Scrapbook layout – Scrappy squad eats pizza

Hello friends!

I attended to Scrap Cafe retreat at the weekend and I had a great time! Unfortunately, I wasn’t able to stay overnight in the hotel, which means my scrappy time was slightly reduced. But I still managed 9 layouts, which I am quite happy about (my personal target was 10, but I lost my mojo at the end).

This layout here is one of the last ones I made and one of my most favourite. On Saturday night my scrappy friends Claire and Zoe, and I had a takeaway pizza for dinner. I took the photo and went home and posted it on facebook. Zoe saw it and said “you need to print this and scrap it for the social media challenge!”. So what I did was print three copies, one for each one of us, and all three of us scrapped the same photo! The results were so different too!

Here is my take:

Scrappy squad eats pizza | crafts by marialachica | Mixed media scrapbooking layout using Emoji Love by Simple stories

And this is the magic of retreats, this layout was put together thanks to the generosity of my friends! Someone lent me the spatula to apply the paste, somebody else lent me the Heidi Shine Sprays, and someone else gave me the Emoji Love card and lent me the smiley face stamp. Team work!!

A couple more close ups:

Scrappy squad eats pizza | crafts by marialachica | Mixed media scrapbooking layout using Emoji Love by Simple stories

Scrappy squad eats pizza | crafts by marialachica | Mixed media scrapbooking layout using Emoji Love by Simple stories

Thanks for visiting! Pop over tomorrow for another layout from the retreat!

Stuck? Sketches – The beginning of a beautiful friendship

Hello friends!

Today I am super excited to show you my very first layout as a Design Team Member of Stuck?! Sketches <3 I have been a fan of this blog since I started scrapping on 12×12, so it was such a great honour to be chosen to be part of the team!!

And here is my first layout!

The beginning of a beautiful friendship | crafts by marialachica | scrapbook layout based on stuck? sketches sketch for October 1st 2017

And this is the sketch that my layout was inspired on:

This month we have two sponsors with lovely prizes to be won!

 

 

 

Here are a couple more close ups of my layout:

The beginning of a beautiful friendship | crafts by marialachica | scrapbook layout based on stuck? sketches sketch for October 1st 2017

The beginning of a beautiful friendship | crafts by marialachica | scrapbook layout based on stuck? sketches sketch for October 1st 2017

I hope you have enjoyed this layout and thanks for visiting today!

Scrapping4fun – Bounce

Hello friends!

Here is another layout I have made for the Scrapping4fun Design Team! This month’s challenge was to use a sketch… and I love sketches! The real challenge for me was the fact that the sample sketch that we were given was for a double page layout and I don’t really do double page layouts! So I had to use my imagination and “translate” the sketch into a single page layout. I think I did quite well! I’ll let you be the judge. Here’s my layout and the sketch!

Bounce | crafts by marialachica | Scrapbook layout based on the October sketch from Scrapping4fun

Scrapping4fun October sketch

So, what do you think? As I wanted to use so many photos in such a “small” space, I really had to go minimal so as to not overload the layout. That’s why I kept the pattern papers away, pretty much, and stuck to solid colours.

And a couple of close ups:

Bounce | crafts by marialachica | Scrapbook layout based on the October sketch from Scrapping4fun

Bounce | crafts by marialachica | Scrapbook layout based on the October sketch from Scrapping4fun

Thanks for popping by and read you very – very – soon!

UK Scrap Addicts Blog Hop – Fun at Wellington

Hello everyone!

Today’s layout is for the UK Scrap Addicts blog hop, where the challenge was to use scraps and scraps only! So it was the perfect opportunity for me to take out my Simple Stories “I AM” scraps out!

Here is my layout:

Fun at Wellington | crafts by marialachica | scrapbook layout using Simple Stories I AM collection scraplifting a Crate Paper layout by Anabelle O'Malley

I have been pretty mojo-less in the last few days, so I used a layout that was shared on For the Love of Pretty Paper for our Zig Zag challenge. It is a beautiful layout and I hope I’ve done it justice! After looking for the creator of the layout for quite a while, I finally found the original on the Crate Paper blog and the designer was Anabelle O’Malley
And another close up:

Fun at Wellington | crafts by marialachica | scrapbook layout using Simple Stories I AM collection scraplifting a Crate Paper layout by Anabelle O'Malley

Thanks for joining us in this blog hop! Please be sure to hop by the next person and complete the loop to collect all the letters for the scavenger hunt. Once you have completed the loop and have all the letters you can enter the competition by heading to the Blog Hop post on the UK Scrap Addicts blog. There you will find a entry form, powered by rafflecopter, simply enter your answer and email address there before 8pm on the 5th October for a chance to win a Traveler’s Notebook creative kit from UglyBugPlans, some beautiful Washi and Stickers from Pretty My Page and an adorable charm from Sarah.

The winner will be announced over on the blog on the 6th October.
My letter is … K!!
Now head over to Claire’s blog to continue the hop!! https://scrappynerduk.blogspot.com/

Thanks for joining me today and read you very soon!

Ready for a retreat!

Hi guys! Apologies for the lack of updates lately, although I can tell you that there are a few layouts coming in the next few days that have been scheduled for design team work.

On top of that, I am off to the Scrap Cafe retreat this evening, so I am planning on getting many many layouts done! Wish me luck! I am a bit annoyed that I didn’t get to book a room to stay over so I will be coming back home every evening, but it’s hardly the end of the world. I just couldn’t afford to book the hotel when the reduced price was offered, and when I could finally afford it, the price had gone up more than double!

I have already packed and I’m taking everything plus the kitchen sink. It’s all in the boot of my car and I will be going to the hotel straight from work. I think I’ll be getting there approximately around 6:30, which will give me time to unpack, eat my dinner and get one layout before heading home!

I will show you my layouts when I’m back!

Have a great weekend and read you soon!