Friday, January 24, 2014

Back to School

Back to school in January? Sure! Why not?! It felt good to finally take care of 2012's back to school pictures. Especially since I picked up some super cute papers (a couple of months ago) to scrap this year's pictures with!

I needed some inspiration to get going, and boy did I find some! I loved the confetti border on this layout from MME and just had to scraplift (I even used the same paper line, although I had already picked it out to use; just a happy coincidence).

 And a few close ups of the details...

Products: MME 'My Girl' paper, brads and stickers; Echo Park 'Country Drive' pink cardstock; October Afternoon 'Daily Flash' pop drops; MME 'Boy Crazy' enamel dots; Pink Paislee 'Artisan Words' star stickers.

When I was searching for inspiration for that first layout, I came across a layout I had pinned quite a while ago, and thought it would be great for the next layout. You can see the original here (the second one down, titled 'Miss Independent'). I really wanted to include the same banner detail. And I have to say, mini banners are so cute! They would be fun to make to coordinate with your seasonal decor.

See? So cute!

I love how this LO turned out. The black hearts were bare chipboard from Um Wow Studio that I coloured black with a marker and then topped with glossy accents. They are so shiny in real life.

Products: Amy Tangerine 'Sketchbook' papers and brads; Hemptique hemp cord; Um Wow Studio confetti heart chipboard and banner badge.

This last layout really had me struggling. I think double layouts have become the hardest for me to do. Especially when I want to use a whole lot of different pattern papers because they are all way too cute!

I'm pretty happy with how it turned out.

Products: Echo Park 'School Days' papers; Fancy Pants 'Off to School' papers and journal sticker; Karen Foster stickers; Tim Holtz distress paint; Um Wow Studio chipboard arrows, stars and confetti stars.

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

A new year!

Well the new year is here! Time to put away my excuses and get back to work! And  by work I mean scrapbooking :)

So without further ado....

Here is my first layout of 2014.

I love how this turned out! I added some white distress paint to the edges and across the middle of the paper (under where the photos were going). And then added some doodled lines with a black and white gel pen.

My inspiration for this came from Um Wow Studio's January sketch challenge. The chipboard banner pieces (which I covered in paper) and the chipboard stars (that I inked white and either doodled or added glossy accents too) plus the beautiful yellow badge are all from their fabulous store.

The papers and the journal sticker and border sticker are all from Echo Park's A Boy's Life collection. And the chalkboard pieces are from Studio Calico.

I'm really hoping to get a lot more layouts done this year than I did last. I may need to find a new challenge blog to help me stick with it. So if you know of any good ones, please leave me link in the comments!