Friday, October 26, 2012

Laughter and Such

Hello, Crafty Friends!  How is everyone doing this fine Friday?  I'm doing great knowing that it is indeed Friday!  Woot!
I've been busy trying to finish up my 2011 December Daily whenever I can spare a moment.  I'm very nearly done and will be posting it in its entirety once it's complete.  I need to hurry it up, so I can move on to getting my 2012 December Daily set up.  I have a different format in mind this year.  Something a little more simple, consistent, and concise than the more freeform version I started last year.  You can see bits of it here, if you are interested:
Meanwhile, here is my latest 12x12 creation!
You Make Me Laugh 
I wanted to create a layout featuring my girlfriend and this silly photo I took of her a couple of years ago.  I'm loving using Studio Calico's Classic Calico collections as my backgrounds lately and when I pulled this starburst background out of my stash, I thought it would look really cool with some more circles!  I was super surprised with how much I liked the design of this page once it was completed.
With the exception of the "Together" die cut by October Afternoon, I cut every single one of those circles out old school style...with my Creative Memories circle cutting system (I can't remember the proper name of it, I've had it so long).  I still can't seem to jump on board fully with my Cricut.  I love, love, love that I have it and coveted it for so long, but with my scrap space being very cramped, I don't have it set up to where it is easy to get to.  I need to find a remedy for that!

This little Jillibean Soup flower worked really well with the pastel colors of the layout.  Plus, it added a little something to my circle design.  I popped up several of the smaller circles to give the layout some overall dimension.

This little flag from the Soleil collection by Basic Grey was super perfect!  I also used some word stickers from Authentique that I sprinkled in various places.

It wouldn't be a Deedee layout without a touch of October Afternoon.  I only used a smidge of their paper from the Woodland Park collection, so included this cutie little die cut too.
Supplies:  patterned paper - October Afternoon, Fancy Pants Designs, Echo Park, My Mind's Eye, Studio Calico, Basic Grey; die cut - October Afternoon; flag - Basic Grey; felt flower - Jillibean Soup; word stickers - Authentique; letter stickers - American Crafts, Studio Calico; other - ink

Thanks so much for stopping by!  And Happy Friday!


  1. Oh wow, wonderful layout! It's so cute with those soft colors and the circles.

  2. Awesome design, Deedee! I love all of the circles!

  3. Love the circles with the starburst. Thanks for sharing!

  4. Love your design, the colors and circles.

  5. Love all the colorful circles! Cool page!

  6. Cute layout, love all the circles :)

  7. Great page, I love all those circles, like colourful bubbles! It's a very happy layout. x

  8. Sweet! How fun with all those circles!

  9. You spin me right round baby right round ;) (I'm not sure if that song was even released there, hehe)