My photo printers are both busted. I was saddened by the demise of my Selphy, though I think the 4 years that I’ve had it had been worth the price I paid for it. Now my Epson Stylus R290 is a different matter. It’s only 15 months old and simply saying it cannot be fixed is unacceptable. Anyway, I called Epson and I was told that they still have parts to fix it. So hopefully, it would still have more years of use before it dies a natural death.

Anyway, the lack of home photo printing capability made me restless so I embarked on a photo hunt. I found a few at home and it led me to a scrapping frenzy. I have a photo of myself scrapping at home with three of my colleagues. The photo was taken from above and it shows our beautiful mess of a table. It inspired me to create a layout packed with color. And what better paper to use than Basic Grey’s June Bug! So here it is!


I really love the colors of the June Bug line. However, I still have difficulty using bold and bright patters on a layout. So as usual, I had to break down the papers into smaller pieces. This time, it’s flowers! I cut out flower patterns from the papers. And I also made flowers from punched circles. Here’s a closer look.


Materials: Papers – Basic Grey June Bug (Kaleidoscope, RicRac, Fresco); Fabric Paper – MAMBI; Rub-Ons and Bling – Basic Grey Bling It On; Pearl – Basic Grey Opaline; Chipboard Stickers – Chatterbox

All of the materials listed above are available at My little Attic.

And here’s how I created the layout:

Cut RicRac paper to 6 x 12. Cut the remaining RicRac paper to 5 x 12. Tear about 1.5 inches from the edge of the smaller paper. Adhere the smaller paper on the left edge of the 6x 12 paper with the yellow side up.
Adhere photo on the center of the RicRac paper, making sure that the upper left corner does not have any adhesive.
Cut a small rectangle, about 3.5” x 4”, of the Kaleidoscope paper. Insert in the upper left corner of the photo. Adhere the photo to the journaling card, and adhere the journaling card to the base. Clip a small piece of ticket to the photo.
Stamp sentiment on the lower-right portion of the yellow paper.
Cut flowers from the Fresco paper and adhere on the page.
Punch two large, three medium and three small circles from the Kaleidoscope paper. Spray with water. When soft, crumple and fold edges. Apply chalk ink on the edges and dry with a heat gun. To make the flower, layer the circles from smallest to largest and adhere with glue. Put pearl on the center of the flower. Adhere the flower to the page.
Embellish with rub-ons, bling and chipboard stickers.
Adhere the title.
Happy scrapping everyone!

Written by Alby Laran

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