Saturday, April 9, 2016

3 To Inspire with Emma

Hi everyone!  I'm back with another round of my favourite weekly challenge; this weeks 3 To Inspire!  This week I'm using the gorgeous April kits - the colours this month are absolutely perfect, even as we head into our cooler weather in Australia ;)

I hope you'll join in with me this week using the following prompts:

1. Use 3 pattern papers to create your own patterned paper background.
2. Use a black & white photo
3. Use words (be they stamps/stickers/die-cuts) to make a border around your page.

Now I have to admit I thought this was a fun challenge!  The black and white photo is a no-brainer for me but the multiple pattern paper and border idea had me stumped for a little while.  And I confess I changed my plan for the pattern paper twice while putting it together, ha :)

Here's what I ended up with using the prompts:

Originally I had the background being vertical strips of pattern paper that went from one side to the other but then I got stuck on how to add the border (I wanted to use the word stickers from the Sprinkles kit), so I just chopped the strips into pieces and left a white space around the outside instead!   Easy one!

I'm not a big fan of my own hand-writing so almost all of my journaling is typed up on the computer and I print it out.  I use a type-writer font so it looks like I've used a type-writer :) 

I really like these mix of papers together - yellows and blue.  Although I'm a big fan of all the yellow in the kits this month!  Yellow is my happy colour so you'll see me sneaking it on pages all the time :)

I absolutely LOVE the word stickers that we get in the kits and was double happy when we had two (2) sheets in the Sprinkles kit this month!  Usually I hoard them for my planner pages but they were fun to work into the page as my border.


Now it's your turn! Use the three prompts to create your own projects and share them with us here in the gallery and/or our Facebook Forum.  I can't wait to see your pages!

Thanks, Em xo 


  1. AAAHH!!! Just gorgeous Emma!!! I so wish I could sit down right now at my scraptable!!! You gives so much inspiration :) Anna xo

    1. Thanks so much Anna! xo I could say the same words about the page you created :)

  2. Ah! those sticker words look just like a pack of 4 sheets I got from Michaels awhile back...they're now discontinued and I'm so afraid to use my remaining ones, lest I use them "wrong." HA!

    1. Haha! Well you know what you need to get from the store then ;) Totally get the hoarding thing though...although there is no such thing as "wrong". xo

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    1. I think it's kinda cute too! Thanks Mira :) xo