Sunday, 2 January 2011

Scrapping with scraps

When I saw the 28th December sketch at Sassy Lil' Sketches, I knew I had some photos that would work just perfectly. I had been flicking through my storage albums, and came across photos of Jemma at her 3rd birthday party. One of them had been taken by a friend using an Advantix camera, which when printed out was a long thin photo. Pulling out my scraps box, I found the perfect paper to go with Jemma's cute dress - I adored that outfit.

So, armed with a retro flower punch, a pair of scissors and the Spellbinder dies my Mum sent me for Christmas, I set about dissecting the papers to add as embellishments to a hand stitched circle. And check me out - no kraft cardstock in sight!!
I cut my title from funky foam, and added a generous amount of Stickles for some sparkle. I really do like how this turned out! I really love the combination of aqua and fuschia. A lovely girly layout of my not very girly girl!

Journalling reads -

@ three

You had just become a big sister.
You loved the Fun Song Factory.
You had a joint birthday party with your best friend Daniel.
You loved going swimming.
You went to First Steps nursery.
You played outside every night.

I was quite amazed about how much I could write about Jemma from when she was 3. It was 8 nearly 9 years ago, and I had a demanding newborn to deal with, but I suppose there are just some things that stick in your memory. I'm sure there are plenty more things that didn't, but I'm happy that something did stick.

Cardstock - Bazzill Basics
Patterned Papers - BoBunny Press, Sassafrass Lass
Funky Foam - Craft Planet
Dies - Spellbinders, Sizzix Sizzlet "Nouveau" and "Chunkadelic" alphabets
Punch - PaperShaper Retro flower
Flowers - Prima marketing
Glitter - Stickles glitter glue
Thread - DMC

I hope you have all recovered from seeing in the New Year. Today is another quiet day, well it is for some... I am in to work this afternoon, for my sins. Himself has gone to the gym, I think he realises that he maybe has over indulged a wee bit this holiday season, so this is him starting the New Year health kick off...




Carla said...

This is an awesome take on the sketch, love it.

Pias Doodling said...

Oh How pretty!! Love how you´ve matched the dress and circles! /Pia

Katie said...

I love this cute layout! I am always a sucker for color coordinated photos & layouts.

Tone K. said...

This was really gorgeous, cute and pretty !! Great with all the flowers :o)

Erika said...

Fabby LO Sarah love the colours and all the flowers, great pics of Jemma too what a cutie. x

** Paula ** said...

Oh Sarah this is just gorgeous - really really stunning!

Happy new year hun xx

Nancy aka Homesclscrapper said...

great take on the sketch.

Lisa said...

That turned out adorable Sarah!!