Leap Year Layout

LO-TimeFliesToday’s my last time as Visiting Artist at Gingersnap Creations, where the theme is Things That Leap.  The gorgeous background paper is from 7 Dot Studios. It’s their new Wonderland collection, which I’m loving.

The title letters were originally a very shiny brown. I dulled them with sandpaper and then recolored with different Ranger Color Washes. The leap year letters, red numbers, and metal (Ideology) are Tim Holtz, and the tan numbers are Jenny Bowlin. I forget where I got the Scrabble letters; the notebook punch is Fiskars.

This was a piece of 12X12 paper that I cut down.  I used a strip of text paper (spritzed with Color Wash) to cover the seam and then finished off the bottom with a strip I’d run through the notebook punch… this enabled me to keep the dark edging on all sides, even the cut ones.  Hope that makes sense…. that there are no white cut lines, just good grungy edges.

As this month Scrapbookers Anonymous has a “G” theme going, I’m hoping the gears on my clock will count.

Thanks so much for visiting.  Hope you enjoy this day that only comes around once in a blue moon.


Your comments are very much appreciated!


  1. Love your page! The paper is so cool and I love how you had the photos from the different years! It was like time travel!

  2. Awesome layout. i love the overall grunge look and how everything works so well together. Thanks so much for playing along with us this month at Scrapbookers Anonymous. =)

  3. WOW… Stunning and fabulous layout…Thanks so much for playing along with US over at Scrapbookers Anonymous… hugs…xoxo

  4. Great page … Boy pages can be hard to do as butterflies and flowers are definitely a no go. Great natural looking photos of your son – they do grow up so fast it’s scary!!

  5. Shelly Schmidt says:

    I love this Sb page- and the theme of time flies….it sure does!!! The BG paper is fabulous- as is the entire page! What a change this young man has had in 4 years! You’ll have to do this again in 4 more years…..!

  6. Great, great, multi-layered page with terrific visual and tactile appeal (and t’m not saying that just because I’m his aunt). Lovely work, oh Visiting Artist.

  7. LOVE LOVE LOVE!!! LOVE LOVE LOVE!!! Do I have to type it again? This is wonderful! What an awesome way to showcase your angel on this special year! Love to see scrapbooking!!! Awesome!!!

  8. The background is beautiful and the whole composition fabulous.
    Lovely greet

  9. WoW, what an amazing LO, Marjie! Love it!

  10. love this layout! everything is just so perfect together

  11. This is a great page!

  12. Love this page – fabulous!! I had to laugh at your “enabler” comment!! Hope you got yourself a big envelope full of the stuff LOL!! You need to give some photo/video tutorials – you do so many things that I don’t even have the supplies for but would love to try!!

  13. It’s a wonderful LO. Looks fabulous. I’ve added your blog to my sidebar … so I’m always up-to-date 😉

  14. Marjie
    So much for the eye to take in and different textures and colours, wonderful.
    As I am unable to click the Network I have Bookmarked you instead.

  15. Fabulous layout and cute pictures! Love all the interest and little details you have added! Happy Leap Year!

  16. Love this page, can you imagine what the next leap year page will look like for your subject?

  17. Love this layout! The background is another beauty!