25 September 2014

Peter & Goldie

I am a slow scrapper.  Even simple layouts take me forever because I move things around and take ages to make a decision!  However, following this month's sketch at Scrap Our Stash I put together one of my quickest ever layouts, even including the machine stitching and penwork:

Stash criteria:
1 - journalling card {behind righthand photograph}
2 - photographs
3 - patterned papers {Little Yellow Bicycle, Pink Paislee, American Crafts}
A - Alphabet stickers
B - Button
C - Charm {heart}

Over at Scrapbook Fantasies, weekly challenge is to create a layout with hidden journalling. I altered my journal card by outlining with black pen, and added some twine and a button to stop it slipping back behind the photograph:

Although I love hidden journalling, I don't use it as often as I used to.  There are a few reasons:
~ I'm a lot more comfortable with my handwriting than I used to be, and I don't need to hide it away
~ It's difficult to access hidden journalling when layouts are filed away in page protectors!
{For this layout I positioned the card so it can be easily slipped in and out from the top without removing the page from its protective sheet.}

Little Yellow Bicycle Traveler - Orange Wide Stripe patterned paper
American Crafts Chap - Tim patterned paper
Pink Paislee 365º Degrees - Daydream patterned paper
Scenic Route Omaha - Red alphabet stickers
Fancy Pants Creative Cards - Simple Sentiments journalling card

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  1. Ha! Your first few sentences about being a slow scrapper---I can totally relate! You did a great job with this one and I'm glad that it came together quickly for you! Thanks for playing along at Scrap Our Stash!!

  2. Great page and take on the challenge! Thank you so much for linking up with Scrap Our Stash!

  3. Beautiful color palette and I love the tag!! Great touch by adding the pretty button :). Kate (SOS)

  4. great layout!!Thanks so much for joining us at Scrap Our Stash!!

  5. i totally can relate to being a slow scrapper as well, but its well worth the effort. You did a fabulous job with the sketch and stash challenge, love your embellie combo. thanks for playing along with us at scrap our stash.

  6. Thanks for playing with Scrap Our Stash! :-)))


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