Aug 15, 2010

Sweetest Blessings Blog Hop

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Good 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.

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Scrapbook 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.

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Scrapbook Page Details
Stamps: Sweetest Blessings
Ink: Black Memento
Cardstock: GinaK
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

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Please check out these designer's links to see more samples with the Sweetest Blessings stamp set:
Then, check out 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!
Jessica

9 comments:

StinkerbellSteph said...

Absolutely love these adorable projects! The color combo's and techniques you've used to give texture and visual interest are lovely!

Shawna said...

Love these pages! Just wonderful.

Jennie said...

What sweet pages Jessica! Love the way you stamped the background on the first and and what fun pictures to scrap. Lots of memories to treasure! Have to say my favorite scrapbooking size is 8 1/2 x 11 too! Just works best for me and reminds me of a card, just one a larger scale. Great job and thanks for organizing this hop!!!

Lagene said...

Wonderful memory pages! Love your layouts 7 the colors are so perfect!

Miesje said...

These are adorable pages! I honestly never thought of scrapbooking on that size page - I will have to try it because it might be less intimidating.

Carla (cmsuto) said...

Wonderful pages, Jess! I love the colors and layouts with the sweet images! Great photos, too!

colleen said...

I SO love these pages!!!!1 OMG, those photos are adorable! What fun and GREAT memories!

Betty Neville said...

Adorable pages! Love how you've used the images to create your dp on your first page; and your "baked goodies" look yummy!

Bev Gerard said...

Fabulous pages, Jess!!
(Surely he will forgive the "pink" ... I totally understand the perfection myself! Keep it up, and I might have to have you teach me some scrappin', Ma'am! So inspirational!

~Bev

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