Tuesday, March 16, 2010

crazy cute...

I sure do love this little guy - he makes me smile every single day. 

He is super sweet and sensitive and smart and crazy cute!


This layout was published in the January 2010 issue of Creating Keepsakes Magazine.  I made it shortly after The Boyfriend line was released by Cosmo Cricket.  I loved it then - and it's still one of my favorites! 

I thought I'd share a fun little trick I used to create the title. 

The "CRAZY" portion of the title came directly from this sticker sheet:

I wanted to add the word "CUTE" and I wanted it to coordinate with the "CRAZY."  So...I used my scissors to cut the background of the sticker sheet - removing the entire piece around the empty "CRAZY" squares.  There is a slight border around these stickers.  I only needed four spaces for the word "CUTE," so I cut one piece off and I was left with four "frames."  I placed these on the layout where I wanted to add the word "CUTE."

Next, I took the alphabet rub-ons that coordinate with this line:

And I added the gray letters within the sticker frames.


I love that there are so many coordinating elements to every Cosmo Cricket line - it makes it easy and fun to create pieces to use along with the cute existing elements.


Of course, I also had to add hand-written journaling with my favorite pen...and you knew there had to be machine stitching somewhere, right?


  1. What an awesome Idea! Thanks for sharing it, I never thought of using the shadows before. I will be trying that one!

  2. Super cute! (and for the record, I voted for your cover....)