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Wednesday, April 25, 2012


The time for my first blog post has arrived and I am thrilled to be able to share it with you all. I would like to send a big thank you to Jo for allowing me to share my love of scrap booking with everyone as part of the design team. The challenge for April / May was fun to create and involved three main things.

1) must contain a quote as a title or be visible on your layout
2) incorporate ribbon / twine
3) flowers of any description must be a feature on your layout

Jo sent me a wonderful collection designed by Authentique entitled " CELEBRATE ". It is wonderful collection of papers and has a vibrant color palate. I was excited to use it as I had never scrapped with this companies collections before. My layout is as follows :

The materials I used are all available at the scrapbook it store and you should go over and check them out. I used :  4 papers from the celebrate collection ( rejoice, party, enjoyment and laughter )
                    celebrate elements
                    kaisercraft mini paper blooms ( black )
                    kaisercraft paper blooms ( coconut )
                    Green tara Mini flowers ( jo has great selection available )
                    Brads And buttons
                    Red twine 
                    Black satin ribbon
                    Kaisercard ( tomato and sea foam colors )
                    coredinations foundations whit canvas texture

I used  a few techniques including layering of the papers, distressing, fussy cutting and hand made flowers. Distressing is one of my favorite techniques and it worked well with this collection. I also love all things floral on my pages so the flowers I was able to work with were great.

I thought the quote I chose worked really well with my photo it was from the celebrate sticker sheet.

I also created a  mothers day card with the collection and we were to use a quote to embellish the card. I again went down the floral path and I found this collection a new color scheme from the traditional mothers day colors. It gave a great result and I think my mum will love it for mothers day. 

I hope my creations will be a stimulus for your own creativity and I look forward to seeing your entries in this challenge. Until next time enjoy creating and Happy Scrapping

Cheers, Andrew    


  1. Great job Andrew. Love this paper collection and what you have done with it.

  2. Fabulous work Andrew, both projects are so vibrant. Really love the flowers and distressing (I love distressing too, a little too much at times). Thank you for sharing yor work with us all, wonderful post #1.

  3. WOW! An absolutely beautiful LO and card Andrew. I just ♥ your distressing and your clusters of flowers! The banners are gorgeous and the bows are a sweet little touch. The papers are really suited to that gorgeous photo. Your card is surely going to pull at your Mum's heart strings on Mother's Day!! Great job :0)

  4. Wow Andrew what a fantastic job you have done with this range!! I love all the elements on your projects and you certainly have ticked all the boxes. Thanks for being on our team!

  5. Thanks for sharing this amazing LO and card Andrew, very inspirational!

  6. stunning!! Love all the beautiful detail!


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