Monday, August 27, 2012

Are you my winner?

You are my winner if your name is:


Stephanie Eaken


Stephanie please email me your mailing address. My contact info is over there ----> 

Thank you to everyone  for joining us on our birthday blog hop. I enjoyed reading each and every comment. I wish I had 65 more washi tapes cause I'd send one to each of you!

Have a great day!
~Melanie

Friday, August 24, 2012

Happy Birthday 2 You, Scraptastic Kit Club!!!!

Happy 2nd Birthday to the Scraptastic Kit Club!!!!

Hello and Welcome to the Scraptastic Birthday Blog Hop! You should hopefully be arriving from Madelines' scrappy blog. If not, that's ok all you need to do is start with the Scraptastic Blog

Hello There, Handsome is a layout I put together using a mix of 4 of the most recent kits with the leftover pieces. I had this very cute of my nephew and have been waiting for it to be scrapped. The papers and embellishments I had were just perfect. 

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Here are 3 close up photos: I just love the embellishment clusters on this page.


there's lots of circle on this page. Circles make me think of playfulness and my nephew is defiantly playful! I used a mix of 4 mists to match the pattern papers. 



on the lower section of the layout, I punched circles with the same pattern, inked the edges and used pop-dots to give the page some dimension. Added a few buttons too! 



Ok...now let the birthday games begin...

Here's my letter for the game:


Leave me a comment on my blog for a fun little bundle of Washi Tape from Freckled Fawn, which will be picked randomly.

For the big prize at the end, make sure you gather each letter from everyone's blogs and email Jessica at contest@scraptasticclub.com with your guess of the scrambled word. A winner will picked, at random, for a 3 month subscription!!! 

Plus, I want to remind everyone of the Facebook challenge which gives you another chance at winning a 3 month sub once we reach 1500 fans. 

Your next stop will be Michelle's Scrappy Blog!

Thank you for stopping by! Happy Birthday to Jessica's kit club!

~Melanie

Friday, August 3, 2012

My last layout from Summer Picnic Kit

Hello! I'm back with another layout from the July Summer Picnic kit! I do believe there are just a few left so if you are interested, they are becoming limited!


Happy Summertime



For this layout, I printed my photos at home using a photo template. I cut it in half to break the pictures up a little and bring more color and pattern to the page. This is my son Kaden, watering his "flower garden." You'll notice I did lots of layering on this layout. The red on the right side is washi tape. I kind of wish I would have added it to the left side too, I suppose I still can, I think the red is very eye catching.





I was going to add my journaling on this center stripe but those words on the Simple Stories sticker sheet were just perfect for this page and I went with that instead.






I cut the bingo cards out from the pattern paper and just sorta layered them together. You notice I used my Tim Holtz's tiny attacher (stapler). I think that is one of my top 5 tools I own and use it on  almost every layout. I always try to add a date somewhere on my layouts, the mini border ticket stickers worked perfect for that.

The circle date is cut from a piece of pattern paper, perfect to layer the flower and some more sticker words. I was going to use the red clothes pin instead of the blue to bring in more color, but I had a bit of a "scrapbooking  accident" (if you read the message board, you'll know what I'm talking about. Let me just say if your clothes pin comes apart don't try fixing it with a exato knife)...anyway....






A bit more layering with the sun from the pattern paper, a sticker tag, floss and my photo template picture.

Thank you for coming over to the blog! Have a great weekend!

~Melanie