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Friday, December 14, 2012

a horse she called Nay Nay

Ruby Sky quickly picked up the sounds farm animals make (she's an Old MacDonald Has a Farm addict! can't get enough of that song...), and after that, every horse she met was called Nay Nay.
I really love these cute mini decks that Jenni Bowlin Studios came out with, and when I saw the farm animal set I knew exactly where that horse card was going. ;) 

I really love these red skinny alphas. I have used them a lot lately. 
I distressed the receipt paper behind the title quite a bit. I loved the shape, it fit my title perfectly, and I liked the lines and perforations quite a bit. But the received/cheque aspect didn't work with my layout very well. I used several types of sandpaper (very find to rough), scissors edges, and my fingers, to distress this paper in layers. I love the faded, worn effect using multiple types of distressing creates.


I tucked in lots of little bits and pieces from my Jenni Bowlin Studio stash around the horse card. A star sticker placed on star chipboard, then distressed and stapled and knotted with thread. A few straight pins. Some stars -- sanded red stickers, white adhesive rhinesontes, and a punchie -- sprinkled around. A bit of torn JBS figure paper. A piece of ruler sticker from a JBS label sheet. And then some book page, washi, and a nest of tangled thread. 

I placed another smaller cluster above the horse card, but kept this one much more simple to avoid overwhelming the page too much. I didn't want that side of the page to be one big pile-up of tangled embellishment mess. I used some similar elements -- a label, the colour red, stars, ruler sticker, distressing, and a white rhinestone star. 


8 comments:

artfulscrapbooking said...

My son did the same when he was little. We have a Christmas ornament from that time period called Nay Nay. Love the addition of the straight pins and the punch at the side of the page! Wonderful layout!! xo Evie

Mel said...

very cute story and layout!

Lisa Rukin Swift said...

Such a cute story to document and the mini deck horse card is perfect. :)

smcl said...

Really like the LO, love the jenni Bowlin to document a child's page without being childish! All the sweeter!

Bonnie Gwaltney said...

Love those chubby baby hands, sweet story and brilliant layout.

jenni...that's me. said...

I just started following you on Pinterest and your blog...and I LOVE this page....it is gorgeous. Love the colors!!

glorygirl said...

Amazing page! Love all the little details and the title, with the photo is adorable! LOOOOOVE IT!

Natalie Elphinstone said...

This is just fabulous! I love how you've used the playing card. And I really love how you've distressed everything. Straight to Pinterest this goes!!