Saturday, January 30, 2010

Merry Christmas… a January Photo or Recipe Layout

Have you looked at all those photos you took during the Christmas holiday yet?  Now is a great time to scrapbook those memories and photos! 

This 8 1/2” x 11” format provides additional space for photos, recipes, and journaling.  Wouldn’t it be a great place to feature Grandma’s special cookie recipe, show a picture of you helping to bake them, and tell the story of what fun you had that day?

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I’m always amazed at how much just a little rubber stamping can add to a scrapbook page… the pages become so unique, custom, different.  A little sponging to the edges of page elements can make a big difference too…  Look at the flower in the page above, and then look at the same flowers adorning the page below…

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The flower on the first page was highlighted with ink to match the cardstock using a small sponge dauber.  I really like the first one better!  Which do you prefer?

In the sample above, I’ve also added embossing to the focal point using the Stampin’ Up! Elegant Bouquet Embossing Folder.  The embossing adds additional texture and interest don’t you think?

This was another of the recipe scrapbook layouts featured at my University of North Florida Scrapbook Class this week.  The class is part of the Osher Life Long Learning Institute program (aka OLLI), which offers non-credit classes to the 50+ community here in Jacksonville, Florida.  OLLI classes are offered by other universities in the US too… check for an OLLI in your area, I believe you’ll be pleasantly surprised by all they have to offer!

Stampin’ Supplies

Stamps:

  • Friends 24/7
  • Vintage Vogue

Inks:

  • Real Red Classic Ink
  • Versamark Ink

Paper / Cardstock

  • Real Red
  • Whisper White
  • Old Olive
  • Close to Cocoa DSP

Punches

  • 5-petal Flower
  • Scallop Trim Border (free)*
  • Scallop Trim Corner

Accessories:

  • Stampin’ Dimensionals
  • Gold Brads
  • Elegant Bouquet Textured Impressions Embossing Folder**

* Sale-A-Bration limited time offer… FREE with your $50.00 purchase at a workshop, class, or at my online Stampin’ Up! Store!

** Use with the Stampin’ Up! Big Shot Machine (item # 113439 $99.95)

Have a really great weekend, see you tomorrow!

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