I can't believe how quickly time is passing. We have just done our second "Remember Me" segment on the PaperHaus blog. It just seems like yesterday that we started this segment, but now we are working towards our third. :-) Don't forget to pop on over to the PaperHaus blog and check out what the rest of the team have been up to. There is lots of creativity and inspiration to share!
"YOUR LIFE IS NOT ALL ROSES"
This is my take on the May segment of Remember Me. I wanted to record a conversation of what I would say to myself as a child, if I ever had the chance.
I created my background my layering rub-ons. I didn't go overboard on embellishments and details, as I wanted the focus to remain on the photos and journalling.
And guess what? Now it's your turn! We would love to see your take on this segment. Just link it up on the Remember Me post on the PaperHaus blog.
I have two projects to share this month - a layout and a Mother's Day card.
"WISHING YOU HAPPY DAYS"
My layout was created using Bo-Bunny papers, lots of Imaginarium Designs chipboard, and Prima flowers.
All the details and techniques, plus the materials list, can be found on the Imaginarium Designs blog. Plus there are a couple of extra photos.
I am really happy with how muy clusters turned out on this layout. I think they are very pretty. I've been playing with adding more flowers to my layouts, and I am slowly getting the hang of it. :-)
This layout was all about the layers, fussy cutting, and flowers. Lots of fun was had!!!
And my second project was a Mother's Day card that I created for my mother. This will be her last Mother's Day with her family, so I wanted to create something really, really special. My mum loves gardening, so I think this is the perfect card for her.
(And for those of you who know me, and know that I am NOT a card-maker, this card came together in less than 30 minutes.That is a whole new record!!! Don't expect it to be repeated, lol!)
So who else is making a Mother's Day card for their mother? Want to share? Just add the link in a comment below and I would love to come and check it out.
The PaperHaus May sketch is live, and once again, we are looking for a guest blog designer to join us for next month's sketch. All you have to do is create a layout using this sketch, and link it to the PaperHaus blog by the 20th of this month.
Here is my take on the May sketch. I've used Bo-Bunny's Prairie Chic papers and stickers. There are so many details on this layout, and I loved creating every minute of it. This one was pure fun!!!
Here's a few close-up shots of the layers and details.
I loved the wording on this sticker, so I decided to include it as my title. I think it is perfect.
I even squeezed a Prima packaging board into the layout - that came about by accident. I dropped the packaging on the layout while getting the flowers out, and realised it matched perfectly. So use it I did!!!
Thank-you for dropping by today, and I hope you can come and join us for some creative fun!
For all the details please check out the Scrap Around The World blog, and meet the design team. On the blog you will find all the details you need - entry conditions, details, deadlines, and prizes (yes, there are AWESOME prizes up for grabs).
I'll give you a quick run down on how we operate. Each month one of the designer's will be your challenge host (this month Agnieszka Bellaidea is your host). She will present a mood board.
And every month a new sketch will be supplied (designed by me!). Yes, I am the official sketch designer for Scrap Around The World - I'm just a little bit excited!!!!
The mood board and sketch will then be combined for a complete creative and inspirational experience.
Here is my interpretation of Agnieska's gorgeous mood board.
I took most of my inspiration from the 1st and 2nd pictures of the mood board - the colours, the flowers and garden setting, as well as the wooden textures and doors. I translated this onto my page by using gorgeous garden elements, wood print washi, and shades of blues, greens and pinks. I hope this mood board inspires you as much as it did me!
Sponsorship Details and Prizes
This month, as our debut month, we have 5 prizes available for our winners. They have kindly been donated by the following companies:
Don't you just love the 1st of each month when all the new challenges and sketches get released? I love the anticipation of seeing what there is to play with!!!! And today, we have a circle sketch (by Debbie Burns) to create and play with, over at Purple Pumpkin.
I must admit, I was a little concerned about the colour combination when I first started to play and create with this layout, but in the end, they all worked together beautifully.
Now don't forget, you can still play along even if you don't have Purple Pumpkin products. We do not discriminate, lol! Just click on the Purple Pumpkin blog and follow the instructions for entry and uploading.