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Wednesday, February 22, 2012

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Hey Everyone,

Mel here! What a fantastic challenge we have happening here at Scrapbookit this month. I have had a ball doing this challenge - a blessing after a huge beginning to the school year - thanks Monica for the crafty goodness you have supplied for us!

Layout Challenge:
Scrap a layout dedicated to someone or something that is cherished. It could be a person or even a place, a book a family heirloom. Also tell the story we want to know why this is special to you. You must include these embellishments............ hearts and a stamped image.

When I read about this challenge my mind started going wild with all of the much so that I think I may use this challenge again and again and again!

I decided to use a photo of my two boys that I just adore (I adore the boys and I adore the photo)! I have been holding on to this photo for the right moment, the right paper collection before I scrap it. The photo was a little bit of a fluke (don't you love when that happens) and was taken at Little Bay, Sydney.

My layout is called..."My Everything" 

I have used the Echo Park Paper Company - A Boy's Life collection. This paper collection is so yummy, so versatile and so bright and vibrant.
I have also used the Kaisercard - Navy and Fern. This was the first time I have used Kaisercard. It went well.....a few finger marks appeared but that happens to me on any cardstock I use!

In this challenge we are asked to tell the story of why we cherish and find this special to us. My page (to me) is extremely special. I took the opportunity to tell the boys what they mean to me. Sometimes when you are scrapbooking these sorts of moments, memories or occasions the journalling is something you don't want for everyone to see. This was the case for me. So, I created a hidden journalling pocket for my journalling to go in. Check it out....

I used an envelope. I cut off the flap, covered the envelope in paper and created a tag that fits snuggly into the envelope. I added a brad to assist in the case of pulling out the journalling card.

In the photo above you can see the flower embellishments I have used. All I have done is flattened some Kaisercraft Paper Blooms and hidden them under the paper layers. A more masculine way to make use of your flowers.

I have used some Kaisercraft Clear Stamps for my stamped image and a  gorgeous heart shaped stencil to complete those components for the challenge.
I tested a Jenni Bowlin - Ink Pad called Seed Packet. There are some gorgeous colours in the range. It was nice to work with and really easy to apply to papers and a variety of other products. Why not give it one a try and see if you love it too? - Get it here!

Now for my card. You can find the sketch on the right hand side of the page. Again another great challenge. Just to show you the versatility of the Echo Park Paper Company's A Boy's Life I have used some of the patterned paper to create a more feminine card.

I stuck also to the idea of hearts and a stamped image. It is amazing what you can with just one paper collection, isn't it?

Thanks for taking the time to have a look.

Before I go - NEWSFLASH -
Scrapbookit is holding a 2012 Retreat. 
Don't forget to pop by / email Jo to grab all of the details and we will se you there!

Have an awesome end to your week,


  1. Mel, this is just so precious and what a wonderful photo!Your journalling idea is very clever and I love how your card shows an other way to use this dominant 'boys' range, Thanks for sharing what is special to you.

    1. Gorgeous Mel, simply beautiful and so love that journalling idea. The card is so precious. xxxxooo

  2. Oooohh, you are so clever Mel!! This is such a great couple of projects!


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