Thursday, 15 August 2013

I Believe in Love & Coffee (Use Your Words)

Hello and welcome to another challenge over at Use Your Words challenge blog!  The other Design Team girls and I have been having a blast coming up with layouts for the featured words. The word for the mid August challenge is "BELIEVE".  We were chatting about what we were going to scrap, and in the list of possible ideas Leanne mentioned "coffee", probably more as a joke, however us Kiwi and Aussie girls do love our coffee!!  I immediately remembered that I had taken a photo of my coffee a couple of weeks ago (yes its a strange thing I do, but hey if it looks good I love the memory ;) .  

So this photo was taken at our favourite cafe in Queenstown called Vudu Larder, which seriously has the best coffee and food (including Gluten Free treats)!  Its always packed out, the staff are fantastic, and the cabinet display is mouthwatering! 

Now for the "love" part.  Love of course is far more important than coffee, and for me is about God's love for us, such that He gave us His son to make a way to restore our relationship with Him (see John 3:16).

I shared recently that I was struggling with my creativity recently, but thanks to this layout topic, it all returned!  And so the following layout came together really easily.

I used all Dear Lizzy 5th & Frolic, which I must say I've fallen back in love with since I purchased the die cuts.  Aside from the 12x12 background paper, this page is made with the 6x6 pad, a die cuts, stickers, and one of the cut apart journaling cards.  I cut up the triangle paper into individual triangles, and scattered them as confetti, mixed in with some pink sequins and white ink splatters.  My lettering stickers are from Glitz Design (they make awesome mini letters) and Studio Calico.

Now for some closeups of my layering:

Thanks for looking, and reading :+)

Do make sure you head over to the blog and check out the fabulous layouts the rest of the DT have made! I can't wait to see what you create with the word Believe. Remember it must feature on your layout, either in your title and/or in you journaling.

Enjoy your coffee break today, I know I will!
Melissa x


  1. What a great photo, I love the saying underneath your photo, it really does sum up coffee doesn't it? So glad you found your mojo again, this is really a beautiful page!

  2. Love, love your layout and the design. The layers are fabulous! I'm glad your creativity was sparked. I've been there and done that, and it can be very frustrating!

  3. So very beautiful! Love the layering, colors, and confetti!

  4. Beautiful Melissa!! Love how you layered the papers from the 5th & Frolic 6x6 pad! And I love the mix of teeny alpha stickers in your title!