Hey crafty friends and Happy New Year! I’m glad to be back sharing with you. I know I say this every year, but I hope to be more consistent in posting this year. It’s one of my goals every year honestly…to do more than the year before. To start the year off right I’m sharing this Happy Girls scrapbook layout for the anything goes challenge at Challenge Yourself.
This layout is from a trip we took to Lancaster to see my sister. One of our favorite places to visit is a local bakery that, besides having great baked goodies, has a place with animals you can feed, an awesome playground and some fun multi person swings. I managed to grab a photo of our daughter on the loving the swings. The other photo is of her, I and my sister. I tried to convince our son to get in the photo, but he was just to busy playing on the playground.
The papers that I used for this collection are from a VERY old Mind Minds Eye 6×6 paper pad. It was from the sweetest things collection. Back then they had one over arching collection name and them sub color ways underneath. This one was the Bluebell collection, and as of when I’m writing this can still be found on ebay.
Since I only had the 6×6 pad left from the collection I needed to be creative in the way I used it to fill the page. I started by cutting strips and piecing them together around the edge trying to line up the patterns to make the seams disappear. I also pieced together two pieces to create the larger 8×8 square on the background. The smaller pieces are 2×2 and then I used scraps behind my 3×4 photos. It really was a layout that came together very quickly.
Well, I think that’s it for today. I’ve done website maintenance, cups, laundry, cleaning, shop posting, wholesale ordering, errands, schooling with big kiddo, legos with little kiddo and I’m sure things I’m forgetting….I’m beat. A layout and a post to start the new year though…not to shabby. I hope to be back with you soon. Until next time…Stay crafty!
Kim Skinner says
What a lovely layout! I aspire to make such beautiful CAS layouts! Thank you for joining Challenge YOUrself this month!
Thank you so much for checking my layout out and leaving such kind comments
Sharon Fritchman says
Lyne, your layout is beautiful. I love the blocked design, that gorgeous flowers, and especially like your adorable photos! Thank you so much for joining us at Challenge YOUrself this month. We are all very happy that you did! Hugs and happy new year!
Your comments are so kind Sharon. Thank you for always checking my creations out and for running the challenges!
Aw! Such a beautiful layout! Thank you so much for playing along at Challenge YOUrself this month.
Thank you so much Laurie for leaving such kind comments and offering inspiration on the design team!
Maya Yang says
Lyne, your layout is absolutely beautiful! I really love your photos and your choices of patterned paper! Thank you so much for joining us at Challenge YOUrself this month. : )
Thank you so much Maya for your kind comments