the twins

I don't scrap. Ever.


This is my second attempt at scrapbooking, and I think I like the 8 1/2 x 11 format better than 12x12. 8 1/2 x 11 seems more cardy-ish, so I relate. But I can't really relate to taking pictures of layouts...I guess I'll always stink at that. ;)

Anyways, I used the Embellish challenge, and surprisingly had a fun time. I even made a card to match the layout!

I think the one part I really don't like about scrapbooking is the writing part. I just don't like the idea of my hand-writing mussing up the page. Or that someone won't like what I wrote. Or I'll hate what I wrote. Not very conducive to creative writing.
But moving on...

I cut out all twenty-one circles with my Fiskars punch, stamped the butterflies, and then sewed 'em down.
Ooo, and those chipboard letters? Making Memories, but they were pink, so I covered 'em up with green cardstock, and sanded them down.

Here's that matching card...

So two projects in one post - hope that makes up for the lack of posting the past few days. ;)

Thanks for stopping in, and have great Sunday!

Layout recipe
Cardstock: LSS, Bazzil
Patterned paper: K&Company
Stamps: Martha Stewart
Ink: Tim Holtz "Distress Ink"
Chipboard letters: Making Memories

Tools: trimmer, adhesive, scissors, sewing machine, printer, Cuttlebug, Nestabilities, Fiskars circle punch

Card recipe:
Cardstock: LSS
Patterned paper: K&Company
Stamps: Martha Stewart, Hero Arts "Tree, Birds and Messages"
Ink: Tim Holtz "Walnut Stain" and "Peeled Paint"
Pearls: Hero Arts

Tools: trimmer, adhesive, scissors, sewing machine, Cuttlebug, Nestabilities, Fiskars circle punch


  1. gorgeous. I love your page. It is really beautiful.

  2. You did a great job with your scrapbook page! I used to scrap but haven't done anything for several years; don't know if I'll ever get back to it.

  3. Super cute! I agree with 8.5 x 11 pages being a little more like card making! Love the butterflies! Thanks for joining Embellish.

  4. Really fun layout and what a super cute photo! Love the matching card! Can't wait to see you make a few more 8 x 11's!

  5. Super card and page! Love the stamped butterflies on punched circles and the stitching! Cool! :)

  6. beautiful design and those butterflies are so fun! fabulous work!

  7. Super cute!! Love the butterflies and how so motivated you were in punching, stamping, sewing and covering up the pink alphas!!

  8. Oh wow, cool page, love love love that stitching!

  9. Sooo cute really love these!! :) :) :) :) :) :)

  10. LOVE your layout and your card Clare!!! I'll have to remember the punched & stamped circles, I love that idea!!!

  11. Great layout -- those butterflies are so cute! The card is equally awesome. Congrats on being "hot"!


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