Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Love Layouts

We continue our week of LOVE themed projects with a couple of lovely layouts by Bernii and Megan. Bernii's layout features the one element she loves about her daughter and Megan created a layout as a tribute of love to her late Uncle. Both of them are exactly what love is all about!

Speech Layout by Bernii Miller

This is a fun layout I created using the Head Over Heels collection. Instead of creating with the expected "love" pictures, I decided to focus on an element I love about my daughter -- her speech. She has a speech impediment which makes her unique and I love her unconditionally for her imperfect, perfectness! This collection, which is full of love and all things girly, was the perfect collection to help represent my feelings for her.

Watercolours are a hot trend right now in scrapbooking and I am totally in love with this technique. I find that using a few different colours help add depth and interest as well as help to pick up the different colours found in the patterned papers.

I love to layer, and using the 6 x 6 Head over Heels paper pad is a perfect way to add little pieces of paper to create the layered look.

I hope that I have inspired you to pull out your Head Over Heels collection and to play.

BoBunny Supplies:
Patterned Paper: True Love, Boyfriend, Amore, 6x6 Paper Pad / Head Over Heels
Noteworthy: Head Over Heels
Stickers: Combo Stickers, Cardstock / Head Over Heels
Chipboard: Layered Chipboard / Head Over Heels
Stamps: Zip-A-Dee-Doodle Stamps
Doily: Small

Family by Megan Gourlay

Recently, I shared a remembrance album I made for my Uncle who passed away suddenly. I wanted to find a photo of him that I could send to my Aunt and I came across this one from our wedding in 2003. They say a picture paints a thousand words and this is so true when I look at this photo. On the back of my layout I have journaled why:  
The one thing I noticed was look at how they are holding hands!  I love it, still so in love after all these years - I hope we are just like that :)  The other thing I see is that I don't look particularly happy, when really its my wedding day so I should be beaming!  But this was the end of day of photos, I was tired and my mother in-law had refused to come and I think that by this point I was still trying to hold it together.  

I used the wonderful warm tones of the Woodland Winter Collection. Blue is one of my favourite colours, so I am a bit biased.  I also wanted to show how easy it is to change the theme of a paper range to suit the context of your photo. To help keep the focus on my Aunt and Uncle, I focused on the blues in my aunts dress. This helps detract from the white of my dress and the red from our Stewart tartan.

I also altered the background paper using various stamps. Instead of adhering the stamp to a stamp block, I stamped by holding the stamp with my fingers. This gives the images a more distressed and random look.

BoBunny Supplies:
Patterned Paper: Slush, Mittens, Cozy, Journal/Woodland Winter
Double Dot: Turquoise Vintage, Chocolate
Blossoms: Denim Blue Daisy, Denim Blue Pansy
Chipboard: Woodland Winter
Paper Pad: 6x6 Woodland Winter
Stamps: Prairie Chic


  1. BOTH are precious pages - thank you for sharing your LOVE!!!
    These highlight to me more & more, just how important it is to journal about every moment, even if it is hidden, it is still there for future generations - my crafty priority for this year (apart from FINISHING PROJECTS) is to JOURNAL MORE :)

    1. Hi Tracey, I am so glad that we have inspired you to journal more :) That is one of my scrappy goals for this year, to journal more :)

  2. <3 both layouts. Bernii's watercolours, and Megan's choice of paper. Well done, ladies!

  3. Such beautiful layouts. I love how you each showcased Love in your own styles and designs!

  4. They are both such beautiful lay-outs full of love! I love how you both used different collections for creating a romantic lay-out.