Friday, January 29, 2010

Just Add.....Hearts

I am back with my creation for the 2nd Just Add Ink challenge. Last week's launch was a huge success, with 51 entries into the challenge and so many amazing creations. I can't wait to see what everyone comes up with for this week's Just Add Hearts challenge.
I have been working on a bit of scrapbooking in an attempt to stick with my January goal of getting a few of my photos scrapped. My poor daughter's album is so far behind, it's something I really wanted to concentrate of before the new baby arrives (but I've spent barely any time doing it). So, you'll probably be seeing a bit more scrapbooking here in the coming weeks!

The photo I used show Maddy at her first birthday party having a cuddle with Nanny (my Mum). Now, if you asked Maddy what she is doing she would say 'cuggle', which is her word for cuddle. Cute!! I took the pink and browns from her outift and used those as the colours for my page. Chocolate Chip, Pink Pirouhette, Rose Red and Kraft is my colour scheme. Here is my 8"x8"layout:

The top two hearts on the photo layer were created using classic ink, Versamark and clear embossing powder. The bottom heart was stamped with a dotted heart image onto Chocolate Chip patterned paper. I'm not sure how clear it is but the vertical strip is stamped with hearts using Versamark on Chocolate Chip cardstock, layered with the patterned paper and a Rose Red scalloped strip. I love my new Kraft satin ribbon, so had to add a bow using this.

Thanks for visiting and make sure you check out the work at Just Add Ink.


Materials: Stamps - I {Heart} Hearts, Ink - Chocolate Chip, Pink Pirouhette, Versamark, Cardstock - Chocolate Chip, Pink Pirouhette, Rose Red, Kraft, Accessories - Chocolate Chip patterned paper, Kraft satin ribbon, Stampin' Dimensionals, Snail, Square Scallop Punch, Scallop Border Punch


  1. A lovely layout, perfect to not take away from the photo,very cute!

  2. This is the cutest layout! I love that there's so much detail, but the photo is still the focal point. And it's a lovely photo of your mum and Maddy!


  3. This is just lovely Nicole. The photo colours and colours you have used just match perfectly. Chantell

  4. Gorgeous photo of Maddy and your mum. Love the Chocolate Chip DSP heart and the layout in general.

  5. This is beautiful, the photo is fantastic and the colours you've chosen in papers are so complimentary.