Kraft + October

Upon reading that we needed to use something clear on our layout this month, my immediate thought was of the clear clock I have.  Not sure I have anything else that is clear.
Then because I decided to use a clock I figured I should use two photos, one older and one current.
I found one of Chelsea in her pink Minnie ears from her 3rd birthday and an older cute photo when she was about 3-4 months old.
Added a few bits and pieces, and had a discussion with hubby about my spelling of 'flies'!

White with 1 October Challenge

The colour for October is Pink Whisper, in honour of Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
Pink has never been my favourite colour, except to scrap with, especially since I have two girls.
So I wasn't worried about finding pink things in my stash.
I even remember this month to use the sketch, I usually get started on my layout and then remember there is a sketch I can use, then it's too late!!
I used the pink striped paper to match her jacket as well as the ribbon.  The little pink flowers were new to me and just the right amount of them to go across.
I tried to keep with the lighter pinks to match her jacket and I like the way it has come out.

White with one September

The colour for September is Soul Pea.
I have recently printed just over a hundred photos, so I have plenty of new ones to choose from.
This one is of Chelsea having put on her green top all by herself.  However she put it on upside, so of course I had to get a photo of that, and Michelle helped by holding the top up for a better photo!!  The top reads Perfect.
I mixed my Snow Cone gelato with some modelling paste and used an icing sugar stencil.  I got a pack on clearance at the Warehouse a while ago for $3 and I will get more use of out them as scrapbooking stencils than for any cakes!
I've had the green bunting for a long time, it comes on a 12x12 piece of paper, you just pull of the amount you want, so I've been using bits of it as I need it.
Added a tag and a few flowers to finish.

Kraft + September

The challenge at Kraft + for September is all about Spring (finally) and bees.  A wonderfully bee filled inspiration image was given and from that I used the idea of hexagons.
I found a 6x6 piece of yellow zigzagged pattern paper and used a small hexagon chipboard shape to trace around and cut out lots of small hexagons.
Good shape for not wasting too much paper but not always easy to line up straight on the page, for me at least!!
I also used a stencil with modelling paste in two opposite corners.
I added the date on a black sticker with a yellow rose and a black butterfly as I wanted a bit more black on the page.

A2Z Scraplets September Challenge

The challenge this month is to create a Christmas themed layout without using Red or Green.  Not easy as I kept wanting to use green as I have trees in the photo.
I had this photo sitting around that my husband had printed out a few years ago with the idea of using it for something else, but it never got used so I decided this was a good time to scrap it.
I used peach/pink for my colours, adding small stars and circles to the background with my modelling paste and painting snowflakes white that I got in a small Christmas pack a few years ago.
The photo is from the 17th of December 2011, when Michelle was just little, and we got to go inside a giant snow globe with lots of fake snow.

White Plus One August

This month the colour is Silver Light.  Silver isn't a colour I have much of it seems so I did as much as I could find with some greys.
I started with a doily, an inked page from an old book, some pretty packaging that I punched the edges of and a journalling card.
I painted the title metallic silver and put dimensional magic on top.
A silver white butterfly and some pretty grey ribbon to finish.

Kraft + August

Usually I get a scrappy challenge done within a week of finding out what it is, but this month I was too busy get ready for Michelle's birthday party, so this comes a lot later in the month.
I flipped through some photo albums and found these older photos, from when Michelle was little and was finally old enough to help decorate the Christmas tree.
She was so good about helping pass decorations and even carefully put some on the tree herself.
She then started the tradition of being able to put the star on top of the tree.  It's a bit heavy and the top of the tree isn't the greatest, so after she put it on, Daddy had to help straighten it up a bit.  They both celebrated with a high 10!