Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Layouts Within Limits: Part 3

*Edited-If you missed the announcement on Monday or Tuesday of this week, please do not forget that I am hosting a giveaway for a brand new Jenni Bowlin days of the week stamp set. All you  have to do is follow my blog and leave a comment. Every comment for blog followers this week will give you one entry. Contest closes at midnight EST on Saturday May 4th (National Scrapbook Day.) Good luck and may the odds be ever in your favor. I will draw a winner on Sunday and post the results on Monday May 6th, 2013.

Welcome to week three of a three part series in which myself and other scrappers/ bloggers (senoritascrapper from senoritaml.wordpress.com, Danielle Higginbottom-Brown from piperloo.blogspot.com, and Lea Lacoste from http://afreezeframe.blogspot.fr are playing along with a Glitter Girl Challenge. Today we are all sharing our third layout from Glitter Girl's challenge from Wednesday April 10th entitled, "Layouts within Limits." For this challenge, Glitter Girl suggests 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 (you saw this last week here:

Next is my second layout, blogged about last Wednesday, and you can find that here:

Here is my last layout: 

My first 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.

Here is the first layout senoritascrapper created:

And here is her second layout:

And here is her third and final layout:

I love that she used four photos on this layout. That is a great way to really capture an event. She also did a great job of making one photo her focal photo by tilting it slightly and matting it with yellow card stock. This is such a fun and vibrant layout and it just makes me happy and joyous and makes me think of the sun, spring, and being outside. Great work Senoritascrapper!

Next up, is Danielle Higginbottom-Brown from piperloo. She chose a completely different set of materials to create her layouts with as well. Largely, her supplies were from chose from things she had in her stash that needed to be used.

Danielle's supplies:

Here is Danielle's first layout:

And here is Danielle's final layout for the challenge:

And some close-ups for you:

That brown cardstock is so cool, I'm not sure if it is suppose to look like cork, but it really works with the mechanic theme in my book. I like the banners in the upper left corner as an accent piece (I am a huge lover of all banners,) and I love that she wrote her journaling in a white pen. I need to remember to do that more often when using darker backdrops. I also really like the washi tape that is layered behind the word "mechanic." Great job Danielle!

Our last designer this week is Lea Lacoste from http://afreezeframe.blogspot.fr:

First of all, I love that she used black and white photographs. I like the pops of color and that she used two different fonts for her alphabet.  I also really adore that she layered stamps under 3-dimensional objects. I often times forget to do this, and instead, use stamps more as an accent. This is just wonderful, thank you for sharing your page with us today Lea.

I really hope that you enjoyed our blog hop. Thank you Senoritascrapper,  Danielle , and Lea for playing along with me. Next week Senoritascrapper, Danielle, myself, and hopefully other scrappers (this could be you as well) will be back taking on another Glitter Girl challenge "2 for the Work of 1." This challenge was posted at Two Peas in a Bucket on 4/ 24/ 13 and you can find the video and information HERE. In this video, Glitter Girl challenges us to a similar challenge in that you pick out all of your supplies ahead of time and use them for more than one layout. For this challenge, however, we will each be making two layouts and sharing them both with you next week. We would love it if any of you would like to join in as well and link us to your layouts in the comments. Or if you would like to participate in our blog hop please e-mail me by midnight Sunday at lifescrapbookrepeat@gmail.com and I will make sure to include you in our hop. We would love to have you play along, the more the merrier. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to ask.

Happy Scrappin,




  1. Everyone did such a fantastic job! I may need to check out this challenge :)

    1. Thank you for your lovely comment Kimberly.

  2. These layouts are all fantastic! So much inspiration! It sounds like a really fun challenge.

  3. Very cool post! Loved seeing everyone's layouts :)

    1. Thank you so much tara, we would love it if you joined us next week.

  4. wow - you all really rocked this challenge! i adore your Bob the Builder page - such perfect use of that wood background. And the embellishment clusters frame it so well. Beautiful work! :)

    1. Feeling a little star struck-thank you so much Lisa. It totally made my day knowing that you read my blog. Would you like to participate in a future challenge? I would love to have you anytime.

  5. I really like the colors you used. This layout is so eye-catching with the brights against the black-white print.

    1. thank you so much for the lovely compliment and for blog hopping with me again.

  6. Thanks so much for letting me be part of this blog hop Toni!!
    your style is amazing, love your layering techniques <3
    i'll be emailing you about this new blog hop, it's to hard to pass up a glitter girl challenge!

  7. What great work!! Thanks so much for sharing!

  8. You had me watching the video with your last blogpost. I got started creating and have finished two layouts. Still have the 3 photos one to do! I allowed myself some cardstock backgrounds though, coz that's how I roll. :)