I love scrapbooking, and it was the start of all this, yet it seems I do more cardmaking these days than scrapbooking. I think it's because I'm a slow crafter. I am not a fast stamper, it actually takes me one stamping session..say an hour or so, to make a card. Scrapbooking takes me twice as long, so it's not as productive for someone like me who likes to feel that sense of accomplishment. I am tempted to dedicate Sundays as "Scrapbook Sundays", but here it is Monday, and I am just finishing, so I'm not sure I am quite ready for that commitment LOL! That being said, I am going to try, as I have sure got a pile of pictures to work with. So be sure to check back Sunday (or Monday LOL!) to see what I've been up to!
These pictures go back a few years, and I was searching for some others on my computer recently, and I knew these had never been printed. So while they were take in September of 2005, they are quite new to me, and so reflective of my youngest's antics even today, that I really enjoyed scrapbooking them. I am not sure why the left page looks so crooked, it's not, so it must be my scanner acting funny.
I chose Ruby Red, Basic Black, Taken with Teal and Sahara Sand for the base colours. I hadn't planned on using patterned paper...I mean that's an odd colour combo, but I was rummaging through my stash, and decided that last years "Treehouse" papers worked pretty well, so I went with them. I used my Jumbo Outline letters to stamp the title in Craft Black ink, and I embossed it as well. That just makes it a little easier to colour in, since the raised embossing helps you "stay in the lines"!
The mud "cookie" in the centre of the page is a chipboard shape from On Board Blossoms and Basics. I love chipboard, you can colour it any colour you want, in this case, Chocolate Chip, and then I sponged on a bit of Basic Black to add a bit of texture. The centre is a 1/4" circle of Certainly Celery. There is a little strip of the Treehouse designer paper on the top journalling box, and a thin strip of Basic Black. I can't help adding those little strips since I got my new paper trimmer! I can't tell you how much I love it. I cuts tiny strips so easily and you never have to change the blade! With the amount of paper I cut, I have saved the cost of it in blade replacements alone!
I stamped the flower from Heartfelt Thanks in Whisper White craft ink to imitate her dress. The "cookies" on the right hand page are punched from the scallop circle punch. I layered the designer paper, it's double sided, so you can get 2 looks from one sheet of paper, and added some more black paper strips. If you click on any of the images you can see a larger view, and I think you can actually read the journalling if your curious. These pictures may be over 2 years old, but they are still SO so so Carly. Ask anyone who knows!
Hope you are having a great day!