Hopeless Romantic - Zeus and Zoe

Mixed Media Scrapbook Layout with Vintage Lace Book Pages and Flowers

Thanks for stopping by today! I'm sharing my layout for the Zeus and Zoe April Challenge.

The main goal of scrapbooking is to turn photographed memories into stories that can be passed down through the generations. Those recording the stories of the photographs are often the photographers, and are therefore not in many pictures themselves. I know I am one of those people. Even though I scrap about my childhood, I rarely scrap about myself as the person I am today, who I am now.

The challenge this month is to create and journal a project about "life as it is now," the subject being "you as an individual."  This challenge is open to interpretation and you can add as much detail as you wish, and share whatever you wish to share about yourself. Hidden journaling for personal information is fine. There is one additional requirement for the challenge, and that is to incorporate the use of buttons into your creation.

Embellishment Cluster with Stamped Book Pages Vintage Jewelry and Flowers

I'm a hopeless romantic. Some of my favorite writers are Jane Austen, the Bronte sisters and Virginia Woolf. I am very lucky enough to have my own Mr. Darcy in my life to keep me happy! When I saw the vintage fashion pages, jewelry and book pages in my Zeus and Zoe kit I was thrilled and included various pieces in this embellishment cluster. I stamped the leaves onto vintage book pages. I love the look and feel of old paper!

Stamped Leaves on Vintage Book Pages

I stitched together four pieces of beautiful May Arts ribbons to create this decorative border.

Vintage Button and Flowers on a Scrapbook Layout

In addition to the gorgeous vintage buttons that I received in my Zeus and Zoe kit, there were also several packages of Ruby Violet embellishments like this button.

I hope you can find the time to enter this challenge!

The winner of April's challenge will receive a kit from the Zeus and Zoe Etsy Shop! The kit includes a package of flowers, stick pins, buttons, ephemera, a La Blanche Stamp, washi tapes, and a package of Magicals from Lindy's Stamp Gang!

Our main sponsor for May was kind enough to send some extra trim for a random winner this month!
The random winner will receive a beautiful selection of ribbon from May Arts!

Here are the rules:
1. Projects must be linked up to our linky tool in the side bar, using the URL of the ACTUAL POST, not your entire blog.
2. You may submit as many entries as you would like and combine your entry with up to 2 other challenges.
3. Post this challenge to your blog and mention, in your post, that you are playing along at Zeus and Zoe TOGETHER with a link back to our Zeus and Zoe blog.
4. All entries must be received by MIDNIGHT EST on the 31st of March.
5. Entries to be submitted via the linky tool at the top of the sidebar ONLY, not by email and not by linking up in the comments section please.

Information about our challenges:
1. Zeus and Zoe Challenges are open to anyone, anywhere in the world.
2. Our DT do their best to comment on all entries, you can make their job easier by turning off your word verification.
3. Challenges are held monthly and each month TWO winners are chosen. One winner is chosen by our DT and the other is chosen by random draw.
4. Challenge winners will always be announced within a week of the challenge closing and winners are then required to contact Marivic.
5. Prizes not claimed within two weeks will be forfeited.
6. The Merit winner will have an image of their project featured in the winners post, together with a link back to the homepage of their blog.
7. Winners will be awarded a Winner's Badge to post on their blog...full bragging rights included!

We can't wait to see your entries for this challenge! Thank you for your visit!

I'm entering this layout into the April Scrap for Help Challenge. The challenge for this month is to create something using book pages.

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Blue and Yellow Mixed Media Scrapbook Layout with Vintage Embellishments


  1. Aw, that's just beautiful :-) gorgeous design!

  2. Soooooooo gorgeous!! I love love love those flowers!!

  3. Super awesome layout Dana . I love the colors.

  4. Beautiful design and colours
    Rosie x

  5. Love this one Dana. Truly stunning! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Scrap for Help!!

  6. Stamping the leave onto book paper looks gorgeous! What a beautiful page.

  7. love the title and the theme.....beautiful Dana :) Thanks for joining us at Scrap For Help :)

  8. Beautiful clustering, Dana! Thank you for playing along with Scrap for Help.

  9. his is so lovely. Love how you used the book pages!


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