Saturday, July 7, 2012

Sweet Dreams


After following a discussion on the Creating Keepsakes message board about scrapping with the popular hexagon shape, I decided to give the octagon a try.  I scrapped a layout in March using the hexagon, fussy cutting each one, and loved the layout when finished.  


Although this looks like a two page layout, it really isn't!!  It is the result of the fact that I like my layouts to match the opposite page, I make sure to scrap with the same, or similar pp, when scrapping a layout for the opposing page.  Silly, I know, but it works for me.  


I started with the left layout and decided to continue the octagon theme for the right layout.    The only thing that I didn't like about the octagon shape was the large space between the die cuts.  I added buttons and rhinestones as a filler and a little bling.  I used MME's lime twist Charmed and BG Picadilly, Kraft paper, the bunny chipboard and date tag are from BG, and the title was cut with Cuttin' Up Cricut cart.   

Here is the layout that I scrapped using the hexagon shapes.  It was for Ashley Horton's March Sketch It Out Challenge at Club Creatingkeepsakes.  


It has rained a little this evening and would love to have it rain all night.....it's hot and dry here in southwest Kansas.  All rain will be greatly appreciated!  It's time to start my next project!  Have a great weekend!

9 comments:

  1. Suuuuper cute!!! I love that you decided to experiment with the octagon shape, way cool! The colors on these make me smile!

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  2. So pretty! I love the colours you used - they're beautiful!

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  3. Very cute layouts! I love the colors you used and that octagon shape is very clever. :)

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  4. Seriously nothing sweeter than a sleeping baby!! What detailed work you've done with the octagons- it turned out great!!

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  5. LOve it! The soft colors are so pretty :)

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  6. I think the spaces between the Octagons add interest to your pages, Carolyn!! It's a definitely a different pattern than what the hexagons create, but I really love the effect of the Octagons too! Both of these pages are totally adorable!!

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  7. Terrific layouts---all 3 of them! I agree about the hexagon shapes and how they fit together without the gaps. But I love what you did to fill some of the gaps with the octagon shapes! Brilliant!

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  9. I love your layouts...have made a couple with hexagon shapes and I love the result. Thank you for your visit to my blog during my blog break...much appreciated xx

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