Tuesday, 24 May 2016

Snug as Two Bugs

National Scrapbook Day and other online crops are always a trigger for me to abandon whatever I'm working on and scrap random photos that I can fit to the challenges. While part of me is feeling the urge to return to my Canadian Cruise album, another part is quite happy with scrapping older photos and taking on challenges that I can't fit to pages in that cruise album.

For this page, I've paired an old photo of my son and my nephew with this month's single page sketch from Stick It Down

Just looking at the range of pages that the DT produced, it's clear that this sketch is open to a certain degree of interpretation, but I did make sure to include the three main elements - a background shape, a strong vertical line and a horizontal title. That title came from the old saying 'snug as a bug in a rug' which I re-wrote for my two bugs here.

Since it's a post-bath photo I wanted to hint at the bubbles from their bath in the page design. I've had this piece of chipboard for a few years and used it as a mask on several pages but it's getting a bit battered now and needed to find a permanent home on a page. I layered it behind the photo along with a bubbly paper and a 4x6 Project Life card. I cut a pie chart from the same collection as the bubble paper, added a brad and rummaged for other teal and white embellishments that would fit my circles theme.

Paper - Unknown Background, My Mind's Eye Just Splendid
Letters & Border Sticker - KaiserCraft
PL Card - Boys Rule
Chipboard - Creative Embellishments
Circle Stickers - Anita's Glitterations
Word Stickers - My Mind's Eye Now & Then
Pearls - The Hobby House
Brad - Fancy Pants
Mist - Maya Road, Docrafts, Mr Huey's
Ink - Ink It Up!

Heidi Swapp Circle Mega Mask
Fiskars Shape Cutter & Circles Template


  1. Great title for this page and such a cute photo. Thanks for joining us at Stick it Down. Colleen--http://scrappingranny-colleen.blogspot.com/

  2. Cute! Love the bubble chipboard and the white misted background. Thanks for creating with us at SID!

  3. Such a cute page!Love the composition...Thanks for playing along with us at Stick-It-Down!

  4. Great layout! Love the bubbles you used. Thanks for playing along with us at Stick It Down!