06 March 2011

Getting tactile

Not a design team project in sight today!!  I decided I really just wanted to get tactile and a little bit messy.  So I pulled out some Kraft, and a bottle of Smooch that Leah gave me.  I also wanted to have some * fun * so I chose a sheet of Bella Boulevarde paper that I've been hoarding for a few months.  I distressed, I fussy-cut, and I added lots of machine stitching, because it's what I love to do!!

I started out with the March sketch from Scrap Lounge, but I added some extra elements, and this is what I came up with:

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I've still got my heart set on the Martha Stewart butterfly punches, but my budget doesn't reach very far at the moment.  A few weeks ago I found a cheap little punch at my local Riot store.  It's a reasonable compromise, and I've been punching butterflies like crazy.  I've punched my way through lots of my "tiny scraps" - I've even sorted and bagged them by colour so they're ready to whip out and use straight away.

This layout is also for:
# Kraft Journal ~ Week 8 ~ Cute as a button
Lots of buttons hidden amongst the butterflies.
# Really Reasonable Ribbon ~ Challenge #19 ~ Green theme
I used lime green tiny ball trim.  Hmmm, a bit crooked, but it adds character, right?


  1. K I LOVE how fun your page is, butterflies, misting, and sewing!!! super cool, great design too.

  2. So cute Karen, I hope you are well:):)

  3. I'm so excited that you choose to enter a scrapbook page for our Cute As a Button Theme at The Kraft Journal... your page is beautifully composed on Kraft cardstock... Thanks for playing along with us this week!!

  4. Gorgeous page Karen!
    I love everything you have done to make your page as it is..terrific work!

  5. What a sweet page! I love that fun paper and love the circle elements you used. The smooch spray looks great, and I adore all those butterflies. Thanks so much for joining us this week at the Kraft Journal.

  6. Fantastic layout! Love all the little butterflies and the touch of sprayed color. You can't go wrong with machine stitching either. Thanks so much for joining us for this weeks challenge at The Kraft Journal!

  7. Great layout! Thanks so much for joining our Really Reasonable Ribbon challenge.

  8. What a super fun layout, Karen! LOVE the smooch spray too, so glad you enjoyed using it! Love all the cute butterflies too!


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