Monday, March 5, 2012


I went to an all-day crop on Saturday and got TWO layouts done! (Well - really about one and three-quarters - I'm working on the final embellishing on my second layout.....) It was great to have a whole day with my scrappy friends and relax and have some crafty fun. I scrapped a photo of my sister and I from when I was a baby - I think the photo was taken c.1976. I used the March sketch from the C'est Magnifique blog and The Color Room Palette #100 for this layout.
I used Graphic 45's "ABC Primer" Collection and a little bit of DCWV (the butterfly paper) for this layout. The background page, polka dot, ruler, alphabet and addition papers are all from the G45 "ABC Primer" Collection. I added the DCWV butterfly paper to make the layout a little more girly and also to bring in some of the pink for the Color Room Palette. I distressed all the papers for this layout with a tool distresser (no ink this time). I used Core'dinations Cardstock for the light pink punched border (left side of layout) and I sanded and distressed brown and blue Core'dinations paper to use as matting for the photo. I love how the blue mat really helps the picture pop on the page.
The title is inside a Tim Holtz Ornate Plate with some sanded brown Core'dinations paper behind with Kaisercraft Tiny Alpha stickers for the title letters. I fussy cut some butterflies out of the DCWV papers and added some twine linking the path of butterflies up the right side of the layout.
I made the burlap ribbon flower using a Gluber and added a wooden button (kindly donated by my friend Kelly) with a twine bow as the flower centre. The key is from the bargain bin at Michael's and the wooden fob-watch is by Kaisercraft. The tags are fussy cut from the G45 paper. The journalling reads: "Even a baby sister can be a shoulder to lean on - always there for her big sister." My sister has been going through some difficult times lately and I've tried to be there for her as much as possible even though we live a fair distance apart.

Thanks so much for visiting my blog - and please leave a comment if you stopped by - I love to read them.
Materials Used:
Patterned Papers - Graphic 45 "ABC Primer" - Happy Go Lucky, Juming Jean, School Days, and One Two Buckle My Shoe; DCWV - Butterfly Paper; Core'dinations Cardstock in Rose Embroidery, Vienna Lake and Chocolate Mocha, Tim Holtz Ornate Plate; Kaisercraft Tiny Alphas in Rum; Cosmo Cricket Gluber; Burlap Ribbon, Twine and Wooden Button from Stash; Recollections Metal Key; Kaisercraft Wooden Flourish - Fob Watch; EK Success Border Punch; Glue Dots - Memory Book and Mini; Memory Tape Runner XL.


cat lacigale said...

This layout is gorgeous ! I love the ABC primer collection, the butterflies and the tiny tag with journaling ! It is great !

Leslie said...

What a beautiful layout! Love the colors and the embellie cluster! Great pops of blue too!

Thanks for playing at C'est Magnifique!!

Kelly Codd Greatrex said...

I love this layout! It's amazing Sarah! The twine path for the butterflies really works well ;)

Valerie said...

Thanks for participating in the C'est Magnifique sketch challenge! This sweet photo looks so great with this paper.