Saturday, 5 May 2012

April Wrap-Up - My Last Layout for 3 Scrappy Boys {Life is About Collecting Memories not Things}

Hi there everyone!  Happy Weekend!!
THANK YOU to all the kind people who sent me
good wishes yesterday - I really appreciate it :)

Hasn't this week just flown by?!  Monday and Tuesday
were both holiday days here so it has been a very short
week!  I am flying in with my last layout using the April
2012 "Trio" kit for 3 Scrappy Boys kit club.  

I used the printed papers and stickers provided {all from
the latest Jenni Bowlin Line - Magpie} and a sheet of my
own off-white cardstock.  Using a pale base is ALWAYS
a winning look in my opinion.  I livened it up first with a few
different coloured mists, a Prima grid stamp & some pink ink.

I used my own Thickers {Hard Cover} & made that little flag,
inked it in red & mounted it on some 3D tape, laying one of the
Bella! Bling pieces right underneath it to draw your eye right there.

My title is made up of a collection of alpha stickers 
- the "Collect" sticker & the little circular alphas being
from the kit (Jenni Bowlin Magpie).  The metal flower
embellishments {that I just happen to LOVE so much
I have ordered MORE} - are from 3 Scrappy Boys &
are made by Basic Grey for their Little Black Dress Line.

I used a giant Martha Stewart Daisy Scallop punch along
 the edge of the printed paper.  Punches are NOT cheap
but GOOD punches are a great investment (like dies) if
you use them over and over like I do - they have all paid
for themselves many times over by now.  Those hexagon
stickers are great too - you can make your own 
honeycomb designs with them and it's FUN!

For the "watercolour" effect along the side there no expensive
art materials were purchased!  I just opened up my bottle of
mist - dipped my paintbrush in and painted down the side - 
Voila! Took a whole 30 seconds to achieve that effect ...

 Supplies List for "Life is About Collecting Memories Not Things" Layout

Off-white Cardstock - American Crafts
Mists - Maya Road - Sunflower
Maya Road - Popsicle Blue
Maya Road - Pink Ginger
Inks - Candy Pink, Red & Creamy Brown 
- Color Box
Grid Stamp - Prima
Printed Papers - Chevron & Floral - 
both Jenni Bowlin MAGPIE line
Bling - Bella!
Metal Flowers - Basic Grey
{for the Little Black Dress Collection}
Stickers - Jenni Bowlin Magpie
Alphas - Pink Paislee - Fascinating
Journaling Pen - Artline 200 Fine 0.4


Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

This is GORGEOUS!! I loveeeeeeee the paint splatters, the title and loving the colors!!

Lizzy Hill said...

I really like this...those hexagonal stickers really caught my eye ~they're super is the photo. Great sentiment, too. SO true!!!:):):)

dstandard said...

Helen this is just sooo totally gorgeous - going to have to try your painting on a page soon - it looks so fabulous!

Marivic (Berry71Bleu) said...


No wonder you're a "HOT" designer right now..Look at your work..just the detail alone. Honestly, you can tell that you enjoy what you really shows on your LO..So perfect! The splash of color here, the little stamp here, the misting here and there. It is perfect!..combined with your photography skills..Houston, we have a WINNER!

See..if they could only see you now...Remember..Oh the places you'll go!

Love your tenacity..You go get 'em GIRL!

Love, Vic

Evgenia Petzer said...


Czekoczyna said...

Helen, I love this page. It's gorgeous! You are so talented!

Jasmine S said...

Great page Helen. Awesome mix of papers/patterns/colours and love that pic.

Fi said...

Great page Helen, love the use of those hexagon stickers, have them in my stash still yet to use... Love the background work you always create such interest backgrounds and I love the sweet touch of bling under the photo title. Lovely!!!

Bellaidea said...

So many details, great photo and cute design! Wow! again!

sandi said...

Oh this is so sweet! Love it!

Desire Fourie said...

I especially love this layout and you are the queen when it comes to creating collaged backgrounds and effect. Love the little hexagons you have used as well. Hope the shelf gets fitted sooner than later in the shower.

Mitra Pratt said...

DUDE! Love that saying. In fact, have a little load for the second hand store today!

Great page with a splishes and splashes of paint! So proud of you kicking butt and taking names in Blog Land!

Marjie Kemper said...

Love your style, Helen, as you never hesitate to mix and match and that keeps it always so interesting. Happy to see you on INTERNational SB DAY!!!

tania said...

love this!! beautiful mrs helen!! you turn paper into masterpieces:)

Alison said...

Love it Helen..great title and love the metal flower!
Alison xx

topkatnz said...

Go you! you certainly are working those mixed alphas and hexagonals. very nice:)

Violette said...

I love this page so much! The soft colors, the mix of paterns, the bling... and the title is so right!

Lynnda Hosni said...

I love your layout Helen... this is so absolutely STUNNING... You're just amazing my friend... TFS...Hugs..xoxo

MARILYN said...

Fabulous and sweet!! love how you incorporated different pattern papers and shapes, love the paint effect and the adorable and sweet pic. Beautiful work! Hugs!

Chantal Vandenberg said...

What a brilliant page! Love the bling there like that... this is adorable!

Eila Sandberg said...

YEAH AMEN! couldn't have said it any better than Marivic and Mitra. Totally echoing everything! watch out world - here's Helen for you! so so many just wonderful details on your page, have to scroll back and check some more. You rock sweetie! Mwah!

yyam said...

Wow! Just gorgeous! I love the little details...the flowers, the punched edges, the mixing of alphas, the subtle stamping and the amazing colours. Ooh yes, I love a white background....perfect for misting! ;)