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28 May 2012


This is my latest layout, made with the Wrapped in Paper monthly scrapbook kit. It had two sheets of Bazzill cardstock, and several sheets or part sheets of various beige/brown patterned papers. There was a length of brown ribbon, some blue/brown ribbon and the white string as well as two turquoise/silver brads.

Now to enter the competition each month you need to use at least a little bit of everything in the kit. There's usually something in there that I find difficult to use, and this month it was two things: the brown cardstock with the houses heat embossed on it, and the Graphic 45 kraft range paper with the cards on it. While I love both these papers, I didn’t feel that the brown one matched the other colours in the kit, and I didn’t know how I was going to incorporate cards into my layout either. I thought on this layout for days (well, probably more like weeks!) and finally came up with the photos to use. Then I checked all my sketch sites and Pinterest to come up with a layout idea. Finally I had a few sketches and layouts printed out that I was going to follow, and in the end I went with something completely different!

I ended up using a sketch (no 274) from Scrapbooks Etc page sketches. Of course I kind of followed the sketch, but made several changes to it as well. The fancy die cuts were made using my Spellbinders Ironwork accents die, while the small blue die cut in top right hand corner was made with long die from the Die-namics layered labels die set. I also added a few Kaisercraftpearls, and a button, sewed on with some floss. The letters for the title are old Delish Designs (can't find a link, sorry) that I had left over, with not quite the right letters left, but you know, p's and q's make good o's when you cut off their legs *wink*.

I used the brown ribbon to make a rolled ribbon flower using this tutorial, although I used double sided tape rather than hot glue to put the ribbon on to the circle. I also put some red liner tape onto the circle of the corner die cut (on the ribbon, towards the top, far left side of layout) and then simply wound the string around and added the pearl. I had a bit of the brown paper with the embossed houses on it left from the strip behind the photos (can't waste it by covering it up!) and just cut the sun and house out to add to the top embellishment cluster. Same with the King card, I cut it in half, so still have half a card to use on something else.

Anyway, enough of an explanation, do you think I might win? I doubt it because my style is quite simple and someone else who enters each month has a shabby chic style with lots of embellishments, so, to the average person coming in to the shop, theirs always stands out. Still, I like my layouts and in the end, that's all that matters  :-)

My son commented that he thought it was a strange thing to make a layout about, but if you follow my blog at all, you'll know that I do that from time to time and scrap about different things like plants and insects as well as my family and our trips! I loved this stonework on the Parliament Buildings in Ottawa, Canada, and took all these photos when we were living there in 2006/07. Since I had never scrapped them, I thought it was about time.

Till next time, happy days!

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