Friday, 26 April 2013

Oh Snap!

Hello all.

I hope you're enjoying the school hols if your kids have them now. Ours are well finished. The holidays barely seemed to be holidays, we had so much on. I did enjoy the sleep-ins though!

I recently received a new kit from Katherine at Scrap Everything. Part of the goodies was a pack of the new Oh, Snap series from Echo Park. I love everything Echo Park and this range is no exception. The pack contains 6 double sided sheets plus a sheet of stickers. It's one of the most versatile packs I've seen as the colours and subject matter complement such a variety of photos. At $9 it's a great investment. You can take a look at it here. I reckon I'll use this range again and again.

Here's a layout I made:

This is one of the fastest and easiest layouts I have made for ages. I fully admit that the range made it all super easy. Everything on this layout, with the exception of the lettering in the title and the Twiddleybitz template background, are from the Oh, Snap pack.

In case you're wondering how I made that background, there were some Ranger Distress inks in the pack from Katherine as well. Who doesn't love these? The Forest Moss colour worked beautifully with the Oh, Snap range. I used it to ink all my paper edges. I also used the pad directly onto my template then used my template like a stamp to create the background. Distress ink leaves an unclear, motley kind of line when used as a stamp which I think works well with this layout as I didn't want the pattern to be too bold and detract from the rest of the layout. You can find the ink here.

Here's a close up:

I adore that film strip behind the camera. This plus the camera, chevrons, stars and word strips are from the sticker sheet.

I love that there are date tabs. Recording the date is such an important part of recording our memories.

The Oh, Snap wording at tte top of the pic is actually part of the brand strip at the bottom of one of the papers. Never be afraid to use any part of a product, be it packaging or branding!

At the right you can see another piece of that gorgeous film strip. I cut one larger strip into two to make it go further.

Looking at what I've got left, I reckon I'll get another 2 layouts out of the pack if I use some cardstock as well. That's $9 for the pack plus $2 for 2 sheets of cardstock = less than $4 per layout. You can't get much better than that!

If you make some layouts using this range I'd love to see them!

Til next time,


  1. This is gorgeous! LOVING the colors, the layers and loveeeeeee the masking!!

  2. Great elements and arrangement, but the highlight is the "grinning" subject!

  3. Yes, yep, absolutely...totally agree!!! Can you see me nodding? I got that mini pack, too...& it really is, super duper easy to use...goes with soo much & plenty of product for a great price:):) Win, win....LOVE what you've done, too...specially that inked up bg:):)

  4. Love, love what you did with the distress ink and stencil, it looks awesome Heather, the papers are great too.

  5. super cool layout, love the papers :)

  6. Fabulous layout wonderfully co-ordinated with the stripes and triangles.. great memory too.. sounds like a great pack to have!

  7. Fantastic boy layout! They are AS much fun as the girly ones with all one can add these days - brilliant job Heather :)

  8. This is such wonderful boy inspiration! Love the background and your stitched border! Hope you are well :)x

  9. Love this page Heather - the papers are perfect and the photo is precious! I adore that stitched border and the inked background work!

  10. This is a awesome boys page!!!