Thursday, September 22, 2011

I am a bit behind and can't seem to catch up!

Graphic 45 and Fiskar are having a blog hop and the Graphic 45 design team have been posting projects using Fiskar products on the blog all week. Please visit Graphic 45's blog and Fiskars and see the wonderful projects been showcased. Today it was my turn along with two of the other wonderful ladies on Graphic 45's team. I decided to do a layout using "once upon a Springtime" papers. I love this collection, the colours are so soft and delicate.
I was wrapped to receive from Fiskar’s some of their punches for a blog hop. I am a big fan and love the border punches. They kindly send me two borders and a squeeze punch. The squeeze punch was in the shape of a postage stamp. Perfect for me as I love stamps.
First I used the ribbon threading punch, I punched a strip of paper 12 inches long and threaded some apricot satin ribbon through it. It was so easy to do.
I got a bit carried away and ended up with two more punched border pieces. The punches work so well and are easy to line up, allowing you to create a continues line of bordered edges on your papers. I love the way using border punches allow you to add lots of detail to your layouts without bulking the page out too much.
I used Enchanted Forest for the base of my layout. I layered all the punched strips on the page. I added more ribbons to hide any joins.
I love the “once upon a springtime frames” . I matted one of the big frames on some cardstock and over the top of my photo. I added a heart topped chipboard fence from Imaginarium designs.
Another frame to the right of the layout balanced it nicely. I added some Prima pearls to create a flight path for the butterflies!
The smaller frame gave me a foundation to build all the other elements on. I added a large chipboard Butterfly with some flowers. I love these butterflies from Imaginarium Designs. They are so tiny and delicate. I used a square from “Enchanted Forest” for a journaling block. I used the photo squeeze punch from Fiskar for my title squares. It nearly fitted the” tiny treasures” postage squares printed on the paper perfectly. I added smaller square of pink “Spellbound” in the middle and some chipboard alphas to spell Anna’s name.
This is one of my favourite photo of Anna. It takes me back many years. At nine months old she could just hold her head up and roll over. My husband took this photo of her and it reminds me of how tiny she was and how clever she thought she was at the time. She has grown into a lovely woman and a much love and valued member of our family. Life would not be the same without her.
Materials used
Graphic 45 Papers
Tiny Treasures
Enchanted Forest
Woodland fantasy
Once upon a springtime
Once upon a springtime Frames.
Fiskar punches, ribbon border, embossing border and squeeze punch
Colourbox inks Olive pastel liquid chalk
Imaginarium deigns
Heart topped fence
Melisa Frances vintage embellishments.
Prima say it with pearls and lace
And don't forget to swing on by the Graphic 45 Facebook page and the Fiskars Facebook page to see more wonderful crafts. Leave a comment on both pages for your chance to win a spectacular prize this week! Just write "Graphic 45 + Fiskars=______" Fill in the blank with your own words and you'll be entered to win! They will choose two random winners from Facebook and their blog and announce them this Friday!
Thanks for looking


  1. Jane, this is so beautiful . . . and that sweet Anna. She could not be any cuter! Love all the layering you did with the Imaginarium. Also really like how you used the frame on top of the elements. Gorgeous!

  2. Very Beautiful Layout...and love all the layered punched paper...nicely done! Dont worry..You will catch up..eventually lol :)

  3. Your LO is gorgeous with all the butterflies and ribbon and pearls and flowers. I love the pretty papers you used and the cute little fence. Lovely way to frame that darling little face!
    I don't think of myself as being behind, I just think of it as never being bored! :) When my kids were younger and said they were bored, I would find them chores to do. It was always amazing how quickly they learned to keep themselves busy! :D

    Thank you for sharing! :)

  4. Your layout is beautiful! Loving all of the details!

  5. I love this paper, too. Like all the details you added.

  6. Such a cute layout !!!!! Luv those butterfly's.

  7. Such a cute layout !!!!! luv the butterfly's.