Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Stop! Papa Time!


Couldn't resist the post title, although I did not go so far in the layout. 

I've missed the last few Elle's Studio sketches and wanted to jump back into it this week.

This photo is from our vacation this summer in Lake Lanier, Georgia.  It's never easy to get a photo of Andrew - especially when he's in vacation mode, but I was able to capture some quiet time that he and the girls had down at the lake one day. 

I'm really happy with how this turned out too since I was able to incorporate a lot of stamping (one of my goals for the year is to do more stamping on my layouts), and I got to try a new technique.

I'm using Mama Elephant's On Target set, a gift from my sweet friend Cheiron.

I used the target image to create a grid (I did measure it out in advance since i'm just not that good).  Then I stamped one of the arrows along the grid lines in second generation. 

The corner pieces are my first attempt at the current chalkboard stamping fad.  I'm pretty happy with how it turned out, although I think my embossing powder is a bit old because it's supposed to be white, but looks more off white.  In either case, it was a fun new technique to try.

I added some other stamped accents from the On Target stamp set in Garnet ink, and a some Elle's tags and Freckled Fawn wood veneer arrows, but overall tried to keep this pretty simple.

Thanks so much for coming by, hope you are having a great day!

Supplies Used
Paper/Cardstock:  Studio Calico - Yearbook collection; CTMH - White Daisy, Vineyard Berry, and Black cardstock
Stamps:  Mama Elephant - On Target
Ink:  CTMH - Slate, Garnet, and White Daisy; Versamark
Other:  Elle's Studio - The Sweet Life - Lil’ Snippets: Labels; CTMH - White Daisy embossing powder, Liquid Glass, Dimensional Foam Tape; Freckled Fawn - Wood Veneer Arrows; Tombow - Mono Adhesive


  1. Love love love love this!! LOVING the 'love's' inside the circles, the arrows ... and loving the colors!! BEAUTIFUL!!!

  2. sigh...seriously lovin' this.

  3. I love this layout so much Miriam! The stamped background (amazing!), the colours, the chalkboard accents... love love love!!!

  4. This is a seriously great layout! For reals! One of your best ever!

  5. thanks so much for the sweet comment on my blog! Love the Childhood Memories collection! Your layout is awesome!!! Great job!

  6. wow I love how you used this stamp set.. looks awesome on the layout...very cool Miriam..

  7. I just adore this combination of patterns and papers, and those arrows... Swoon!

  8. strikingly Beautiful Miriam!
    I love the faux-chalk effect and everything about your lay-out!
    It's an adorable title for sure ;-)

    Thank You for boosting my creativity on a cold and dreary morning !

  9. Fabulous! Love the papers and the fabulous accents. Scrapbooking perfection.

  10. ok...i totally thought that bullseye pattern was purchased paper! great stamping and beautiful colors...that green is stunning. great layout and perfect details :)

  11. Umm, seriously?! LOVE, love, LOVE your "patterned paper"! I can't believe you made that. Hey, you need to link this up with the Moxie Fab challenge to make your own backgrounds. This rocks!