kraft plus zentangles...

As soon as I spotted this month's fun Kraft Plus challenge, I knew I wanted to play along and I finally had the chance to complete my layout. 

The challenge was to incorporate zentangle doodling onto a kraft base and I used a fun pic of little Cayden posing in his 'Adventure Time' beanie. 

I was inspired by the amazing artwork of Raymond SaĆ”, to create a tiled background of various sized Kraft cardstock pieces and layered in a mix of Zentangle doodled pieces around the lower portion of the photo. 

I used the lyrics for the 'Adventure Time' into song for my journaling an in keeping with the theme, I also used papers with doodle-type patterns and am very happy with the end results. 

Thanks for stopping by xx

august @ scrap the boys...

The mid month reveals for the August challenge are up on the Scrap The Boys blog today.

We have a fun inspiration pic for this month's challenge - perfect for documenting the special bond between you and your boys.

I was inspired by the image of the jar along with the quote to create a layout about me with my gorgeous boys.

I teamed a mix of teals with some sparkly gold and added a little pop of pink for contrast and love the way this page turned out. 

Check out the fabulous layouts the rest of the team have come up with over on the STB blog and be sure to get your layouts loaded by the end of the month for a chance to win this month's great prizes!!
Thanks for stopping by xx 

project life week 27...

Hi there :) its been a while between posts and I thought it was about time that I caught up and am starting with a project life spread I created using another awesome kit from Scrappy Canary.

This layout documents week 27 and even though this kit includes a lot of travel themed pieces, once again it was perfect for recording all of our day to day moments. 

As always I began the week with a custom title card which I pieced together using various elements from the kit along with a few items from my stash. 

I have noticed that my weekly photos often look busy because there is no real theme to tie them all in together but by using a few pops of black on my cards, I was able to form a visual connection that helped to balance out the page. 

I often try to select filler cards that will help to tell the story of what is happening in the photos, and thought of this when using the 'X marks the spot' card between the two pics of my boys playing with their Nerf guns. I also used a mix of small star stickers across the pockets to help it all tie in together. 

I created a layered base for my journaling to balance out the the 6 x 4" photo along side it and it also works well with the title card from the previous side when you look at the whole page.   

Unfortunately the Scrappy Canary store will be closed for the next few months and as a result I haven't had any design team commitments to keep me on track, but as I shared on Instagram earlier this week I am making an effort to get back up to date so stay tuned for more layouts! 

Thanks for stopping by xx 

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