I haven’t done a scrapbook layout in about 2 years, and one of my new year’s resolutions was to create more layouts this year (to (re)new crafty beginnings!). So to commemorate my dear Biscuit’s sweet 16 (we’re so thankful to still have her with us), I decided to create a double page scrapbook layout of her (this will also double as an extra gift for Mr. CraftyPaws, whose birthday is coming up in 3 days — nothing like a two-fer! LOL).
Besides the adorable pictures of Biscuit, I was inspired by the wonderful new Recollections “C’est La Vie” collection. I used a few of the cut-aparts, the painterly striped background, blue and gold foil fleur de lis, and the whimsical poodle patterned papers.
After creating a ruffled border from crepe paper streamers (I love this inexpensive but totally fabulous technique), I used a pink poodle washi that I have been hoarding for 3+ years to cover the seam where the ruffle meets the poodle patterned paper. I cut out the title, “SWEET SIXTEEN” with Lawn Fawn’s Cole’s Alphas Lawn Cut Dies and colored the pink card stock to better match the poodle washi with Copic RV04 and RV55.
To balance the softness of the ruffles below, I layered a variety of paper doilies toward the tops and underneath each photos and journaling spot. Lastly, I added color coordinating embellishments from my stash: a few old wooden heart stickers from the Dollar Tree, a super cute resin Parisian poodle from NatashaScrapbooKorner on Etsy, and layered St. Valentine stickers from American Crafts 2014 collection.
The following video shares the process of creating these layouts:
These layouts are being entered into the following challenges:
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Anything Goes Challenge
Card Mania Layer It Challenge
Word Art Wednesday Anything Goes Challenge
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Anything Goes Challenge
Through the Craft Room Door Anything Goes Challenge
613 Avenue Create Anything Goes with Optional Totally Technical Challenge
Not Just Cards New Beginnings Challenge
Crafty Purple Frogs New Beginnings Challenge
Addicted to Stamps and More Anything Goes Challenge
Crafty Gals Corner Anything Goes Challenge