Welcome Dreamers! I have a horrid confession to make. We are all friends here, so I feel safe you won't chastise me too much or tell anyone...pinky swear? Good. The truth is . . .I don't know if I can write it on paper or not. Okay..deep breath!
THIS IS THE FIRST SCRAPBOOK LAYOUT I HAVE DONE SINCE I CLOSED THE STORE!
I know, I can't believe it either! 2014! I can't even remember the last layout I made, what paper did I use? No idea! You know I have been doing Blog Hops with Crafty Collaborations, a group Of Stampin' Up! Demos from around the world. My hope was to bring more people to my blog and then to my Face Book and ideally to become customer friends. But do you want to know what has really happened? I have gotten more creative and excited about my paper crafting! Really! Being surrounded by so many wonderful artists. Who wouldn't be inspired? Enough words. .let's start the hop!
Confession #2...I did not have any 12 x 12 Stampin' Up! paper, other than DSP. I know what will be on my next order, don't you? I have lots of inventory from the store, so I grabbed a piece of smooth white cardstock. I knew I wanted to showcase the Fine Art Floral DSP and the Playful Alphabet dies. Spring colored cardstock was my next decision. Isn't it great that the coordinating colors are listed on the chipboard insert with every DSP packet? Made it so easy to pick the So Saffron, Pool Party and Flirty Flamingo.
- The background mat is in Old Olive, cut 9" x 8" centered on page.
- From the Fine Art Floral, I cut a piece 1" x 11" , punched the banner and adhered it in the middle. The yellow piece on right is 2" x 9", punched with the Triple Banner Punch. the final piece of DSP was roughly about 2" x 4". About 1 1/2" shows from under picture.
- Banners were die cut with the banner die from Tasteful Textures. The words were cut from the Playful Alphabets Die set. I popped them up and adhered them above the Mossy Meadow Braided Linen Trim.
- To "hold" the banners up, i stamped and die cut the little butterflies from the Kangaroo & Co set. A little splash of color brought them alive! The were also popped up for a bit more texture.
- I stamped and die cut the bouquets from Kangaroo & Co set also. I painted them with the light colors that match the cardstock.
- My pictures are matted with the slightest hint of pool party.