Teddy's New Shoes...

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Scrapbooking has brought me so much pleasure over the years as it was a way to be creative and document all the happenings of my little family. However, I had no idea it would also lead me to gaining so many new and wonderful friends all over the world. I would never had imagined that I could become so close to so many people with whom I have never met... and one such beautiful sole is a very dear friend Clare, all the way from the UK.

Clare has become a surrogate Auntie to our little Teddy and when he was born she parceled up a beautiful gift which included his very first pair of shoes and I couldn't wait for his tiny feet to grow big enough!

I created this layout using a combination of Jillibean Soup collections as the different ranges mix and match so well. Sometimes it's hard to know which paper goes with what collection because they blend so beautifully.

I have decided this year that I 'must' journal on my layouts regardless!!! Now that's more difficult than it sounds because I'm always so worried that I'll mess up and ruin the layout. Until now I've usually written my journaling on the back of the layout so it didn't matter what I said and how I said it because it was only visible to me. Anyhow, I'm commited to my resolution and although I have hidden the journaling away on this little Jillibean Kraft tag that sits behind the photo, it's still on the front of the layout so I'm doing okay!

I have recently purchased a whole pile of templates from The Crafter's Workshop because I just couldn't resist them any longer. I've always been in awe of people who mist and spritz and spray on their layouts using templates so I decided that I would give it a go. I even attempted my hand at adding a little bit of texture paste just for the fun of it.

Jillibean Soup Patterned Paper: Coconut Lime Soup (Straw Mushrooms), Macho Nacho Soup (2 Parts Boy, 4 Parts Hero, Pinch of Cool), Soup Staples II (Gray Salt, Yellow Salt)
Co-ordinating Cardstock Stickers: Coconut Lime Soup, Country Pumpkin Chowder, Grandma's Lima Bean Soup, Macho Nacho Soup, Southern Chicken Dumpling Soup, Winter Tortellini and Spinach Soup.
Pea Pod Parts - Macho Nacho Soup.
Soup Labels - The Little Things.
Kraft Shipping Tag
Other Products Used: Pebea Modelling Acrylics, Mister Hueys White Opaque, The Crafter's Workshop Template, Circle Cutter, Embroidery Thread.

Now did you realise that Jillibean Soup have the most amazing Staples paper collection that I have fallen in love with. On one side you have the Swiss dot pattern and the other side has the ever popular chevron pattern, and comes in all different colours to co-ordinate with their products. So, I decided to have a little play with the Staples II collection and created two fun little cards.

I don't think I will ever tire from using the Martha Stewart Butterfly punch! It would have to be my main 'go to' stamp for just about everything.

Now I love this card but I wasted way too much paper trying to get the curve of the rainbow perfect. However, I've kept all the bits and pieces in hope that I'll be able to use up every last piece... eventually!

From farm to you...


  1. What a pretty page!! I just love everything you make. All of the details are always fabulous. The cards are just as beautiful. I can imagine it did take a bit to get the arc of your rainbow just so.

  2. I absolutely love every paper crafting project you do! Adorable layout of little Teddy - great job with the embossing and other details. You've convinced me about the soup staples too! Gonna have to find some more room in the budget. ;)

  3. That layout is adorable! Love the trio of photos and all the circles and layering!

  4. What a beautiful layout! Love all the texture and layers and your beautiful color scheme! I too love how so many Jillibean lines mix and match with those wonderful "b" sides. Your cards are gorgeous too--I pinned those the day they were featured on the Jillibean Soup blog. :)

  5. Gorgeous gorgeous work. I just adore your creative ideas. I always see something that makes me think 'man that is so clever!'. Love it :).

  6. Gorgeous cards...& GO YOU with the journaling...the more you do it, the easier it gets:):):):) same with the texture in the bg...love the subtle look you've got with it here:):):)

  7. Love the effects of the texture paste and all your layers. gorgeous cards too :)

  8. The LO about the new shoes is so sweet! I love all the texture and the lovely colours you used. Adorable photo and he does look so proud of his lovely footwear!
    The cards are so pretty too but then again, I am a little partial to polka dots. :) The colours and the fun shapes against the white background are so clear and fresh. I like the white alphas on the white background and those little hearts at the bottom of the rainbow arcs. Perfect! :)

  9. Just beautiful. Your handwriting is gorgeous - show it off! x

  10. You always rock the Jillibean products! And you always think out of the box! So awesome!

  11. Your work is always breathtakingly beautiful. Your layout of Teddy's shoes are so sweet.

  12. I've just discovered your blog. I came over from Jillibean Soup. Love your work/play!

  13. Love the layout. You and your UK friend did a great job. Precious little boy.

  14. Awww you have made me cry Melinda!!!. I have been so out of touch with blogging and decided to pop over to see what my lovely Aussie friend has been up to of late. Feel sad that I have only just seen this lovely post. Teddy looks so beautiful in his new shoes!!!. This is such a beautiful layout hun and love how you have layered the photos. You are such a clever girl. I love all of your work and you are such a huge inspiration. Lots of love and big Teddy hugs xxxx