Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Family Birthday Outing pages

Hope you had a productive and most importantly, fun National Scrapbooking weekend.  I finished one of these over the weekend and put the finishing touches on the other too late Monday night to get posted until now.  Both pages are from a birthday outing for my Mother.  (Warning, slight purple paper rant below.)  They are for 2 challenges each:

Before we get to the scrapbooking part, notice the photo of my husband asleep on the sofa in a store with my purse draped over his arm.  He took the photo of my mother and me while shopping, saying he was catching us in our natural environment. Guess I got a photo of him adapting to the environment.  :-)

My Family
Challenges:  Artfuldelight Sketch #1 challenge, Shimelle's NSD Use a pattern paper background

Project notes:  The scallop circle is cut with the Cricut and the Straight from the Nest cartridge.  I stamped each scallop with one of the smaller doilies from the Stella Rose stamp set from My Mind's Eye. First I had stamped the larger scallop and embossed in white. Really pleased with how the intricacy came through in the embossing.

For both pages, I had to do a lot of stamping and pulling together embellishments to create this unorthodox color scheme of kraft, purple and charcoal.  It is just what worked with the photos - even though the paper crafting industry seems to treat purple/lavendar as a forgotten step-child.  It is one of the colors of the rainbow!

Happy Together

Challenges:  Artful Delight Sketch #6 challenge, Shimelle's NSD grouping embellishments challenge

Project Notes:  words are cut on the Cricut with SCAL software.  Used the MME doily stamps in tone-on-tone and white embossed over vellum.  Also used some embellishment from Stampin' Up! Pretties kit.

Thanks for visiting today!

Ingredients:  Stamps: Gertie by My Mind's Eye
Ink: Creamy Brown by Colorbox, Dusty Concord by Ranger
DSP:  Picket fence from Lily Bee (polka dots); DCWV for the purple print.
Cardstock:  Crumb Cake by SU!
Embellishment:  Sculptured flowers and lace by Prima, Vanilla Hodgepodge hardware from SU!


  1. this is such a sweet scrapbook page you have created lisa-I do like the color scheme and your placement of the white doily is so perfect-now you have pictorial memories of your outing-

  2. LOL! Still smiling at the photo of you husband asleep while holding your purse!! Wonderful pages, Lisa!

  3. Gorgeous pages! Love that colour combo, and the picture of your husband snoozing (along with your commentary of it) is too funny. It looks like your family had a great day!


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