly with these papers.

I used two papers and stitched down the center to form the background paper. I used one 4x6 photo of Bryn matted with the plaid paper. This photo is popped up with pop dots. Next to it I placed three 2x3 photos. I added a cluster at the top left corner using punched circles, stickers, and a cute little button.There is also a little hidden journaling tag that sticks out at the bottom of the little cluster. To create this I just cut a rectangle, punched a hole, tied some ribbon and wrote my thoughts down. I tucked it behind the photo and used a little piece of bling to hold it in place. There is another cluster at the bottom right using stickers, buttons, bling, and the little prima roses that I inked with some brown distress ink. I added one more little sticker at the top left of the wallet photos.

The last layout I have to share has lots of "white space."

I used two different patterned papers to create a background. I cut off one side of the die-cut paper and let it stick out from under one side. I layered a ribbon over this and tied a little bow near the bottom. I created a cluster at the top left of the photo using a punched circle, stickers, buttons, and a clover I cut from the other side of the die-cut paper.The title went at the bottom of the pic. To tone down the bright green here I applied a little stazon black ink to the letters before placing them on the layout. The journaling was done on a little label sticker(not included in the kit) placed near the bottom of the page and under the ribbon. The last little touch I added to balance the layout was a couple of scraps of paper and a sticker that I stitched to the top left corner of the layout.

AND I still have lots left to play with. I intend to work on another layout or two this weekend using the kit. I will repeat myself here---the colors in this kit are just wonderful! So you know you NEED one! Well, that is all for me today. Make sure you check back tomorrow because there will be another reveal for the March Kit! You don't want to miss that!


  1. LOVE ALL OF IT!! Beautiful work!!

  2. Susan, love your clustering! Great job!

  3. WOOHOO!!! Fabulous layouts :)

  4. Awesome work! These are beautiful projects Susan!


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