Celebrate You for the Scrapbook Sunday Blog Hop

Celebrate You for the Scrapbook Sunday Blog Hop

Happy Sunday stampers!  I hope you're ready to hop around the world with me to see some great scrapbook page ideas...these girls always amaze me with their creativity!  Our theme this month is numbers...I'm interested to see how everyone interpreted this theme!

I decided to use the numbers theme to scrapbook a page dedicated to Marisa's recent graduation from college.  Here's my 8-1/2 x 11 page:

First off, how stinkin' cute is this picture??!!   I love it, and I definitely felt like it needed to be highlighted on it's very own scrapbook page.

Since our theme this month is numbers, I thought my numbers should be a prominent part of my page but we don't have large numbers anymore so I had to be a little creative.  I found a nice, easy-to-read font on my computer and blew them up, then printed them out in black ink onto a piece of Whisper White cardstock.  I cut each number out with Paper Snips (and an x-acto knife in a couple of places!).  Next, I cut the "celebrate" and "you" from Whisper White cardstock using the Big Shot and the Celebrate You thinlits.

At this point, I still hadn't decided what Designer Series Paper I wanted to use so I started looking through my stash and ran across the Twinkle Twinkle DSP...I knew that gorgeous blue starry night would be the perfect backdrop to the picture, and there were also a couple of great neutral pieces I knew I could use as well.

The page is built on an 8-1/2 x 11 piece of Whisper White thick cardstock.  I cut a piece of the Smoky Slate stitched DSP to fit at the bottom, then layered my cut out numbers and the "celebrate you" cut out images.  The blue DSP was layered next.  I laid the picture out on the page and decided it needed to be layered onto a piece of Whisper White to help it stand out against the dark background. I also thought it didn't look good centered in the page but when I moved it down, there was too much empty space at the top of the page which made it feel unbalanced, so I added the flag in the top right corner, adhered with Stampin' Dimensionals.

Finally, the journaling block is cut from Smoky Slate cardstock with one of the square Stitched Shapes framelits then tucked under the photo.  Before adhering the photo and the journling block, I gave the rest of the page a good sprinkling of Wink of Stella...I thought it just added to the look of stars all over the page!  :)

Thanks for stopping by my page....are you ready to hop to the next one?!  Just click on the links below to visit each page!  Looking forward to hopping again next month!

 

I'm going live on Facebook today at 3:00 pm (PST) if you'd like to join me!  You'll find me at Facebook.com/dalbee.pocketfullofstamps.  Hope you see you there!  I'll be back on Tuesday with another fun project to share!

Until next time...happy stampin'!

Dena