Friday, May 31, 2013

123 Challenge Blog with BoBunny

I finished another challenge for the month of May.  I thought it was just in time but, dang it, it is already June in Australia so I'm too late.  Anyway, here it is...

The 123 challenge was red, balloons and the word 'happy'.

This BoBunny line has some really cute embellishments.  Like these little cameo's.

I added a blingy heart to the center of my wood camera.

The metal flowers came in the same embellishment pack as the cameo's.  I layered them on top of green Prima flowers.
Check out this BoBunny line the next time you are in Unforgettable Memories.  It is so bright and cheerful.  Perfect for summer fun layouts or birthday layouts...
And check out the 123 Challenge for June on their blog.
The challenge is ...
  1. Our colour = Grey
  2. Our Word = You
  3. Our Technique =Circles

Friday, May 10, 2013

May's Kraft It Up challenge

One of the blogs I check out each month and always mean to play along with is Kraft It up.  I've linked it in previous challenge posts.  This month I actually got around to making a layout.  Kraft It Up's May challenge is to create a 'vintage inspired layout'.

I had a black and white photo to use on my layout. A picture of my Dad from many years ago.
The packaging from the Prima alpha sets feels vintagey to me. 

I layered patterned paper, fabric filmstrip pieces, washi tape and some Prima under and around my photo. The square bradsand the little dots are Kaiser bling.

I have a million and one different alphabets, but ended up hand printing my title after trying half of them and not finding the "right" one.
I used some "almost" vintage products on this page. Remember when those plastic slides were popular? I discovered they are very easy to cut with scissors.
The carnival stamp I boughtages ago because it was unique and I loved it. I wondered what projects I'd use it on.  It has worked on a couple of my kids layouts and now this one.

Lots of layers always creates great texture and interest.

So that's my challenge entry!

Check out the Kraft It Up blog to see what others have done with the challenge and enter your own layout if you're up for it.

Friday, May 3, 2013


Is everybody ready to do some scrapbooking this weekend.  It's going to be tough to stay inside with a weather forecast we've been waiting months for, but I have a couple pages planned.

Here's a double pager I just finished last night.

I built this one on a couple of 12x12 sheets of tan coloured Bazzill. The photos are of my family walking around Victoria.  We do a lot of walking when we're in Victoria.  There's no snow! Ever! It's wonderful!
My journaling is on pages of a Smash note pad.  Check them out when next in Unforgettable Memories.  There is a great selection of designs and themes!

My title is an old rubon I've had in my stash forever.  It's a Making Memories one.  They last so well.  Some cheaper brands I've bought have ended up losing their stickiness and I've had to toss them.

I layered tags, a frame from an old sticker sheet, rubon letters, Smash pad pages, and black Maya Roads snowflakes. 

A punched dragonfly, chipboard, bakers twine tied around a couple of stick pin leaves and sticker words are some of the embellishments I placed on my page.

I just love these black Maya Roads snowflakes.  There are quite a few in the package so I will be using them on a few more wintery pages.