Saturday, August 28, 2010

Things that make you go Ummmm......

I had little more than scraps left over from my generous DT kit from Handmade by Suzanne this month. But since we are talking about the delightful and gorgous Olivia collection from Basic Grey there was no way even the scraps could go to waste. So this is what I came up with.....

Step 1. I made my background by grabbing some old (and ugly!) cardstock that I then camouflaged by slapping on some glue-stick and covering it up with a crinkled and ripped layer of dress-pattern. Voila... one textured and interesting 'kraft' background :-)

Step 2. Randomly sew on any and all of my left-over scraps. And I mean that literally! For example, see that flowery pattern on the white background in the bottom left corner of my layout (the focus in the photo above)? That's not actually from any of the papers, but rather from the packaging from the Olivia bloomers! And the rest of the bits and pieces are off-cuts from my previous layouts.

Step 3. Glue on an abundance of blue and green half-backed pearls for added dimension and call it done!

So the story on this one goes something like this....
I caught Munchy putting baby-lotion all through her hair because she was trying to immitate me when I put product (such as mousse) in my hair. She thought she was pretty stylin' !!

But speaking of an abundance of all good things... you should see all the new CHA goodies Suzanne has got in the store! Between all the new Crate Paper collections, My Mind's Eye Lost and Found and Cosmo Cricket my scrappy budget has gone out the window. And that doesn't even cover the new Prima, Kaisercraft and Imaginisce. You can see all the new stuff here. But be prepared to whip out your credit card because if you're anything like me you won't be able to help yourself!!


  1. Fabulous layout Natalie. I love the background with the crumpled dressmaking pattern, and of course the photos. Love the story too.

  2. Fabulous idea for transformation! Love your blog and inspiration, and the story behind your layout is too funny!

  3. I love how this LO has come together Natalie! (I loved my HBS DT kit so much this month too, I couldnt let any of my scraps go to waste either! LOL)
    I especially love the idea of the pattern for the background - FAB idea! XXX

  4. First of all- Munchy cracks me up! I love how they want to be just like us!!!
    Second- WOW! Love the lo- love that you've used every little scrap (including the packaging)- love the dress pattern transformation!
    Beautiful as always!!!

  5. Love your background! What a great way to use that 'pattern' paper and I love how you used up your scrap.
    Great photos, too!

  6. WoW, I LOVE what you've done with the place, Natalie! The blogstead looks a-mazin'!

    I love this fabulous LO ... the dressmaker's tissue paper looks wonderful ... what a great idea!! You rock!

    Hope all is well with you ... sending hugs!


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