Saturday, February 23, 2013

My First SC kit page...Important Bros

What excitement it was delving through the first Studio Calico kit I received as a subscriber to make my first layout. My fingers tingled as they touched all of my new stash. Most of these products on  this layout are from the Central High kit.

I loved the softness of the background spots with the tags and the wood veneer and ombre 6x6 patterned papers from the Studio Calico Heyday paper pack (that weren't in the kit). I added some adhesive Japanese heart border and a Plumeria border.

The kit badge was my most treasured kit item.  It looks so smart next to the number 9.  The  9 on the page has special meaning as there is a 9 year gap between my boys. You can call me crazy for such an age gap but I call it good planning. 

This title has a special story too. My eldest boy, Jack, was so sweet when he first met baby Tom and had to leave him at the end of the visit - "good night Bro" he whispered.  He melted my heart.

Enjoy some scrappy moments...

                         Jan x

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Off to Europe we go...

My scrapbook journey has been firing on all cylinders over the last 6 months. I have completed more layouts than I could have imagined. Mostly they are simple but I have loved the process and enjoyed the overall effects.  I plan to share my favourites.

My scrapping hiatus has revolutionised my creative flair. I am less fussed about perfection and more about the creative process.

Like many scrappers I am also a Studio Calico kit subscriber and have loved getting "the latest and greatest" products new to the market.  The above layout is the cover page for our family European trip way back in 2006. This layout using design principles by Shimelle (I just adore her) has products from the Central High and Roller Rink kits with some Kaiser Craft lettering.

Hope you enjoyed taking a peek into my scrappy life...

Jan x