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March 2012

China Dolls for Scrapbook Boutique

China Dolls LO lanterns close up

Woohoo it's Friday:-))

Not only that but it's the start of 2 weeks school holidays here in Qld - double yaaaay:-))

I'm so happy tonight to share with you my first layout for Scrapbook Boutique.

For my DT goodies this month I picked the fabbo Bo Bunny Serenity products because I knew they would work fabulously with my daughter's China Trip photos.

China Dolls LO

I have a step by step tutorial to explain how this layout went together....

Tutorial :

  1. The Serenity Garden patterned paper will be your background.
  2. From the Serenity Love paper cut a large circle approximately 25 cm in diameter – I traced around a saucepan lid to get the right sized circle.
  3. Distress the edge of the circle and stitch with coordinating thread around the inside edge.
  4. Using the Martha Stewart Daisy Border punch (or something similar), punch 3x 12cm strips from the Serenity Fans paper and then cut out each individual half daisy shape.
  5. Adhere each half daisy to the back of the distressed circle so the black side is showing on the front.
  6. Adhere this piece to the centre of your background paper.
  7. Cut a 7cm wide strip of the Serenity Luck patterned paper and adhere it across the layout 12cm up from the bottom.
  8. Adhere the circular blue/black sticker strip to the base of this piece.
  9. Mat your photos on cream cardstock.

        10.  Cut out the maroon/gold artisan shape from the Serenity Cut Outs and adhere one of your                 photos to it.

        11.  Adhere this piece to the left hand side of the layout and the 2nd photo up against it.

        12.  Complete your journalling card and adhere it to the right hand side.

        13.  Add your title letter stickers below the photos and accent with a flourish sticker and                 chipboard flowers.

        14.  Embellish the top left hand corner of the layout with 2 lanterns and one chipboard circle and                 dragon button, all tied with coordinating DMC thread.

        15.  Embellish the right hand side of the layout with a circle die cut, red flourish sticker and                 buttons.

        16.  Add your date stamp and you’re finished.

China Dolls LO buttons close up
China Dolls LO C close up
Love those corrugated alphas from Jillibean Soup :)
Check out the great range of papercrafting goodies at Scrapbook's an awesome store - you will love it!
See you again in a day or two - thanks for popping in:-)

Sassy Scrapper Challenge

Ancient and Modern China title

Hey there....hope you're having a good week:-)

Back to share a layout I created for the current Sassy Scrapper Challenge. It's one of Jana Eubank's sketches - they're always awesome!


I just love that sweet banner:-)

Here's my layout...

Ancient and Modern China

...and a couple of close ups -

Ancient and Modern China lanterns


Ancient and Modern China pristine border


It feels good to scrap a few of my daughter's photos from her trip to China last year. Sweet memories she will not want to forget:-)

I'll be back with more to share soon...thanks so much for your visit and comments.



A friend with chocolate...

Friend with Chocolate narrow

It's a lazy Sunday morning at our house - what about yours?

We're going to head off with our nearly 18 y.o for some birthday shopping this afternoon but we're just chilling for now :-)

So, thought I'd pop in and share a card that's just gone up on the Manor House Creations Blog featuring the totally gorgeous Party Time flower packs. I adore the velvety softness of these beautiful flowers. Here's my card....

Friend with Chocolate

Being a big chocolate lover this sentiment is dear to my heart :-)))

Here's the Inkadinkado Friendly Advice set it's this!

Inkadinkado Clear Stamps - Friendly Advice 99181

Friend with Chocolate close up


Friend with Chocolate close up sentiment

Have a lovely Sunday wherever you are in the world :)