Scrap the Boys – Challenge FOOD

This is another layout that may have got lost in the Publishing change over at Scrapbooking Memories Magazine.  It was such a great layout and it is a shame it has been in hiding this long.

I love all these outside of the box challenges that are popping up around the place.  This one in particular was pretty fun.  The challenge was to for Scrap the Boys and the idea was to scrap your boy and FOOD.  This layout was created in November 2015 but it was picked up for publishing so I have had to hold off sharing it.

I decided that I wouldn’t use a standard photo of my son eating ‘Food” but rather I took this opportunity to document the fact that my son likes to eat EVERYTHING.  I love preparing sensory playtime activities for both the kids but I have to be sure that everything is edible because without a doubt he will eat it or at least try it.  This day was no exception.  The activity was slime also known as Cornflower, water and food colouring.  He saw it as soup and went and fished out a play spoon from the cubby and proceeded to eat it.  No amount of discouraging him works.  So its just as well it is not harmful but I don’t think it could have tasted very nice.

For my layout I created a mixed media background using greens.  I chose green because the colour complimented the photo and the embellishments I wanted to use. I had recently acquired some new Charms Creations Green Triangles and they are bright and I would encourage everyone to try and add some to their collection.  Triangles are very in at the moment and add something a bit special to any layout.

Here is my layout…


And a bit of an embellishment close up for you to drool over…




Practice makes Awesome

This layout was my first attempt at Scrap the Boys April Sketch.  It was picked up for publishing and then it got lost in the change over so today I am sharing it.

This is my take on it.


I used the Cocoa Vanilla denim paper from the Flying High Collection. It is a fantastic boy collection.  The diecuts and cork stars are from this too.  I have to make mention of the stitched stencil from Whichcraft too.  They are pretty amazing!  I will be adding a few more of these to my collection in the future.

Here are a few close ups too:

There is a quick process video on the Popleopod YouTube Channel too.  It is quick because this layout came together so easily.  I didn’t play with the sketch as much as I normally would.  I’m glad because the layout turned out nice and clean and spot on.  I am very happy with it.

Tooth Fairy | D-lish Design Team Share

This first Layout of this months shares is inspired by Sue’s Scrap Suite Cyber Crop challenge to use Circles and speech bubbles in a layout.  This is the challenge here.

Today’s layout is a bit of a special one.  It is a series of photos capturing my daughter’s first visit to the dentist.  We are pretty lucky to have an awesome dentist nearby that (on certain days) has the tooth fairy and her friend (Arthur the denist) the elf, come to work.

This layout I used a basic sketch from a past Scrap the Boys Sketch challenge for my base.  It is a great sketch for more than one photo and it uses clusters of embellishments.  I don’t usually use embellishments in this way but it is nice for a change. Plus it has some circles – First part of the challenge done.  The Circles I used a “Whichcraft do you do” stencil (you can find them on Facebook) and some Colour Blast Colour Paste in Royalty.

It was a pretty awesome experience even for me and I didn’t see the dentist.  The fairy shared her wand, had a selection of sunnies for Poppy to choose from, the dentist had a dragon complete with a very big chompy set of teeth with a toothbrush for kids to brush.  It made the whole experience a bit of fun but it will be disappointing when she is too old for it and has to see the “normal” dentist.  Until then we are counting down to our next check up.

I used some tooth fairy paper that I have collected somewhere along the way as my background. I also had this tooth fairy rub on in my stash that I wasn’t too sure it would work anymore (I bought it when I was pregnant with Poppy)and thankfully it worked.  I then drew colour inspiration from my photos.  I had some Simple Stories die cuts in my stash that complimented the colours of the photos and the background paper nicely.  Then I raided my D-lish stash.  I used the Monochrome Journal Packs as tiny word stickers (you know that trend that everyone is loving right now) and then I added some raw wood veneers – Arrow and hearts, a flair button from a past Just Add Paper Kit called “Fruit Tingle” and of course a Pink Sequin Bow.  As a final touch I pulled apart a strand of sequins and used the loose sequins across the page for a little bit of magic.  There is also some Gold Punchinella in there because you need a bit of Gold when you are talking about magic.

The Lets have fun today flair is from Studio Fourteen40, just incase you are looking for it.

The second part of Sue’s challenge was to incorporate some speech bubbles.  I used these little wood veneers I had left over from a recent class that were sitting on my desk.  The raw wood worked well with the raw wood veneers from the D-lish store so I didn’t bother colouring any of them.

So, that’s my take on Sue’s Challenge.  (I’ll be honest, it just worked out that it fit with all the requirements – I didn’t actually plan it that way.) It’s a bit of a busy layout but it really captures the magic of the experience.

Scrap the Boys | July | Take me to the Ocean

When I got to see the six months worth of challenges I’d be participating in as a Scrap the Boys Design Team Member, this was my favourite.  The colours of this moodboard really spoke to me and probably because I had not long returned from a weekend away at the coast.  I didn’t start the layout straight away I left it until I’d knocked over a few of the other challenges.  It came together so effortlessly and just as I had imagined, actually better.


I created a background using stamping, and Colour Blast colour paste  to which I layered all my details over the top.  The Chipboard frame is from Whichcraft an awesome little company I discovered quite by accident.  The wood sticks are actual drift wood bits I collected from the beach that weekend we were away.

I added some Sushi Soy Sauce fish that I cleaned and filled with glitter.  The layout wasn’t quite finished and on a trip to spolight to buy some more white cardstock I discovered these little charms in the jewellery section.  Perfect!  I love this layout and the fact that it is of my two favourite men makes me love it even more.

There is a process video that goes with this one too.  It also shows how I sealed the end of the fish and the extra bits I did to the background.  Don’t forget to subscribe to see more process videos like this one. Click here to go straight to this video.

Scrap the Boys – Moodboard Challenge

This month I cheated a little.  The moodboard is black and white but I added a POP! of yellow.  It turned out so great so I can’t complain really.


For this layout I decided to go black and white but it needed something a little bit more. So that’s where the yellow just finished it off.

I’m not going to bore you with a lot of words today so here’s the link to my Process video on POPLEOPOD YouTube channel  go check it out.

Oh and here’s a few more close ups.




Scrap the Boys – May Sketch Challenge

This is my second attempt at this challenge.  The first one got picked up for publishing so I had to redo it. (Can’t be disappointed really)

This is really a great sketch to work with especially when using a collection like Cocoa Vanilla.  All the bits just match and work together perfectly.  This is my first time using any Cocoa Vanilla and I just might be hooked.


I decided to use the morning light to photograph my layout rather than my light…What do you think?

There is a process video to go with this layout too…Check out Popleopod on YouTube.

Scrap The Boys – March Moodboard

Today I am sharing my design team layout using the March Moodboard over at Scrap the Boys.  When I look at it all I see is the beach.  I think its the fishing nets.

This layout is of my Son at my parents in laws.  They live on the Gold Coast and when we visit we always walk everywhere to tire the kids out completely.  On the way to the beach is some bike racks that both kids love to go through.  The main photo on my layout is that the other is at the beach.  All photos were taken on the same day and I find it is a nice way to group them all together.


I wasn’t sure about this layout at first but the more I look at it the more I like it.  I like the beachy feel.

Here are a few close ups:

You will spy some Studio Fourteen40 flair buttons and some Charms Creations.  I’m obsessed with Anchors at the moment so if you know where I can get some cute embellies please let me know.

I have also put together a process video on my YouTube channel Popleopod so hop over and check it out.