Water Works

Thursday, June 14, 2012

I need to get back in the swing of things and begin posting more regularly.  I've been scrapping, just not posting.  School is almost out for the summer.  I'm not sure if that will mean more or less time for scrapping and blogging.  I guess I'll find out in 7 more days.

Speaking of summer. I worked on this LO yesterday for the Club CK May/June Issue Challenge #7-wrap twine around something.  I struggled coming up with a design.  I was inspired by Joannie McBride's LO on page 86 of the Creating Keepsakes Special Issue, Simple Scrapbooks.  I liked the photo placement and the journal spot in the middle of the left page.  Then, it all came together very quickly.

I loved the brightness of the blue, orange and turquoise and wanted to play that up.  I used scraps of SEI, Echo Park and Fancy Pants PP and attached them with blue MM staples.  I couldn't pass up another chance to use Queen & Co wash tape with the same colors.  I thought the chevron added energy to the page.  I grabbed some Doodlebug twine and wrapped it around some colored paperclips from Target. I added some small Sassafrass stickers to create the clusters.  I used the Graphically speaking Cricut cartridge to create the title, with some blue bling and orange Zig pen to define it. Lastly, a Scenic Route journal spot. Finished. A fun, happy, bright page that i think highlights the photos well.

Oh, the paperclips?  Saw them in the July/Aug Issue of CK Magazine.  A little tip about the paperclips...  Attach the paperclips first, then wrap the twine around them.  Super easier that way!


  1. My very favorite part is the little paper clips, awesome detail!!!!! Love your use of the washi tape, too, perfect colors to match your layout!

  2. Such a fun page, Derv!! Love how you used the orange and blue from the photos in your papers! And the twine wrapped around the paper clips is so fabulous!!

  3. So very cute...love the fun colors and your paper clip idea, cool! A neat lift!

  4. Love this layout! Great use of the twine. I love the three strips of pp going across the page.