Friday free for all!

Here’s the scoop: I planned to not plan what I’d do today. I just walked into my (slightly messy…) studio and said ok. what’s on my desk? What grabs me?

Then this happened:

I spotted that FABULOUS teapot paper by Fancy Pants waiting patiently for me, and grabbed my tea photos to see if I had any that would be great with it. From there? A little inking, some punching, stitching, and this layout almost put itself together!

So often, flipping through patterned paper on my desk inspires me to try something. Here’s a few ways how:

  • Reminding me of a photo or event that I want to scrapbook
  • next to an unlikely match that ends up being perfect with it
  • I can pick a favorite paper and figure out right then and there what to do with it.
  • Take a paper I don’t have any ideas for, and make it work.

I wasn’t sure how to make use of this hexagon paper, I’ve had trouble incorporating that very graphic look into my style. But it is just SO CUTE – I knew for this paper I had to figure it out. My solution was to leave it whole, and use it as my background. I really love those snippets of pattern and tea pots!

My page definitely needed those layers of doily. I had these ones out from last week’s doily post and I love how they added layers to this page. I think my page could have done without the gems and pearls and such- but I was in the zone playing and I sure had a fun time.

Supplies used:

 I encourage you to dig into your stash and just play! see where your inspiration takes you and enjoy.


Speaking of inspiring – today is a great day to check in with today’s sponsor –  Studio Calico!

A new kit goes for sale tonight, as well as add-ons and new shop items including the new Woodland Park from October Afternoon too. Their kits go fast so if you’re interested be sure to check in soon. You can also get on the wait list for their new card kit club that is coming soon – info here.

26 thoughts on “Friday free for all!”

  1. Love this layout! Too cute!
    That teapot paper is adorable!
    Also love how you inked the letters!

  2. This is so sweet! Love your tea party theme, and the idea that you just looked at what was on your table and pulled from that. Thanks for all the wonderful inspiration in camp!!!

  3. What great paper for this layout. Thank you for the weeks of inspiration that you have provided. It has made summer so fun!

  4. Oh my gosh! Those photos are too sweet! That Becca is one cutie pie. Such a great page for those photos to reside one.

  5. Fabulous paper for a fabulously cute photo!! Thank you for sharing. Love the hexagons/teacups! Simply perfect! thank you so much for so generously sharing your talent too. What line are the papers? thanks.

  6. Don’t you just love it when things just come together! Those pics are just so adorable and inspiring! Thanx so much for sharing all of your beautiful designs I have no idea where you find the time 😉

  7. These photos are priceless…she’s darling, and you caught some great angles. The paper worked perfectly the way you put it all together. The tilted little teapot closest to the title makes my heart sing!

  8. your lo’s, photos are posts are still so inspiring May. Fancy Pants sent me this time and I just adore the way you’ve used that hexagon pp….thanks so much for sharing (down under) – happy w/e its now 5.50am Saturday in Bris Vegas 🙂

  9. Love this LO! I think it is just gorgeous & I love that hexagon paper. As always, you are soooo inspiring! Thanks!

  10. Love how you made the hexagons work! Very cute. You do have me stumped though, where did you do the stamping?

  11. This is such a sweet and really pretty layout. I love that you are able to put together your layouts with such ease.

  12. Love it May….
    I have a question for you please…..
    I see in a lot of your layouts and work that there is machine stitching.
    What type of needle do you use? Are there any tricks to using this method at all?
    Linda 🙂

  13. I forgot to say that Fancy Pants sent me to say hi. sharon dot gullikson at gmail dot com

  14. Darn! I forgot to go online last night to see if I could pick up the Aug. Studio Calico kit. Just checked it now, and Summer of ’69 is already sold out. That really was a fabulous year. We were newly married, still living in our college town, and I was pregnant with our first. I think I need to create my own kit and scrap my memories of a wonderful Summer of ’69.

  15. I just realized that we have come to the end of Camp Scrap. It has been so much fun to check in every day to see what new adventure awaits. Thank you so much for taking the time to do an extensive free class. You are one awesome lady!

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