Friday, April 5, 2013

Mad about Scrappin First Eva Blog Hop

Welcome to
Lou's Scrapping Desk
the next stop on the Mad about Scrappin Blog Hop Journey
You should of arrived from Renee Iveson's Blog, if you haven't then you may need to go back to the beginning and start again from the Mad about Scrappin Blog
My Name is Louise or Lou to my friends, and I like to get inky...
I started this Scrapping Journey over 8 years ago now, around the time I was planning my wedding and creating my daughters baby album, which I had been given as a present at my Baby shower.  I was hooked from the word go...  I searched out and found anything I could scrapping related, stickers, papers, and ribbons.  I quickly took over the dining room table which was a blessing as my hubby soon purchased a massive desk for me and moved me to the garage, and I still have that desk to this day.
I have not stopped creating since then, my main source of inspiration is of course my two daughters, Daphne nearly 8 and my 'baby' Olivia who is 5.  I also like to terrorise my hubby for photo's as well, one of my projects at the moment is to scrap his journey through open heart surgery which he underwent last year to repair and replace his aortic root and valve.  It has been a long recovery but in the end it has brought us closer together, I must say scrapping the bad times can be very therapeutic. I won't say cheaper then therapy as I reckon that might be cheaper then the scrapping LOL....
I don't have a style of scrapbooking, I have slowly started to add more artistic elements to my pages, love getting dirty hands.  I have created shabby, clean, vintage and grungy at different times. The only constant with my style is that I like to stick to the traditional 12 x 12 page (the perfect size in my humble opinion)
I am offering some yummy Blog Candy on this stop on the Hop...
Say that three times quickly in a row...
I will also post this to you at no cost as well, but this will only apply to Australian residents.  Everything in this picture above is included in this prize, all you need to do is leave me a comment and become a follower of my Blog to be in the running for some vintage yummies.
As promised on my last post I have created a brand new product featuring some of the current goodies from Mad about Scrappin.  My page is titled

Oh Snap

Not very creative I know, it's the title of the range from Echo Park, one of their mini kits they have released this year.  I picked this up during the last Mad about Scrappin's Flog it Friday sale on Facebook, at the bargain price of $7.50... How could you not get it when it is full of funky camera images, film strips and triangle patterns.  This complimented one of my other purchases the Studio Calico Triangle Mask, oh and the Maya Road assorted ephemera which I picked up as well.
Hi my name is Lou and I have an Addiction.... I LOVE EPHEMERA!!!

Anyway back to my page, I started with plain white card stock.  I used the Triangle Mask down both sides of my page with Pumice Stone Distress Ink, I then quickly grabbed another of my masks and used Crushed Shells glimmer mist to create the splat pattern, finally using Barn Door Distress Ink to colour the hearts, with black pen doodling as a highlight.
I then used my Big Shot to die cut 5 different paper/ card stock hexagons and played with them on the page until I was happy with the arrangement then attached them. I then made a film strip out of card stock as well as cutting one out from the patterned paper. I then added these to the paper cluster in the middle of the page.

I then grabbed from my stash a chipboard sheet of chevron arrows from WOW, and covered these in paper and card stock again, to create the sense of movement across the page. Layered up the page with elements from the journal sheet and the sticker sheet... Love these mini kits, enough paper for at least two pages.

The final touches were these Kraft people from Maya Road, they are meant to be a flag pin but they look like 2 girls holding hands and I thought this perfect to go with this photo of my girls, too cute I reckon.   I also added some MDF Polaroid frames again from Maya Road near the photo to compliment the photography theme. 
 My girls can take just plain gorgeous photo's (not biased at all)
Here is the photo I used... A bit adorable hey!!!
I hope you like this project and find some inspiration from the page, remember to leave a comment and become a follower of my Blog to be in the running for the Prize on my personal Blog as well as the Prize available on the Mad about Scrappin Blog...
I will be announcing the winner of my Blog Candy at 8pm on the 8th of April on my Blog and I will get Leanne from Mad about Scrappin to contact you as well.  If the prize is not claimed within 7 days then I will redraw it.
Next step in the Mad about Scrappin Blog Hop journey is Michelle Wallace's Blog
See you next time


  1. WOOOOTTTT looks awesome Louise!
    luv Renee

  2. Fantastic Louise love it!. Oh your little ones are a bit cute too!
    Hugs Jo x

  3. I wasn't sure of this paper at first but the way you have put this layout together is amazing! You have such amazing talent Lou!

  4. Great looking layout and the colours are just perfect

  5. Love the layout - I love a layout where you can spend time discovering all the different elements that have been used!

  6. What a great page! Awesome colour choice, and I love the fact it is so easy to adapt for either gender! Boy pages are so hard for me.

  7. wow! this is such stunning work...I love your gorgeous photo and your 'shabby chick' art :)

  8. Yeap, your girls can take adorable pictures. :) And you scrap them so well.

  9. Love your work! thanx for the chance to win some goodies.