This past week I decided to have a play in the April challenges over at The Lilypad.  I am not sure what has come over me but I have been on a massive scrappy adventure and have finished all of this months challenges already! Its been fun to actually use some of those yummy digi kits I have in my stash but have not had the chance to play with yet, so thats gotta be a good thing!

This first page is actually my CT page for Sahlin Studio and the new kit 'Worth a Thousand Words'. I absolutely love the soft palette its gorgeous, so had to make a lovey dovey page with it!
'One & Only'
Digital Credits:
A Bit Worn No.2 by Valorie wibbens
Tissue Textures No.2 by Anna Aspnes

You can even purchase this pack below and get your very own Em Stafrace inspired Quickpage ;)

This next page was my sub for the Poly Picks Challenge.
'Full of Wonder'
Digital Credits:
Boho Bliss Collab by Pink Reptile Designs & Lynne-Marie Designs
Stitching No.1 by Sahlin Studio

This one is for the BYOC April Challenge. 
'War Paint'
Digital Credits:
Reverie Paper Pack by Pink Reptile Designs
Yo-Yo's by Pink Reptile Designs
Dog Eared Alpha by Pink Reptile Designs
Fold 'em Photo Masks by Pink Reptile Designs
Sprinkles V.22 by Valorie Wibbens
A Bit Worn No.6 by Valorie Wibbens
Blanc Stitches V.2 by Amy Martin Designs

This one was created for the April Scraplift Challenge. It got a Gallery Stand Out which is exciting stuffs! Gotta love Photobooth! lol
'Who's Perfect'
Digital Credits:
I am Perfect Elements Pack by Pink Reptile Designs
I am Perfect Paper Pack by Pink Reptile Designs
Slightly Lined Pack by Pink Reptile Designs

The template for the Sketch Challenge got me thinking because its not my usual style so had tonnes of fun with this one mixing it up a bit! 
'My Story'
Digital Credits
Noted Full Kit by Pink Reptile Designs
Noted Add-On Kit by Pink reptile Designs
A Bit Worn No.2 by Valorie wibbens

I then came across this fabulous tutorial called 'Watercolour Look' by Farrah on creating artistic effects like pencil and water colour effects with your photo's. Unfortunately because the tutorial was for Photoshop (I use PSE) I soon realised to do this particular technique I needed to find a way to create a Layer Mask.

You'd think it would be easy but alas it wasn't. PSE 8 which I run doesnt have that command built in unlike PSE 9 and up, but lady luck was on my side I found that elusive pot of gold and downloaded a free Layer Mask Action yeeeooow cheering... after that it was plain sailing!

So I created this page for the Word Challenge at The Lilypad.
'About U'
Digital Credits:
The Block Elements Pack by Kaye Winiecki
The Block Paper Pack by Kaye Winiecki
Dog Eared Alpha by Pink Reptile Designs
Template Tuesday Week #26 by Megan Turnidge

Lastly here is the final challenge submission for the Journaling section. I decided to make a double page just to see how I go I have only ever made one double layout in all my years of scrapping and well to put it plainly is sucked! lol But I have to say I am a bit pleased about how this one turned out! I am well chuffed that each page can stand on its own.
Digital Credits:
Melon Sorbet Bundle by Sahlin Studio
Varsity Jersey Alpha by Sahlin Studio
Tell The Story Vol.1 Templates by Sahlin Studio
By the Thread by Valorie Wibbens
Damsel Series No.1 by Valorie Wibbens

So thats it for today hope you like my latest bunch of pages.
Have a fabulous week!
Em x


  1. Em, these layouts are truly awesome! I love the endless possibilities digital seems to give. I guess I'll have to try sometime. Meanwhile I'm always trying to figure out how to change digital "things" into just normal paper and glue scrapbooking!! I'mparticularly in love with three of your layouts here: Wonder, About U and the last one: This tells the story.What I so like about this last one is that though it is full of so many fascinating details, the photos and the story still stand out and are predominant. Just loved your journalling! Thanks for sharing. We had a hard time at the beginning too but not nearly as long as it was for you. So happy for both of you!!! Beautiful work!

  2. amazing layouts! I especcially love that double page one!

  3. Good god girl, did you have time to breathe after all of these?? Totally AWESOME as usual, love, love, love the photo booth (gotta download it!!) And your double LO is just to die for, so sweet and love all the hidden journaling, "One and Only" is just gorgeous congrats to you both xx love the tag you have your photos on to....Nice work babe Think you deserve a coffee LOL !!

  4. Inspirational Art Em...it's amazing what you can do with pixels. I would not be able to choose a favourite, although I'm drawn always to the cheeky boy images of your son. It's great to hear you want to journal about your thoughts and feelings. I used to badger my Mother for her thoughts about current issues, but that generation never really wanted to disclose anything much about their inner world. Thanks for the inspiration :D

  5. Incredible amazing and fabulous creating, always blown away by your creating! Love these!

  6. Fabulous lo's, absolutely fabulous!

  7. So many fabulous LO's...I really enjoyed looking through all the different designs & those wonderful photos! Love your pages...

  8. Oh my....you were certainly a busy lady, but one can certainly see that you had fun creating these pages! Love the styling and the double pager is amazing! Really love that one! ;-)


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