Monday, September 29, 2008

The Joy in Scrapbooking!

Happy Monday, everyone! Here's another scrapbook page I recently made for my Favorite Photos album. Remember that I'm using black and white photos and creating 6"x6" pages - this was my way of easing back into scrapbooking because it's been a long time and I didn't want to feel overwhelmed... and now I'm addicted to these fun little pages! You can scroll through all of my previous pages by clicking here. This one features a photo of my oldest son back in 2002 catching snowflakes on his tongue (something we rarely get to experience here in Texas!)... and would you believe that I didn't do a lick (pun intended) of stamping on this page?! Check it out:

The original purpose of this page was to show how the chipboard words that come in the new On Board Trinkets Ornaments kit can be used on cards and scrapbook pages as well! You'll see this kit featured on page 14 of our new Holiday Mini catalog that will be available online starting Wednesday - unless you've already received your copy in the mail! (and if you haven't received a copy and would like to, just let me know!) In any case, the pieces of chipboard are fabulous as ornaments, but as you can see, they look pretty darn good here, too! The kit comes with pre-cut patterned paper that you can adhere to the chipboard pieces - which is super simple to do (your kids can even help!), and they look sensational on a Christmas tree or hanging from a doorway, light fixture, etc.! But for this one, I sponged it with some Ruby Red craft ink, and then coated it with Clear Embossing Powder before heating with my Heat Tool. This makes it all shiny, as you can see below:

I adhered it with Glue Dots. The fun snowflakes (aren't they just PERFECT?!) are from the Holiday Mini catalog as well... they are from the Little Felt Flurries set shown on page 18. I adhered them with some Tombo Adhesive.

And, as if I haven't shown you enough of the mini catalog already, the background DSP (Designer Series Paper) is ALSO from the mini - called Ski Slope on page 12. Which leads me to remind you of my current Paper Share... read my previous post for details! These Paper Shares are perfect for scrapbook pages like this, because all the pieces you get are 6"x6" - perfect! Just pick one you like, and get scrappin'!

Page Recipe:
Stamp Set: NONE!
Ink: Ruby Red Craft
Cardstock: Chocolate Chip, Ruby Red, Whisper White, Ski Slope DSP (new!)
Accessories: On Board Trinkets Ornaments kit (new!), Chocolate Chip Wide Grosgrain ribbon, Little Felt Flurries (new!), Clear Embossing Powder
Tools: Word Window punch, Stamping Sponge, Heat Tool

2 comments:

Julie Davison said...

Beautiful page! Great use of the chipboard and felt flurries! I especially love the photo!

Jackie Bultje said...

Your scrapbook pages are great and your family is precious, thanks for sharing :)