Thursday, 12 January 2017

Scrap the Boys January challenge


Today I'm sharing a layout I made for this month's Scrap the Boys challenge. The challenge for January is a nice easy one - create a layout using numbers:

Boys and numbers together make me think of racing cars so I've scrapped a couple of photos of my boys go-karting on our holiday last year. It was a real thrill for the little man, who is slightly obsessed with the Cars movies (in the photos he is wearing race car socks and a Cars movie t-shirt).

I've used numbers in a couple of different ways - firstly I used the Numbers Fest cut file (by Juliana Michaels of 17 Turtles) to make a subtle textured background and added some stamped numbers using black ink and a Kaisercraft stamp. I also added a fabric covered badge featuring numbers that my son picked up at a fabric store a few weeks ago.

I've used numbers in my journalling too - calling them my 'number 1' race team and mentioning that they only crashed once :) I embellished with some cute stickers from the Crate Paper Cool Kid collections, including a racecar sticker featuring the number 1.

Here's my finished layout:

Over the past couple of months I haven't had time to play along with scrappy challenges so it's really nice to get back into it. Hopefully this will be the first of many for this month.



  1. Great use of numbers. Love this layout and especially the way you have styled it with the cars. Super cool.

  2. This is totally gorgeous Kat! Love your cut file and the collection you have chosen that is perfect for your photos. Thank you for playing along with us at STB.

  3. Oh I love your numbers cutting background !! And your photo oh wow what a great moment for the little man...Thank you so much for joining us at STB...

  4. Love your page Kat, especially the cut file background. Thanks for joining us this month at STB

  5. What a fun day out to capture in a layout, and I love how you've worked the challenge into this. Love this to bits! Thanks for playing along with Scrap The Boys! xx AJ