Thursday, 3 July 2014

Scrapabilly Shares July kit pt 1

It's time to share the Scrapabilly July kit with you and to share what I've created.

This month, Sylvia is highlighting the gorgeous October Afternoon, Public Library collection with oodles of paper from the collection, a smattering of matching cardstock, a flurry of brads, Mini Market letters, a generous two sheets of labels, a couple of tags, a length of twine and a sheet of cut apart pocket page cards. There's a lot to love in the kit!

Because I knew how much I'd love working with this kit - October Afternoon being one of my all time favourites - I added in the Tin Pins (flairs), the alternative coloured Mini Market letter stickers and the Miscellany pack (die cuts, ribbon and buttons) from the collection as well as a few extra sheets of cardstock and a couple of extra alphas for a few of the titles. Splats from one or two different mists and a few inches of twine complete all I needed to make 6 layouts and two cards.

Here's the full kit in all its glory. Head over to Scrapabilly now to secure yours before they are all snapped up! October Afternoon fans will be delighted with all Public Library has to offer...

This Little Miss Muffet pocket page card from the Miscellany set got my memory working about a costume my mum made for me many many years ago for the local summer fĂȘte. It was a perfect outfit with a wonderful dress made from my granny's flannelette candy stripe sheets and was finished off by a giant spider hanging from my hat. I was even equipped with a real bowl of porridge (although it was probably Ready Brek thinking about it - LOL). However, the costume had more to offer when one of the judges got caught up with the spider and trying to grab it, the porridge got spilt down my beautiful dress - as you can imagine, I was pretty upset! It all turned out fine in the end as I was offered a consolation prize because it sort of matched the whole rhyme! As luck would have it, I'd recently scanned this photo and was so happy to track it down for a turn back time layout.

This paper was too pretty to cut up so I just layered my photo and clusters on top to tell a short story about how Libby and I were always involved with books - to read or even to play with. Libraries or School were always firm favourite games for us and many of our old books have evidence of this inside - stamps, tickets or general drawing can be found on many pages.

I really like how many letters you get as part of the Mini Market stickers. It makes it easy to make long titles without running out of letters.

No, this photo does not relate to the story in any way other than it reminded me of long summer days when I'd take my blackboard outside and play school with my toys. :-)

Again, a photo that has nothing directly related to the story apart from I'm about the right age! I was a bookaholic at that time and would read all the time. I went down to our local library at least once a week I think. It was old fashioned back then and was surprised to see how it's modernized and trendy now. No doubt the young adult section is more extensive now though.

Come back again on Saturday to see the final two pages I made with the kit as well as a couple of really easy cards. Pinterest inspiration strikes again...

Don't forget to check out the Scrapabilly site to see all the team's creations in the gallery (here). You can also find links to Ilonka, Nadine, Maria and Silke's blogs in the right hand side bar. You don't want to miss out on their amazing projects. Make sure you say hi to them!


  1. I've looked at this collection but wondered how to use it. I like my stories to match my papers BUT Lisa once again you have proved me wrong. You have worked this collection to your advantage and created stunning work as usual. I especially like the hot air balloon one. Look forward to Saturday :)

  2. I absolutely love this collection and I bought a collection pack with added brads which I've been using this week. So I've been poring over your pages to see what you've done! Aren't the colours so beautiful? Yes, I'll be making a page about my weekly trips to the library too. It was close enough for me to walk there and when I was about ten I used to put all my books into my Mum's 70's shopping trolley and pull it there. Cringe...

  3. I need to pin everyone of these :) stunning. I wish I could pin from my iPad. But I'll find you on my main computer

  4. I grabbed up this entire collection too, so I'll be referring back here to your pages for specific inspiration. I have a lot to use up!


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