In fact, the first products I ever purchased from Stampin' Up! were items to create Emma's baby book. That was 16 years ago - and in true scrapbooker fashion, I'm still not finished with it.
As you can see from the photos on these pages, she's grown a bit.
Yeah. They do that, don't they?
The pages I'm sharing today we created in my January Oh Scrap! class and the photos are from a fun day trip to Carytown in Richmond. Emma's skating team skated a competition that morning and we decided to make a day of it visiting the fun, funky vintage shops and eating a late lunch at the Galaxy Diner.
I used 12 x 12 Basic Black cardstock for the background pages and added pieces of Real Red Co'ordinations cardstock for the first layer.
The heart is the Flowerfull Heart stamp embossed with Pool Party embossing powder. I love how the texture of the cardstock gives the stamped image additional interest.
The photos are mounted on pieces of Whisper White cardstock and I used Coastal Cabana from the In Colors Designer Series Paper Stack for the 12" x 1" border pieces.
The shorter borders are done with Silver Glimmer Paper and Crumb Cake Cardstock. The punched border is done with the Scalloped Edge Border Punch.
On the left side page, I added one Coastal Cabana Boutique Detail embellishment on the outer edge - just the thing to set off the Fresh Prints Designer Paper Banners. They were created using the new Banners Framelits - which I LOVE, by the way! They are a MUST own product.
The right side page has three more banners and a knotted piece of Basic Black Chevron ribbon as a final accent.
I don't always include a formal journaling block on my pages. Oftentimes, I journal freehand in the open areas on my layout. It adds a bit more personality and lends some informality to the pages that I really prefer in my own scrapbooking.
How do you like to journal on your pages?
Here's a few of the products I used to create these pages:
|#130010 Basic Black Chevron Ribbon $8.95|
|#119882 Scalloped Edge Border Punch $15.95|
|#132173 Banners Framelits $26.95|
|#132996 Fresh Prints Designer Series Paper Stack $6.95|
|#134617 Flowerfull Heart stamp $9.95|
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