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19 March 2014

Hello, My Name is Logan

This layout was made for the March Scrap the Boys challenge to use green, blue and yellow. I love bright colours so it seemed like an easy challenge. The hardest thing was finding some photos. So, eventually I settled on these photos from 2007(!) when Logan was still a little cutie, not the tall, 6 foot plus teenager he is now!

I started with a sheet of white Bazzill, then found some old TLC papers, along with cardstock scraps that I stamped on, some die cuts - including a Kaisercraft journalling tag, ribbon, and lots of buttons and brads from my embellishment stash. It was fun digging out things that would work!

I started laying out my papers and photos (not even from a sketch - almost unheard of for me!!) to work out where to use the stencil and ink. I then moved the papers and photos aside and using The Crafter's Workshop Mini Tie Dyed stencil (TCW194s) and some mustard seed Distress Ink, I laid down the yellow ink on the left and bottom right of the page. I then attached the papers and ribbons.

After that I started adding the buttons, brads and stamped items. 

It was the first time that I used some of my Close to my Heart stamps on a layout that wasn’t made of purely Close to my Heart papers, etc. I love these two stamp sets as they are very versatile, and great for adding embellishments to layouts. The stamp sets I used were True to Life (C1575) and All the Details (D1555). I hand cut out most of the items after I stamped them, except the "way cute" circle (used a 1" circle punch) and "an original" which I stamped onto a mini file tab which I die cut with the MFT Die-Namics Mini tabs foursome. The inks I used were Honey exclusive ink (Z2162), and Outdoor Denim from the Enchantment Mini Pigment ink set (Z2502), and Sweet Leaf from the Whimsy Mini Pigment ink set (Z2500). I finished off the layout by stitching the arrows on the bottom right hand corner. I used the CTMH stitch guide (Z1852) and foam mat (Z1859) - one of my favourite tools!

I'm really happy with how this turned out, especially the bright colours. I'd love to know what you think of it too, so feel free to leave me a comment or two. ☺

Till next time, happy days!

15 March 2014

So Very Loved

I made this layout for the March Scrap the Girls Challenge to use either hearts and/or doilies. I love my doily dies so that part was easy! The papers and embellishments I used were mostly from the monthly paper and embellishment pack from my local scrapbooking store, Wrapped in Paper, with a few things added from my stash.

The picture is from my daughter's year 12 formal last year. I think she looked gorgeous and I love this picture! I'm glad I finally got to scrap it.

Kaisercraft collectables,
burlap and other die cut flowers,
etc layered together 

doilies, flowers and other die cuts
 layered on top of each other
I love layering papers and embellishments and this layout was no exception. The dies I used to cut the various layers were:

Half die cut, half fussy cut title
I am particularly happy with how the title turned out. "So very loved" and the red flower were part of a 4" x 6" panel on one of the papers. I fit the MFT Die-Namics Clearly Sentimental Label over the words part and then only cut it out to the beginning of the flower. Then I simply fussy cut the rest around the flower and mounted it with foam squares. I think it looks great. 

I'd love to hear what you think, so please feel free to leave me some comments ☺

Till next time, happy days!