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!

3 comments:

  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-

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

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  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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