Thursday, June 30, 2011


I'm sorry I've been missing in action lately.  We've been busy with Landon's tball and of course my camera had to die after only 2 1/2 years.  Thankfully, my husband let me get a new one in a timely matter and as a special treat he let me upgrade to the camera of my dreams.  Now that I'm back in action I will share with you one of my layouts based off of this sketch from Sketch Support.

****The layout below was created using products that I received from Fancy Pants Designs after they featured one of my layouts on their blog. 

I honestly would never have purchased this paper line because of the girlie colors, but once I came across this picture I knew the paper and the picture were going to look great together.

****The picture is of my husband and son sleeping on the couch at my sister's baby shower.  Obviously, they were either bored out of their minds or just really tired.  LOL.

Here is my take on the above sketch.

Sketch: Allison Davis, Sketch Support and Scrapbook Generation


Saturday, June 11, 2011

Fancy Pants Designs-Pocket Chick Pick

One of my layouts was chosen by Allison Landy, design team member with Fancy Pants Designs to be spotlighted on their blog as their Pocket Chick Pick for Friday, June 10th, 2011.  What a wonderful opportunity it was! 

Here is the full article.

Or you can follow this link to view it directly from their blog.  Pocket Chick Pick-Christina Hoffman (June 10, 2011)

Pocket Chick Pick: Christina Hoffman

The Pocket Chick Pick is one of my favorite assignments we do here on the Fancy Pants blog! I love searching for inspiration among other people's work, and this month I was lucky enough to come across Christina Hoffman's fun 2 page spread using the To the Moon line.

Pocket Chick Christina Hoffman
Up To No Good by Christina Hoffman

I don't typically scrap 2 pagers myself, but I was intrigued by how Christina had combined a shaped pattern paper with a different pattern layered underneath it. I decided to see if I could create a similar look on a single, 8.5x11 page. Using the BRAND NEW Baby Mine line (which by the way also inspired the title of my layout) die cut paper and patterns, here's what I came up with.

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Baby Mine by Allison Landy

I also loved the way Christina clustered the die cut embellishments in the corners. So, I grabbed some of the new Baby Mine line of printed filter paper embellishments and added them as an element off the side of the layout.

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In the end, I love how the layouts have similar features, but that they each maintain their own character. Thank you Christina for sharing your work with us!