Friday, July 22, 2011

Guest Designer Week 27, Day 5

Happy Friday!  I can't believe this week is over - it went by so fast, and I am definitely sad to see it end!  I have had such a good time and appreciate all of the sweet comments that you have left.  Thank you to everyone at Peachy Keen Stamps!

This week I've taken you through a year's worth of scrapbook layouts; the only thing that I had left off was a birthday themed page.  I am so excited to participate in the Let's Face it Friday Challenge!  This week's theme is "Puns."  I decided to have a "won-DEER-ful" birthday celebration for the sweet deer from Create a Critter
 If you'd like to play along you can find all of the details HERE!
I don't care how many projects I do with the Create a Critter cartridge - I never get tired of it.  The Peachy Keen Critter Face stamps just push the "cute" factor up even more.  I have been saving this patterned paper to use for something special, and I decided that this week is awfully special, so it's the perfect time to put it to use.  I know that bright patterns aren't for everyone, but I love these - especially when paired with my favorite kraft cardstock.  
All of the animals are dressed up and ready for the deer's party.  I added distress ink and white gel pen doodles and faux-stitching to EVERYTHING in this layout.  It is a bit time consuming, but I try to distress and doodle as I go.  Normally while my Cricut is cutting out the images, I ink things and put together what I can.  I like to have all of my images ready to go once I start to actually put the layout together.  Sometimes I end up changing a few things around from my original design, once the cuts are in front of me.
I love the fox's "fabric" flower hair accessory.  All I did was attach a mini-brad to the fox, but before I pushed it all the way through - I wrapped the baker's twine all around it.  The twine is secured with gel adhesive.
I have never had much luck cutting out the balloon strings with my Cricut, so I decided that baker's twine would be even cuter.  I simply attached one end of the twine to my balloon and then tied the strings in a knot for the little squirrel to hold.

Silhouette
Create a Critter 
ALL Patterned Paper - Ki Memories "Paisley Parade"
(I have a more complete materials list, including cut sizes posted on my blog.)

Don't forget that this week's giveaway from Peachy Keen Stamps is the Happy Lashes Face Assortment set!  

All you have to do for a chance to win is leave a comment on this post - for an extra entry make sure to leave a comment on the corresponding post on my blog, Lauren's Creative!  I will draw a winner on Sunday morning using random.org and post the results on Peachy Keen's blog and on mine!
Thank you again for all of your sweet comments!  I hope that you will stop by and visit my blog in the future!  I don't normally post 5 layouts in one week, but I always have lots of projects to share!

46 comments:

*Alison* said...

Oh my heavens.. this is one of the cutest scrapbooking pages I have EVER seen.. I just adore the colors and the whole idea.. SERIOUSLY anyone would be so lucky to have it.. I am in aww over your creativity.. WOWZA.. :) thanks for the chance to win.. HUGS

Mary Beth Goff said...

I LOVE this last layout. So adorable. Have pics from my own 2 yr old who goes out before dark almost every night to "look for deer" with her Daddy. She loves deer. I am so snagging your adorable pun and inspiration from your layout. Thanks so much!!!

Glora said...

Okay, this is going to be hard to say because every LO this week was AMAZING, but I definitely think you saved the best for last!!!! This couldn't be cuter or sweeter!!!! I absolutely LOVE the embossing, little scenes, banners, cupcakes, balloons, stitching... I could go on! AMAZING!!!!! Hugs- Glora

Cristi said...

Every detail is gorgious, you have beyond out done your self with this amazing layout! You for sure put your personal touch on every single layout. I still would love to scrap with you!
Big hugs
Cristi

bakscrap said...

I love the creat a critter cartridge too. You have included so many cute little details here, what fun!

Maria said...

very cute. I love all the detail

Crafty Starkie said...

Seriously these are all amazing!

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Pat N. said...

What an adorable layout--love all the critters and those PK faces; who doesn't?!! And I love the bright colors. Thanks for the chance to win some stamps--Pat N.

Lisa Kay said...

Amazing Layout! I just love your stuff!

GiGi said...

Oh my goodness is this CUTE! I love all the critters and their cute faces!

Kristal said...

Wow I love this layout! I'm always amazed with the amount of detail you put into your projects.

CRAZY4CHRIST said...

Love every detail of this layout!
Kristan
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sweetlilscrapper said...

love the bright colours!!

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McVic said...

oh wow! your layout is just precious! Love it!!!
kacee
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Sue D said...

Won-deer-ful layout for a birthday!
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Percilla G said...

OMG - I am going to have to dust off that cartridege
I don't even know where to start so I"ll just say my hat is off to you
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Jenny said...

Superb job this week Lauren! Big kudos to you :)

Jenny
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Martha (Sissy) Speed Ramey said...

Oh! I just love all the little cute critters! I have really enjoyed viewing your wonderful creations this week! Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful talent! :)

littlen said...

great lo. love all the detail. tfs. it's been a great week.
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Jen said...

I love the papers your used!!!

bonnie said...

Sooo cute, cute, cute...love this so much! :) Hugs x

Heather said...

Won-deer-ful layout!! Create A Critter is one of my fave carts. TFS
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jen46706 said...

Wow, how clever and cute. What a great job. I would love to have this kind of imagination. Thanks
Jen
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Scrappin Dhilly said...

I love all of your layouts, your creations are so detailed and just beautiful! This layout is just perfect!

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Luv Scrapping Together said...

This absolutely adorable!! I love all the detail. Just so fun!!

Hugs,
Saundra
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Anonymous said...

I've really enjoyed your projects this week!

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Heather said...

Amazing! This is my favorite of yours yet! I love all the little details!!
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Jill_in_AL said...

Great faces again! I really like the side view stamps and can't wait til the sale next week =)

TyTynNiyasmom said...

Another beautiful LO. You are so creative! TFS

Candace
mypassion4scrappin.blogspot.com

Ryansmaama said...

Love this layout. You are sooo creative. Thanks for the inspiration.--Ryansmaama
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leo229 said...

I almost went to bed without checking the blog world....it has been a long week!!!
I just cant believe how great this layout looks. I have tried cutting those critters that small and they never have work for me:( what type of cardstock do you use? i love all your work. thank you for sharing.

SaraBug said...

What an awesome layout, all the detail and fun prints. You are so talented. I love my Create a Critter even more now that I have seen what really could be done with it.

Maria said...

This is a won-Deer-ful layout! TFS

callyannc said...

I love all the layouts you have done. I love the little faces from PKS! I use them all the time! Thanks CallyAnn
http://callyanncraftycreations.blogspot.com

Lucy said...

Another great project! This was really an enjoyable week. Thanks :)

- said...

This layout is AWESOME! I love all of the detail and extra touches that you have added to this layout. You did a fantastic job. TFS,
(:(:Smiles :):)

Robin


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Stephanie said...

Loved all of your layouts this week. Every one is truly amazing.

NancyP said...

Fantastic layouts!! And love the lashes faces--so cute!! Thanks for the chance to win them.

Scrapnatic said...

Super cute!! I love all the details!

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Sherrie K. said...

Wowzers....you rock!! Another fantastic job. I just love your creativity:)
Sherrie K
http://sherriescraps.blogspot.com
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missleyden said...

Those are so cute! I love little animals!

Kathy said...

This layout is soo adorable! I love all the time and attention to detail in your layouts! I agree with you on Create A Critter, it's a definite must-have cartrdige! Thanks!

Courtney said...

Wow! So much detail! I love it... I wish I had half the talent you have. :)

Courtney

Clnowak00@gmail.com

buglvr2010 said...

Okay, I know that I said your LO the other day was the cutest ever but I LIED....this one is the cutest LO EVER!

Lezlye said...

OMG! Awesome Stuff here! ALl the details! Great job Lauren! WOuld love to win me some more PKS stamps!

ScrapinShana said...

ADORABLE!! This is such a fabulous layout! LOVE IT!!

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