Monday, April 18, 2011


Hello!! I finally worked on a scrapbook layout!! YAY!! I quickly realized I am super rusty at these. I haven't done a layout for months! I've been wanting to scrap these pics from last summer so bad. As soon as I saw twine used in a layout on someone's blog I knew I had to get some just for this layout in particular. I knew it would make the cuteset lollipops!! I got mine from the Twinery but since I've bought mine I've seen it being sold in quite a few places (Scrappy Mom's & Pink By Design just to name a couple...). It comes in allll kinds of delicious colors.

The layout definitely didn't turn out how I had pictured... It got a little crazy! Starting with the sugar buzzed monkies! :)

 I remember doing this photo shoot with my daughter so clearly, even though it was 9 months ago... It was our last shoot before her little baby brother or sister made an appearance!

Bria has had severe allergies since she was born. When she was 7 months old she had a VERY scary anaphylactic reaction to some dairy in a pablum I gave her. After we got allergy tests done we found out she had a looooong list of about 7 allergies. Needless to say, she had a very restricted diet for a really long time. This sucker was the very first taste of any kind of candy she had ever had. It took us sooo long to convince her to even lick the lollipop. She was just happy to carry it around with her! After a hour or two she was finally starting to take licks of it on her own. I usually wouldn't push my kids to eat candy but this was a really special occasion...

 I have recently discovered a few crafting supplies that I can't believe I had ever crafted without in the past!! One of those things is TWINE.

Doesn't the twine make the perfect lollipops? I think so... :) To make these I covered the candy part of the lollipop with tape with my ATG gun and then just wound two colors of twine around and around.
Here are some other details...
- Sugar crazed monkeys are cut from Paisley and their googly eyes are from the Dollarstore
- 'Sweet' title and lollipops are from Mini Monsters
- shadows behind title, monkies, lollipops are embossed with the Tiny Bubbles cuttlebug folder
- bright green circles were cut using a simple circle within another circle - I can't remember which cart the circle was from but I'm sure it's on quite a few...
- doodles with my white Gelly Roll pen

There is a neat blog hop going on over at the Crafting Misfit blog. Check it out HERE!! It's all about new techniques, ideas and materials/supplies!!

This is going to be a super busy weekend coming up, we're going to have family staying at our house so I'm not sure how often I'm going to get into my craft room... :( I will have a few projects for you this week though!!


Deanne Gutierrez said...

This is such a "sweet" layout! Great job.

Deanne G

Jessica said...

I happen to really like the sugar crazed monkies>>>LOL! Yes, the twine does make perfect lollies. I am happy to hear your little diva princess is OK. Great LO!

liz at liz's paper loft said...

cute layout and funny story of how long it took her to try it!
liz :o)

June Houck said...

I love those twine lollys. Your LO is super cute too :)