Saturday, July 25, 2009

WANTED Scrapbook Page

It's been ages since I've actually sat down to scrapbook something for me - not for workshops or displays or gifts, but for me! I decided to participate in the challenge over at Scrapping Out Loud this week. The challenge was to distress a layout - perfect for me! I also stumbled across the color combination challenge over at Splitcoast Stampers, which was to use Really Rust, Not Quite Navy, and Pretty in Pink. I love the unexpected burst of pink in the combo and used it to bring out my daughter's pink riding helmet. I wasn't going to use patterned paper, but ended up pulling out my scrap box and liked the addition of the Outlaw (retired) paper. Other than that piece, however, everything else is current.

Stamp: Wanted
Paper & Ink: Pretty in Pink, Kraft, Really Rust, Chocolate Chip, Not Quite Navy
Accessories: Linen Thread, Fresh Favorites Buttons, Star Punches, Chipboard, etc

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Love Word Album

Deal of the Week!

I love this week's deal. This week only you can purchase the Styled Vanilla Hodgepodge Hardware for only $26.99. That's over 30% off the regular price of $41.95!
Orders can be placed through me or online through my business website (click the 24 hour shopping button on the top left of this page)
I used the Styled Vanilla Hodgepodge Hardware on the following project. I apologize for all the retired elements in this album (as well as for the fact that the album itself is not Stampin' UP!, but rather purchased a long time ago at the local scrapbook store). With the exception of the album (Bo Bunny) and charms (from A Charming Place), however, everything else is Stampin' UP!. I started it back in January with the intention of displaying it for Valentine's Day. Obviously that didn't happen and I finally put the finishing touches on it this week. At this rate it will be another month before I get pictures added, so I decided to post it as it is. Enjoy!
The scallop envelope makes a great pocket for holding photos or journalling. The paper pieces on the back of the "O" and on the "V" pages also pull out for hiden journalling or additional photos. I've also created pockets in most of the other photo mats in the album in case I decide to add more pull out elements later when I add my photos.
The last page wasn't really a part of the original album, but I wanted the "E" to stand out a little more. I covered the cardboard backing that came in the package and instantly had another page.
Supplies Used:
Stamp: Love You Much
Ink & Cardstock: Close to Cocoa, Pink Pirouette, Riding Hood Red, Vanilla
Accessories: Big Shot (Dies: Birds & Blooms, Tulipe), Felt Flower Fusion 2, Pretties Kit, Small Hearts Punch, Scallop Circle Punch, Vanilla Hodgepodge Hardware, Jumbo Grommets, Jumbo Brads and more!