Monday, 29 June 2015


Good Morning!!

Today I'm sharing the first layout made with my June Like For Ever kit called 'Stripy Straws'.

The first layout from a kit is sometimes a little hard for me - just to start cutting up the pristine papers... it hurts!  And what if I cut a piece from one that I might need a whole sheet of later?  I got over this by telling myself it is just paper and scraplifting the freaking rad Adele Toomey.  I cut a whole bunch of 3" squares - or 7.6 cm - and overcame the first cut fear!

I played around with the interchangeable stamp and got very inky fingers.  I have now figured out if you keep the handle down and stamp off a few impressions you are then not handling a completely inked stamp.  I'm still not brave enough to add stamping straight to a layout, I know I would mess it up!

I have mixed feelings about these hair clips... that is what they are - hair clips.  But I guess they work on a page too, I just don't like them being sold as scrapbook embellishments.  Because they are hair clips.  Y'know? 
(I swear I turned 30 and instantly became old and grumpy!)

The mat for my photo was cobbled together with the off cuts from the squares I trimmed down to make inner squares.  Yes, I really never waste anything!!

So there is layout number 1 with my June kit.  (I intend to keep a running total this month to see how far it goes!)

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. Wow there is quite a bit of goodies in this kit and I love your page! I'm not comfortable with stamping onto my layout - a friend was trying to get me to stamp recently and it was giving me so much stress as my page was almost complete! The thought of not liking it after was terrifying! I think our way is much safer!

  2. Very cute layout! I agree that it's so hard to make that first cut but you're right, it's just paper. And really, you can almost always salvage it if you make a mistake. Have fun using your kit - you've got such bright and happy colors in it!

  3. I love the LO. I really must get back into scrapping. Like you I am rather hesitant to cut the beautiful papers at first.

    Hope you've had a good start to the week. Sue

  4. Beautiful layout (and I thought the same thing about the hair clips lol)

  5. It's a beautiful layout and a throughly lovely kit! xx

  6. Oh that is an amazingly gorgeous layout!


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