Friday, January 16, 2015

Happy Birthday Leila

Hello everyone!

I hope you're all enjoying your week. Today I thought I'd drop in to share yet another Birthday layout :)

I'm slowly going back through Leila's older photos and picking out those that work with current Scrapbooking collections. My most recent favourite collection being Dear Lizzy - Serendipity

This layout was inspired by the January Mood Board Challenge over at Jot Magazine. Ive not actually entered any of these challenges before, but thought this would make a great start!

Inspiration for the layout came from the colour palette, the confetti, twine and sequin shaker pocket.

I started the page by making a full page shaker pocket. 
 Using white cardstock as the backing, plain vellum for the front and strips of pattern papers for the top and bottom edges. I sewed around 3 sides, before tipping in a bag full of silver sequins of all shapes and sizes. 

After sewing up the last side, I played around with the position of the twine. I settled for roughly looped across the bottom of the photo. 

 To finish it off, I've added a mixed alpha title (currently my favourite way to add titles to a page) and a few different hearts. Minimal embellishing so as not to distract from the photo :)

Products List 
White cardstock
Plain vellum
Studio Calico white Doily
Dear Lizzy Serendipity Good Vibes pattern paper
Dear Lizzy Serendipity XOXO pattern paper
Dear Lizzy Serendipity Muliti Colour Thickers - 'Ooh La La' 
Dear Lizzy Serendipity Printed Foil Thickers - 'Royal' 
Dear Lizzy Serendipity - Die cut cardstock pieces
Doodlebug Designs Teensy Type letters - Swimming Pool
Doodlebug Designs Doilies - Swimming Pool & Cupcake
Lavender & White twine from stash
Heart stickers from stash
Silver mixed sequins from stash

Thanks for stopping by
Back in a few days with more creations
Happy Scrapping
Michelle x


  1. Absolutely divine! I love this layout :-)

  2. Such a pretty, well designed layout Michelle! Love it! Thanks for joining in over at Jot :-)

  3. Just perfect! I adore the way you made the WHOLE layout a shaker pocket. How very clever!!

    1. Thanks Nat xx
      I thought it might be fun to try something a little different :)

  4. Hey Michelle. Thanks for entering our Mood Board challenge over at Jot and well done.. your first time entering! I am thrilled to let you know that you have been voted as our winner by the Jot girls for January! Yay. Can you get in touch with me at kim at and I will organise your prize. Congrats and thanks again for being part of the challenge. KIM

    1. Thanks again Kim :) I still can't believe it!! Super exciting to win my very first Jot Challenge with my very first entry :)


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