Thursday, December 11, 2014

Fall Favorites / My Scraps & More

Hey there!  Today I'm playing catch up and sharing a layout I did a few weeks ago for a Word Up Wednesday challenge over at My Scraps & More.  The challenge was to use the word "Favorites" on your layout.  I think any scrapbooker would find this really easy, since most of us scrap our favorite things all the time :)

These are photos from a few years ago.  They were intimidating to me for a long time because of the unique orange color.  I know there are certain colors that are just plain hard to scrap, and for me, this shade of orange is one of them.  But I made it work.  I decided to incorporate lots of blue into it to offset all the orange.  I used some older My Mind's Eye Cut & Paste for this, and even though none of the orange goodies I used match perfectly with her shirt, I think it all flows nicely together.

I love this blue ombre background.  I jazzed it up a bit by adding some modeling paste through a chevron stencil and then adding bit of blue gelato.  I did some stitching with white thread through the die cut hearts (from The Cut Shoppe) and added some orange gelato below the photos.  I just smudged it right over my thread.  I added in bits of chipboard, stickers and enamel dots here and there to finish it off.

I was so excited to try out the new Cameo sketch pens.  This was the first time I had tried them....and they're AWESOME!  You just use them in place of the blade, and they draw out your shape.  I hand cut it out afterwards and used a few blue watercolor pencils to shade it.  (You can see how I did this on another layout if you check out my previous post....I used the red pen for that one).  I stitched right through this chipboard flower.  If you machine stitch through chipboard shapes, just go slow and it will work fine.

I cut these adorable pie chart hearts for a previous project that I didn't wind up using, so I made them work for this layout.  I stitched over all the lines...I love this effect.  I also tied some floss around the cute little chipboard mason jars.

One more close up here of the left side....aren't those enamel dots just adorable?  Love the colors.

I hope this has inspired you in some way.  If you need more inspiration or just want to play along for prizes in challenges, come join us in the My Scraps forum!  Challenges every day, prizes each month, and lots of other fun things always going on!  The new team starts up in January, and I'm thrilled to be staying on.  I love the girls's really like a family :)

Thanks for stopping by, and have a great day!


  1. Definitely going to try the pens in my Cameo! You really have a special knack to give us inspiration "out here"

  2. Awesome idea balancing the Orange with the Blue Missy! I love Orange and you did a great job incorporating the color to match the shirt! And I love the Pie Hearts peeking out!