Spring Interactive layout fun!

Hi everyone!  It’s Karen from ScrappyCanuck Studios, and today we get to talk about Spring!

Spring is such a fun time filled with bright fresh colours…well, at least it is in pictures I have seen.  Up here in Calgary, spring is, well, muddy!  We tend to have a bit of a late spring, so the first few months are a chance to get down and dirty – and my two girls love to do just that.  In fact, I have pictures of them every spring playing and jumping in muddy puddles.  The new collection from Doodlebug called Spring Things was a perfect chance to get some of those pictures scrapped!


Now this collection is filled with all sorts of cute elements…


…like some amazing acetate Odds and Ends pieces and shaped Sprinkles!  In fact, these acetate pieces inspired the interactive elements on both projects I get to share today!  One of the great things about acetate is that it is very durable, so die cuts made from it are perfect for pulls or tabs on projects.  I really love making interactive layouts, but adding a piece that can be handled regularly is not always easy…until now!  Check it out:


Here is everything tucked nicely away…


…but pull up on the top flower piece and voila…


…some hidden pictures!  And if you are worried about your adhesive showing through, fear not!  Simply apply a cute Sprinkle over top of any adhesive peeking through…


… or even a sequin!  Because the best part about acetate is that you can see through it!  Shake away crafty peeps! These pieces would be used as awesome inside a shaker element as they are on top as I have them here.


Yup, acetate is my new favourite material (especially when I remember to take off the protective film that is on top before I add elements…whoops)!


So don’t be afraid to get your hands dirty with this new collection!  It is everything that is Doodlebug adorable with some hidden surprises as well!


Thanks for stopping by!




I have a NSD hangover!

Yes, it’s true!  I am not afraid to admit it!  I have a National Scrapbooking Day hangover.  Seven projects in two days and I am beat!  Now, I know many of you are saying, “What’s with her?? I can crank out that many layouts or cards in a day.”  You will have to let me in on your secrets of survival, because I think I am just getting too old for that kind of crafting! 😉

The good news is that I have a bunch of fun projects to share with you in the next couple of weeks.  As I mentioned on Saturday, my home base for NSD was CropChocolate.  If you haven’t been by CC for awhile, you should pop by!  They released some exciting news last week about a merger with Oh My Crafts, so there have been many contests and giveaways on top of the challenges.

One of the projects I managed to finish was for the “Wedding Colours” challenge.  When I got married, our main colour was purple, and this was a perfect match with some photos I recently had taken of my youngest daughter!  I teamed up this challenge with a sketch challenge from Echo Park, and this was the result:

This is the Little Girl collection from EP – one of my favourites! The twine is from Trendy Twine (Grape Fizz – yum!)

I had so much fun embellishing this layout!  From hand stitching on the circles, to a row of pennants, to a Glossy Accents title, and even an embellished straight pin inspired by a Scrapbook and Cards Today Challenge, this layout had me fiddling for many hours (probably too many given the deadlines for the challenges – but so worth it)!  Take a look:

I had some fun adding some hand stitching to these circles.

I simply added a little bow made from twine to embellish this cute Making Memories pin. It was an easy way to coordinate this embellishment with the rest of the project!

And of course, some popular pennants for a bit of texture!

But, my favourite part is….you guessed it – an interactive element.  Hidden behind the large picture is a hidden journaling tab.  Pull up….

Oh, and there is even a little surprise hiding behind that big photo! Here’s a peak!

Yup – there it is – keep going…

Here is the hidden journaling tab pulled out completely.

…and the rest of the title, another picture and a spot for journaling is revealed! I think it does justice to my little one’s “cuteness”!  What do you think??