Sunday, 5 August 2012


Hello and welcome to my blog.... and the first ever Papermaze Blog Hop :)

You may have arrived here from Carol , but if you didn't the complete list of blogs taking part is shown at the bottom so you won't miss any! don't forget to leave a comment here as well as all the other blogs for a chance to win an August Scrapbook kit from Papermaze. You have from  6th - 10th Aug to leave your comments and the winner will be picked over the weekend.

We are all showcasing the August kit with our projects this week, and are hoping to inspire you to create some feel-good summery layouts. 

I completed two 8 1/2" x 11" layouts with the kit, and there's still plenty more stash to use, so at £10 for a kit it's super value, you can also buy a cardstock add-on pack for £1.75!

 "Menorcan Sea"

This Sunburst design makes the most of the double sided patterned papers, and was very easy to do once I had drawn a template!
I filled in some gaps that were too big by cutting down the template pieces that I hadn't used.
The 3D border around the photo was created very simply by using 2 sizes of circle punch and overlapping them at the back of the photo.

The only supplies I added to the kit were the gems and lettering.

" Hello Sunshine"

I simply adore this photo of my little sister taken in 1972...I scanned the original photo, had it printed into a regular 6x4 photo, then cut it down to 4x4. I haven't used my corner rounder in ages, but  I'm glad I used it here!

I used a Martha Stewart "all over the page" punch to create the butterfly apertures, and layered the patterned paper pieces behind the layout with foam pads.
This was the first time I had tried this technique and it's so incredibly easy, I'll definitely be doing it again!

The title was included as ready cut letters, as were the very delicate vellum butterflies.
The only addition to the kit was some stickles glitter glue.

I hope you are enjoying the Hop....please visit Lisa next for some more Kit inspiration.

Thank you so much for visiting.
Karen x

Here is the full list as promised,

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