Hey stampin' friends! Thanks for stopping by to visit today...you picked a great day because I'm participating in the Scrapbook Sunday Blog Hop with several very talented demonstrators! If you haven't been to my blog before...WELCOME! I hope you'll stop by often!
Our theme for this month is Love Your Selfie...basically, we were challenged to do a page about ourselves. You know what the very hardest page to do is??? One about yourself! First of all, it's difficult to find a photo because I tend to be the one BEHIND the camera, not in front of it...and second of all, it's so much easier to show how much you love someone ELSE when working on a page....and so much harder to love yourself! At least that was my experience.
Since I am a bit of a goofball--and because I didn't have a lot of choices--I chose a photo of myself in this ridiculous hat I found in a store on our trip to Alaska. Once I had the photo, the next step was to figure out how to make it into a scrapbook page!
Here's my page...
I usually start by choosing colors that will tie in with the photo, however for this one, I decided to choose Soft Sea Foam and Poppy Parade, two colors that I really like using together. I also went digging for my "love" framelit and figured this would be the perfect project to use the Labeler Alphabet on. AND! You're getting a little sneak peek at some new designer series paper and framelits that will be available in the Occasions Catalog in January!
I built the page on an 8-1/2 x 11 piece of Soft Sea Foam cardstock. I cut the DSP to 4-1/2" x 8-1/2" and layered it at the bottom of the page. I wanted to tie in a bit of Poppy Parade at the top so I cut a strip of Poppy Parade cardstok with a new edgelit die...I love the scallop and stitching! The "Love" framelit is also cut from Poppy Parade cardstock.
Don't you love that cool heart cutout laying over the photo? That is also a new framelit...and all the little hearts on the upper part of my page were left over after I cut it, so I thought I'd put them to use! By sticking them to the Soft Sea Foam background, it almost makes it look like they are embossed.
Finally, I decided to partially stamp and partially hand write the journaling using 1/4" strips of Soft Sea Foam cardstock and stamping in Poppy Parade ink. Overall, I was pretty pleased with the completed page! What do you think?
Here's a few close-up photos...
Even if it's a difficult thing for you to do, I encourage you to take some time and make a page about yourself. I bet your family will appreciate it! :)
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I'll be back on Tuesday with another project to share...see you then!
Until next time...happy stampin'!