Sunday, June 27, 2010

He is my world- JAI Challenge 23- Just Add Paper

Happy Sunday everyone!!!

I'm back from my overnight create-fest in Toodyay last night. It was a lot of fun and so great to have a whole afternoon and night to stamp, create and chat with no interruptions from a[ certain little mini-me =). Toodyay is super pretty (I've never been before) and I love the country feel but Brrrrr it was chilly!!! Thank you Hayley for having me to stay xx. Today has been a bit of a let down though as both myself and the small one have colds so have spent most of the day either in bed or on the couch. Urghhh- I hate colds!!!

Anyway enough babbling- onto the reason for my post today- which is to show you one of the two projects I created whilst in Toodyay (I will post the second separately as it is for another challenge). Now I don't often dabble in scrapbooking (cards always seem the quicker and easier option) but when I saw this week's Just-Add-Ink Challenge- which is to just add paper- I knew instantly that I wanted to create a scrapbook page. And here it is- titled "My World":

The subject of course is my beautiful boy, Elliot. He really is the centre of my universe and I can't remember what my life was like without him. The stunning photo can be credited to the amazingly talented baby and child photographer Katie Etherington. I absolutely loved creating this page using only Designer Series Paper and used the beautiful Sweet Slumber range.

Whilst on my little crafty overnighter I got to play with all the Stampin' Up! goodies which Hayley owns and I don't- FUN!!! I am a little embarrassed to admit that I don't yet own my very own Big Shot (Shock, horror!!!). I have asked Mum and Dad if they will get it for me for my birthday (3 months to wait!!!). So I made sure I got in there and used the Big Shot and created this "tab" using the Top Note Die. I used the Life Definitions stamp on the "tab" and thought that the 'Everything' definition was just perfect as it ends with".....All that you know; the whole world".

I created these cute little starry flowers using the Boho Blossoms punch and more DSP.

I wanted the lettering to be made out of DSP too but Hayley didn't have the Alphabet dies so I stamped the Schoolbook Serif Alphabet onto plain paper, adhered each letter to the DSP with Dotto, cut around the letters and da-da ended up with DSP lettering. I must be crazy!!! It took me ages.

A closer look:

"My World" Page Ingredients:
Stamp Set/s: Life Definitions; Schoolbook Serif Alphabet
Card/Paper: Sweet Slumber DSP; Baja Breeze; Kraft; Whisper White
Ink: Baja Breeze: Soft Suede
Other: Big Shot & Top Note Die; Baja Breeze DS ribbon; Soft Suede Polka-dot ribbon; Boho Blossoms punch; 1-1/4" Circle punch; Corner rounder punch; Silver brads; Sponge daubers

I hope you love this page as much as I do. It truly reflects how I feel about my little guy.

Check out my next post for the other post I created in Toodyay.

Lou xx


H2 :) said...

Hi Louise, this is an absolutely beautiful page! All your special little touches & your "DSP" title look fantastic & what a stunning photo of your handsome little man! TFS :)

Rachel Moore said...

your page looks great ,very inspirational

sarah_j_k said...

LOVE this page Lou! That photo of your little man is indeed divine, as is the page that you created for it. Just gorgeous :)

S x

Danielle Daws said...

Absolutely DIVINE! I love it! The colours, the flowers, the ribbon... especially the ribbon...

Gayatri said...

I agree with the rest of the commentators. Your son's photo is DIVINE. And a beautiful layout. Great take on the challenge.

Tania M. Gould said...

Another perfect item from Louise!!! I love all your work and this is no exception!

Amanda said...

Perfectly perfect, Louise! Love it, love it, love it!

Tanya Tahir said...

That is such a beautiful page. I love the photo!