Saturday, 7 January 2012

In the words of Britney Spears....

......Whoops I've done it again!  ..... neglected my blog that is LOL
I've been very busy in the past few months and unfortunately my blog has had to suffer as a result. Anyway I am back today with a scrapbook layout that I made today that is going in to my parents' family scrapbook album. My dad was 60 five years ago and my sisters and I made him a scrabook album that has a whopping 80 odd pages in it! We added to it two years ago when my mum turned 60 and next Friday my dad will be 65 so we are again updating it with more recent photographs.  The album has photographs dating as far back as the early 1900s.
When my dad received it he was emotional and blown away by it - he said that it was the BEST present he has EVER received!!

Before I became an independent demonstrator for Stampin' Up! I used to scrapbook more than I made cards however that balance shifted when I discovered how easy it was to create cards. This year however I am determined to get "back in to" scrapbooking!!

The photograph in the layout is of me when I turned 40 in September last year. Everything that I used is Stampin' Up! (the spiral notebook punch is however retired now). I have used two stamp sets both of which really lend themselves to scrapbooking.


The embellishment was made by scoring a strip of DSP every 0.5mm and folding in to an accordian then securing the edges.



The flourish stamp from the Everything Eleanor stamp set is perfect for softening the page and adding a focal feature.



It is hard to see it in the main photograph but I die cut each letter then ran it through the Big Shot with an embossing plate to add texture.



Supplies Used:

Cardstock: Soft Suede, Very Vanilla, Marina Mist
Designer Series Paper: Beau Chateau
Ink and Journalling Pen: Soft Suede
Stamps: Everything Eleanor, Creative Elements
Big Shot: Timeless Type Junior Alphabet, Vintage Wallpaper embossing folder
Punches: 3/4" and 1" Circle Punch
Embellishments: Basic Rhinestones


Thanks for looking....x




1 comment:

  1. Beautiful as always xxxStephaniexxx

    ReplyDelete

Thank you so much for leaving me a comment, it is much appreciated....x