Okay, today’s post is fun, time intensive and completed. My history: About 11 years ago I decided to make a scrapbook for a very special grandson. He was a home birth, parents had been married 4 years, and had been together over 8 years. Needless to say we were so excited that they were finally going to start a family. Also my son loves photography and we all knew that we would have some really super pictures of the little one. So I decided to dip my finger into scrapbooking. I started keeping lots of pictures on my computer and vowing to start the scrapbook any day. Well, as so often happens he was approaching one year old in one month; YIKES! No scrapbook started. I won’t go into the details but one new printer, $300+ and much hair missing (from me pulling it out-LOL) I finished it. I loved it! Hated to give it to his mom for his first birthday. Wish I had made two.
That was my first scrapbook. As a ‘pink lady’ hospital volunteer I later made two yearly scrapbooks for our unit, winning a regional place one year. AND that was the end of my traditional scrapbooking. A couple of years ago I created four similar Project Life Scrapbooks. I will post one of those sometime soon.
This is one page, that is all I am making!!!! But it is so cute and fun to make, I might, just might consider making another scrapbook. Think if I do I will keep it for me.
This page came about so: My granddaughter Sylvie was turning 8, she loves drawing and has done some Stampin’ Up! Projects with me in the past. I asked her cousin (who is an artist) what to give a budding 8 year old artist. She gave me some good ideas for supplies, Amazon came through and I put the supplies into an artist bin with a handle so that she could keep all her supplies together with her new Sketch book.
While thinking of a card I came across the drawings done by Sylvie over the past year. That is when I decided to do a Stampin’ Up! Scrapbook page. Here is how I did it. The base is a 12 X 12 Blushing Bride Card Stock, each individual piece is from the Playful Palette DSP Stack. I used the Layering Squares Framelits to cut the two smaller photographs and the Frames. The Art work on this is copied and reduced in size to fit the area. For the layout I chose these pictures I wanted to use and arranged them slightly, then placed the two larger drawings to fit with the other photographs.
Starting at the left upper corner, drawing matted on Basic Black Yardstick and then Playful Palette DSP Stack. Celebrate You Sentiment was stamped in Blushing Bride on Very Vanilla Yardstick using the Suite Sayings Stamp Set. The picture is adhered to a layer of the new color Sweet Sugarplum Card Stock cut 1/4″ larger than picture. The other two pictures were die cut from one of the scalloped Layering Squares Framelits. This is layered with die cut in straight edge using Layering Squares Framelits die. Attached to the photograph is an easel completed thus: Very Vanilla Card Stock was first stamped using the smudge stamp set from the Work of Art Stamp Set and Sweet Sugar Plum. Then stamping with Tuxedo Black using the words from the stamp set Work of Art and heat embossing them. Carefully try different size frames from the Layering Squares stamp set until you have two layers that are 1/4″ Frame . Using Basic Black Ink Stamp the easel from the Playful Pallete Stamp Set and heat emboss all.
The “award” ribbon is in Sweet Sugar Plm with Rhinestone Basic Jewels in the center.
Happy Birthday sentiment is from the Tin of Cards Stamp Set, stamped in Blushing Bride Ink and heat embossed with clear embossing powder. It is die cut from the Tags and Labels Framelit set using two dies with 1/8″ frame. The number “8” was die cut from the Large Numbers Framelit Set. The sentiment is stamped in Blushing Bride with stamps for the Number of Years Stamp Set. A hole was punch in the end and hung right where were are eating.
Here are the products that I used: Product List