Sunday, April 19, 2009

I've been Scrappin'

It has been a week since my last post. I have so much to share with you. It seems the week finds me super busy which unfortunately leads to very little posting getting done. I will try to get better with this:-) Lately I have had more scrapbooking events which in turn means more pages to share than cards. I need to get back to creating some cards to equal things out a bit.

A couple of weeks ago I was a vendor at a crop. During some down time at the crop I was able to get some pages done of my daughter. My daughter is 8 years old, while these pages feature events in her life during her first year. This past Friday I did a scrapbook class for 6 scrapbookers and we made 2 - 12X12 page layouts for a total of 4 pages. The themes were birthday and summer. I will post these pages that feature current Stampin' Up! product within the next couple of days. In the meantime here are the pages of my daughter.

For these pages I used the whimsical alphabet stamp set. I love this set even though it is retired. When the new catalog comes out I am hoping to pick a new favorite. Until then this is the one I will be using. I think it adds a bit of fun to my pages.

The I'm Up page uses: The current Tea Party designer series paper, along with elegant eggplant, whisper white, and regal rose. I decided to cut holes along the edge of the page and string ribbon through it and then tie a few extra pieces on.

The Hanging With Daddy page uses brocade blue, rose red, and whisper white. I added a jumbo eyelet to the scallop circle. I stamped the rose red paper using a flower from the mixed bouquet stamp set (also retired but I love it!)

The Our Little Reader page is a favorite of mine. I work as a Reading Specialist, which means books and reading are an important part of my world so I got so much joy watching my little girl as she enjoyed a good little book. Today at 8 she is a child that carries 2 books everywhere we go. Last night we were going on a 3 minute drive to a local carnival....what do you think my little girl ran to get? You got it...2 books for the ride! I look back and remember her as a baby loving books it brings such joy to me to know that, that enjoyment is still a strong part of her life. I hope it continues this way. This page, minus the ribbon, uses all retired product.

This last page, Zoe's first Tooth is simplicity at work:-) One thing I learned from my days with croppers is that I don't have to go all out for every page. I can keep things simple and it can still turn out nicely. For this page, I used whisper white and night of navy. I used some of the cardstock punch outs from the retired Island Blossoms Simply Scrappin kit. I am trying to use some of the retired stuff I have.

Well, I hope that you will enjoy my pages. I have more to come.
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