Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Waiting Scrapbook Layout!

I recently joined the Mercy Tiara's 27 Day Scrappy Challenge Facebook Group, where Tracy Banks, aka Mercy Tiara, posts a challenge each month and you have 27 days to participate. Even if you aren't participating in the challenge there is lots of inspiration and ideas. I've been watching her videos for quite some time - they are really great! Full of lots of tips and I just love her layouts and pocket pages. The challenge this month is to use an old collection kit, and you can find the video where she explains everything here.

I've been meaning to make up a few kits from older papers and supplies I have had for quite a while, and this was just the inspiration I needed. Of course, I love buying new goodies, but I also want to make sure I'm using what I have too!

For my 'old kit collection' I pulled out some old Pink Paislee papers from the Sweetness Collection which includes a sticker sheet and alpha stickers.

Then, I added in a really old CTMH collection because I liked the B sides and felt they would match well with the colours in the Pink Paislee collection.

And, lastly, I grabbed some October Afternoon ephemera, some Maggie Holmes diecuts and Glitz paper layers. I felt like the papers, stickers and diecuts I gathered together gave me enough to pull from and liked the way they coordinated together.

So.... Here's my first page using my kit! I wanted to keep working on my youngest daughter Erica's baby book so these are the photos I'm going to focus on using this month. I love this background paper and didn't want to cover it all up, so I just chose to add some layers and leave the pretty background edges showing.

I used a waterbrush and Distress Ink to create a brushed lettering title for my page. Then, I took a black pen and highlighted areas of the letters to make it stand out a little more. 

I wrote my journaling right on the page. I realized I forgot to erase my pencil lines for this photo... oops!

Thanks so much for joining me today! I'll definitely be back with more pages I create with this kit, and I feel like I'll be pulling more kits together to use up a lot more of my stash!

Linked to:
DL Art - Thankful Thursday February Linky Challenge
Lasting Memories Scrapbook Challenge - The Blues using this colour combo below.


  1. Gorgeous, beautiful Layout and such fabulous details.
    Thank you for joining us at Simon says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.

  2. Beautiful layout. Love the journalling and your embellishing is perfect. Thanks for playing along with Lasting Memories!

  3. BEAUTIFUL Layout! Stunning papers and love the pictures!

    Theresa’s Crafty Creations

  4. What a beautiful page you made. So blessed you joined our bi-weekly Challenge at Word Art Wednesday and hope you join us again for a new Challenge that started yesterday. Leaving you with the inspiration of God's Word in Isaiah 40:8 which tells us, "The grass withers and the flowers fall, but the word of our God endures forever."

    Have a blessed week,
    JO ANN

  5. This is stunning! Great job on making your own title! Thank you so much for joining us at Lasting Memories!