I was feeling colourful and happy this week. Both my son and I share a birthday week. So we have a LOT of cake and adventures together. He is off to school this year so we are making the most of the last few months of just us! I made this layout for the Love challenge on the Gogogetaway facebook page.
I first made the background using a heart stencil and embellishment mousse and used the wrapper technique using different colours of distress ink. I used my silhouette to make the title elements and clouds. I got the large elements from a Flying tiger shop and just very simply layered my photo with primary colours.
I added a scattering of sequins, nuvo dots and vellum stickers to give it more colour and dimension, and finally I used some glitter glue to colour in the clouds.
I just wanted to make a fun layout with a cute photo. I hope you like it too 🙂
I must admit I usually make single pages – or a single and a pocket page for more photos but recently I’ve been having a but of fun with double pages.
The first is this page from our wedding album of our parent and grandparents wedding days. We actually included these photos at our wedding as was a lovely idea my mum had. It was great to see how the styles of weddings have changed over the years and include our beloved family. I coordinated the two pages with the colours of yellow, gold, pink and navy and added different element to make them both work as individual but complimentary pages. I rarely buy more than one piece of paper which does make these pages have a different look.
Also I took my Lego obsessed boys to an event in Birmingham last weekend. Needless to say they had a great time, there was even huge Lego pits of different colours to jump into and build, a Lego safari which took a lot of bricks and hours to make. Lego is a big thing in our house anyway, as I’m sure it is for many of you. I ended up using a lot of the Shimelle papers from Starshine, True Stories and Little By Little. I made huge cut file saying Lego and coloured it using distress inks, again the two backgrounds are different but I made them coordinate as well as I could bringing in other colours and papers to help them blend.
I’ve added a couple of close ups of the two layouts below. Thanks for reading!
Supplies: Shimelle Paper Pads from different Lines, Silhouette Cameo
My little baby boy (who is 3) has just started preschool today, I just can’t believe how quickly the time has flown. This time next year he will start school, I never quite believed it when people said cherish the time, it goes so fast. At the time I had a grumpy baby who wasn’t sleeping, or a toddler kicking off because I wouldn’t put quinoa in my trolley (true story) but I do feel like I have cherished his early years.
I was lucky enough to have a cropping weekend away to get some layouts done which I had done a bit of prepping beforehand including cutting out this free file from Paper Issues.
If you haven’t checked it out their website it is really fab and have a large collection of free files as well as awesome layout ideas and shop.
I had recently purchased the little by little 6×6 paper pad from my local hobby craft after saying that i really wasn’t too keen on the critters and thought it was a little too feminine for me, it didn’t last long as I have the sticker sheets,m buttons and one of each of the 12×12 paper sheets now!
I didn’t want to add a title to this one as it was already quite busy with all the different papers in the background and I kept the embellishments quite simple too!
Thanks for reading, I hope you go and have a look at the paper issues website and have a go making a layout with this cut file!
Hi There, I’ve not done much scrapbooking over the last few months – I got a new job and was trying to balance the new routine, I have been told by doctor to lose weight so my evenings have been popping to the gym when the little one goes to bed. I have to admit, I’m not doing great! I’m quite a stubborn person and need to make my own decisions even if it is for me own good! I also went on a family trip to Disney World which was brilliant, my little boy loved it, especially meeting Ariel and the water parks. It will never be warm enough in the UK for a waterpark!
I’ve been inspired this month to play along with the photo challenges set by Shimelle this month. Day 1 is to take a photo of my favourite layout.
This is one of my favorites because it has my son’s artwork in it. Clearly it’s not super great, he is only 3 but I love seeing the evolution of his artwork, like most mummas. He really loves painting but I can for the life of me get him to colour in or draw! He just likes getting messy too much. I try and fit in one arty project in a week- though as the weather gets nicer, it gets harder to avoid the sunshine!
Otherwise this is a pretty simple layout. 2 3×4 pictures from different ages, some journalling cards and the background is that lovely Starshine paper with the big moon – which I love but really couldn’t make it work for a background for my pictures!
The little enamel dots are from poundland and reminded me of the seaside and the picture behind. The letter stickers were also a bargain buy in B&M which I have never been in before to find these and some Shimelle knock offs!
Thanks for reading – Hopefully I’ll be back sooner rather than later with updates 🙂