Sunday, December 2, 2012

Dakota Workshop Layouts

We just finished up an hour ago with the Dakota workshop. I wanted to share my layouts with you. I can't take total credit for the design of any of them, really.
Layout #1: Inspired by Page 33 Imagine: Fantastic Five
Layout #2: Inspired by Page 30 Magic: Top Hat
Layout #3: Inspired by Jeanette Lynton Blog Magic: Illusion

Products Used:
Paper: Dakota, Barn Red CS, Black CS, Pacifica CS, Cocoa CS, Desert Sand CS, Garden Green CS, White Daisy CS, Colonial White CS, Whisper CS, Slate CS (CTMH)
Stamps: Classmate Alphabet, Paisley Flair, Avonlea WOTG, Casual Expressions, Stars Shine Bright (Convention 2012 stamp) (CTMH)
Inks: Pacifica, Black, Barn Red, Slate (CTMH)
Tools: Paper-Piercer, Micro-Tip Scissors, Watercolor Pencils, Cricut Artiste Cartridge, Cricut Art Philosophy Cartridge, Sponge, Rub-On Tool, Corner Rounder (CTMH)
Other: Green Baker's Twine, Burlap Ribbon, Parlor Velvet Rub-On's, Wrangler Assortment, Houndstooth Alphabet, Durables Round Studs, Black Embroidery Floss (CTMH)

The last layout had a color switch-up so that customers could work with the kit papers they had left. The blue paisley paper replaced the red houndstooth; the cocoa cardstock was replaced with black cardstock. The desert sand cardstock was replaced with pacifica cardstock. Then the pennants were changed to coordinate with the blue, black and grey theme. 

Now, as you can see, I really didn't go completely western theme on my layouts. I had the complements, but decided against using them. We live in Northern Michigan so western really isn't that big around here. My original thoughts were to scrapbook hubby's pic's when he was a child. Western shirts were pretty popular then. But, realistically, I scrap mostly my children's pages. I thought the "Blue Arrow" badge went perfectly with the one layout, so I added it in, and no, we didn't buy the bow and arrow just so I could use the badge. LOL

I believe we had 2 full sheets of B&T paper left so you may see more Dakota layouts soon. :) One more quick note to share with you...that rub-on tool is the bomb! Love it! Makes adding rub-on's easy peasy, and is well worth the expense.

Have a great night!



  1. Really cute-- love the little banners! Great LOs. Be sure to post on the BB. We need that BB to come alive again! Maureen