Saturday, 10 May 2014

Party! (National Scrapbooking Day American Crafts Blog Hop)

Hello, well in the midst of Mum and Dad visiting and sleepless nights I managed to find some time to scrap a layout for [Inter]National Scrapbooking Day, and as promised, I made a page about Sam!  I decided to play along with one of the challenges on the American Crafts Blog Hop, and choose Ashley Horton's challenge to use triangles.

I recently purchased some of Crate Paper's new Boys Rule line, and I love it as it has paper aeroplanes in it, which Sam has been obsessed with creating for the last 4 years.  I made this layout about his recent 7th birthday party.  This page has a pocket page to go alongside it with extra photos (I haven't included it as my photo was too full of glare).

I wanted to showcase some of the awesome patterned papers from the 6 x 6 paper pad, so I cut some large triangles.  It wasn't until I looked at this page today that I realised my triangles look like a fish - not intentional at all!

Sam wanted a Minecraft party.  I made the cake from chocolate brownie iced with green icing with coconut mixed in to look like grass.  The cake toppers were made by my dear friend Wendy, who is amazing with fondant.  I layered up some of the die cut ephemera, Crate make such fantastic embellishments!

I added some extras that aren't from Crate, including the stars from Studio Calico, the Rad and Fun die cuts, the washi tape, and the green sparkly dots.  All stamps are from past Studio Calico kits.

Thanks for looking.  Off to bed now as its 1.22am and I'm so tired.
Melissa x


  1. Awesome design ! Your layout is gorgeous.

  2. This is so awesome, Melissa!! I love how you used the CP line, and the fun way you incorporated the triangles into your design!! Thanks for playing along!!

  3. wow this such a FUN boys page!! LOVE that line and the fun shapes across the page are super cool, the wood stars and gems are the perfect accent!!!!

  4. Love this layout! The triangles are so cool, and that cake is awesome! Well done!!! Hope all is going well with your new bundle of joy! : )