T-Rex Cafe - SS DT entry 1

This is a LO I designed for the Serendpity Scrapbooks Design Team Contest. I just love it over there and would love to be on there DT! Yes I would really like to be on any DT but theirs would be PERFECT!!! I love the mb, I love the kits and Kristen the owner is so cool! We were to create a layout using embellishments to show dimension. I hope this fits the bill! I am pleased with how it turned out. This is from our recent trip to T-Rex Cafe at the Legends in Kansas City. We went for Kaden's birthday as he is in to ALL things dinosaurs right now. Let me tell you this place is SOOOOO cool! I thought it was just like Rainforest Cafe (same creator) or other theme restaurants with several in the country but there are actually only a few in the whole country! It has a Build-A-Dino (like Build-A-Bear) and theme rooms and HUGE dino models and skeletons and it was just very cool - for adults and kids! There was also a little paleontologists area where Kaden could pan for gold and bush at "fossils" and other discovery play type things. He loved it! This is the page for our family album as there will also be several for just his book.
I chose the Basic Grey Archaic line for this layout for OBVIOUS reasons - it just screams dinosaurs! I used several different papers to build depth at the bottom and added in some wide chocolate chip satin ribbon that I ruffled. I distressed and inked the edges of some of the papers and used my threading water punch on the orange piece. I matted the photos on Brown Bazzill Cardstock and distressed it with my Tim Holtz distresser - love that thing! There is a BG Grime rub-on behind the family picture that I double matted and added a little Tim Holtz binder clip to the top that I tied a piece of Wild Wasabi stitched ribbon to. I though the little felt Dino from Fancy Pants that I got from Serendipity's Blue Light Special Sale during their last online crop was perfect for this LO. I used my Choc Chip marker to add some details to him. I also used the BG Archaic buttons to add some dimension and tied some DMC floss on each one for more texture. The main part of the title I used BG chipboard letters - love the fact there is already adhesive on the back covered them with Brown Bazzill Cardstock and then used BG alpha stickers for the rest of the title. The little arrow I mounted on grunge board and inked the edges is to lead the eye down to the journaling. TFL! and stay tuned for more DT entry projects.

Paper: Basic Grey Archaic, Bazzill Brown
Ink: Choc Chip
Stamps: none!
Accessories: BG Buttons Rubon, Stickers, Chipboard Alpha, SU Ribbon in Wild Wasabi stiched and choc chip satin, Felt Dino by Fancy Pants, Tim Holtz grunge board and binder clip, dmc floss
Tools: tim Holtz distress tool, file, threading water punch


  1. Heather7/27/2008

    Way Cool LO. What a super way to capute the moment!!! Hope You win Tess!!!!

  2. Sarah Coyle7/27/2008

    Love this LO!! How fun!! Good luck...you deserve it your work is great!

  3. i LOVE this tess! you did a fantastic job! sarah is right, you deserve to win!

  4. Love this and as I PM'd you...you have inspired me to break out this paper and use it. Great job!

  5. very cute layouts, so detailed, wow!!!
    i need to try making one ;)

  6. Love the little dino!


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