Fav. book LO

Did a layout for the Scrapbooker’s club house challenge for the post of being their September Guest Design Team. “The theme is “Favorite Book” Create any size Layout using photos of your favorite book or reading material. You may also do a layout of yourself or someone else reading their favorite book.”

Since it has to do with something that I like to read or someone else favourite book. What I love is definitely Scrapbook and craft magazine, but I hardly take picture of them and I hardly get a nice picture of myself reading, so I might as well do a LO on my son.
Just recently little Mer were bugging me to get him a colouring book, ‘cos he saw Cal was coloring his book given by the school. So I got him this colouring book that also teaches him alphabet. He loves it! He keeps on showing me that he can read or rather he can tell what is in picture.

Since I’m going to do a LO on this and since I received my stuff from Scrap-n-Crop on Friday with the heating tool, embossing powder, stamp and some neutral cardstock. So, I had fun playing with them all *Grin*

This scallop cardstock had been staying in my stash for quite some times, I got it from Scrap-n-Crop too. As for the pattern paper, I still have some left from Coconut Scrapshop July kit and I’ve used the grungde alphabet that came together in the kit for the word “FAV”. “Book” word is from Basic Grey letter sticker. The stamp is from Hot Off the Press.

Seeing here is little Mer with his favourite book at the moment

My embossed butterflies wtih beats.


Dangerous embellishment

Can’t believe what I saw when I rearrange my album (basically splitting it into two so that all the pages fit nicely and flat). I discovered most of the brads that I used are rusted and it stained the pages behind them. Gosh! I know I’ve been warned by Sandra of Creative Memories before. Creative Memories encourage their members to do flat layout for archival purposes, a big no no for brads!
Now I really feel and truly understand it after seeing those rusted brads. They do look nice and easy to use for attaching flowers, ribbons, overlay etc. But if they will spoil my photos and paper, I would rather give them up. Thus I’ve changed almost all of the brads (still have another album to go through) to buttons.
Another way that I think might be useful is to use zot on the brad’s legs before attaching them near to the photos, instead of popping them right through the pages.
The best of all is to avoid using them. I’ll have to keep on reminding myself on this, change to buttons, change to buttons, or stickers.
In Creative Memories, not even button is encouraged on layout, as bulkiness will dent the photos which then indirectly will shorten the life span of the photos and pages.
I hope my pages won’t turn to boring layout without brads…