Scrapping a Little Love


I have been getting my crafty on these days and have managed to finish another scrapbook page for 2011. Hey, I’m already into February folks, so at least I’m making progress. I used a couple of challenge sites for inspiration on this one, including the June Stuck?! challenge for the sketch and the June Scrap Our Stash Tic Tac Toe challenge for a few of the elements. I tried a few new techniques for this layout and added all kinds of stuff that shimmers and shines, although some of the metallic elements like the foil heart, metal “together” embellishment, and glittery paint don’t translate well in the large photo.


I tried a couple of new techniques for this scrapping page, including paint and metallic texture paste. . . both of which scared me to death. These were the only two sheets of this paper combination I found in my stash so if I messed it up  I would have been back to paper hunting all over again. Thankfully my paper didn’t warp too badly under the paint and my texture paste rose and leaves turned out pretty cool. Thankfully “untidy” was the look I was trying to achieve.



stucksketchJuneThe Stuck?! sketch was a fairly simple one to follow this month (my first time for this challenge site, I might add), and I just happened to have the perfect pictures for this page. Picking and placing the elements was the time-consuming part, because I’m so new to this layering technique and the whole balance thing can be tricky. In fact, I didn’t have an appropriate flower to go with the large rose on the background, so I finally decided to make my own. It’s a simple process and I really like the look of these less than perfect little flowers; plus, if you create them loosely enough, you can really squash them down so your page isn’t too crazy bumpy.

scrappingAs far embellishments go, some of those were dictated by this month’s SOS Tic Tac Toe Challenge. I chose the top row across to complete my page this time, which included the color red, buttons and ribbon. Although my page is mainly pinks, I added a couple of red hearts to the mix. The ribbon dressed up the top tag and I scattered some white buttons about the page to top it all off.

I think the finished product is simple but sweet, which is the look I was going for so I’ll count it a success. I also hope you get inspired to do some scrapbooking of your own and maybe even join me at one of these fun scrapping challenge sites.


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Comments: 24

  1. Becky June 6, 2017 at 1:36 pm Reply

    How did you make your flowers? Love the whole page!

    • Small Talk Mama June 6, 2017 at 7:38 pm Reply

      Thanks so much, Becky. Although the flowers are super easy to make they are not so easy to explain. I’ll think I should probably do a post that better shows how to make them. I’ll let you know when that happens. 🙂

  2. Rachelle Olaridge June 6, 2017 at 4:54 pm Reply

    What a beautiful page. Love the details and stash use. So adorable! Thanks for your entry in our challenge at Scrap Our Stash. Enjoy your day!

    • Small Talk Mama June 6, 2017 at 7:39 pm Reply

      Thanks, Rachelle. So glad you like the page. See you next month at SOS!

  3. Natsuko June 7, 2017 at 9:17 pm Reply

    Love the warm atmosphere of this layout and the mixed media work is so nice! Thank you for joining us at Scrap Our Stash and Stuck?!Sketches:)

    • Small Talk Mama June 8, 2017 at 8:11 am Reply

      Thank you, Natsuko. I’m new to mixed media so I’m glad you like it. It’s always fun to join you creative ladies for a good challenge.

  4. Carmen June 7, 2017 at 10:02 pm Reply

    Beautiful layout! Love the mix media work! Thanks for playing along with us at Scrap Our Stash!

    • Small Talk Mama June 8, 2017 at 8:12 am Reply

      Thanks, Carmen. So glad you like the layout and thanks for stopping by.

  5. Carmen June 7, 2017 at 10:03 pm Reply

    Beautiful layout, live the mixed media work. Thanks for joining us at Scrap Oyr Stash!

  6. Brenda June 8, 2017 at 8:56 am Reply

    Beautiful layout and wonderful job with the Tic Tac Toe challenge at Scrap Our Stash! Thank you for playing along!

    • Small Talk Mama June 9, 2017 at 2:33 pm Reply

      Thank you, Brenda. The Tic Tac Toe challenge is quickly becoming one of my favs!

  7. Laura June 10, 2017 at 7:21 pm Reply

    Really pretty page, love the stencil work! Thanks for joining us at Stuck?! Sketches!

    • Small Talk Mama June 18, 2017 at 2:53 pm Reply

      Thanks, Laura. That stenciling seriously made me nervous!!

  8. Sandra June 13, 2017 at 3:34 am Reply

    Sweet layout, great colours. Glad you found our challenge site, so thanks for joining us at Stuck?! Sketches!

    • Small Talk Mama June 18, 2017 at 2:54 pm Reply

      Thanks so much, Sandra. I really like your challenge site and will definitely be a repeat visitor!!

  9. Åsa Johansson June 14, 2017 at 1:04 pm Reply

    Such a cute page! Love how you have matched everything so well. Great Stash used. Thank you for joining both Stuck!? Sketches! and Scrap Our Stash! Hugs Åsa

    • Small Talk Mama June 18, 2017 at 2:55 pm Reply

      Thanks, Asa. I love it when I can combine more than one challenge. Thanks for visiting and glad you like the page.

  10. Michelle June 21, 2017 at 3:43 am Reply

    Love your page, but those flowers are AWESOME! Good on you for being brave with new techniques 🙂 Thanks for playing along at Scrap Our Stash!

    • Small Talk Mama June 21, 2017 at 9:03 am Reply

      Thank you, Michelle. So glad you like the page and especially the flowers. They are one of my favorite things to whip up and really so simple. Thanks for stopping by for a look.

  11. Sherri Caramico June 21, 2017 at 9:54 am Reply

    Awesome Layout – LOVE that you tried new techniques! The flowers are lovely!! Thanks for playing along with us at the Scrap Our Stash Blog!!

  12. Karin Dahllöf June 21, 2017 at 10:36 am Reply

    I love that you tried new technics and did it well Everything goes well together. Thanks for playing with us at Scrap our Stash

  13. Ashley Smith June 24, 2017 at 12:20 pm Reply

    I love the soft colors you used. Very pretty! Thank you for joining us at Stuck Sketches. Happy Scrapping! Ashley

  14. Mandy Melville June 29, 2017 at 4:14 pm Reply

    Beautiful layout! The stencilling looks lovely! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Stuck?! Sketches!

  15. Alicia Redshaw June 30, 2017 at 12:17 am Reply

    Your layout is very beautiful, and thank you for creating with us this month at Scrap Our Stash

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