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Lowell's 2nd Birthday layout

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UPDATE: This layout made Top 3 Pick at Let's Scrap for their challenge!


Let's Scrap Sketches challenge 5-15-15 is to use this sketch...

What a gorgeous sketch, and as I have been meaning to scrapbook Lowell's 2nd birthday in January, this sketch is perfect. My daughter Natasha backed the cake for Lowell as he loves cats.


I paper-pieced the Jack-in-the-box from a template in Marina du Plessis's first book (Creative Scrapbook Piecing), as the large embellishment on the left page, and used the balloon template for the right hand page.

Here is a close up of the Jack-in-the-Box


A special guest was Great Grandma Kleintjie Janse van Rensburg, seen here with Ethan and Lowell.


I am entering this layout into the current Let's Scrap Sketches challenge 5-15-15.

21st Birthday Pop-up Box card

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Why is it that we often put off doing things, and then one day actually sit down and do it, then wonder why it took so long to try it?

This is exactly what I did with a pop-up box card. I have NO idea why it took me so long to give this a try, but I have at last made this fabulous shaped card! My colleague wanted a card made for a 21st birthday of a female family member, and gave me a 'price' and colour scheme (red, black, white) to work around. My first thought - believe it or not - was to make this card! Yes, it took me ages to put in all the fiddly little bits, but I am really chuffed with the end result, and she absolutely adores it. I am sure the final recipient will too.
I started with a red cardstock box base, then added some gorgeous black polkadot paper to the sides and flaps. The key is one of my own digistamps in the Digistamps4Joy store that I coloured and blinged up (21st Key).
The balloons were cut with my KNK using MTC software, and the SVG file is from the &quo…

New digi - new card - Pensive Bride

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I drew this digi for Digistamps4Joy and called it "Pensive Bride".   For every woman getting married, we have all had this moment on our special day. The moment when reality hits home, the pressure is great, or perhaps a small doubt may surface. But we all get through it and enjoy the rest of our special day.  
I backed the coloured image (with SN and COPICS) an embossed piece of crd the same colour as the net shading, to keep to a wedding colour theme. I only added 2 additional elements - the corner cut die, and a paper bow (also diecut). Of course there is a tiny bit of bling on her earring. I feel that the simplicity of the card highlights the bride.
New items used - digistamp
Old items used - embossed card, white and silver cardstock, silver glitter.
TTCRD - anything goes