Thursday, 12 July 2012

Scarlett Stars in a Starting Point

For anyone who regularly reads this blog, it will come as no surprise that a great deal of the scrapbooking that happens at our house revolves around the two year old who runs the place. I have a handful of cute but no real story to go with them instax photos and I decided that I would try and use them on one of Shimelle's starting point layouts. Today is the day!

This Starting Point had quite a simple layout. Building a layout from the bottom up using strips and borders and scraps. I was itching to use the SO Cal Studio Calico kit, not the least because my new kit should be arriving anyday and I would really like to feel like I have made a start with the last one!

Once again I remembered to take a photo of my starting point before adding anything.

Now I want to say right from the start that I am not a pink person. My daughter is a purple and red person. I had a feeling if I did not use this pink cardstock early it would languish in my stash for all time. It works really nicely with the MME stripe and decided to go with that. My strips at the bottom are various pieces cut from an SC exclusive Tim and Beck paper and a Heidi Swapp map based fringe.

My initial intention was to just use three instax photos but they did not seem to work for me so I added in an additional photo of Scarlett larking about outside a restaurant with her Dad. I love the three pictures he took  this day. She really does look like a doll.

The tag tucked in behind the PP explains the title a little. We are told almost everyday by random strangers that Scarlett is a doll or looks like a China doll. I think it is her very fair skin and lightish hair combined with her very Asian features but it has become a bit of a standing joke that she is a doll. With this idea in mind, I fussy cut a couple of girl/dolls from the Crate Paper Party Guest paper to add to the effect. I used the exclusive stamp that came with the main kit between two of the instax and the Stamping class stamp below the main title. I am not a very confident stamper but now that I have googled stamp press I am actually using mine properly and it has changed my life!

I loved using the Kaisercraft blossom as part of the CP bouquet

Love the Prima Raspberry Pie ink

I am pretty happy with the way the layout has turned out and I am glad I used something from the main kit and the two add ons I purchased last month. I really need to get scrapping as there are a couple of new lines coming with Summer CHA that have totally caught my eye and I will need to make some room for them!


  1. she is a very very cute doll. one i would love to meet and hug real soon!! i wish my kids have a break from school right now so we can all have an ice cream and cupcakes date! lol..

    1. Now that sounds like fun, Sasha. Although I must warn your girls that my wee doll is the bossiest child I have ever met! She will be persuading them to do things her way in no time flat! Let's do that in the next break.

  2. I really like it. The photos and papers go so well together!

  3. I can so relate to your comment about 'a handful of cute but no story'. I have sooo many pictures for which that is true. Well, not as much cute, but at least nice to look at. You done good girl!

  4. Such a lovely layout! She truly is a doll! Love your instax photos... that is on my Christmas wish list. :)

  5. She's a cutie - lovely layout!

  6. Absolutely adorable! Love what you did with the Starting Point!