You Kooks layout

We have a family tradition that when “mamarazzi” gets the camera out, the kids will pose nicely with the promise of a silly photo or two to wrap up the session. If they know they can goof off at the end, they usually behave during the serious part of the shoot. (Look at me using words like “photo shoot” and “session” when what I really do is snap like a crazy person with the camera on auto!)

These photos were taken during our annual Christmas tree hunt. It was such a beautiful warm snowy day – here in northern Canada it’s rare to be able to be out in hoodies on a winter’s day. We are relishing the mild winter for as long as it lasts.

I used papers and stamps from My Mind’s Eye – the Kraft Funday collection which I love. One note: stamping on the kraft printed paper (it’s more like cardstock actually) isn’t the same as stamping on regular scrapbook paper. The stamped image gets a little…chalky is the best word for it. It’s still cute, just be aware you won’t get the strong saturated colour you are used to.

I love using stamps and punches to add dimension to a layout. I also stock foam tape in two different thicknesses for different layered effects.

This was probably the hardest part – stitching using a fairly thick twine. I really had to wrestle the needle through the pre-punctured holes. It’s cute though!

I used this sketch from My Mind’s Eye for my inspiration – I love starting with a good sketch. check out the other challenge entries by visiting the challenge blog post!

Materials Used: Paper, stamps, brads, My Mind’s Eye; Punches, Stampin’ Up!; Title letters, Jillibean Soup, Basic Grey; Twine, unknown; Ink, Memento, Close to My Heart



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