Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Big Helper

This layout is the follow-up to the other layout I did about A helping me with laundry.  I used a new-for-me collection and it was so fun to work with it.  I am forcing myself to use up my PPs in my stash but will "allow" myself to play with the coordinated collections I've bought once in a while.  I just love how easy it is to make everything work when you work with lines.  Once I've got all that uncoordinated paper used up, I'm going with collections.

 Supplies:  "Alphabet Soup" by My Mind's Eye, baker's twine, Thickers, old letter stickers

I love the look of mixed-font titles but rarely think to use them.  So, I was quite proud of myself for doing so here!  I took some old stickers for the "big" and painted them brown so they'd coordinate and stand out better.

I used some die-cuts from the collection for embellies.

Rarely do I use ready-made journalling spots, but this one fit so well that I had to use it:

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

My Babies

I was working on this layout when Club CK's Summer Camp started last week.  Camp was all based on using mixed media on your layouts.  Definitely not one of my fortes but I decided to give it a try.  This challenge wasn't tough - download the colouring sheet and use one of the elements on a page.  I decided to use the banner they had.

Supplies used: Kit - "Finished in a Flash Baby Boy" from Hot Off the Press
download from Creating Keepsakes, stamps from Close to My Heart, 
watercolours, crocheted flowers from Recollections, 
brads, washi tape, border punch, gems, ric rac 

I can't run cardstock through our printer so I traced it on to cardstock and it worked just fine.  Then I stamped the title and then coloured in the banner with watercolours.

I bought these crocheted flowers at Michael's and thought they were cute but didn't know how I'd use them.  Well, I figured out a way!  :D

Monday, July 30, 2012


Yes, I'm still doing Christmas layouts!  I know it seems odd in July but hey, when you're on a roll, you're on a roll.  ;)

I used Mou Saha's "Legoland, Florida" layout (p. 77, Simple Scrapbooks) as inspiration for my layout. I liked the clean lines and the circles that she used.

This layout is about our first gift opening in Santiago, before we travelled to Canada.  Why the title?  Because it was A's first go-round with gift opening.  :)  I used foam Thickers and painted them to get the right colour.  I also had to piece together that number sign.

 Supplies used:  DCWV Christmas stack, buttons, washi tape

I added a few buttons to the layout, just for some visual interest.  Instead of my usual ribbon, I used some washi tape instead.  I love having this as an option for borders!