Sunday, June 10, 2012

April Project 12

It's a beautiful day in the South Cariboo, but I'm taking a break from the outdoor activities to bring you this layout:

I made a commitment to myself to continue on with the Project 12 idea this year, using a new Page Maps sketch each month to highlight our goings on.  For April I chose this sketch:
Isn't it a beaut?  I had to change some things a bit to make my photos fit, but I like how it worked out in the end.  Here's a close-up of the left page:

And the right:

The background cardstock was originally plain cream stuff - I coloured it first with Tea Dye Distress Ink, then I used some border punched scraps to make the vertical pattern, misting first with Tattered Leather and then Black Glimmer Mist.  I was looking to make a fairly neutral background so the brights of the photos would pop.  The journaling cards you see were a freebie from Secret Stash, but they're unfortunately not available anymore.

Made a couple more rosette flowers, and layered them up with little pink flowers, buttons, and a great paper doily.

Well, hope you had a great weekend!  Us here, we finally finished the backyard fence!!!  Only took a year to get going on.  Talk about procrastination!!!  This means I have a place to put Hunter when I go out for a couple of hours where he can't chew up Brenna's toys or books, or my radio!  You can!'t believe the stress that lifts off of me, phew!  Thanks for looking, and I appreciate all your comments, they always make my day!

Supplies:  CTMH cardstock, alpha stamp (Giggle Caps) and ink (Olive), Tim Holtz Distress Ink, border die, and tissue tape, K&Co Smash tape, BoBunny Double Dot and Echo Park patterned paper, Secret Stash journaling cards, unknown ribbon, photo corners, doily, and buttons


  1. Love it.. your back ground paper is really nice.. so glad you have the fence done will be good for both of you.. Take Care

  2. Very cute! As I type, I have a layout in progress on my desk ... MY April P12 layout using this sketch!! Do we share a brain? Seriously?! I love your take. Mine (of course) has an over abundance of pictures on it. sigh, one day I will be able to condense an entire month into 3 or 4 pictures ... maybe ...
    I love how you created your background paper. So clever! good job Roxy. Hopefully I'll get mine finished today and posted. I already like yours better though. :)

  3. Awesome page :) I love the artsy background and your embellishments!
    I'm seeing a lot of gorgeous scrapping lately and I really need to get on that wagon :) your pages are great inspiration!