Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Layouts Within Limits: Part 1

For the next three weeks I am pairing up with senoritascrapper from her blog, senoritaml.wordpress.com We will both be sharing how we conquered Glitter Girl's challenge from Wednesday April 10th entitled, "Layouts within Limits." For this challenge Glitter Girl suggestions that scrapbookers can create many layouts using a formula designed to show how versatile our supplies are. This formula (created by the infamous Glitter Girl) as well as an amazing 38 minute scrapbook video can be found at the Two Peas in a Bucket website here. I strongly encourage all scrapbookers to watch this video, it truly is very eye opening as to how much we can make with very little supplies (relatively speaking.)

Following Glitter Girl's layout formula, these are the supplies I pre-chose to create three layouts with.

My three background papers-Color conspiracy and 2 Studio Calico papers from Here and There.

All chosen papers: More Studio Calico from Here and There, plus some from Snippets, and American Crafts Soho Garden.

All of my supplies grouped together: Lots of Studio Calico from Snippets and Here and There, as well as some Studio Calico exclusives. My Mind's Eye enamel dots, Snap label stickers and small letters.

Other tools I chose (punches below) and not pictured Mister Huey in inky black and opaque white:

Now back to the original background papers paired up with my pictures in order left to right, layout 1, layout 2, and layout 3:

Here is what I came up with for my first layout:

 And some close-ups:

My guest blogger, senoritascrapper, also pre-chose all of her supplies, but she made this decision largely based on color. She says that she has been working with a lot of blue lately, so she wanted to switch things up and used more yellows for these layouts. The products she chose are left over from Studio Calico's Lost Boys and Toe Stop add-on kits as well as Noel Mignon's Daffodil Scrapbook Kit.

I really like that all of the products senoritascrapper chose are very similar in color. It's interesting that she chose a muted combination, while mine are more bold. We both chose very neutral alphabets and embellishments that we had left over from previous projects. It is worth mentioning that this three step layout challenge is not meant to be expensive, but a good reason to use up all of those supplies that we love. Senoritascapper did a great job of using products that she still loves, are in style, and all coordinate beautifully together.

Now are you ready to see the cuteness that she came up with?

I just love this:  The simplicity, the boldness, and that picture. I am always a sucker for a banner on any layout (yes they work great on boy's pages too, or dog pages, or men pages....you get the idea...Simply adorable and the wood veneer banners, get-out-of-town, they are way too cute for words. How did I miss those in my scrapbook shopping?

I really hope that you enjoyed our blog hop. Thank you Senoritascrapper for playing along with me. Next week Senoritascrapper and I will have another guest joining us in Glitter Girl's Layouts Within Limits challenge; the unstoppable, and very crafty Danielle of the blog Piperloo. Don't forget to mark your calendars, for the next two weeks, the three of us will be back every Wednesday to share more layouts we created using our original kits.  We would love it if any of you would like to join in as well and link us to your layouts in the comments. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to ask.

Happy Scrappin,




  1. What a great challenge to work on! I love the way you used the polaroid frames on your Bob the Builder layout. I cannot wait to view the next installment.

    1. Thanks Claire and if you want to join in we would love to have you.

  2. Great pages! Thanks for organizing this!

    1. Thank you, I am having a great time doing this with you senoritascrapper.