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Friday, November 9, 2012

Scrap-tastic Layout!

Good morning everyone!  I hope everyone is doing well after the latest round of bad weather -- a Nor-easter! 

Today I'd like to share a layout I made a while ago and forgot to post.  I'm calling it my Scrap-tastic layout because I recently participated in a Swap run by Sarabeth at www.swappinscraps.blogspot.com that called for us to put together packages of our patterned paper scraps and swap them with a Swap Buddy.  Well I lucked out in the Swap Buddy department because my Buddy had the most beautiful, organized scraps you could have ever imagined.  (Thanks Margie! www.bumblesandfairytales.blogspot.com)  Now that I had gotten this new stash of scraps I wondered what I'd do with it.  It didn't take me too long to find the perfect project.  I was visiting a blog that I love to get ideas from.  It belongs to Kathryn at www.thescrapbeach.blogspot.com and I found my project.  It was a starburst scrapbook layout.  It sounded like a fun idea and I had never tried one, so I figured what the heck.  To make this layout I thought I'd use some of Margie's great scraps, and here is what I came up with.

All the lovely patterned papers are the scraps - aren't they great!  I chose to do my starburst a little differently than Kathryn's, I added little 1/4 strips of solid paper in between the sections to make the papers stand out a bit more.  The solid papers, are all by Recollections.  I cut two shapes using my Cricut and stamped them with a coordinating stamp from Close to My Heart.  The sentiment stamp, ink and metal brad are also CTMH.  The metal corners are by Momenta.   And, of course, that beautiful boy in the picture is my Jackson.

Thanks for stopping by.
Paula and Jackson


  1. what an awesome layout!!!! you are definitely going to have to show me your technique when you do this, i've always wanted to try and i just can't seem to get the swing of it!
    so happy that you are loving the swaps :)

    jackson is such a cutie!!


    1. Thanks Sarabeth. I'll be happy to show you what I did the next time I see you. It was pretty easy and a lot of fun. I am thoroughly enjoying the swaps and am sad that I missed out on the last ones. I'll be looking forward to the next announcement.

  2. Ooo, what a stunning layout, Paula! I love how you used all the different pattern papers all around! I would have never thought of this, it's so perfect! The next time we're at the same crop, you're going to have to show me how to do this, I can never get them to line up equally, lol!
    Love it much :) Thanks for mentioning me too! xo

    1. Thanks Margie. I'll be happy to show you how I did it. I'm glad you liked the different patterned papers I picked,thanks to you I had many great options!