The Bay…

I have been trying to scrap photos each week – mostly to get my albums up to date & because I enjoy it so much.  Mind you, this helps using the great sketch Maria has on her blog each week.  This week is no exception as we have been provided with yet another sketch to use.
In my scrapbooking, I tend to try & focus on my photos, therefore leaving my pages somewhat clean & fresh.  This page is no exception.  I have concentrated on the ocean & the trees in the background, so I went with Tempting Turquoise & Old Olive Cardstock as my main
colours.  I teamed it with DSP – Island Oasis to tie all the colours together.  The photos I mounted onto Early Expresso Cardstock, as in the photo Amber is wearing a chocolate coloured t-shirt which you can just see.
I typed the journalling & stamped the palm tree image onto Whisper White Carstock, cut around it & adhered to the journalling.  This was then adhered to a piece of Early Expresso Cardstock.  I again stamped the flower image onto Whisper White Cardstock in Tempting Turquoise while the frond  was stamped using Old Olive.  Both were cut & adhered to the page.  The Pumpkin Pie flower was cut from the DSP & adhered to the page using SU Dimensionals.
Supplies –
Stamp Set – Tropical Party
Inks – Tempting Turquoise, Old Olive
Cardstock – Tempting Turquoise, Old Olive, Whisper White, Early Expresso
DSP – Island Oasis
Accessories – SU Dimensionals, Snail Adhesive
Until next time, Enjoy!

Scrappy Saturday…

Saturday brings on another scrapbook page.  I am finding that doing it this way, I am really enjoying my scrapbooking & it is going to make getting my pages done a lot quicker.

Of course, having a sketch from Maria helps big time – no thinking of a layout!

I used DSP – Blueberry Crisp for my layout & found this the perfect colours for my photos.

Base – Pacific Point Cardstock – 12″ x 12″
Layer 1 – DSP – 11″ x 11″ – Round corners using Small Corner Punch
Layer 2 – Not Quiet Navy Cardstock – 12″ x 5″
Layer 3 – Very Vanilla Cardstock – 3 1/4″ x 2 3/4″
Layer 4 – Sahara Sand – 3 3/8″ x 2 7/8″
Layer 5 – Photos – 3 1/2″ x 3″
Using Very Vanilla Cardstock, stamp images with Pacific Point, Sahara Sand & Not Quiet Navy Inks
Cut images out & adhere randomly along bottom of layout
Repeat above 2 steps & adhere image to top RH corner of layout
I printed my onto Very Vanilla Cardstock & mounted onto Not Quiet Navy Cardstock.  I also cut an image out & layered at the bottom of my journalling.

Supplies –
Stamp Set – Seaside (Retired)
Inks – Pacific Point, Sahara Sand, Not Quiet Navy
Cardstock – Pacific Point (Textured), Sahara Sand, Not Quiet Navy, Very Vanilla
DSP – Blueberry Crisp
Punches – Corner Small
Accessories – Multipurpose Liquid Glue
Until next time, Enjoy!

Scrappy Saturday…

I’ve created this page for the challenge over at Scrap, Love, Create  This is Maria’s first Scrap Challenge, so thought I would give it ago.  I am hoping that it will force me to create more pages & finally get some scrapbooking completed.
For my page –
I used Not Quiet Navy Cardstock for the main page, cut a piece of DSP – Blueberry Crisp, punched a border & layered a piece of Sahara Sand along the bottom
I then cut a longer & wider pice of Sahara Sand Cardstock & adhered DSP – Blueberry Crisp over the top – as per the sketch
I mounted my photo onto Whisper White Cardstock & then Pacific Point Cardstock & adhered to the top of the DSP
I randomly stamped images onto a scrap of Whisper White Cardstock using Not Quiet Navy & Sahara Sand inks & punched the corners using my Photo Corner Extra Large Punch
Adhere these to the top right of the photo & bottom left of the photo
For the names, I printed them out using Not Quiet Navy font colour, cut it out & adhered to the middle of my plaque which I had stamped directly onto Whisper White Cardstock & cut out.
The plaque was then adhered underneath the photo
I printed the heading using my printer & Not Quiet Navy font colour, randomly stamped the image along the bottom & sides of the heading, adhered it to Not Quite Navy & Sahara Sand Cardstock
I adhered the heading to the main page
Using the same image & Not Quiet Navy ink, I randomly stamped along the bottom of the page – I think it finishes the page off a little more
For my flowers, I punch 9 Scallop Circle using photocopy paper, randomly stamped them in Not Quiet Navy & Sahara Sand, scrunched them, popped a bit of glue in between the layers, adhered Basic White Peal to the centre & scrunched them again.  I then opened & played with the flowers until such time as I was happy with the look
Adhere these flowers to the DSP on your page

Supplies –
Stamp Set – Just Believe
Ink – Not Quite Navy, Sahara Sand
Cardstock – Whisper White, Not Quite Navy, Pacific Point, Sahara Sand
DSP – Blueberry Crisp
Punches – Scallop Circle, Photo Corners Extra-Large, Scallop Trim Border
Accessories – Multipurpose Liquid Glue, Basic Pearls – White
Until next time, Enjoy!

Baby Kate…

G’day Stampers,
An early post & a little different….  Scrap Book page using Stampin’ Up!® products.  A very easy & clean page, but then I scrap the same way as my cards – clean and easy!
I headed over to and found this challenge –
Weekly Challenge #16/2010
Create a single page layout using pink and one other colour only.
Due midnight Sunday 2 May 2010
They have some wonderful inspiration there, so why not go & check it out!
Supplies –
Stamp Set – Butterfly Prints, Always
Ink – Pretty in Pink, Pixie Pink
Cardstock – Whisper White, Pretty in Pink, Pixie Pink
DSP – Walk in the Park
Accessories – Snail Adhesive, Mini Glue Dots, Stampin’ Write Journaler
Non-SU – Rhinestones
Kate’s story reads –
“Hello World!
My name is Kate …..
My Mummy & Daddy are Julie & Cyril…
My brothers are Jake & Luke…
Luke is my twin…
I was born 28 Juy 2008″
But then being a twin, I couldn’t just do one and not the other, so here is Luke’s page ……..
Supplies –
Stamp Set – Choo Choo
Ink – Basic Gray, Bashful Blue, Not Quiet Navy, Whisper White
Cardstock – Whisper White, Not Quiet Navy, Bashful Blue
DSP – Urban Garden
Accessories – Snail Adhesive
Luke’s story reads –
“Don’t forget Me!
I’m Luke ….
Julie & Cyril are OUR parents…
And WE have a big brother, Jake…
Oh yeah, then there is my twin sister
WE were born 28 July 2008″
I wanted it to be a little bit of fun & like they were telling the stories….