Hey everyone, how’s your Thursday going? I am getting ready for my August classes, one of which is a new one, a scrapbook club. I am soooooo excited to “get back to my roots” with this one. See, scrapbooking is how I started paper crafting. I am really looking forward to playing more and getting caught up with all my pictures, well at least attempt to get caught up! lol Here’s the measurements for today’s page:
- Base in Whisper White cardstock 12″ x 12″
- Perennial Essence DSP cut at 12″ x 9″
- Purple Posy cardstock cut at 4 1/4″ x 6 1/4″
I started with a scrapbook page sketch that I thought would be perfect for this picture. This is a picture of my baby girl Chloe, our 7-year old Pomeranian. We had just picked her up from the groomers and she actually had this purple bow in her hair. Now the funny thing about this is she absolutely hates bows!! The groomers put them in at every grooming appointment and by the time I get to pick her up, she’s already gotten it out. So, when she still had it in, I knew I had to capture the moment! I chose the Perennial Essence DSP for not only the colors, but the sheet I chose also has a hint of flowers in it. This little girl loves flowers. Every time we go out she runs to the flowers and sniffs them and if there’s a butterfly or other flying bug about, all the better since she loves to give chase.
I started by gluing the DSP to the Whisper White base and then added a piece of the new Purple Posy Scalloped Linen Ribbon. I matted the picture on Purple Posy and glued it to the base. I went with the Floral Essence stamp set and colored the flower image that coordinates with the punch and colored it with the Purple Posy Stampin’ Write Marker. There have been issues with that color ink and Stampin’ Up! hasn’t released the ink pad yet, but the marker works just fine! When you use a marker to color the stamp, you use the brush end then “huff” on the stamp to moisten the ink and stamp. Works every time! So I stamped two of the flowers, punched them out and glued them together with a Mini Glue Dot. Next I punched out 2 of the leaf punch in the Old Olive Vellum from the Perennial Essence Vellum pack (see all the coordination of the suite?) and added them to the back of the flower with Mini Glue Dots and then I attached it to the page with a dimensional. Since Chloe loves butterflies, I just had add them to the page. They are punched out in the other two colors of vellum in the same pack. Next I added some of the Frosted & Clear Epoxy Droplets to the flowers and the butterflies. For the title, I used a scrap of Gorgeous Grape cardstock and cut out the words using the Well Written Dies, then used some of the Liquid Glue to attach it to the page.
I know when most people hear Stampin’ Up!, they think of cardmaking, but it’s so not the case! Now I am going to start using up all those scraps of DSP from all my classes too! If there’s anything you’d like to purchase from today’s project, just head over to my online store to order. I can’t wait to start my scrap club that will be meeting the last Saturday of the month. If you’re local and are interested, shoot me an email and we’ll chat. Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have a great afternoon!