Two layouts by Riikka

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Hi there! It’s Riikka here today sharing a couple of layouts with you. I used the party themed new chippies in these, but like always, mixed in some older products as well. The other page is romantic and pink and the other one more modern and blue. So let’s get started!

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The first page you can see on top there. It’s made about how my husband and I got engaged. We had been together for years and I kind of knew he was going to ask me to marry him. One day we drove to my parent’s summer house and without me knowing it, he had then asked my father’s permission to marry me – yes, my love is old fashioned in that way. On the way back home we didn’t drive the usual route but instead drove along the coast line. He remembered that I had said that I’d love to be proposed near the sea. Because it was autumn the weather was not on his side – it was dark and rain poured down from the sky. So instead driving to the sea shore, he asked me to marry in the car as the weather was so terrible. The ring was in the glove compartment.

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As we’ve been soon even married ten years (well, year and a couple moths to go), it was about time I finally wrote that memory down! I used pink and flowery papers in the page and treated all of the chipboards with golden embossing powder. I even created a golden swirl to the background using the “Damask”stencil and gold crackle paste. I also added so pink mist through the “Botanical” stencil, but that’s not that visible in the finished layout.

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The main embellishments in the page are the two flourishes – the “Doodad J Tails” one vertically and the “Flourish 19 Wing” one horizontally. Near these two there’s also two horseshoes from the “Mini Horseshoes” set. Part of the title is also done with a chipboard, the “Engagement Mini”. And to finish the lovely feeling there’s a heart from the “Lots of Love” set and the word “Love” cut from the “Vocational” transparency. The little circles around the page are drawn using the “Random Dots” stencil.

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Supplies from Scrap FX:

2016328 Flourish 19 Wing

2016329 Doodad J Tails

2016354 Engagement Mini

2015054 Damask Stencil

2015295 Botanical Stencil

2013172 Random Dots Stencil

2016191 Mini Horseshoes

2014197 Lots of Love

2016257 Vocational Transparency
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Where the first page was sweet and romantic, the other one is a bit more modern and colorful.

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In this layout I documented my older daughter’s birthday party. Each year they can choose a theme or color in which we decorate the room and use that also as inspiration to the food we’re going to serve. Last year, when she turned seven, she chose Disney’s Merida as the theme. I sewed her a Merida dress, we had blueberry cheesecake (she asked for it) and during the kid’s party we for example made witch’s brew and the kids got a bear claw pendant as reward.

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I chose a minty green patterned paper with dots as my background as it was happy and birthday like. Otherwise I then used dark blue and white, both colors were present in the Merida dress I sewed.

The main element in the background is the word “seven” from the “Milestone Card Seven”. I glued it to the page and then painted gesso on top. The first blue layers are made with mist and watercolors and on top there’s a subtle pattern made with the “Cool Circles” stencil. The big white numbers in the edges of the page are done with the “Fancy Number” stamps and embossed with white embossing powder. I used the same powder also to coat the “Hip Hip Hooray” chippie.

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On top of the “seven” in the background and the “hooray” in the title, there’s also one more word in the page. It’s one of the hashtag words from the “#party” set. I painted that blue with watercolors and then added white “stitching” on top using a gel pen. The same way I treated also the pinwheel chipboard, which is peeking above the photo.

Thank you for stopping by today! Hope you’ve had a love start to the week so far!

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Supplies from Scrap FX:

2016331-7 Milestone Card Seven

2016339 Cool Circles Stencil

2016338 Fancy Number Stamps

2016344 Hip Hip Hooray

2016330 #party

2016325 Pinwheels

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