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Good Times | Totally Rad | Sophie Sim-Lawrence

One of my favourite sights is that of my kids enjoying a book. It’s as if all the cogs in their brains are turning and processing all that they are reading. After getting the baby to nap one day, I found the older brother lazing on his bed and reading. And I’m glad I caught that moment and created the following:


These are certainly good times – times when the kiddos are reading like a boss. To start, I used the B side of Happy Snaps for my background. I also added a frame around the entire page using Top Gear. Using this multi-coloured paper allowed me to have a colourful page, one that included the entire colour palette from the Totally Rad collection. For some contrast, I added a strip of Say What down the middle of the page.

Around my photo, I layered various pieces from the ephemera pack. The title for the page came from the Mix Tape paper that I added a frame around.  I like how those robot die cuts just up the cuteness factor on the page. To play on the idea of the little one’s mental gears turning as he reads, I went to town embellishing the page with all the gear die cuts and metal gear pieces in the Bits & Pieces pack.


To anchor the photo to the background, I decided to cut some patterned papers to resemble bookmarks and adhered these to the bottom of the photo. A simple and effective reference to the theme of the page.


Finally, to play with the vertical aspect of the page, I attached two star shaped paperclips to the top and bottom of the page. For a little bit of fun, I tied the twine found in the Bits & Pieces pack to the paperclips and held them down with staples. I also attached a couple of diecuts that I layered on each other at the bottom.




For a journaling spot, I wrote directly on the page and found that adding the word “amazing” that was printed on acetate helped to convey my thoughts without adding unnecessary weight to the page. I anchored this with a couple of woodies. For that final flourish, enamel dots were added. And I was happy.


Thanks for joining me today and I sure hope you have some fun scrapping and reading as well!

By | 2016-11-04T01:02:29+00:00 November 10th, 2016|Design Team, Inspiration, Totally Rad|1 Comment

About the Author:

Sophie is from the sunny island of Singapore. She is a stay at home mummy and her days are filled with stories, blocks, library trips and cooking. It is often through these avenues that a colour combination or an idea for a project will inspire her. When her children are sleeping,she can be found playing with paper and glue. Her creative style can be described as fun and colourful. She likes to think that her creations are bright confections that celebrate her blessed life. Playing with different colour combinations, stretching the potential of each embellishment and being innovative are her favorite things to do when creating. A cup of tea paired with a scrumptious slice of cake will make her day anytime. And please make that an earl grey. 

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