Scrapbooking & Beyond...

Thursday, February 14, 2013

I have been very fortunate in having been asked back by Scrapbooking and Beyond Magazine for another year of creating with the amazingly talented Liz Qualman, Robbie Herring and Corrie Jones. And this year's series is all about mixing things up... in a nut shell, it means that we have to use different media on our layouts yet remain true to our style.

Easier said than done... I have never been one for using mists, metal, texture paste etc etc so I was in for a challenge and a major clean up of my desk and hands once I'd finished. Not to mention the amount of paper I went through just to 'get it right'. Don't get me wrong, I have always envied crafters who create beautiful shabby/artistic style pages as they make it look so darn easy. Believe me, I didn't find it easy at all!

We were totally spoiled with a beautiful Maya Road collection of products to use and I couldn't go passed this adorable little mini heart tin which reminded me of a tiny quiche dish. I decided to place a cropped version of the photo of my daughter inside the heart and then lay it over a full version of the photo.

Products Used:
Maya Road: Mists in Avacado Metallic, Blue Slushie, Dragon Fruit and Sunflower Yellow; Natural Wood Buttons; Twine Cording in Saffron Yellow; Kraft Die-Cut Butterflies; Vintage Linen Burlap Roses; Heart Bottle in Large; Bingo Card Rub-ons.
American Crafts: Studio Calico HeyDay Collection Patterned Paper in Crush and Dew; Classic Collection Vol 2 Patterned paper in Basic Grid and Tiny Chevron; Rub-ons in Dear Lizzy Mini Pounce Phrases.
Doodlebug Design: Shin-Dig Cardstock Stickers in Lily White; Teensy Type Cardstock Stickers in Bumblebee
Other: Gesso, Double sided adhesive, Ssissors, rule, pencil, stapler and staples

And here's how my layout was presented in the publication.

If you would love to take home this wonderful collection pack of all the Maya Road products each designer recieved for the project then head over to the Scrapbooking & Beyond website to enter HERE.

From farm to you...


  1. DROP DEAD INCREDIBLY AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  2. I think you may have to mess up your desk a little more often...or at least I hope you do! Your LO is simply beautiful. I love the light and airy look to this with the misting and design and colours. And the little heart tin for a frame is so sweet. Draws your eye right down see the photo of your darling daughter. No wonder they asked you back for more of your creations. Congratulations! :)

  3. Well, for one who doesn't do shabby chic, this is truly outstanding....the mirrored hearts look incredible, & really did do multi media!!! Looks great in the mag, too. Nothing like stretching that creativity. Soooo looking forward to more of these!!!!!!!!!

  4. Beautiful, artistic/shabby style looks VERY good on you! Congrats x

  5. This is totally gorgeous! I love it! of course they would have you back!

  6. Gosh, you are so very talented! I just LOVE visiting your blog for inspiration & could stare at you detailed projects for hours! This layout is so stunning and you do mixed media well I'd say! xx

  7. I love the misting and the beautiful texture you added to your layout.

  8. WOW! I love every single little amazing detail on this page! Stunning!!

  9. What a gorgeous layout! LOVE how you've highlighted just a portion of your photo, and the textures are phenomenal!

  10. Wow this is STUNNING! I love the idea of using negative diecut letters !!!!!

  11. Eu adorei como você usou a foto no coração.
    Ficou magnífico!!!
    E para quem não costuma usar tintas e texturas, você se saiu muito bem.

  12. This LO is truly amazing!! I love how you have still retained your style even with all those "unknown" quantities on your page..x :)

  13. Melinda there is no mistaking why they even ask you back again... seriously you are one very talented and creative jillaroo! I adore your style your attention to detail. You are so refreshing to visit... you totally inspire me to keep going.

  14. Congrats Melinda, your layout is gorgeous, I love how you framed the picture and I love the colour scheme.


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