123 Challenge - Layout share 'The Sweetest Thing'

Tonight I am here to share with you my creative team sample for the August 123 Challenge. The challenge this month is:

* Colour = Cream * Our Word = Old * Our Technique = Vintage

Here is my sample:

Layout title - The Sweetest Thing (the layout doesn't really have a title as such as its more journaling so I used one of the sayings from an element on the page).

I used the cream in the papers, the majority being in the Maggie Holmes Doily paper. The word 'old' is in my journaling and the technique of vintage is used in the style and patterns in the papers and embellishments I have chosen.

Products Used:
Papers: Crate Paper 'Maggie Holmes' Patterned Paper, My Mind's Eye Patterned Paper, Crate Paper Patterned Paper, Heidi Swapp Patterned Paper, Kraft card stock
Embellishments: Maggie Holmes Fabric Frame, Maggie Holmes Die Cuts, My Mind's Eye stickers, Maya Road Die Cuts, My Minds Eye Brad, A Piece of Cake Designs 'Blushing Doily' Cherry Flair, My Mind's Eye Enamel Dots, Dear Lizzy wooden buttons, Webster's Pages File Folder card,  D-lish Scraps Resin Flowers, washi tape and sequins, paper clip, peg
Other: Tim Holtz tiny attacher and staples, typewriter, Sewing machine and cream thread, American Crafts roller sate stamp and Black Archival ink. 

Some close ups:

Loving turning my stamped dates into banners, and of course there is some D-lish resin here, could not complete a page without it.

You can see on the left the flair button from my store A Piece of Cake Designs, which coincidently coordinated perfectly with this page :) You can see the flair set here 

When I initially read this challenge I thought it was so not me and going to be hard, but once I stopped thinking and just went with it and kept true to my style, it was much easier.

Sometimes in scrapbooking we over think processes and make things more difficult than they really need to be. I am just enjoying creating and can see more and more as I create pages, my 'style' emerging. I am enjoying being so comfortable in my scrapbooking, as it is something I do not think I have felt before; always doubting, always comparing to others, etc....But hey, I have now realised I do this for my enjoyment, this is my style and thats just how it is :)

Hope you give this months 123 a go! There are always great prizes up for grabs.

1 comment

Chantal Vandenberg said...

Wow this is gorgeous!!!! I love your blog's look too - did you do it yourself? It looks great!!!