Tuesday, October 28, 2014

go sleepie

I made this layout for the October/November mood board at Jot Magazine. Can I just say how much I loved this mood board? The colours are so perfect for scrapping my little guy and I love how much texture most of the other components could have to them.

I knew I had to use this older Crate Paper line when I saw the colour scheme. Andy's current favourite game to play is what he calls "go sleepie". He takes his 'blankie' and a bunch of his 'guys' (stuffed animals) and climbs into bed. He then asks us to turn off the light and shut the door. After a few moments, he 'gets up' and then immediately asks to "go sleepie" again.

I had to get a little creative with my interpretation of some of the components of the mood board for the supplies I had on hand. I used wood veneer stars trailing up the page instead of wood grain. There is just something about the way the starts fall up the page that make me think of sleeping.

I also used a wood veneer feather as I don't have any other feathers and used a doily instead of real lace. Those Thickers were actually in my purge pile as the font is kind of big and I've never been able to use them on anything. The shade of grey was just perfect for the colours of the mood board. This just proves that you should never, ever get rid of any scrapbooking supplies, right?

I love lining little bits along washi tape. I stuck the tape to my sweater a few times so it it would lose some of its stickiness and stick up a bit. I really love texture on my layouts.

I limited my stamping to one little phrase below the photo and the date.

I couldn't find a place on my layout that I thought twine would work, so I just grabbed some thread out of a bobbin on my sewing machine and stapled it beneath a triangle of patterned paper.

 I'm really happy with how this layout turned out. Thanks for the great mood board inspiration Jot!


  1. What an adorable layout! Thanks for joining in with the Jot mood board challenge :-)