Friday, April 5, 2013

Scrap Your Story :: top of the world tonight

It's Friday!  That means, pizza and wine for supper (at least for us)...but before that, a new challenge at Scrap Your Story Challenge blog!

This week is our "theme" week -- and April's theme is SPRING! The title of this layout is "Top of the World Tonight", which is my daughter's favorite Cheap Trick song! She's been requesting it and singing it since she could talk! On the lovely spring day that I snapped these photos, she was climbing on top of the rocks in our garden and saying, "See, Mommy, I'm on top of the world tonight!"
These photos were taken during our spring break last year - 2012 (This year during spring break, we were sledding and shoveling snow -- that's Iowa for you)! But last year, it really felt like spring. 

I will admit that I had already started with these background papers for a different layout -- then decided I didn't like it -- but I liked the papers. So, now a month later, I grabbed them again and got busy. First I took the PinkPaislee patterned paper and cut a hole out of the middle.  Then I decided that it was a bit too bright, so I spread Gesso over all of it. Then I added the blue paper in the middle -- it has a little bit of pink in it and I loved the two papers together! I roughed up the inside of the square -- quite a bit -- and sewed it in place.

I've been into vellum lately! I used an Elise Blaha Cripe stamp "get excited" and stamped with yellow ink, in a diagonal, all across the vellum. That was the mat for my highlighted photo. But you really couldn't see what it said, so I also added it to the tab of the hidden journaling -- and I embossed it.
I found this American Crafts flair in my stash, and it was perfect for that rock'n roll sorta aspect of the layout - as an added bonus, it's the right colors.  ;-) The yellow letters are Amy Tangerine letters that I inked with a yellow stamp pad. 
I used my Silhouette Cameo to cut out the "Hello" tab (from 8 tabs by Lori Whitlock). I put some clear embossing powder inside the word hello to highlight it a bit more.
I was going for some layers...

Hope you play along with us this week! This is a fun challenge that goes through Thursday, April 11th 11:59 PM (central).

I also linked this one up to Paper Issues!  Their "Current Issue" is Up in the Clouds!   You have until Saturday, April 6th to link up with them!

AND, if that wasn't enough, I am also taking a "Lots of Layers" class over at My Scraps and More (with the great Audrey Yeager). We were working on peek a book layers.  My peek a boo involves the cut out background, vellum, "hello" cut get the idea!


  1. I love so much about this layout, but I think my favorite by far is that flair button!! CUTE!

  2. makes me want to stamp on vellum too. I think it's an awesome LO.

  3. This is such a sweet layout. Totally love the photos and seems to me like a perfect way to spend spring break. So many lovely details. Gorgeous take on the challenge.

  4. Absolutely awesome layout! Those photos are just fantastic!

  5. Oh my gosh this is so amazing!M. The first thing that caught my eye was how your photos get bigger as you move to the right...I love that! And the stamping on vellum...WONDERFUL!!! Now I want to go look for those tab cuts, too...super cute! It's so awesome that you went back to something tht didn't work for you at first and then turned it into this fantastic page!

  6. I'm starting to drool every time I come to your blog. So much inspiration! The vellum, the clear embossing, the layering - gearle you got it goin' on!

  7. This is so adorable! I love how the photos get bigger and the stitching is wonderful. Very, very cool!

  8. This is gorgeous!! LOVING the colors and those photos are adorable!!

  9. This is too cute! Love the song for your title...I'm a big fan of doing that too!! :) And I love the progression photos and the Flair button as your "O" in the title!

  10. Great close-ups! LOVE all the fabulous textures and your hidden journaling! And what cutie pie! She totally steals the show!