Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Super Slack!

I've been a bit of a bad blogger! It's now the 4th of the month and I haven't updated with my CT layouts for May. First up is Kraft It Up. This month's criteria is to use Kraft and NO patterned paper. Here is my layout:

I have used fabric, hessian and a journalling card instead of patterned paper. And I've added more twine:

Lots of layering and using up bits and pieces on this one. I may have gone a little crazy with the stapler!

Head over to the blog to see what the rest of the CT have come up with. :) And the challenge at Scrap The Girls this month is to scrap a layout about an inspirational woman in your life with the extra criteria of more than 20 words of handwritten journalling. Here is my layout - using some yummy Cosmo Cricket 'Upcycle':

My journalling is hidden inside the envelope. It's a little personal - about my Mum's breast cancer diagnosis in February of this year. :( She amazes me at how positive she is about it all - she says it's 'just a bump in the road' and she is determined to beat it. And I know she will.

I went a little crazy with my border punches and doodling! I even pulled out some of my Kaiser stamps.

I covered the envelope with patterned paper to help it blend in more and have used Jillibean Soup and Echo Park alpha stickers for the title. I've thrown a few October Afternoon stickers and chipboard in there too. So who is an inspirational woman in your life? I'd love to see you play along.

I'm really hoping that I will get a chance to scrap this weekend. It feels like forever since I got to play with paper and glue.

Thanks so much for stopping by. Take care...


  1. these are just lovely Lauren, I adore the red and blue and kraft colour scheme in that first one the most!

  2. I have to confess Lauren, that I am just a LITTLE bit jealous of your layouts. The way you blend everything, gorgeous!

  3. Oh these are just sooo yummy Lauren!! You have done an AMAZING job yet again! Love the layout you have done of your mum...sorry to hear she is having a rough time at the moment, hope she and you are okay and will be okay HUGS :)) xx

  4. LOVING both of your LO's Lauren!! The colours and detail on your KIU LO look fantastic and I love the softness you have created with the pastel pp's on your STG LO.. so pretty!! :)

  5. Just totally de-lish. Love both of them, but it does give me some motivation to get my Kraft-it-up done this month!

  6. Your Mum sounds like she has an amazing attitude Lauren. No wonder you chose her as your focus for this layout. Both layouts are fabulous!!!

  7. so different from each other and yet so gorgeous lauren... oh, and no such thing as going mad with the stapler. i stick everything down with it!! hope all goes well with your mum too lauren... x


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