Thursday, February 20, 2014

the IKEL look

ahhh Nerd Day, always a favorite at our school... whipping out those looks that everyone can pull-off, if they only try.  My youngest Rocks the Nerd look!  A few years ago a school mate of his dubbed him Ikel (i.e. Urkel).
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Day 4 of my Growing in Unity week :-)  Today's creation is a two-page layout featuring my Big Nerd!  Page One (the right side) got it's inspiration from UmWow Studio's monthly sketch for February
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so the obvious choice of stamp sets from Unity Stamp Co. for this one is..... Talk Nerdy - it's PERFECT! Also used the little notebook & heart stamps both from a Unity Stamp Co. Grab Bag (love those things)

Image Inks - Tim Holtz Distress Inks in Stormy Sky, Chipped Sapphire & Faded Jeans

Sentiment Ink - CloseToMyHeart Vineyard Berry

Printed Paper Background - around the block hissy (reverse side)

Stamped using Paint - Folk Art Metallic Blue Topaz

Owl & Circle Chipboard Pieces - UmWow Studio

Chippies are painted with Twinkling H2O's in China Black

White Splatters are Gesso

Vintage buttons

Printed Accent Papers - October Afternoon Midway

Viewfinder & Circle Chipboard Pieces - UmWow Studio which I actually WON by entering a contest DeeDee had! (how exciting is that?!?!)

Background Stamp (I know it's hard to see but it's in all four corner of background paper) - Unity Stamp Co. Graffiti Art

Ink - Tim Holtz Black Soot

Title - Rubons from Making Memories in providence

Brad - My Mind's Eye Lush

Now you know what to do, right?  Leave me some kind of comment to be entered to WIN 
{your choice} of two Itty Bitty Stamps from Unity Stamp Co.
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I'm answering Sharon's question here about Duct Tape
so it doesn't mess up my count for the prize:
Yes!  Duct tape all the way & totally his designs & creations.  I'm so glad I took pics of all the little things that made his look, umm well his!


  1. Paula, you got this paper craft thing wired!

    How's my nerd speak? Although you really are rockin with craftiness!

  2. Oh MY he *is* good at that look!t LOVE IT!! Are those duct tape suspenders held on by a caribiner?? ...and the pocket protector ...and the highwaters ..and that hairdo!! He's AWESOME!! Love the LO, too, but Ike steals the show on this post! :)

  3. LOVE your layout! And the pictures are great! Love to incorporate stamps into layouts.

  4. Love the nerd look. Your son rocks and so does the layout.

  5. Great layout, Paula. Really fun photos.

  6. Fabulous Nerd look!! Wonderful LO. Perfect.
    Love nerds....that's why I married one......pocket protector and all. Ha!
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com

  7. Haha, cuteness! How have I never seen that talk nerdy set?! Must have!

  8. Fun layouts! He is certainly having fun with the look.... great job in creating the nerd persona!

  9. haha... These are cute nerdy pages. Love the glasses and fun pics. :)

  10. Love this layout. I really like how you used the nerdy stamp for it. Great idea.

  11. This is so cool! It's so cool that your son participates full force and is not embarassed. The layout with the stamps is perfect!

  12. Love the nerd idea!! I have the Nerdy set, love that stamp!!

  13. Wow what a fun layout! The theme is perfect with that stamp set and love love love your artsy design and fun photo!

  14. Ikel...bwahaha. Great layout Paula!

  15. A wonderful layout and so funny! I love all the stamping and extra details!

  16. I love this nerdy look and layout!

  17. Oh my gosh, I love the owl. And the Urkl look is adorable!

  18. You used great papers for this cut layout. nice job

  19. Hey this is a cute layout!
    Love the owl added to it.
    Carla from Utah

  20. I love when you dig out something super old of UWS, Paula!! Turned out great♥