A Scrapbook Page

Sweet Treat scrapbook page

When I started with this papercrafting hobby, I started with scrapbooking.  It really is my first love.  But along the way, I found that I enjoyed card making even more.  I think it really became a time issue — I can make a card a lot faster than I can a scrapbook page.

Sweet Treat scrapbook page -- doily

But every once in a while, I get the urge to scrapbook again.  When I took this picture, I knew I’d have to make a page for it to remember the first trip to the American Girl Doll store with my youngest.  We had brunch in the cafe, and she ordered hot chocolate that was just beautiful.  It was a definite hit!

Sweet Treat scrapbook page -- pinwheel

I thought the colors in her sweater really stood out in the picture, and I thought the Sunshine & Sprinkles dsp would complement those colors well.

Sweet Treat scrapbook page -- buttons

Nothing hard on this page — the hard part is just getting the picture printed and off the camera.

Enjoy your Saturday!  Thanks for stopping by!

Supplies Used:
Paper:  Basic Gray, Daffodil Delight, Melon Mambo, Whisper White, Sunshine & Sprinkles dsp, Silver Glimmer paper
Embellishments:  Pinwheel Sizzlits die, Typeset Alphabet Bigz dies, Delicate Doilies Sizzlits die, Scallop Trim Border punch, 1″ Circle punch, Scallop Edge Border punch, Rhinestone Basic Jewels, Lucky Limeade Baker’s Twine, Brights and Subtles Designer Buttons, 3/16″ Subtles Brads, In Color Dahlias

Artisan Finalist Blog Hop — Day 8

We’ve now arrived at Day 8 of our blog hop.  You may have landed here from Melissa Stout’s blog if you’re following the blog hop trail.  If not, don’t worry.  You can join the trail here and still make the complete loop.

My scrapbook page today is my favorite of the three I entered.

I saw another page with these types of octagons online, and had to try it.  I let the colors in the photo dictate the colors on my layout.

I added Basic Black card stock to the chipboard tag, sanded the edges and then swiped them with Whisper White craft ink.  This was a fun, and easy page to make.

Are you ready to hop on over to Sandie Conner’s blog?  She has a beautiful project to share with you.

Thanks for stopping by today!

Supplies Used:
Stamps:  Grunge Rock
Paper:  Crumb Cake Textured Card Stock; Tempting Turquoise, Basic Black, and Whisper White Smooth Card Stock; Brights Collection Patterns Designer Series Paper Stack
Ink:  Crumb Cake, Whisper White Craft
Embellishments:  Brights Designer Buttons, Brights Brads, Basic Black ½” Scallop Dots Ribbon, White Baker’s Twine, Clips Assortment, On Board Merry Medley, Wood Sheets, Alphabet Simple Letters Bigz Dies, Timeless Type Junior Alphabet Medium Sizzlits Dies, Sewing Machine, computer printer for journaling.

Artisan Finalist Blog Hop — Day 5

Well, today marks the half-way point in our blog hop.  Five projects shown, five more to go.  If you arrived here via Melissa Stout’s blog, welcome!  If not, you have jumped into a blog hop for the ten artisan finalists who were not selected for the Artisan design team.  We are showing each of the projects we entered .

My post today shows another of my scrapbook pages.  It features my youngest daughter and is my simplest page.  I did a lot of sewing on this page — all around the outside border, and then on each of the patterned paper rectangles.

Here’s a close-up shot of the journaling, in case you wanted to read it:

And here’s one last close-up of some details:

Now it’s time for you to venture on over to Sandie Conner’s blog so you can oooh and ahhh over her beautiful creation.

Thanks for stopping by today!

Supplies Used:
Stamps:  Elements of Style
Paper:  Pink Pirouette, Soft Suede and Marina Mist Textured Card Stock; Very Vanilla and Pink Pirouette Smooth Card Stock; Beau Chateau Designer Series Paper
Ink:  Pink Pirouette, Soft Suede
Embellishments:  Beau Chateau Side Notes, Early Espresso/White Baker’s Twine, Subtles Designer Buttons, Antique Brads, Basic Pearls Jewels, Boho Blossoms Punch, Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack, Scallop Edge Border Punch, Labels Collection Framelits Dies, Timeless Type Junior Alphabet Medium Sizzlits Dies, Billboard Sizzlits Decorative Strip Die, Color Spritzer Tool, Sponge Daubers, sewing machine, computer printer for journaling.

Artisan Finalist Blog Hop — Day 4

Moving right along to Day 4 of our Blog Hop…  Did you arrive here from Melissa Stout’s blog?  I have really enjoyed seeing her projects these past four days.

My post today shows one of my scrapbook pages.  We’re required to submit three scrapbook pages, and this is the part that I always finish first.  Scrapbooking is my first love when it comes to paper crafting, and I find it comes easier to me than card making or coming up with 3-D items.

There were lots of fun details on this page.  Here is a close-up of the flower spritzed with shimmer paint and some chipboard elements covered with designer series paper and crystal effects.

This picture shows another fun detail.

And here’s one last picture

Well, are you ready to journey on to Sandie Conner’s blog?  She has something special to share with you today.

Thanks for stopping by today!

Supplies Used:
Stamps:  Kindness Matters, Apothecary Art
Paper:  Pear Pizzazz Textured Card Stock; Baja Breeze, Basic Gray, Basic Black, and Whisper White Smooth Card Stock; Twitterpated Designer Series Paper, Red Glimmer Paper
Ink:  Basic Gray, Baja Breeze, Jet Black StazOn
Embellishments:  Victoria Crochet Trim, Blushing Bride 3/8” Pleated Satin Ribbon, Cherry Cobbler/White Baker’s Twine, Trinket Hearts, Large Pearl Basic Jewels, Neutrals Designer Buttons, Vintage Trinkets, Paper Daisies, Vanilla Shimmer Smooch Spritz, Antique Brads, On Board Merry Medley, Crystal Effects, Basic Pearls Jewels, Silver Brads, 1-3/4” Circle Punch, Lace Ribbon Punch, Boho Blossoms Punch, Blossom Petals Builder Punch, , Timeless Type Junior Alphabet Medium Sizzlits Dies, Billboard Sizzlits Decorative Strip Die, Blender Pens, Illuminate Top Coat Smooch Pearlized Accent Ink