Hello all and welcome once more to my blog!
A few days ago, the very talented Shimelle posted a layout about her first job. I loved reading her story and it totally inspired me to create a layout about my first job too.
The story behind my first job is very long, as it wasn’t just a job, it was the family business. So I go on for quite a bit with the journalling on this layout! I had to even write at the back and even then I don’t think I told all the story! I have a feeling I may have to find another photo and create another layout to compliment this one.
For this page I used mainly papers and embellishments from My Mind’s Eye “Palm Beach” collection. I bought these with the idea of scrapbooking a few photos of my honeymoon in Hawaii, however the palm trees and colours suited perfectly with the theme of this layout so I didn’t hesitate to use them. I can always buy more if I find I need them for my honeymoon layouts.
As you would have imagined, this layout will be going to the Book of Me, which is coming along quite nicely! Just the other day I was going through all my childhood photos and I have so many to scrap! 🙂
A couple more closeups. Those gold palm trees are so gorgeous! I love them!!
I hope you have enjoyed this layout and thanks for visiting!
Apologies for not posting anything in the last few days. I have actually been working hard on several projects all at once, but they are for the Silhouette Design Team so I can’t show you much at the moment!
I can, however, show you a little sneak peek of a few layouts that I have already finished but need to be kept secret for now! Shhhh…. Don’t tell anyone!
I will be able to show more very soon! Until then, thanks for stopping by!
Today I am participating in two challenges. One over at Stick it Down with a sketch by Laura Rumble (I must say that it is not an easy one! It really took some thinking and some playing around until I found a layout that would work for me) and as the layout is so Monochromatic, I will also be entering it in the Colorful Creations mid-month challenge 🙂
Here is the sketch:
And here is the layout that I came up with!
This layout is goint to go in “the book of me“. When I created my Crazy Hair Don’t Care layout recently, I had to make it without any photos of my blue hair, as I couldn’t find any decent ones anywhere (I did find two, but they were scans of not so clear images, so they didn’t print very well) But a couple of weeks after making that layout I finally found this photo of me with blue hair! Yay! I absolutely loved my hair like this, and sometimes I wish I had the guts to have it done again! Unfortunately I am not 20 years old any more….
The papers are from Echo Park Creative Agenda. The tickers are Fitzgerald and the heart stencils are from The Happy Scatter, a shop on Etsy and the lady who runs it is a fellow scrapbooker from the UK! And that is pretty much it! The layout is so simple! I created the paste to put through the stencil with modelling paste and ink sprays. To get this colour, I mixed Turquoise Shimmer Mister, Teal Heidi Shine and a touch (literally, one drop) of Mr Huey’s Double Yellow. I am very pleased with how well the paste coordinates with the papers.
A couple more close ups:
I hope you have liked this layout, and read you soon!
Today I bring you my first ever layout as a Guest Designer for Lottie Loves Paper.
Lottie Loves Paper is a British scrapbooking shop that offers monthly embellishment kits with add ons. The fact that the main kit is embellishments is a very big advantage for a lot of us scrapbookers who seem to have too much paper but never enough embellishments! I have been subscribing since they started offering kits last year.
I am so chuffed to have been chosen as a Guest Designer for the month of February. It is an honour! And the kit this month is so gorgeous that it makes it even better. It features items from current collections like Dream on by Pinkfresh Studio, Lovely Day by Dear Lizzy and a bit of Pink Paislee too.
This is my first layout for the kit, I hope you like it:
It was my 39th birthday yesterday! And what a better way to celebrate than creating a scrapbook page! This layout will be going in the Book of Me.
All the items in this page are from the kit, except from the black and white thread in the tags, the date stamp and the ink splatters are from my stash.
I hope you have liked this layout and hopefully I’ll read you soon!
Hello! For today’s Throw Back Thursday I bring you a layout that I made last month. I have only recently finished doing the stitching though! This is my first double layout on 12×12 ever! And I am so happy with how it’s turned out!
I am still using up the remaining bits and pieces from the Take Me Away kit that I got at the Paige Evans workshop. I remember thinking that the price of the workshop was quite high, but I’ve had so many bits leftover that it’s been totally worth it!
This double layout is for my Book of Me scrapbook and it is all about the places where I have lived and that I have got to call “home”. The paper with the map of Europe was just perfect and the moment I saw it I knew exactly what I wanted to do. The paper with the houses was also perfect to fill up the background on the other page. I added a tiny bit of watercolour underneath the photos, but only a tiny bit to give it a bit of interest but without taking focus off the images.
I hope you have liked this layout and read you soon!