Saturday, June 8, 2013

Scrapbook Page!

The new Stampin' Up catalog is live!  I love the new catalog, so many new stamps, dies, products and ideas for cards and gift giving.  I'm going to place another order next week so let me know if you want something.  You can view the new catalog here!

I haven't done a scrapbook page in so long!  I am kind of excited that I created this one, it seems like a huge accomplishment after so long.  I really should get back into scrapbooking regularly again.  Actually, I should get back into blogging again.  I have really slacked off the last couple of months. 

For the layout I used the new, and very cool This and That paper and Washi Tape.  I really like this paper, I had a hard time deciding which papers from the pack to use.  I might just make a whole scrapbook with it!  I like the Washi Tape and plan to use it all up.  It is a great design element and a flat option to ribbon.  Much more manly in case I decide to put pictures of  my husband, sons or grandsons on the page.  Speaking of grandsons, I got a brand new grandson Tuesday!  I'm excited about little Caleb and am looking forward to going and visiting him on my way to the Stampin' Up convention.  And on the way home from convention too.  He is adorable and I'm so thankful he and my daughter are doing well.  Caleb's 5 year old sister wants to hold him all the time.  She might do a pretty good job of getting him spoiled before I even get there to start spoiling him! 
OK, back to the layout.  I feel like my brain is playing ping pong tonight!  I love the paper but I was uncertain how I would like the colors together.  For some reason that I can't explain, I can't stand to look at things that are the oh so popular colors of red and light teal.  That color combination seems to be everywhere and it drives me nuts.  To my eyes, they just DON'T MATCH!  Anyway, I was afraid that the Pool Party and Calypso  would have the same effect on my eyes but they didn't.  I found myself wanting to add more of the Calypso Coral.  That was one of the 2011-2013 In Colors.  Most of the In Colors from that collection were added into the colors so only Lucky Limeade is gone from Stampin' Up's colors now.

I used Crumb Cake ink to stamp the new Wildflower Meadow onto the Very Vanilla 12X12 background paper.  I also used the Mixed Bunch stamp set to stamp the flower onto the same color cardstock for a tone-on-tone look and punched them out with the Blossom stamp.  On this layout I inked all of the Very Vanilla cardstocks on the whole page and the mats.  I'm going to teach a class on this layout on June 18th at 6:30 if you are interested.  I'm going to do another layout without the inking and with a different piece of the DSP for people who don't like the distressed, ink around the edges of everything look.  It will be interesting to see the difference between the 2 pages.

It's time for bed!  I've had a long day and I'm starting to have trouble keeping my eyes open.  I'm not going to absolutely promise that I am going to post more often but I reckon I'll sure try!  Hopefully I'll see you online again soon!

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