It’s a MAD party over at Stamp & Show!

Happy New Year’s Eve! I’m ready to ring in the new year ‘east coast time’ (aka around 9pm my time – ha!) and make 2013 a very crafty year. I encourage you to head over to visit Simon Says Stamp & Show to see all of the other design team’s ‘mad’ and no rules creations. You should join us too – this week’s prize (as always) is a $50 voucher to Simon Says Stamp! The winner is randomly drawn – you can enter by posting to your blog, flickr, or other site too. See the blog for entry details and rules.

This week, all rules are off! So, I made a layout:


Ben-yettis quickly became a favorite word – and even now we look at those photos and Becca goes “oh yeah – ben-yettis!” Gotta catch those tiny details of family trips – and those little things that would be forgotten if not for scrapbooking.


This page came together quick – some stencil + ink (and yeah, there was some blue on my stencil so my pink ink turned purple-ish), I also used a brayer to rub some dylusions on my page as well as misting directly. Other notes – stamped with ink (field guide, washi) and paint (flourish), and really just had FUN crafting the afternoon away.

Supplies Used:


and oh yeah – I got my Kelly Purkey stamps out and put them to work as well! Overall – a layout of favorite things to play with and of course of my two favorite silly girls!


Speaking of fun  – my class Field Guide is BACK! Big Picture Classes is re-running my twelve week course that features all kinds of techniques, more than 50 videos, and I can’t wait! The fun starts January 31! I will post more about it tomorrow – in the meantime you can find information here if you’re interested.

Happy New Year!


  1. Ohh what a lovely layout! Gorgeous colors and so much fun to remember the little things this way. Wish you a happy and creative 2013! Hugs, Sandra

  2. What a fun page! Love the colors and the sweet girls! I don’t know what those breakfast things are but the girls make them look really yummy!

  3. stampersuzz says:

    Sweet photos and love that you captured the fun of the trip with the journalling and title! Beautiful layout! Happy and Blessed New Year to you and your family!

  4. Fabulous page May! Such a fun background you made. Happy New Year!!

  5. Lovely layout May, great splash of colour giving a perfect backdrop for your wonderful photo. Love the lettering and the stitching you ran through the lettering. Happy New Year. Tracy x

  6. Ooh, looks like such fun! Nice capture of the moment.

  7. I love those words that become part of family tradition. The page says it all.

  8. I love this layout!

  9. Great LO May – I love Ben-yetti’s too!!!

  10. This is a such a darling layout! Simple & sweet with a big impact. Happy New Year!

  11. Super cute page, May! I love the splashes of color in the background and how you stitched on your ‘sentiment’ ;)

    Happy New Year!
    Simon Says Stamp!

  12. May, your layout is cute! Love the bold polka dots and splashes of color. Cute photos of your girls, too. :) <3 Candy

  13. Farley Cross says:

    Oh how I love the freedom of this LO. Every detail is a treasure.

  14. They just keep getting cuter-love those gorgeous,happy smiles.

  15. Cute photos and really fun layout. I still admire your work.

  16. Such a fun layout – love the Disneyland smiles too!
    Alison x

  17. Thank you! Thank you! My box just arrived…playtime!:)

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