Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Back again with some Studio Calico goodness!

Hi, back to share a layout I did over my one and only proper day off:-) I really needed some scrap booking therapy since I haven't done much since November! So to quench my thirst for some inking and trimming, I broke open some of my Studio Calico paper packs and got cracking.

My approach to scrap booking starts by picking the photographs that I like to scrap book rather than picking the papers first and then seeing what images go with the tones of the papers.

I love these pics that we took in Greece. The Blues are so calming and reminds me of a very happy care free time in my life. And since I am really busy with work these days, I pretended I was on a happy little vacation while I made this page :-)

I also chose a happy title to go with my page from one of my favourite paper companies Lily Bee.

To add some colour and interest I added this Prima rub on with the pretty floral vine; the colour matched the red in the scarf I am wearing and adds some much needed embellishment to this side of the page. I then stamped a few butterflies from a tiny Prima stamp set:-)

The title is a Lily Bee rubon from the Catching Fall line, I happen to be a big fan of this typewriter font!

I also added a stamped saying, it's tiny and is under the photograph of me. it reads - 'this moment. this story. this day. this experience. this life' (by Ali Edwars- where all good quotes come from:-) he he)

The banner is by The Girls Paperie, they have a full sheet of banners that can be cut out! ( I have been dying to use a banner on my layouts and finally I got to do it:-) Yay!) the banner on the left has been popped up with some dimentional adhesive, the part that comes out from the top I left as is...
I think it adds the 'Happy' to my layout... along with the yellow splatters which I think are quite 'Happy' too:-)

This is a close-up of the little die cut element I used which is by Pink Paislee.. I love that the blue coordinated with the blues in the photographs and the little scroll detail adds a nice look:-)

So that's my layout... Hope you enjoyed it as much as I enjoyed making it:-)


  1. Michelle, I love your layout! I'm so glad you explained not only what details you've added, but why you've added them. It makes the page even more special for those of us viewing it! And that photo is lovely! Look at that beautiful face!

  2. Amazing page, Michelle! There is so much gorgeous-ness going on here, starting with your wonderful photos. You truly inspire me...I want to make beautiful layouts like yours.
    Don't work too hard, remember to make time for some creative rest and relaxation too!
    bless you, sweet friend...

  3. That's a great layout. I wish I could have seen the blues that you did, Greece sounds just lovely.

  4. Hello!!!; I just found your blog and really love your work. Your cards are really great, and this layout so clean, with so much life on it. Simply perfect.

    I will follow you, really love your work.

    See you and Happy New Year

  5. i love the yellow splatter in the background and all the details you put in this layout. so beautifully designed! fabulous work, Michelle!