Thursday, March 28, 2013

Layout | Good Friends Never Fail To Bring You Sunshine

Hello there, it's Good Friday here and I am very happy just because my husband could spend one more day with me in KL. And I am also super thrilled that he had brought back rolls and rolls of MT washi tapes. I can sit there all day and just playing with these pretty tapes! And most of these are from MT 2013 collection.

These are so droolworthy right? My husband is so sweet that he walked all the way to the MT Expo booth and even get me some extra MT that I didn't order.

Today I am going to share a butterfly layout with you using Crate Paper Maggie Holmes Collection. I am currently Maggie Holmes overdose as I have created 3 Project Life spread (in 2 pages of 12x12) and 3 12x12 layouts with this collection. Yepes, I have been super productive as I could barely sleep with my huge tummy.

I am gonna send this layout to join Crate Paper Creative Weekly challenge for March: Wings. This is a layout made for a dear friend who love paper crafts and dogs as much as I do. She came visiting me and my dogs twice and never fails to bring them bone-us (bone as bonus treats). 

The initial title was 'Good Friends Never Fail To Bring You Bone-us' and but my husband said the bone-us sounds inappropriate in US slang (yougetwhatimean??). So I change it to 'Sunshine' instead and I think the new title suits perfectly. Love the big, bold gold glitter Thickers. 

If you notice, I have a lot of butterflies fluttering in this layout. I do not have any butterfly punches with me as you know I have limited scrapbooking tools at mum's place. So I resort to make my own butterflies without punches & die-cutting machine. I only fussy cut some butterflies and pattern papers, added a bit of die-cut butterflies from the ephemera pack (from Maggie Holmes collection too).

Here's the little tips for cutting your own butterflies.

You need various sizes of die cut butterflies from the Ephemera pack, pencil, pattern paper and scissors (of course you need your favorite pair of scissors for fussy cutting!)

Trace the butterfly shape on your choice of pattern paper.

And start cutting away! Then you would have perfect sized butterflies (in patterns and colors of your choice) without getting punches / die-cutting machine. Oh did I mention that fussy cutting is therapeutic? ;)

Thanks for looking and I hope you have a good weekend ahead, XoXo.


  1. Well this layout will certainly take centre stage in the challenge, it's just amazing

  2. your husband is so sweet to get you such fantastic washi. sam, your layout is gorgeous! i really adore all the color, dimension, layering, use of mist, and showed me again why i like to look at your scrapbook pages. :)

  3. Beautiful! I love this layout. Especially the butterflies. How creative!

  4. Everything you make is just gorgeous, Love!!! I could always look at your work /IG gallery for hours! :)

  5. Super LOVE your layouts! Congrats on being featured at CP blog! Your husband is a keeper for sure!

  6. I found your blog at CT! Congrats on making the DT and on the arrival of your baby boy!
    Love your blog! I have added it to my favs list...because you ROCK!


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