02 April 2016

Merry and bright

I scrapped a simple pocket page today, to get started on some of our Christmas photographs:

The design of my page was inspired by a few different challenges:

* Archi-Scraps ~ Use SPOTS.   I love using spots and polka dots, and I have a huge collection of spotty papers and other embellishments.  It was fun to find the right combination for this page, and I particularly liked the large spots with the stars on them.

* My Mind's Eye ~ Add a shaker element.  This is something I haven't done on a layout before, and I thought it would suit a pocket page very well.  I used gold sequins and stars, and I secured the top of the page with a folded strip of scalloped paper and washi tape:

I used products from four different MME collections ~ Boy Crazy, Breaking Free, Collectable and Jubilee.

* Simon Says Monday ~ We can see clearly.  Pocket pages are transparent...

Simple Stories Sn@p! Insta-pocket page
MME/Breaking Free Best Buds - Nothing But Dots scalloped patterned paper
MME/Jubilee Mint Julep - Journey journal card
MME Boy Crazy - Seeing Stars patterned paper
MME Collectable - Unforgettable decorative tape
Gold sequins and stars
Clique Kits Holiday Printables digital image
Fiskars 1.5" circle punch

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  1. Lovely use of spots for the Archiscaps challenge and love your shaker that you have added to your layout. Thank you for joining in with us at Archiscraps

  2. This looks wonderful.. what a great photo.. and thanks for using spots and joining in with Archiscraps this month too..

  3. Such a beautiful design! Love all the pretty elements. Thank you so much for sharing with us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. :)

  4. wow...gorgeous...love all the pretty bits and pieces and your cute acetate shaker pocket...thanks for joining us over at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge...hugs kath xxx

  5. Thanks for entering at Archiscraps this month. Your dotty border & Merry & Bright card look just right!

  6. Merry & bright, indeed! Very fun pocket page, and just right for the Archi-scraps challenge this month :D

  7. Nice work Karen, great layout and thanks for playing along at Archiscraps this month :)

  8. Great LO,thanks for joining in at Archi-scraps this month


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