Tuesday, 17 September 2013

Just Add Ink #182

When the power went off today it seemed to be the perfect time to sit down and look at completing this page in my Epic Day Journal. The challenge at Just Add Ink this week is to Just Add Frames...and as an added bonus I think Just add CUTE is true here too! This photo is of my gorgeous niece Nikita taken just after she woke from a nap - note the sleep tousled hair :-) while she was visiting with her family from NZ earlier this year.


For the Frame I used the Square Framelits and a technique for lengthening the size of frame by only passing the framelit half way or so through the Big Shot before repositioning the framelit to the desired length with the top cutting portionUNDERNEATH the card stock so as to just cut the sides and bottom. I cut the inside part of the frame with my paper cutter( not being game enough to try it with the smaller squares this time!) and then embossed it with the Chevron EF and adding with dimensionals.

The little banner is created with the Hearts a Flutter Framelits and Hexagon punch..and a little Papillon Potpourri butterfly - my new favourite set! This came together more easily than I expected - and love how SU! products are so well colour co-ordinated! From the Inks and Papers to the Washi tape!!

Products Used:
Epic Day Journal
Card Stock: Crumb cake, Very Vanilla
Designer Series Paper: Epic Day, Hearts Amore Specialty
Inks: Calypso Coral, Island Indigo, Gumball Green
Stamps: Papillon Potpourri, Flower Shop, Ciao Baby
Accessories: Big Shot, Squares Framelits, Hearts a Flutter Framelits, Bitty Butterfly Punch, Hexagon Punch, Pansy Punch, 7/8'scallop circle punch. Epic Day Washi tape, Linen Thread,Basic Rhinestones, Non SU Coloured rhinestones

Happy stamping until next time!



  1. What a beautiful page, Jan - and a gorgeous little subject! Your colour choices and frame are fab. Love your work! Thanks for joining in our challenge at Just Add Ink this week. :)

    1. Thank you Christine :-) I have had this photo ready to add for some time and your Challenge gave me the idea to get it completed so I am very grateful to you!

  2. Oh Jan!! The photo and embellishments complement each other perfectly!!! Love the frame especially the embossing folder used!! And my favorite embellishment, washi tape!!! Katerina

    1. Thanks so much Katerina :-) you are so generous with your praise especially as you are so much better at Scrap book layouts- I am still a novice :-)

  3. What a great take on our Just Add Ink challenge Jan! Your page is so very sweet and what an absolute cutie she is! Love the layout. Thanks for joining in at Just Add Ink this week.

    1. Thanks so much Nikki for your lovely comments! And yes, I think she's very cute too but am biased of course :-)