Friday, 16 March 2012

What's in your Pocket??

Hey everyone thanks for stopping by.  I just wanted to share with you all my take on a challenge over at Scrapping Carolina.  The challenge was to create a page layout that included a pocket with a tag on one side and  to include a flap on the other or reverse page.  You were free to add whatever other elements you wished and you could use whatever style tickled your fancy lol.  I am going for a shabby chic/vintage-y/girly-girly style....I think...I'm not real sure what style it is ....eclectic???....if you know, can you please leave a comment and let me know lol ;D

Anyhooo I digress....I love this paper from Prima.  It is the Madeline collection and I have the A4 ~ or 81/4 x 11 3/4 ~ paper pad.  The challenge did require you to create a 7x7 page, but not being one to conform and not wanting to waste any of this beautiful paper I decided to cut my page in half!!

This is my first page, or the page with the flap.  I have layered the front of the flap using some cut-outs from the collection, a paper doily and some flowers.  The cluster of flowers down in the corner are some paper cherry blossoms that I have sprayed with glimmermist ~ one patina and the other is cherub pink.  I have also used one of my crocheted flowers with a small rose in the centre.  The butterfly is from K&Company and it is from their "Madeline" chipboards that they had a few years back.  I have two boxes of these butterflies and have had them stashed away. . .I thought that this was the perfect project to bust them open on...this little butterfly matched perfectly!!  The journalling spot is an old one from Theresa blended in so well!!

 Underneath the flap is two photo mats or tags.  I have created a little band with the ribbon and tucked the photo mats just under.  I also included two more of those gorgeous K&Company butterflies.
 This is my second page and I think it is my favourite!!   I have matted some brown cardstock with various scraps from my scrap basket and also used the music paper from the paper pad to create a large pocket. I then created another pocket using the Tim Holtz "Caged Bird" die;  Layered it with a paper rose and tucked a small tag created from the cut-outs and attached another K&Co butterfly to the top.  Tucked in side the larger pocket is another photo mat tag and a journal spot or tag.

 Again I have used more of those K&Company Butterflies to embellish the photo mat
 on the reverse of the photo mat I created a little pocket and have tucked another cutout from the collection inside.  This could be another place for a small photo or a place to journal!

I have thoroughly enjoyed making these pages and I am really looking forward to seeing what Tamara challenges us with next.  Please stop by her site Scrapping Carolina and check out all the other wonderful pages that have been created!! The ladies there have done some awesome work!!

                          Roaarrr With Pride.......


  1. Ah Kimi, no wonder I like you so much, I too am a rebel and do not like to conform. Great pages, can't wait to see the sequel. Hugs,

  2. :D {{hugs}} to you my friend...anxiously awaiting the next challenge...I can't wait to get creating! Rebels Unite!! lol