Wednesday, April 15, 2009

A Touch of Bohemia....

During the past year, I have been so involved with my card making..I find that scrapbooking has taken a back seat...most times..(which is kind of funny..because YEARS ago...I was ONLY in to scrapping...**Notice that I don't mention HOW MANY" YEARS AGO"!...but suffice it to's more than 20...but less than 25....which means that I must have been a toddler when i started scrapping...*lol*)

Well...anyway...this is the sample page for this weekend's Workshop/Crop...(we do a mini card making workshop in the morning for cards or a papercraft..and we do a mini workshop for a SB page in the afternoon...the remainder of the 5 hour Workshop/Crop is independent work time....and lots of fun and chatter)

I am TRYING to work my way thru my enormous "stash" of things...and have made an effort to use things that I have put aside..forgotten about..etc...

This page used a paper pad that I picked up last year at most pads..I liked some of the paper..but also knew I'd never use some of it.

What I did enjoy and like when making this page was that all of the paper in the pad mixed and matched very well..and were from a common color pallette...which allowed me to dip in to the Bohemian look a bit..(a look that I LOVE)

It was fun to make a CAS page (my preferred style of scrapping)....and then create and add a few simple embellishments myself..from paper in the pad...

And so I say...Who needs a scrapbook kit!(?)
Just get out a pad or slab.....pick out some cooordinates...use your punches...glue dots..bling...embroidery thread...etc..and create your own embellishments and scrap page kit!

PS..the border punch is one of the new flat folding EK Success Border punches....what a clever idea!..Flat folding is definitely the way to go for big bulky border punches....I can fit oodles of them (ie approx 16)in the same drawer that I can fit about 8 traditional full sized style border punches! Hopefully, Martha Fiskars and SU will catch on and make their own versions of these easy to use and store punches!


  1. Michelle- I am the same way, I have not scrapped a page in 6 months- In eed to get going as my oldest will be a senior in the fall.

  2. This is a lovely layout, love the cake and what a sweet family.

  3. LOL how funny I tooo did scrapbooking along time ago, when only scissors and stickers and die cuts and punches were

    Love your layouts, and how neat to take the time to make them.. I think I need to do the same :)

    Have a wonderful day and thank you for sharing!!!


  4. love those little flower buttons. so cute.

  5. Great page! I scrapbook as well;but only blog my cards. I always love seeing what other people are doing. Your cards are fab too!!

  6. Cute page! Love your pics and I agree...the little flower is adorable! ;)

  7. I am so glad you got a chance to scrap! Love the page, so great!