Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Sketchbook 365 & Paper Stories Love of a Lifetime kit

Hope you have all been well unlike me. I seem to have had a double dose of the flu. Ended up on anti-b's and some other meds to get it all under control.  Fingers crossed I am on the up side of the down. And with feeling better comes creating. Seems like forever since I shared something!
I received an awesome pack in the mail on Friday .... it was the most beautiful kit from Paper Stories - it is the "Love of a Lifetime" kit. This contains the newly released Prima Lifetime & Engraver papers along with Prima embellishments and some other bits and pieces.
Now I have my first blog post up on the Paper Stories blog so please go and check my layout out over there because I have some tips and tricks of how I put it all together!
And they have a current sketch challenge with an awesome prize so make sure you get your layout in!!! I have had a quick look and the entries so far are just amazing!!!
Now last month I was busy creating for the Sketchbook 365 Feb sketch and not 1, not 2 but 3 times my kids destroyed this layout. It was looking so so beautiful and the sketch was so different to what I would normally create.
The first time my boy painted on it with white gesso - so thats an easy fix....
Second time he got to it with StazOn - rubbing the ink pad over the background, which he probably sees me do with the Tim Holtz pads, then he got to my Pritt glue and added a puddle. So no way I could recover this!
Ok.... third time. I restarted everything from scratch and salvaged what I could from my first attempt. I was nearly finished just had to glue a few bits and pieces down but then my TWO kids got into my craft room and destroyed this layout. April - well she went psyco with the gesso. Hand in the tub and was finger painting (yes prob learnt from me) and Nathan well he at least had a paint brush OH and the Pritt glue and Staz On. Let's just say there was no return from this and had to give in as I had no paper which I could recover.
If anyone has the Prima Songbird 'Tags' paper in their stash please let me know cause thats all I need to try again.... maybe 4th time lucky??
So I seen the Sketchbook 365 March sketch and I looove sketches always a great staring point and so I began creating with the "Love of a Lifetime" kit from Paper Stories.
I am in love with Scrap365 magazine. The layouts always always are amazing so wanted to make a mixed media layout as they really embrace the style in the mag.
So here is my layout. I will stop my waffling on.
"Just Because"

Make sure you pop on over to the Paper Stories blog to see some tips and what I used to create this layout. I still have sooo much stuff left to create more! And nearly finished another layout with this kit!!!
Thanks for looking and your lovely comments :)


  1. Its lovely hun.....
    You make any page look awesome and easy :-) Will this be a class? :-)

  2. Oh my goodness!! What a bad run you had with your little people destroying your pages!!! :0 Sorry I can't help you with the tags :-(
    Love love love this page tho, all that yummy texture is inspiring!! :-)

  3. Fantastic...wish I had that paper so's I could send it to you - but alas, I don't!!!! You're keen even THINKING of doing it again......poor you...poor kids - they were only copying Mummy:):):) I LOVE the paper stories challenges...glad you're involved over there!!!!!!!!!!!

  4. Anita this is gorgeous, I love all of it and I also love that the kids want to be like mummy - creative - sad about the layout but it happens. :)

  5. Beautiful page! Absolutely love every detail you used here!

  6. Love this layout: gorgeous layering and texture. Loved looking at the details.

  7. Love this page-the colours are amazing!

  8. Beautiful work Anita. Love the earthy tones with that touch of aqua. My faves. Awesome details too.

  9. Oh my, this is awesome!!! Beautiful details and it!!

  10. This is gorgeous! The details are divine!!

  11. What a fabulous LO, so much to look at! Thank you for taking part and I hope you continue to enjoy the magazine:)

  12. What a beautiful way to interpret the 365 sketch - after your shaky start you did it proud! It's so good to hear that you enjoy the magazine :)

  13. Stunning layout. Just love the soft colour combo and great use of the sketch. TFS!


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