I am pretty sure I could count on one hand the number of scrapbooking projects I completed last year. I think my immediate desire to document the adventures and achievements in our lives was taken care of with blogging, and scrapbooking fell by the wayside. I do enjoy scrapbooking though, and so this year I am hoping to get back into it. At the very least I am hoping that I will need two hands to count the projects at the end of the year!
So here is my first scrapbooking project - a 12 x 12 layout. It doesn't have any photos, but was the perfect project to allow me to play with some frills and fuss, and still keep the straight lines and order that I really like.
I used several different shades of pink ink to first sponge the nine squares that were the base of the layout, and then it was just a case of adding on the pretty bits - flowers, hearts and butterflies, and a 'B' for Bridie. I used an assortment of punches and big shot dies, as well as embossing folders to add texture to some of the elements. Some half pearls, paper daisies (one sponged pink) and some scraps of the Newsprint DSP were added to the mix too.
Card/ink: Pink Pirouette, Pretty in Pink, Regal Rose
Stamps: Rough Type, Notes and Details
Punches: Full Heart Extra Large, Heart to Heart Extra Large, Small Heart, Scallop Trim Border
Dies (used with Big Shot): Beautiful Butterflies, Timeless Type Junior Alphabet, Lots of Tags, Beautiful Wings Embosslit, Simple Flower Embosslit
Embossing Folders (used with Big Shot): Perfect Polka Dots, Petals-a-Plenty
This layout is for the front of Bridie's album (hence the 'this is your story...') but I think it would be perfect as an artwork for her room too, so version 2 is on the list of things to do, as is a boy version of the scrapbook layout. That's almost one handful of projects!