August 20, 2012

Thinking outside the box....

Happy Monday!

I had a very good scrappy week! My CHA prizes came in from Two Peas in a Bucket. I was so lucky to win two prizes; one for the Elle's Studio video comments and one for chatting with Wilna Furstenburg. Then, I found out that Canadian Scrapbooker is going to publish another one of my layouts. And it's a page that has a lot of special meaning for me, so that's even more of a bonus.

Here are pics of the goodies I won. I received all the Elle's Studio goodies shown in the video.

And here is the chat prize. Look at all that My Mind's Eye goodness!!!

I don't win prizes of any kind very often, so this was pretty exciting! So, I got to work using some of the Elle's Studio pretties, right away.

I love the new trend of using cut-outs on the background page. So, I challenged myself to give it a go. And I am so happy with the results. I also challenged myself to go through my older photos and pick from those. When I came upon this photo, I remembered that I had a plan for the journaling, but do you think I could remember what it was??  I think it had something to do with Nick's eyelashes, but I can't tell you that for sure. *sigh*  After staring at the picture for a while, the premise for the page just came together.  In the end, this probably makes for a better story than my boy's eyelashes. They are still pretty spectacular, but now that he's 15, he probably thinks this story is less embarrassing. ;)

Papers: Bazzill Basics, October Afternoon; Stickers & Alphas: October Afternoon, Echo Park; Journaling cards & diecuts: Elle's Studio; Buttons: Basic Grey, My Mind's Eye; Misc: My Mind's Eye washi tape, floss, Studio Calico & Tattered Angels mists; 7 Gypsies stamps

I made the chevron cutout using my Expression and SCAL. It's just the "greater than symbol" (I know that has a proper name, but I can't remember it!) and I just copied and pasted it down the sheet. It was super easy! I'll be doing this technique again. Probably with a title next time.

Thanks for looking!



  1. Lovely page, Sylvie. Congrats!

  2. LUCKY DUCK!!! What great prizes! And your layout is awesome! Make sure you share it on the Member Gallery over at Elle's Studio! Here is the link....

  3. Adorable layout!
    And what fabulous prizes! You hit the jackpot there :)

  4. Wowzers! You won some great stuff {love, love, love that Elle's Studio box!!!}
    Great layout, I love what you did with the "greater than" symbol! :)

  5. OMGosh...genius to use the greater than sign for chevrons! Great page!

  6. Congrats on winning all those goodies, love your layout and the chevron