I know by now you're used to seeing a Simple Sunday project today and you will...next week! I've been invited to participate in this blog hop, which will happen the third Sunday of each month. I'll step away from my Simple Sunday projects on those days to bring you a little scrapbooking inspiration!
I have always felt that stamping and scrapbooking go hand-in-hand and with all of the beautiful images, papers and inks we have available to us as stampers, why not use them in as many ways as possible?
Today's challenge was open to anything we wanted to scrapbook but to fit it to this sketch provided by the talented Pam Staples:
We were also not limited to size so I did my project as an 8-1/2 x 11 page.
I chose to use a photo of my beautiful granddaughter and myself...this picture just makes me so happy every time I look at it...it really needed to be the highlight of it's own page! :)
I started by choosing the background paper...I am IN LOVE with this DSP from the upcoming Occasions catalog called Painted with Love. This gorgeous paper highlights Calypso Coral, Melon Mambo, Powder Pink, Rich Razzleberry and Whisper White...but I think it's the gold foil accents that capture me! Because it's so much in the background on this page, I don't think true justice is done for it, but you'll be seeing lots of it on future projects!
The stamp set is also one you'll be seeing soon in the Occasions catalog. It's called Petal Palette and it has some really beautiful images as well as several sentiments. I chose the floral pieces, which I embossed onto Whisper White cardstock using VersaMark ink and gold embossing powder. The images were colored with Calypso Coral and Pear Pizzazz inks and an Aqua Painter.
Although I usually write my own journaling, I found a text I thought fit perfectly on the page so I typed it up on my computer, then printed it onto Whisper White cardstock.
Do you love the title?? Those are framelits you can earn FREE during Sale-A-Bration! I was really excited to see that there are a couple of items you can earn when you spend $100, including this great set of three framelits! (There are still lots of things you can choose when you spend $50, so don't worry!) I cut these from gold foil.
Finally, I layered the photograph onto Pear Pizzazz cardstock and layered all the pieces following Pam's sketch onto an 8-1/2 x 11 piece of Whisper White cardstock.
I hope you'll look forward to this monthly blog hop which includes demonstrators from all over the world...how much fun is that??!! Click below to go to head to Jenny Hall's blog next! (Or you can click on one of the names below to go straight to that blog.) ENJOY!
I used the following products on this project: