Today I thought I’d share a couple of layouts I designed for the Fall issue of Canadian Scrapbooker magazine, using the playful collection from Fancy Pants called “Childish Things.”

This collection comes with wonderful embellishments, which I used on my two layouts:  ribbon, rub-ons, stickers, alphabet, and glitter cut-outs.

“Wish Upon a Star”

  I thought these fun bright papers were perfect for some photos of Disneyland.  Here is BabyOfTheFamily in Toon Town, a trip we made a few years ago…when she was still interested in playing with fake TNT.

This flower “glitter cut” serves as my pinwheel centre.
Another glitter cut for my journaling spot
I outlined the title with a black marker so it would stand out more.  Isn’t this “Glitter Girl” adorable?

The next layout is actually about one of my passions in life:  community service.  But the photo is not me! ha ha ha!  It’s the teacher of the preschool on the first day of class.


  Since we moved into our neighbourhood 12 years ago, I’ve been involved in our community league and a number of projects. Organizing a preschool for our neighbourhood is something that was near and dear to my heart.  I am passionate about Education!

Some closeups…

Love this quote!  It’s a rub-on.
A sticker layered on top of Sizzix Accordian Flowers (Tim Holtz collection)

 It’s funny, but I haven’t created with Fancy Pants papers in quite awhile…but I used to use them ALL the time.  

I think you can relate:  Too many papers….too little time!

I even felt a bit like a preschooler myself, working with this bright colour palette, cutting and pasting. Ahhhh….to be a child again! 

19 Comments on Fun with Fancy Pants

  1. Charlotte Brochu
    October 17, 2012 at 10:51 am (4 years ago)

    Super cute layouts! Love all the fun patterns and colors! The little glittery flowers on your pinwheels are adorable!

  2. Sandra D
    October 17, 2012 at 11:35 am (4 years ago)

    Such cute layouts Kelly! The pinwheels and the rosettes really add a lot of impact.

  3. Lynn
    October 17, 2012 at 1:36 pm (4 years ago)

    I just love your attention to the details on your layouts Kelly. It showcases the photos so well. Love the bright fun projects!!

  4. Alison
    October 17, 2012 at 2:26 pm (4 years ago)

    All the glitter is fantastic!!

  5. Sharon Fritchey
    October 17, 2012 at 4:15 pm (4 years ago)

    Such amazing layouts, Kelly! I love both of them, and I always like getting to know you a little better through your scrapbook pages! I think all of your photos, little details, journaling, and designs are just wonderful!!!!

  6. Cindy Gay
    October 17, 2012 at 5:00 pm (4 years ago)

    Fun layouts. Good for you and your community service!

  7. Lee-Anne
    October 17, 2012 at 5:13 pm (4 years ago)

    Love the rubon and your pinwheels, glitter and rosettes are perfect!

  8. Bellaidea
    October 17, 2012 at 5:24 pm (4 years ago)

    Very cool work! Cute photos too!

  9. Lisa
    October 17, 2012 at 8:12 pm (4 years ago)

    You are a whiz with these colors Kelly!!! Love the details also!!!!

  10. Sandi Cl~
    October 17, 2012 at 8:24 pm (4 years ago)

    Um-um … so many great details! Love looking at your work!

  11. linda
    October 18, 2012 at 7:25 am (4 years ago)

    Cute layouts!Love the glittering as well!

  12. Juliana
    October 18, 2012 at 7:08 pm (4 years ago)

    What cute layouts Kelly!!! And I know exactly what you mean! I would love to have enough time to play with it all!!!

  13. Izzy Anderson
    October 19, 2012 at 4:52 am (4 years ago)

    These turned out great, Kelly. I really like the design of both. I love when you point out the details and little tips, like outlining titles with a marker. I always learn something new here! I haven’t used FP in a long time either, but I just got The Good Life and am anxious to play. It looks really fun.

  14. bohemiannie! art
    October 20, 2012 at 5:48 am (4 years ago)

    Wonderfully free and fun pages! And yes…childlike in the best way.

  15. Scrappin Kaz...
    October 20, 2012 at 12:01 pm (4 years ago)

    Wow Kelly, I love that paper!! You always have the eye to create beautiful LO’s!! I love reading your journalling! 🙂

    October 20, 2012 at 10:09 pm (4 years ago)

    Good for you Kelly….about your voluntarism. I did a lot of volunteering when my children were little and I was a SAHM. You are one busy lady!!! Big hugs to YOU!

  17. carlies
    October 22, 2012 at 12:23 pm (4 years ago)

    you have made it sooo beautiful!!

    hugs carla

  18. Michelle
    October 25, 2012 at 7:06 pm (4 years ago)

    Well it appears I’m a lousy friend! So sorry I missed this posy kelly! It is adorable! I love the little stamp embellie on top of the rosettes. Such a cute little touch! oh ya…be grateful BOF only wants to play with fake TNT!lol

  19. Miae
    October 29, 2012 at 1:50 pm (4 years ago)

    These pages are adorable! Very fun and whimsical too! I’m been totally MIA, I apologize!


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