Friday, August 5, 2011

Choo Choo Birthday

I am excited that I am going to be getting some scrapbooking done this weekend. My daughter will be spending the night with her grandparents tonight and than going on a special trip into Chicago to see a play and spend the day downtown. What that means for me and my husband is some time to ourselves (we have a few plans to get some stuff done, but mostly down time). I have a whole head full of layouts right now and just need some time to work on them. I got an early start today with a layout from last July...
For Charlie's birthday party his parents had a whole train theme (I know you couldn't tell from the layout). I was very excited to pull out my Pop-up Neighborhood cartridge. This cart has a whole set of train cars that you can use. I was a little confused why the wheel sizes were different on some of the cars, but in the end I still love the look of my train.
I also did something on this layout that I love doing with titles (to the point I have to be careful not to do it all the time). I cut the letters out, using my Gypsy, in the correct spot on my page and than instead of gluing the letters onto another sheet I glued paper to the back of the layout to have a almost colored in effect. This is a fun look, but works bets when you do not have too many small pieces of letters to glue down on top (like the h, a & e here). This is Cricut Classic Font.
I am trying to take part if some challenges this weekend (working towards a goal) and this layout covers 2 for me.
1. The Paper Variety Week 45: CIRCLES!
Use at least 4 circles on your project: My polka dot paper and train wheels cover this.
2. Quick Quotes Blog Friday Challenge: NUMBERS!
Use a number on your project: I used 2 2's!
Check out these great challenges for some weekend inspiration. This is Quick Quotes very first challenge and it was a fun one.


  1. Super cute layout. I really like the way you did the title. I'll have to try that.

  2. Love that little train and love the wonderful comments you leave on my blog...should have become a follower a long time ago...I scare myself somedays... ;) any way now you are closer to 200!

  3. Great layout! I love the train and what a cute liitle boy!

  4. Love your little train with all the patterned papers. Very creative.

    BTW Love the new blog background.

  5. What an Adorable Layout L.B. I have yet to use my Pop up Neighborhood cart but I loved that train on it and thanks for the heads up on the wheel size! Love your title too, great idea! Charlie sure looked like he had a Blast! Thanks for joining us over at QQ for our challenge, hope to see you often and hope you have a fun creative weekend! Enjoy your time!
    ((Hugs)) Theresa (QQ DT)

  6. Love it!!!!! I love using that technique too, except that's the one I forget to use often. The train is so cute. Hope you enjoyed your down time!! x

  7. I really enjoyed everything about your layout! What a fun day! Good luck on entering the challenges! I hope you get lots done!

  8. this is adorable, i love your title technique, it looks awesome!!!

    {QQ DT}

  9. I love the little train that you created!! So cute!!

  10. oh my goodness this is just so cute. I love that little paper pieced train. Thanks for playing along with us at QQ
    ~Julie QQ DT member


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