Wednesday, 29 February 2012

Tropical memories

The last couple of days of LOAD are always a bit hard. The end of the month is in view and there's a feeling of relief but also one of sadness as you know that you are going to miss that daily scrapping and interaction with the wonderful community. It's also the part of the month where I start slipping off the daily prompts and start doing my own thing. I don't really know the reason but it's happened a few times. And this layout was no different.

I think the main reason this time around is that I have three or four piles of old photos sitting on my desk which I've been flipping through each day before scanning and using them. And since I did a layout about the Philippines a few days ago, and then another one a day or so later, the photos were just calling to me to use.

However, I also wanted to get my Counterfeit Kit Challenge February kit, Record, finished off so that I can start the new month with no leftovers. It's amazing that I managed to finish and clear out leftovers from my October, November and January kits as well as a really old Scrapagogo one. I still have a few odds and ends from this kit, my Halloween add on kit from last year and one more prehistoric Scrapagogo kit which I now think I will just clear out and put away. So I call that a result.

Anyway, back to this month's kit. I put together the base for this layout when I found the half-envelope left over from my "Love Letters" layout from earlier in the month. I thought it would be fun to fill it with punched hearts and then build the rest of the layout around that. I used up loads and loads of scraps for that and I think it looks great. I was inspired by one of Pam's layouts for the banner strips on the left and then I just added in the white cardstock, the white twine (but that gets added in to everything right now!), the doilies and the dark green alpha.

Once the base was made up, I went off in search of a suitable photo and just love the blues of this one against the colours I used. Perfect.

Counterfeit Kit Challenge February kit, Record, layout #6

So, six layouts reaches my monthly target from one kit but I think I could really squeeze out one more. I've already removed one or two items and put them to one side to give away - they didn't inspire me each time I looked at them so out they go. I'll have to see how I feel about the rest of the leftover product to see if I want to push myself to finish it off or just move on. The new kit is just around the corner now and let me tell you, the inspiration kit is lovely!


  1. Such a gorgeous layout

  2. LOAD is over :( and the reason why I finally had time to comment on blogs, LOL! I loved this page when I first saw it on Flickr and still love it today. I've enjoyed seeing your style beautifully change throughout the month. You're always an inspiration! Thanks for being a scrappy friend :)

  3. I love the envelope filled with punched hearts and all that twine!!

  4. I like that this is off center and still so nicely balanced - and great use of the envelope.

  5. Love the banners, and the repetition of the hearts in the envelope and on your clusters.

  6. I love this. The ribbon borders and vellum envelope of hearts look nice and the picture really stands out.

  7. Love it! The envelope with the 'confetti' in it is a great idea as an accent and the borders are wonderful!

  8. I love the white with the pops of color-it really draws the attention to the photos!


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