Saturday, May 12, 2012


Last weekend was National Scrapbooking Day and there was no shortage of challenges to enter.  After a bit of initial inspiration overload (and Ryan returning home later in the week) I got to crafting.  The day is referred to as NSD by everyone, but I think we need to start calling it iNSD because there are plenty of crafters around the world who love and share their scrapbooking online too.  Just an idea.

I am still getting the hang of my new silhouette cameo, so I tried to use it a lot on my layouts.

This layout has been rattiling around in my head for a while.  I had the pictures and a variety of different school themed papers sitting in a big pile for a while.   I wanted to include some lines from the book and was originally planning on lots of little thickers, but it is hard to find enough vowels!  After I got my cameo everything sort of fell into place. The font I used here is Allegro.  I like it because the insides of the letters are connected to the edge so that the center of the letter is not lost when you use it in reverse.  Know what I mean? 

I was heavily inspired by this, not an NSD layout, just something that I pinned a while ago from Waleska's blog:

She used AC Chap collection on her layout and I used Crate Paper Story Teller.  I think it is interesting how these 'boy' lines stay popular for a longer time than girly lines which seem to have a much higher turnover rate.  The colors are definitely very versatile - boy themes, book themes and travel all seem to work well with it.

I found these free cameo files online for this one.  I probably didn't need two titles on one layout.  I wanted to make a sweet and simple layout for her birthday, but it didn't quite turn out right.  I thought the circle garland would look so cool with brads and butttons stuck on it, but it didn't turn out that way.  And the patterned paper flags are just too big I think.  I wanted drama, but the proportion is wrong I think.  Oh well, just one of those to put in the album and move on from.

 {Holi Hai}
I made this layout for the Studio Calico go graphic challenge.  I originally planned on doing all white on white so the colorful Holi pictures would really pop.  I ended up having trouble finding a full sheet of white cardstock so used this pretty pale pink striped patterned paper for the background as well.  It took me forever to create the bubble cutout file on the cameo.  I used that chipboard piece from Granny's Cupboard as my inspiration.  You know the one.  The one you can't get anywhere because the company went out of business shortly thereafter (I think...I remember searching for it at the time).  Suffice to say I could not find a similar silhouette file so I spent longer than I care to admit welding little circles together.  I cut out a few and tucked them here and there.  The leftovers became the confetti.  It also took me forever to figure out how I wanted the buttons layterd, but it turned out well I think for all the effort.  I liked the clean look and didn't want to spoil it with harsh black so I journaled on a filter paper circle in grey instead.

We had another #twittercrop last night, and would love to show off the projects everyone made here if that is alright.  Let me know!


  1. I LOVE the effort you put into that last page because it's GORGEOUS!!! If I had a Silhouette I would ask to buy a copy of that file. I also really love the other two pages- the brads and other details on the paper garland are so sweet. I haven't seen anyone else do that so brownie points for you! The color on the first page is GORGEOUS and I really love the design as well- you kicked MAJOR scrappy butt this week! I personally haven't noticed that girl themed lines turn over faster- that's an interesting point. Does that mean I might be able to get a hold of some Dear Lizzy paper at some point? It's sold out every time I try to get it. :) I love the flowers and soft color but I prefer to work with super bright or totally neutral tones so I tend to buy gender neutral lines (then I kick myself for not also getting pink stuff!). PS-nest time you are selling stamps please @ me in your Tweet? I'm always looking. :)

  2. Oh I love your pages. Gorgeous xxx

  3. so many amazing layouts!!!!! I LOVE every detail! you are amazing :)

  4. I loved your work!!!
    Is beautiful. :):)


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