Friday, February 28, 2014

It's All About ME!

This week's challenge over at Fantabulous Cricut Challenge is to use your favorite colors, but then it says All About You!  Well, I love that idea; so, I ran with it!

I have to say when it comes to horses my favorite colors are blue and brown.  When we show our sorrel horses, we usually wear blue/turquoise.

Now about the "It's All About Me" phrase, that is such a popular saying at my house!  All of us will say something and follow it up with a grin saying, "Well, it is all about me!"

Even my horse has that attitude!  Whenever we try to get pictures of my son, that horse has to be the center of attention.  He thinks he is Tom Cruise.  Now, on his behalf, that horse was bred for his looks.  He's an Impressive bred halter QH who has won many ribbons and trophies to just stand and look good!  In the top picture he was much younger, around 10.  In Keith's Sr Picture they are both 18.  For my son it's the beginning, but for Harry it is definitely middle-aged approaching his senior years.  Age hasn't changed this guy!  He still thinks he belongs in old westerns and when the camera comes out, he is on his mark.  He strikes a pose like none other.  In Keith's senior picture the idea was for Harry to lower his head and look at Keith, but as you can see that didn't happen.  Instead Keith was looking up at him, grumbling under his breath!  Harry is normally very compliant, but not when the camera is on him!

Ok, enough about my favorite red-headed guys!

I started by making my own background.  I'll make a list of the stamp sets below; I used a variety!  I then added the elements.  The cuts are all from Old West Cartridge.  The Font for the title is also from that cartridge, but the Cricut drew in the letters and I colored them in with a CTMH Twilight marker.   The barbed wire stencil was also made with that cartridge.

The rope was made from baling twine.  The boot was embossed with the paisley Cuttlebug folder.

Cardstock:  Sky Blue, Cashmere, Pacifica, Chocolate, Saddle

Inks:  Chocolate, Barn Red, Topiary
Pigment Inks:  Cocoa and Colonial White

Embellishments:  Cloud Nine Arrows (triangles), Pewter Badge Buttons, Mocha Gems, Brown Grosgrain ribbon from stash

Other stuff:  ATG adhesive, CTMH Twilight Marker, Black pen for journaling

Stamp sets are all CTMH:  Genuine Country, Yeehaw, Country Born, Horseshoes, Universal Backgrounds

Journaling:  "Whose picture is this anyway?  Do you have to steal the limelight every time?  Look at that old picture.  Eight years of photos w/you; can it be about someone else just once?  Please let my senior pic be about me!  You are not the star this time!  OK ~~ guess you are!"

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  1. What a fantastic layout. I love how it speaks to who you are. Thank you for joining us this week at FCCB!

  2. I love it. Great way to use your favorite colors and tell about you. Thanks for playing with FCCB

  3. Your layout is wonderful. Love the story behind it and all the details on the layout itself. Thanks for joining our challenge this week at FCCB. Looks like this layout was all about Harry. Kim

    1. Oh, Kim, you are soooo right! It's always about Harry ;)