click on photo for a closer lookGood evening!
Tonight a couple of my friends and I are joining together to share some projects that we've designed using this month's Card Kit stamp set: Sweetest Blessings. With the purchase of this adorable stamp set for the next few weeks, you automatically receive the card kit that I designed. While planning for this hop, I used the kit contents to make a 2 page Scrapbook layout of some favorite photos of my kids celebrating their birthdays.
FYI: The size of my pages is my favorite scrapbook size: 8 1/2" x 11". I haven't scrapbooked this size in a long time as I've been working on 9x9 or 12x12 for awhile, but let me just say that as soon as I started putting these pages together, it felt like I was back to my roots and the ideas just clicked! lol! I have bazillion scrapbooks in my home with photos of my kids in this size albums and have decided it's where I will be staying because it just works for me. If it works - why change, right? *wink*
This photo is a favorite one of mine from Ashley when she was 4, I believe. We had bought these princess birthday hats for her party and she HAD to wear them for days before AND after her actual birthday. This photo was taken of her eating her cereal one more for breakfast. She had a favorite sweater on over her jammies because she is always cold when she wakes up in the morning - still the case today, nearly 6 years later. Just look at those cheeks and chubby little fingers ... sigh. I plan on adding some journaling notes to the nestability die tag next to the photo - I just didn't get to that before I took the photo.
click on photo for a closer lookScrapbook Page details
Stamps: Sweetest Blessings (GKD)
Ink: Vivid; Memento
Cardstock: Bubblegum pink, passionate pink, white, turquoise sea, black (GKD)
Other: Quikutz 12" scallop border die; SU Sizzix ABC dies, copic markers; liquid applique, red liquid pearls, stardust stickles, glitter, sewing machine, spellbinder dies, silver eyelets, gingham ribbon, pencil for polka dots
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Now, this page is of a photo I took this past February of my son when he turned 13. We went out to eat at his favorite restaurant with my family and he was treated to a special birthday sundae. So, he was a good sport and posed a bit for some funny photos for me. I'm sure he'd be 'outraged' that I used these pinks on his page, but I couldn't resist since the photo was so perfect.
click on photo for a closer lookScrapbook Page Details
Stamps: Sweetest Blessings
Ink: Black Memento
Other: Quikutz scallop border die; spellbinder dies; silver eyelets, twine; copic markers; liquid applique, stardust stickles, red liquid pearls, buttons, pink gingham ribbon, EK Success scallop corner and square punches; Cuttlebug embossing folders
Please check out these designer's links to see more samples with the Sweetest Blessings stamp set:
this discussion in the Idea Center to view the card kit that Jessica designed to coordinate with this adorable stamp set. It's free with the purchase of the Sweetest Blessings stamp set until August 26! The StampTV gallery is also filled with lots of ideas that you won't want to miss. Here's the link: sweetestblessings
Have fun checking out all the ideas! I hope it leaves you inspired!