Sunday, January 26, 2014

Welcome Home - New Layout LOAD #21

Happy Sunday! After church, lunch, and shopping for new clothes for Maddie; I finally have a second to post the layout I finished last night (yes, it's nap time...LOL).  This is a layout of Maddie the first time we entered our NEW house in May of 2012. She looked so small in our big living room and I was instantly struck by future visions of her running and playing in our new home. This layout is to document that moment. It is LOAD (Lay Out A Day) #21 over at Let's Scrap.


For this layout I played along with the sketch from the January C'est Magnifique sketch. The sketch instantly reminded me of a homey, warmth feel and I that was just what I wanted my page to be.


I also played along with Scrap Africa Challenge #25, use at least one recycled item. I am a sucker for all the fabulous packaging that is accompanying the wonderful trinkets of scrapbooking! I used the cardboard packaging from a Bo Bunny layered chipboard and misted/inked it to be the background behind my keys. I also used both the jute and the tag from a washi tape I had. I flipped the "paper tape" tag inside out, misted it, drug paper towels across the ink and used it for my key tag at the top. 


A similar challenge over at LESSology - challenge 32 was to upcycle at least one item and incorporate a key. I have had these keys forever and was waiting for just the right page to use them. What could be more perfect than a layout of a new HOME?

Finally, I played along with My Scraps & More - Word up Wednesday 1-8-14 to use the word SLEEP. "Sleep Tight" was the perfect sub-title to my Welcome Home chipboard at the top.

Here are a couple of closeup photos:



Materials used: paper - Bo Bunny; layered chipboard - Bo Bunny; keys - Tim Holtz; ribbon - Jim Holtz and Maya Roads; paste - Studio 490; stickers - Colorbok; washi tape - MME, Tim Holtz; quickutz - Journal; paper tape - CTMH; metal hangers - CTMH; mini alphas - Basic Grey; ink - CTMH; mist - Maya Road & Mister Huey; stencil - studio 490; border punch - Fiskars.

Thanks for visiting!

11 comments:

Valerie Serfozo said...

Wow, she does look so very tiny in a big room! Thanks for joining us at C'est Magnifique Kits for our January Sketch Challenge.

Mitra Pratt said...

Great job! That packaging always sneaks onto my pages too! It's always nice and thick and fun to use! I really like those keys! Glad you finally got them destashed and onto your page!

Thanks for hanging with us over at LESSology!

yyam said...

Oh wow. What an eclectic mix of elements! Glad you could finally use those keys!

Thanks for joining us at LESSology!

Rene Sharp said...

Hi Jessica!! Long time no "speak", I cannot believe how big your little one has got!! She is beautiful!! So wonderful to visit your blog and to see your lovely work again. Thanks so much for your support of our challenge at SCRAP AFRICA. Smiles, Rene; :)

Val Thorpe said...

Jess this is just gorgeous I love it... How clever to use her size in comparison to the room to record Maddies growth :D The recycled bits are fabulous too and the keys are a great touch....
Email me at valerieann@cleaningclinic.co.za and I will tell you how I did the inking on my layouts xx
Thanks for playing along with us at Scrap Africa.

Leslie Germain said...

Great page. Love the keys!!

scrapwithada said...

Ah this is stunning. I love the texture bricks and the softness of the page. Such a great memory you will have for years to come. A very clever way to use the packaging and the jute. I love it. Thanks for sharing and playing along at Scrap Africa.

Lizzy Hill said...

LOOOVE how you've scrapped this page...& such wonderful journaling...love your recycled elements & the keys are PERFECT!!! Thanks for joining us at LESSology:):)

Denise van Deventer said...

Gorgeous page Jessica! Love the elements and that stunning photo! Loooove those keys hanging from the hooks....might need to steal that idea!! Thanks so much for playing along with our recycled challenge at Scrap Africa! ;-)

Helen Wallace said...

I really love this photo demonstrating the perspective of the world from a baby's eye view. That Bo Bunny packing is in my hoarded stash too...gorgeous...Thanks for joining us as Scrap Africa :)

Marelize said...

What an awesome page! Love all the recycled items you've used. Thank you for playing along at Scrap Africa. :)