Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Kraft it Up!

 I worked on this layout yesterday for Kraft it Up... tossing papers here and there, shuffling embellies, sticking and unsticking for most of the day, constantly doubting my abilities as a scrapper, wondering if my style was just to keep adding until the plastic sleeve it was eventually going to live in gives up under the weight of the layout... anyway.. you get the idea ... then it was time to pick up the kids from school,  {where did my day go????}
 So I closed the door to my scrap room - which also has the library and the computer .... and left the scrap mess for that night (I am an extremely messy scrapper).
 So imagine my sheer panic, stomach dropping to the floor, sweating, hyperventilating... when my Daughter yells from the study "Hey Mum, I finished the Scrapbook page you did of me and it looks beautiful!!!"
 OMG - I had left out my re positional glue spray, my PVA glue, my double sided tape, and the hot glue gun plus not to mention my cutter (what kid doesn't love to slice up your new range of paper you just purchased for THAT photo) so I raced at warp speed to my scrap table and found this....
 She has positioned the  lowers as ear muffs and made herself eat a cupcake..... and positioned flowers on the page.....but thank goodness not thought to use any of the adhesives..... and she is very proud of her handy work...

 and yes... she does come home with a grubby jumper, messy hair and one collar tucked in....

But all was fine ... I did make some adjustments though and produced this for the challenge..

 The whole time I was doing this layout, I just kept looking at that little face and thinking - yep, she is just so pretty... so that's what I titled it "She is beautiful"
 And a closey of the gorgeous products from Old Favourites again - the vintage ticket (love them) the scalloped music ticket, that soft silk ribbon, the amazing Paris post card and that lace..
 I also added my own resin flowers and black swallow

thanks for stopping by


  1. lol at your daughter...i wouldve been racing to see what she had done too... love everything here, a stunning page

  2. you had me laughing all the way through your post....how funny.....but not for you

  3. Oh my!! I would just die!! LOL but, the end result is fabulous :-)

  4. Very cute. Love her design. The ear muffs are perfect...hehe.
    Great page and it is lovely to see her smiley face.

  5. LOL LOL im laughing but really not for you!!! it does seem so funny thou god love her!!!!
    the end product is fantastic i just love it all!!!!
    Have a great rest of the week
    hopefully with no surprises lol

  6. How funny Mel, I think you should have left the earmuffs on!! But seriously, just loving your gorgeous creation with all your yummy bits!! Thanks for joining in at KIU this month. Have a fab weekend :)))

  7. Oh Mel I can really relate to your story. We are desperately trying to find a way to lock our study, because Tasmin recently pulled the door so hard the little lock just flicked off. As creative as your daughter is, and funny too!!!, I'm so glad you ended up with your beautiful page for KIU!!

  8. LOL!!! you tell the funniest story ...gorgoeus page (even with the mishaps)..thanks for playing along at KIU