Saturday, May 7, 2011

Alphabet Soup

I don't think it's any secret; I have a thing for Alphabet Soup. No, I'm not talking about the kind of soup my mom used to give me when it was cold out (although, come to think of it, I have a thing for that as well). I'm talking about My Mind's Eye Alphabet Soup. It is so darn cute! I might only have a daughter, but I had to get both the boy and the girl sets because they have such a broad appeal. I have made several cards and layouts out of these papers and love each one of them, and this layout is no exception!

For a few years now, my husband and I have gotten into the habit of blowing kisses to each other from across the room but basically just smacking our lips and not actually blowing. It was so cute when our daughter Harper picked up on it at about 7 or 8 months. Whenever she does it, it's like she has to put so much effort into making the noise. She squeezes in her cute little cheeks and opens her mouth with a loud smack. So adorable! Anyhow, I've called it her fishy face for quite a while now and when I saw this card from the Alphabet Soup Boys Playing Card pack, I knew it was meant to be!

I took two different patterned papers from the girls Alphabet Soup collection kit and cut out strips of circles. Then I weaved them somewhat to give it a more cohesive look. Then I used my sewing machine to stitch around the edges of the background paper. I used the Martha Stewart Double Arch Punch to make a little border from one of the patterned papers. I added alphas from my stash to complete the title, and then used the fish from the Boys Chipboard Elements and the journalling block from the Boys Diecut Elements to finish off the page.

Thanks so much for looking. I really enjoyed using this sketch and hope to see you all join us in this challenge. Please have your projects linked up by May 14th at 11:59 pm ET to be included in the drawing for the prize voucher!

1 comment:

Jamie said...

Brenda, wow! So adorable. Love how you overlapped and made the border. Great job! :):) Jamie

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