Saturday, April 20, 2013

Catching up...

Though I haven't been blogging a lot lately, I have indeed been busy so I have quite a few layouts to share.

The first layout I'm sharing is a result of a challenge to scrap one of God's many creatures at Scrapping Everyday Miracles.  I had the perfect photos for this from a trip to a local farm in Wales where we took my DD to feed the lambs.  The design is based on a scraplift challenge at where someone picks a layout for you from the gallery to lift.  I find scraplift challenges very difficult as I can never decide whether I should lift the design, the colors, the patterns, or the whole thing.  In this case, I lifted the design format but it took 4 attempts to find the right combination of papers to go with the photos. 

  • Paper:  Amy Tangerine Yes Please; Amy Tangerine Ready Set Go, Paper Studio, Bo Bunny Double Dots; My Minds Eye Nostalgia (?)
  • Flowers: Recollections
  • Quilled Butterflies:  Martha Stewart
  • Alphas:  Thickers
  • Tag:  Chic Tags
  • Brads:  variety
  • Flower Center:  Teresa Collins enamel dots
  • Stitched Banner: American Crafts

The second is one I completed this morning using a sketch from Soul Scrappers and some Use Your Stash hints from 2 Broke Girls that included 10+ brads.  The photos are from Barmouth Wales from a trip my husband took last summer.

  Ingredients include:
  • Paper:  MME Follow Your Heart; Echo Park This and That
  • Ribbons:  Jillibean Soup Bean Stalks layered onto a hemp chevron ribbon from Ribbon Boutique (Hobby Lobby)
  • Lots of brads including the brackets
  • Pewter bookplate from Paper Studio
  • Sticker from MME Miss Caroline Dilly Dally
  • Title cut on my Silhouette Cameo

And the last one to share is a layout of silly photos of my DD and I back in 2004 when we were in Florida.

  • Paper:  MME Love Me, Good Day Sunshine
  • Borders and corners:  MME Stella and Rose frames
  • Stitched Layered Hearts:  American Crafts
  • "Silly" Sticker and tag:  MME Stella and Rose
  • The vellum behind the photos is embossed with a Fiskars texture plate using my Grand Calibur and then I added a bunch of tiny punched hearts plus some twine from Jillibean Soup


  1. All your layouts look wonderful.

  2. Such wonderful LO's. Love the sweet lamb page with your gorgeous quilling pieces added to your clusters. Thanks for joining our April Scrapping Everyday Memories challenge!! ~ Blessings, Tracey

  3. Love your little lamb layout, and the others are great also! I love your style! Thanks so much for stopping by my blog!! :-)

  4. What a fun outing to see the lambs and you've wonderfully documented it with your layout. Thanks for joining us at SEM this month. =)

  5. Love your lamb layout. What sweet pics. Thanks for playing with us at SEM

  6. So sweet! I love your calming color choices! Thanks for playing along at SEM!

  7. love this layout! thanks for joining us over at SEM!

  8. Cute lamb layout! Great clusters with the quilling- so pretty! Thanks for playing along at SEM!

  9. Love your little lamb layout Lisa--it is just precious. The colors/patterns of all the patterned paper are just perfect and the quilled butterflies you added to your embellishment clusters are awesome! So glad you linked up to our challenge this month at Scrapping Everyday Miracles!

  10. I love all your layouts but the lamb one is my favorite. It is just so sweet! Really great job!