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{I Heart You Challenge Submission}

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StampinupiloveyoupageStampinupiloveyoupage1 This is my submission for my own challenge in February.  I loved it!  Okay, I had to shuffle the pictures a little because I could not fit them exactly to the design, but that's okay.  A little creative license is encouraged!

Stampinupiloveyoupage2 I have used here the Crew Kids Girl Simply Scrappin Kit and still have enough left over to make at least ten more pages.  I'm really impressed how economical scrapbooking kits can be!

The tricky bit on this one is the mitred corners.  I wanted those stripes to be all facing "in", so had to figure out how to neatly do the corners.  I think it worked out quite well!  I used the scallop edge punch to create the added interest inside the frame and just popped on a tiny flower to cover where the scallops didn't perfectly meet.  I was not about to start over at that stage . . . .

The layout inspriation then just calls for two areas of embellishments, which I made up largely of scraps, the sticker strips from the kit, and just some odds and ends I had in my drawer.  I love how the glittered heart looks!  I used a chipboard heart and then covered it with Stampin' Up!'s chunky glitter in pink.

Stampinupiloveyoupage3 The Title and the big pink heart are both stamps from the A Happy Heart set, one that I use lots and hope it stays around past March!  I would love to use this one for much more than Valentine's.  Email me to order your own set!

I have also used rub-ons on this page.  I took some close-ups so you could see the detail.  I prefer to add lots of detail to my pages, while keeping it relatively subtle so as to not take away from the photos and faces.  Let me know what you think!

Submit your work to the monthly challenge!  I love to see what others make – cards and off the page welcome too!

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{Kristina Werner Stampin’ Up! Sun Fun Layout}

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020409-color[1]   I love these photos!  I am lucky my father is an ameteur photographer, so I have loads and loads of awesome photos!  These beautiful shots are of my second daughter at a beach in Washington state taken by my father.  She's was such a happy kid!  Still is!

I actually had these colours pulled out before the colour challenge was put up this week, although I have swapped the Taken with Teal for it's daughter, Stampinupsomethingfishy Tempting Turquoise.  I struggled with this one for three days . . .I believe this is a scrapbooking thing: it doesn't work, doesn't work, and then the next day you wake up and it just fits.

I *really* wanted to use this wheel, Something Fishy, and the coordiating stamp set, Life's a Breeze. I just adore them & they had not yet seen ink! 

I wanted to go with the clear buttons on this one, to sort of repeat the "bubble" theme from the wheel images.  So I've got clear buttons in the centre of all the flowers, on the hidden journaling tag, and on photo #2 over punched circles of Designer Series Paper from the Petals and Paisleys collection.

Stampinupsomethingfishy5 The title just turned out so neat!  I fiddled and fiddled with what I would do, and really love the final result.  Movie Monday will show what I did here and how.

All supplies Stampin' Up! except the embroidery thread through the clear buttons

Colours used:  Tempting Turquoise, Taken with Teal, Whisper White, So Saffron, Old Olive, Certainly Celery

Stamp sets used:  Life's a Breeze, Something Fishy wheel

Other: Clear buttons, Petals and Paisleys Designer Series Paper, Mat Pack, Apricot grosgrain ribbon, Dazzling Diamonds, Pretties Kit (flowers), reinkers, various circle punchesStampinupsomethingfishy4 

 

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{Stampin Up Scrapbooking Sweet & Silly}

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Today was an enjoyable day in my craft room, despite the constant bickering in the background . . .

The colour challenge today was r012009-colors[1]eally a challenge!!  I don't prefer to use such stark colours in my pages, but I applied a colour principle here- there is a certain technique to use when the colours are bright or you don't really like them together . . can you guess what it is?  Email me with your ideas and I will give a pack of dimensionals to the first person who can read my mind!  The answer and any other Stampinupscrapbookpage39 good suggestions posted next week.

I've also combined this challenge with a sketch challenge found on http://www.pagemaps.com/ - a fun resource for layout inspiration!

The stamps used here are Wild About You, a favourite of almost everybody.  It's such a cute set for children and mixes nicely with flowers, too.  Most of the flowers are punched using just the one punch, Spring Bouquet.  One can get a lot of looks with that one purchase!  And can you see the scallop edge used here?  I did go all the way across, but in the end, only a bit peeped out.

I have also used a cuttlebug folder on the textured Real Red card (what a cool look with two textures!), miscellaneous ribbon, and buttons and brads to match.  I have also added beads to the flowers, as you can see in the close up.  Beads can be Stampinupscrapbookpage2 adhered using Stampin up's Crystal Effects- just give it plenty of time to dry.

The fonts are done with the old sizzlits.  I know, I know, I must be archaic!!  They are script font and the Monkey Business font.  They may be old-fashioned, but they still work great and I am a sucker for cool fonts.

  Only when I was nearly finished did it occur to me that these colours would make the perfect ladybug layout . . .OH, well, next time someone remind me!  I have such a thing for ladybugs; who Stampinupscrapbookpage4 knows why it didn't cross my mind earlier.

I have spent the Christmas holiday sorting through photos (throwing out hundreds of old boyfriends – don't need to go there), so now I am ready to roll this year with lots of pages!

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{Colour Challenge #36}

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123008-colors[1] This week's colour challenge was easy for me with three daughters!  Give me pink, and I have thousands of photos to fit!  Really, when I do laundry, I can easily do a full load of just "pink"!!

These photos are some of my favourites of my two eldest daughters.  My father is an ameteur photographer, and he sat them down for a silly photo shoot by an old, rotten fence (Gee, it looks like the fence on my driveway).

Stampinupwildrosepage The papers here are from Daisy D's.  They came already distressed, but I did add a bit more on the cut edges. I just love the look of antiquing and distressing combined with subtle colours and feminine elements.  And, as always, I just adore lots of layers and visual textures with ribbons and stitching.

The stamp sets used here are Wild Rose and Blossoms Abound.  Wild Rose produces such an amazing result with Stampinupwildrose2 little effort.  I masked the flower here to put on the greenery.

This was a lot of fun – give me pink and I know just what to do!Stampinupwildrose3

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{Spring Flowers Sofie Scrapbook Page}

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Stampinupscrapbookspringflo The papers featured here actually are available; they were just mistakenly left out of the catalogue!  They are called Spring Flowers and there is a Bashful Blue version called Spring Showers available as well.

The S is a covered chipboard letter that has also been stamped with the stamp set that coordinates with these papers, Looks Like Spring.  And of course, we can't forget the punch that goes with the set  as well, Spring Bouquet, which is where all the little flowers come from.Stampinupspringflowers

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{Let the Cute Begin!}

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I love this new set in the Summer Mini Catalogue!  And I have SO Many baby photos . . .

Stampinupcutie But I was thinking this particular stamp would also be great to make a little album for a new mum or a set of thank you cards.  Fun and cheery!

I've also used our new Felt Flowers here. What do you think of them?  Nice way to add some new texture.  The little onsie heart has some of the pink Chunky Glitter on it.  Wow, did my girls love that!  Sofie asked me if I would put some in her hair like a real fairy.

Colours used are Pumpkin Pie, Apricot Appeal, Regal Rose, Pretty in Pink, and Whisper White.

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{A Star in Auckland)

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Rivetmaleapproved What a great page!  Made by my team member and friend, Denise

I love the colour combination and the fun use of various star images and sets.  She's used a wheel that is traditionally a Christmas wheel, but used in purple, it becomes quite apprpriate on this non-holiday page.

StampinupstasSuch clever ladies out there!

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{Graceful Words Scrapbooking Page Challenge}

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I was so excited about this colour combination – I love combining colours that are next to each other on the colour wheel.  I'm sure there's a name for that.  Analagous?

120908-ci34[1]Stampinupgracefulwordspage I had several ideas for this one and couldn't wait to get started, but nothing came together like I envisioned.  So I've ended up with something totally different.  That's okay – the other ideas will work with another colour scheme and on another day.

The first element I thought of with these colours was hydrangeas – my most favourite flower ever.  I pulled out this gorgeous pictures of my youngest daughter and added pastels (chalks) to highlight the hydrangeas in her hand.  (I believe those hydrangeas were actually pale green, but with the magic of tinting your photos, they can be any colour you want!).  If you already own the Stampin Up pastels, here's another fantastic use for them.  If not, then put them on your wish list for January because there's a big sale coming . . .

Stampinupgracefulpage These papers are from the one and only scrapbook show I've attended in the states. I took a class taught by the designer and just loved these. My friend, Melinda, who went with me, thought they were awful, so I ended up with her lot as well.  She's got two boys anyway, so just as well.

I've used bits from the Pretties Kit here, the half back pearls on the corners and in the flowers specifically.  These flowers Stampinupscrapbookgraceful are technically prima flowers, but the hydrangeas from the pretties kit can easily be dyed to match the plum and blues of this theme.

The only stamping I've done is at the bottom and came out a bit more pale than I wanted.  The word grace is from a beatiful set called Graceful Words, one that is retired and I am never parting with mine.  You'll have to come over and borrow it then.

Questions?  Feel free to contact me any time!

A Daughter's Gift
Author: Robert Sexton
When I imagine
the life you will live,
I think of the pleasure
your presence will give.

I see the joy your smile will light
and the wonders you'll weave
when your dreams take flight.

I feel the hope
that will grow with your grace
and the difference you'll make
to each heart you embrace.

I imagine your life
as I know it will be;
for, my daughter, you've given
all this to me.

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