Friday, 1 July 2011

Me, me, me ....

Happy 1st July!

It's Friday and that means the weekend is just a few short hours away which can only be a good thing.

Today marks the first day of a new challenge that my LOAD friend Whimsical Nature and myself have set ourselves – a daily layout throughout July so that means I will be really busy creating the whole month. I can't wait to get started on today's layout.

Daily creating makes me happy. 

But more of that later in the month...

Today I just wanted to share a layout I created with my All A Flutter kit for one of the Counterfeit Kit Challenge mini challenges.

They very cleverly took inspiration from my blogosphere friend S's blog post (here) which featured a rather smart, witty, creative creature. Yes, S wrote all about herself and then followed it up in the Counterfeit Blog Hop (here). So cute!

Anyway, I decided that I could do that – a layout about me. I do them all the time after all. In the end it was more difficult than I thought and even now, I'm not so satisfied with the journalling but it does use quite recent photos so that can only be a good thing.

I was really struggling to get enough out of the kit leftovers but in the end got very creative with the scraps and even used some Prima packaging. I think in the end, I added in the sheet of cardstock, the single letter for my title, and the small kraft doily but all the rest is the kit. I used the Scrap Happy sketch for June, turning it on its side and deciding to really go for a cluster of banners instead of a usual cluster. I think I must have seen this overlapping banner look somewhere online and have taken that as inspiration (sorry but have no idea where now... I wonder if I pinned it?!?)

I only have small paper scraps now plus dozens of brads (!) and a few flowers left in my kit so I will probably make a few cards and call it a day. I have one more layout to share from this kit but apart from that.... job done.

Happy Friday everyone!


  1. Beautiful layout! I love all those banners and doilies! Great journaling too!

  2. It's perfectly lovely. I'm especially glad you included the close up of the beautiful banners

  3. This is beautiful! I love all the doilies and the multiple banners. Way to use up your kit!

  4. Utterly gorgeous - you look so happy. Love the LO, the banners the colours...

  5. Ooooh you're good - love the house banner esp. Well done on using up the kit!

  6. I'm so glad to see a happy you. Those doilies just make this layout shine; and your banners are always fab. But what's this insanity about scrapping every day in July - it sure sounded like a good idea way, way back in June, but now . . .

  7. LOVE LOVE LOVE this layout! The house banner really stands out - never seen anything like it. You and Whimsical Nature have quite a challenge this month, but something tells me that the both of you will do just fine.

    I haven't been motivated to scrapbook since May :( I'll be starting a project soon for my mother-in-law's friend, an 8.5x11 scrapbook celebrating her life from childhood until now. Luckily, there's only about two dozen photos that need to be scrapped, so I'll need to find my motivation quickly!!


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