Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Scrapbooking Global Challenge: Beach Memories

Hello and welcome to the Scrapbooking Global Blog Hop July 2018! If you are visiting my blog for the first time, thank you for stopping in. Make sure to visit the rest of the talented artists on this hop - the links are listed at the end of this post.

It has been a long while since I've shared a scrapbook page here. Many of you probably don't know this, but long before I was a card maker, I made scrapbooks. I did not have all of the wonderful Stampin' Up! products I have now, and I'm a little embarrassed to look back on some of those pages! But they were created with love, and I think that is the whole point of scrapbooking, to preserve the memories of those we love for years to come. 

When I saw the sketch for this month's challenge, I was immediately inspired to use photos from our trip to San Diego last year. Here's the sketch...

And here's what I did with it...

The Tranquil Textures suite paired beautifully with my beach photos! I stuck with the color scheme of the Designer Series Paper for the most part - Crumb Cake, Night of Navy, Fresh Fig, and a little bit of Soft Sea Foam, Tranquil Tide, and Sahara Sand. I masked off "Have a" from the "wonderful adventure" sentiment, and added in the "amazing" die cut from the Celebrate You Thinlits. The month and year are stamped using the Make a Difference stamp set, which is great for scrapbooking! You can create your own phrases, dates, and more, plus the set includes two different fonts. It is one of my favorites!

Here is a complete list of the supplies I used:
Stamps: Sea of Textures, Make a Difference
Ink: Night of Navy, Sahara Sand, Fresh Fig
Paper: Tranquil Textures DSP, Fresh Fig, Night of Navy, Sahara Sand, Soft Sea Foam, Tranquil Tide, Whisper White
Accessories & Tools: Layering Squares Framelits, Under the Sea Framelits, Celebrate You Thinlits, Big Shot, Classic Label Punch, Night of Navy Medium Baker's Twine

I can't wait to see what everyone else has done with this sketch! Visit Jackie Lawless from the UK next by clicking the button below.

Happy Stamping!

Thursday, July 5, 2018

Birth Announcement: Meet Grace

I have a very special project to share with you today! Little Grace joined our family in June, and these are the birth announcements I designed. (Putting them all together is still a work in progress!)

That little stitched heart is my favorite!

I have been busy soaking in all of the family time and baby snuggles, but hope to be back to regular posting soon.

Stamps: Little Elephant
Ink: Flirty Flamingo
Paper: Flirty Flamingo, Smoky Slate, Whisper White
Accessories & Tools: Starburst Punch, Stitched Shapes Framelits, Stitched Labels Framelits, Big Shot, White Baker's Twine

Happy Stamping!