Monday, August 25, 2008
I had a great workshop at my friend Kim's house Saturday night. She always has a full house and good food! We had a great time! We even has some live entertainment by her daughter and her friends. ( I think my head is still ringing!! LOL) I always do a double 12 x 12 scrap page at Kim's workshops because, well, because she makes me! Just kidding, I know she loves them so I do them.
This page was lots of fun to put together. I wanted to do a beach page with non typical colors so I reached for Mellow Moss and Bashful Blue. Not two colors I normally put together, but they really created the mood I was going for. Of course, when I finished the page, I couldn't find any beach pictures so...these worked great!
I cut the Bashful blue cardstock to 6 x 12 and then used the new scallop border punch to scallop both sides. I layered a strip of designer paper from the Urban Garden collection along the top of the Blue and wrapped a piece of wide Celery Grosgrain ribbon across the bottom. The stamping on the bottom of the page is done with craft mellow moss ink, the grass from the Inspired by nature stamp set I added some tiny flowers from the Flight of the Butterfly set using bashful blue craft ink. I love how the craft ink dries on the surface of the paper so a light color can show up on a darker color. It's like magic! The neat journaling block is the top notch die cut for the Big shot, new at Stampin' Up! I am loving it! For the S in spring, I covered a piece of chipboard that came with a package of designer paper using the Urban Garden DSP and the Tombow liquid adhesive. After it dried for a minute, I fed it through my big shot and cut out this S. I LOVE this feature!! I love using chipboard but don't always enjoy trying to make it look clean. This needed NO sanding! Life is good!! The rest of 'ring' is stamped using Not quite Navy and hte Taffy Alphabet. It was a fun page to make and I think Kim liked it too. Of course, her page didn't have pictures of MY kids on it...;o0