Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Storytime Scrapbook Layout!

Hello friends! I can't believe it's Wednesday already... Wow the time flies! Over the weekend I was lucky enough to spend a whole day scrapbooking with one of my crafty besties, and even though I didn't get much done I had a whole lot of fun!! And that's what it's about, right?!! I try not to pack too much when I go to a crop, because I know if I get 3 layouts done in one whole day that's a lot for me - and that's ok. I grabbed some photos, my print out of sketches from the Ready, Sketch, Go class taught by Tracie Claiborne and Jen Schow (which is fabulous!) and a couple paper packs along with some embellishments, stamps, inks and a few other fun things I want to throw in.

I did manage to get this layout done with my two youngest girls reading together a few years ago. I started off with some white cardstock layered over a black and white patterned paper, and I used Distress Inks and Distress Oxide Inks to do an ink smooshing technique.

I pulled out the Lori Whitlock Petticoats and Pinstripes collection from Echo Park to use on this layout. I love the colours and the coordinating stickers in the pack! I loved the way my friend was creating a layout and using foam dots to pop up some of her photos, so I tried it with my center photo and I loved it. Another great reason to get together and scrap with friends... you never know when you'll see an idea that you can't believe you never tried before!

I used embroidery floss to add some cross stitching to the corner of my layout by first pre-punching the holes with a paper piercing tool. Some enamel dots and SpiegelMom Scraps cork confetti heart and sequins add embellishment layered over the paper and stickers.

I used one of the sketches from the Ready, Sketch, Go class for my layout and layered my papers and photos down according to the sketch before embellishing with lots of fun goodies! The sticker letters were included in the paper pack, which was perfect!

Thanks so much for stopping by! Be sure to check back tomorrow for some exciting news!! ;)

Linked to:
FFC #190 - AG
Word Art Wednesday - AG
DL Art - Thankful Thursday May Linky Challenge
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - AG
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - Circles (circle sticker, sequins and embellishments)
Craftaholics R Us - Spring Flowers/Colors
Pause Dream Enjoy - anything but a card


  1. What a gorgeous layout, Karla!! The pictures are so sweet!! You showcased them beautifully!! The details you added are fabulous!! I love the stitching!! Stunning, my friend!! Thank you so much for playing along at DL.ART!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  2. Perfect papers for that sweet story time photo! One of my favorite memories... Thanks so much for sharing at Jo's Scrap Shack this week.
    DT Member

  3. What a sweet, sweet layout! Thanks for sharing at Pause Dream Enjoy Challenges.
    ~Owner/DT Janis

  4. Gorgeous layout - the stitching is a beautiful touch. The background and all the bits just are the perfect touch. Thank you for joining our challenge over at Jo's Scrap Shack.

    Annie - DT Member -

  5. Your layout is FANTASTIC!!! LOVE the precious photo's of the girls... super CUTE!

    Theresa’s Crafty Creations

  6. I love your layout! The photo is perfect!
    Thank you for playing along with us over Simon Says Stamp - Monday Challenge!

    X Zoey

  7. Wonderful page! The photos are adorable and you've embellished it beautifully.
    Thanks for joining us at [url=]Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge[/url]
    Mandy x