Kraft It Up

Where has August gone?  It has been a huge month for my family and I with my Mum turning 72, hosting my 10th Retreat for Scrapbook Fantasies, Quentin securing a new premises for Scrapbook Fantasies, Naomi-Jon’s breathing being addressed (more on this next month), Milton starting a new job at IGA South Gladstone and soooo soooo much more.  I will be sad to see August go, as September is once again shaping up to be a very busy month for myself, my family and my business.

So by the skin of my teeth and with a day and a half to spare I have finished my Kraft It Up layout for August.  This month the challenge was to use the provided sketch and of course…Kraft.  I had a great time creating this layout about my little baby girl (again) and one of her other passions, playing on the computer keyboard.

I know some of you may think it is silly to create layouts about Blu-belle, however she is an important part of our family and is loved by us all very dearly.  Blu-belle isn’t the youngest member of our family, however she is the smallest (other than the fighting fished named Shinee, who doesn’t make noise so doesn’t demand attention).  George is 4 months younger than Blu-belle and a whole lot bigger than her.  He is a bit of a show pony actually, all bright yellow and puffed up to show his importance.

I coloured the large letter stickers with the Worn Lipstick Distress Marker so that they weren’t so stark and attention seeking on the layout, as they were cream with dark pink diagonal stripes originally.

I have added a touch of the Worn Lipstick Distress Stickles to the wooden Mannequin cutout to give it a little shimmer without changing it from its natural colour.

Supplies used:
Patterned papers – Sei Vanilla Sunshine, Graphic45 Kraft Reflections
Cardstock – Bazzill (Kraft)
Collage paper – Pink Paislee
Doily – Paper Inklings
Diecuts – October Afternoon Woodland Park
Corrogated cardstock – Fancy Pants
Pen – Tim Holtz Distress Marker (Worn Lipstick)
Ink – Versacolor (Pinecone, Turquoise)
Mist – Lindy’s Stamp Gang (Cosmopolitan Pink), Dylusions (Vibrant Turquoise)
Trims – Websters Pages (brown lace), Prima (tan pearl braid)
Fabric border – Websters Pages
Pearl – iPaper
Bling – Teresa Collins (dots), Kaiser (swirls)
Flowers – Prima, Maya Road, Green Tara
Mannequin – Kaiser
Leaves – Prima
Lettering – October Afternoon Woodland Park (large), Jillibean Soup (small)
Glitter – Tim Holtz Distress Stickles (Worn Lipstick)
Word stickers – Cosmo Cricket

Alicia Redshaw

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  1. Oh this is a darling layout of your budgie! And I adore those blue splashes of colour over your background. It really adds a lot of dimension and interest to your layout. Thank you for joining us at Kraft It Up! for our sketch challenge!

  2. beautiful layout..what a cute budgie..the colours work perfectly together..thanks so much for joining us at KIU 🙂

  3. Gorgeous colours in this beautiful layout…love it! Thanks for your contribution to KIU this month 🙂

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Hi, my name is Alicia Redshaw and I live in Gladstone, Queensland. I am married to the most amazing man, Quentin – who just happens to be my Business Partner too. We share four beautiful children, who are our reason for living the life we live. We own Scrapbook Fantasies and love that our lives are full of creativity and we get the opportunity to meet new people every day.

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