Saturday, December 31, 2011

Top 10 Layouts of 2011

I have seen a few posts with this Top 10 theme and decided to go back over my layouts for the year and see which were or still are my favourites. I also decided to count back over them and see how many pages I actually scrapped this year. The total 110. I would of thought more, hopefully I can do a lot more than that next year! Anyway onto my Top 10 (that I can show!)

One of the first layouts I did this year and possibly my most favourite layout is Mummy's Big Helper which was picked to be on the cover of Scrapbooking Memories Magazine. 

I love joining in on all the challenges over at Scrapz and scrapping in a way that would not normally be my style. This page was influenced by one a page by Belinda Venables when she was on the Scrapz DT. I love how easy this was to come together and all the different fonts in the title.

Last year was Zane's last year of preschool and they have a graduation ceremony. His hat was back to front and he was playing with the tassle, so cute! I love the colours, and the cute handmade embellishments on this from A Lil Something

Zane started school this year, so there were lots of photos taken and a few pages scrapped. I love this one, he looks so small and neat and tidy - something that's never happened since. The title is based on the letter we received from the principal, about them starting their Adventure in Schooling:

This year I have been loving handmade embellishments. I have had to make a new storage system just to house them. One of the first I started with is Purple Pumpkin . This layout is a recent one from one of their monthly challenges based on a sketch. I love the brights in this:

I have so many older photos still waiting to be scrapped and I discover more as I look back at photos that may not be perfect but bring back lots of memories. This cute one is of Lily playing Peek-A-Boo. I love the Prima bling, flowers and doilies on this.

I love trying new techniques and mixing up my style. This was my attempt at a grungy boy layout and I love how it turned out. I even used Rub-ons! This photo was from a family photography shoot we had in July, this one actually captured Zane and his Cheeky Grin perfectly. I have edited the photo from the original.

I love to be behind the camera, never in front! I don't have many photos of just me for all the usual reasons. At Halloween the kids wanted me to dress up like them so I thought I would take a pic of me. So it is in my Top 10 because it's me and I am pretty happy with the photo and love the colours.

This is from another Scrapz challenge. I love that challenges force you to scrap what you normally wouldn't it. True Blood is my current favourite show - eventhough now I have to wait till June next year for the new season. It also gave me the chance to try a new technique with some paint.  The journalling is the theme song.

And I must finish off with a Christmas layout!! This one was recently published in Scrapbooking Memories and I just love, love the photo of Miss Lily and I love my cluster of embellishments including the gorgeous chipboard swirls from 2Crafty

Hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas and wishing you all the best for a fabulous 2012!! 

See you in the new year!


  1. A fabulous top 10 Fiona. I love them all. Hope 2012 is a great year for you!

  2. Happy New Year Fiona! Wishing you a wonderful 2012!! What a gorgeous collection of layouts! Especially love the one that was picked for the cover!! Takec care :))Xx

  3. So lovely to see all these beautiful pages of yours again Fiona! Happy New Year to you and your family!!

    Sheree xx

  4. what absolutely Fabulous layouts. Just amazing no wondering why youre on the 2crafty design team your use of their product is impressive!!!