Layout – I’m Yours



What a treat to receive goodies from Little Yellow Bicycle and May Arts for a blog hop with Xyron this week!


I started with a sketch I spotted on Meihsia Liu’s blog for Scrap and Music, based on the song “I am Yours” by Jason Mraz (listen here if you’re in the mood for a feel-good song.)  Here’s the sketch:


It’s hard for me to believe that photo is ten years old!  I’ve used lots of different patterned papers from LYB’s Poppy Collection.  The blue checked ribbon running vertically on the lefth is from May Arts, and both of the alphabets are Tim Holtz’s Sizzix dies.  The notebook border and hearts are punches, and the bookplate is from Tim’ Sizzix Tag & Bookplates die.  I also used a number of stencils with Ranger’s Distress Inks.


My Xyron® 9” Creative Station was a quick way to apply adhesive to all the strips and scraps I used on this layout.



Be sure to visit the Xyron blog for more ideas as the team is hopping all week long.  I’ll also link this to Paper Issues as I think my fussy border punch alignment counts for this week’s fun theme over there.

Thanks so much for the visit!



Your comments are very much appreciated!


  1. Great layout with a fun picture!

  2. Love that song! Wonderful layout Marjie! Great color and stamping too! Fab photo as well! I so need to start scrap booking again!

  3. Lovely photo & lovely page Marjie!! Love your light media work on the background. I’m desperate for that punch you’ve used for the black strips but can’t find it anywhere! Please let me know where you got it – thanks 🙂 I’ve been looking for MONTHS!!!

  4. Hi, Marjie, wow… this is such a fabulous layout. Love the precious photo and beautiful background. The colors of those stripes are just fabulous! 🙂

  5. I just fell in love with this piece on face book what a wonderful photo you shared with us. this is stunning.
    susan s

  6. RachelV says:

    Great layout! I love the arrows and the ribbon border.

  7. Fab – love those striped accents and gorgeous stencilling…
    Alison x

  8. Such a wonderful photograph to share with us and on this great LO

  9. A great LO, the perfect setting for that wonderful photo of your ‘boys’! x

  10. Angel Chambers says:

    Very fun layout and fabulous use of papers and scraps! I need a Xyron 9″ creation station!

  11. This layout is awesome – I love all the stuff going on, but it isn’t overwhelming 🙂

  12. Brenda Brown says:

    Love the layout Marjie and use of materials to achieve it.
    hugs Brenda xxx

  13. I know, you blink your eyes and they grow up on you. Sometimes life simply moves too fast. Your family is beautiful. Thanks for sharing the photo with us. <3

  14. I really love your take on the sketch. Your layout is lovely! Thanks for joining us at Scrap&Music! Hope you keep joining us on future challenges!

  15. This is awesome Marjie, I love everything about it.

  16. Lovely photo of your boys, and a beautiful LO! Hugs, Valerie

  17. What a warm and loving photo! I love how you used the border punch!

  18. McStamper says:

    Wonderful layout. Time does fly!

  19. wow… This is so neat. I love all the different colors.

  20. What a great sketch, Marjie, on which to base you fantastic family layout! I love how you have combined the best of both scrapbooking and art journaling to create your layout. Great colors and stamping!

  21. Carla Hundley says:

    How lovely! Like the use of the
    strips of paper and the ribbon
    on this.
    Carla from Utah

  22. such a sweet layout! time flies doesn’t it?

  23. Oh gosh.. how fun to create with that station. I love the “ripped” edges of the ribbons.

  24. It always amazes me how quickly time passes us all by…. love your layout, your stencilling and banners are beautiful. Hugs, Anne x

  25. Sweet image of the family, loving your xyron machines(I have them all now)…….great use of varied elements sizes to frame that page and give it some pow. xox

  26. What a great layout, I love all the vertical banner pieces.

  27. A beautiful LO.

  28. This is gorgeous!! LOVING the colors and the masking!!!!