Saturday, April 13, 2013

Today, Here, Now

My latest layout:
 I'll try to make this post short 'n' sweet because the subject of this page should be waking up soon, and she's been a real beast lately!  Hard to tell from the photos, but yeah, we're having issues of the toileting kind - need I say more?  Prob'ly not!

This month's Seriously Creative Challenge is a great one, and easy, too:
Create a "clean" project or one that cleans out your stash, and link up by May 6 to be in our draw for a fabulous prize!  I'm happy to say that aside from the white cardstock base, everything on my layout is a scrap!  The pink paper used on the butterflies is probably 8 or 9 years old - scary, huh?  Here are some more details:
The butterflies were great fun!  I used a Martha Stewart punch given to me by my scrappy friend Alison, layered 3 butterflies of different colours and just attached them to each other with a bit of skinny Sook Wang tape.  I was planning to use the pink twine for all of the bodies, but ran out, so I dug further into my stash for some yellow fibers.  They kind of look like furry caterpillar bodies, I think!  Another close-up:
I used this fabulous sketch from Stuck?! Sketches:
Flipped 90 degrees and doctored up a bit.  And I'm also going to enter this page over at S.W.A.T. - one of their challenges is to dig deep into your stash!  What an awesome way to do some Spring Cleaning!!!


  1. Well hello there Ms Roxy! I was so excited to see your entry! Miss you! Glad to see you're still scrapping. I looked at the butterflies and thought "they look like they were made with that old Martha Stewart punch I had". LOL! then I read your post (blushing). :)
    You've rocked these challenges. LOVE that wood paper - looks like you could FEEL the peeling paint! Thanks for playing along with us at SWAT!
    Hope the potty issues abate - that is a phase of raising kids that I am SO happy to have left behind me forever!! Good luck! {{hugs}}

  2. What a great layout! I really like the paint, and the fact that you used up old scraps! Great job! Thank you for joining us at S.W.A.T.!

  3. Sweet layout Roxy! Love your butterflies and the negative space title, and the colour...heck, I love it all. Good luck with the toilet training...I remember doing battle with my second child, fun times!!

  4. beautiful...i just never seem to get layouts the colours and all the added details...tfs

  5. Eeeeeek! Love the yellow mist! Thanks for linking up with SWAT.

  6. Love that you used all scraps! So very pretty thank you for sharing with us at SWAT!!

  7. super cute photos.. fun layers and accents .. great job.. thanks for playing along at SWAT

  8. This is one of my favorite color combinations - great job!! :) Thanks so much for joining us on the SWAT blog!

  9. Awesome layout! Love the painting and layered butterflies. Thanks for playing along with us at SWAT!

  10. Gorgeous colors, and I love the placement of the butterflies. Thanks for scrapping your stash with us at SWAT!

  11. I love what you did with the yellow paint. Gorgeous layout. Thanks for joining in on the SWAT challenge.

  12. This layout is so pretty :) I LOVE it, and as usual, admire your bravery in trying out new stuff ... I am way to scared to go anywhere near my layouts or pretty papers with anything wet like paint! Eeek!

    So sorry I haven't stopped by your blog for a while, but have just had fun catching up on all your latest news and creations :)

    Hope you are all good.

    Carole xxx