I used MFT Black Licorice cs for my middle layer. Yep, I used the 81/2 x 11 sheet of cs, and cut it down to 3x11. This is a 12x12 layout, so you are probably wondering how I got my black strip to stretch all the way across. Simply give it a slice down the middle (or where ever you know, you have an element that can cover up the gap. I did it towards the middle, knowing my photo was large enough to hide the gap. I love little tricks like this with scrapbooking.
Let me point out all the cuteness I added to this layout. First up is the title. I used the Typewriter Alphabet stamp set to spell out the words, "good thing he's" with Kraft ink on Whip cream cs. Then I added the graph paper grid over top of it with some Sno Cone ink. The graph is included in the Journal it-Graph Paper Notes stamp set. I then sponged all the edges with kraft ink (loooove distressing my edges with this fabulous ink).
I then cut out the word, Cute, from Sour Apple cs with the Highrise Uppercase Alphabet Die-namics. A sweet little paw print was added to fill some space on that fishtail flag. Love those little Pet Charm Die-namics.
Off to the left of my title is another fun double circle element. I first cut out a Heart Doily Die-namics and then decided I only wanted to use the inner circle with those punched out circles. So I found a Circle Stax Die that fit it just right and cut off the outer hearts and scallops. Fun, huh?
Then I decided I wanted to add a Pie Chart....it was a circle, so it fit right in with the sketch. Plus it allowed me to add in a bit more pattern paper pieces. I topped that with a Kraft Heart Stax (crimped up with my paper crimper) and I stamped the word, "cute" in Tangerine Tango Ink. I stamped the 100% in Sour Apple Ink and used the Accent it-Labels and Tabs Die-namics to cut the circle out. That pup is 100% cute. A sweet dog bone charm tied up with some twine finished it off.
Moving up to the other large circle element of the sketch, I decided to cut a skinny, Steel Grey circle border and then added a pattern paper circle cut with a smaller circle Die-namics.
I used the sweet sentiment from Puppy Girl to add to this Fishtail Flag. The trio of hearts were punched out from the Heart Doily Die-namics I used below.
After I had the main elements of the sketch covered, I decided to add a few more bells and whistles. I was inspired by the puppy print of the paper I used to add in a few Speech Bubbles. I love that MFT has a few different sizes, so I tucked in a Chat Bubble (made a bit smaller with my Die shortening trick. You can see how I do this from my tutorial in my side bar. Check it out) and a few Say What Die-namics. I also used the coordinating Say What Stamp Sentiments set to add a few quotes that I heard from people when I posted this picture on Facebook a few months ago.
And just because I arrows are so trending right now and I love this set, I added a few stamps and sentiment from the Right This Way stamp set.
Here is one more look at all the elements together.
There will be a random draw from all the participants who have uploaded their scrapbook pages to the Splitcoaststampers Gallery using this month’s keyword MFTScrap6. One winner will be chosen and will receive a $15 gift voucher to the MFT Boutique. If the winner used MFT stamps, they will receive $ 5 in bonus bucks, for a total of $20. You have until noon on Monday, April 15 to play along.