Monday, 6 August 2012

My 1st Scrapbooking layout ~ The sisters

Inspired by the July Sketch contest by My Creative Sketches, I have decided to do my first ever 12" x 12" layout. Not just because of the chance to win the wonderful kit, but to kick start my life in scrapbooking.

As a mother of 2 lovely girls, aged 1 & 4 respectively, I think I should start my first project with "The SISTERS" as the theme.

I picked a pictures taken last month when the elder sister Anson was carrying her little sister Hannah on her lap.

I've also combined a few different techniques including stamping and embossing, punching, die-cutting using Big-shot ~

These two hearts were die-cut using Big-shot + Hero Art Heart frame die; then stamped with the Hero Art Four hearts cling stamps - The stamps & die are compatible with each other. The hearts were then embossed in Champagne gold and Clear respectively.

I've also handmade a ribbon flower learned from a tutorial by Delaina Burns, Design Team member of My Creative Scrapbook. Plus, punched out two little sakuras.

The beautiful Silver glitter alphabets stickers from American Crafts.

I have downloaded a beautiful, vintage, poem printable from a website.

I've pretty happy with my first layout overall, though there are still room for improvement, what do you think?


  1. Super cute page!! I love what you did with the hearts. Thanks for playing along with us!!

    1. Thanks very much Melissa and I'm delighted to start playing along with you too. It is really amazing to learn so much from you!

  2. WOW, that's a pretty amazing layout. I love all the details. I have to admit I'm a little impatient to finish my layouts and therefore have loads of tools/supplies just sitting unused in my stash. Thanks for your inspiration. Your girls are gorgeous!!

  3. Thanks Corina and nice to meet you. I've got in touch with paper crafting for many years but just recent, after finishing a mini album for my friend's new born, I've addicted to scrapbooking again.

    Same here, we live in a tiny flat (typical Hong Kong size) so I store everything in boxes, I got 3 huge plastic storage boxes and they are 100% full now...!

  4. Beautiful! Love your layering and all the little details! Great take on the sketch!