Welcome to the October Creative Card-iology Team Monthly Blog Hop! This month we were challenged to create a scrapbook layout, journal or sampler project. And to tell you the truth, I grumbled about this theme a bit. It’s been a long time since I did any scrapbooking, and my current customers have been more interested in cards lately.
However, I’ve always loved celebrating everyday moments, special events and the beauty of the world around me through photographs. My very first Stampin’ Up! purchase was a stamp to use in a scrapbook album. And I really did enjoy the process of choosing photos and creating a layout for this blog hop. So, thank you Bonnie for suggesting the scrapbooking theme this month!
I’ve been loving playing with the Autumn Leaves bundle and the Artistic Mix Decorative Masks and decided to use them for my project. A couple of weekend visits to local parks left me with plenty of autumn photographs to choose from as well.
The basic elements for each of these projects was a base of Gray Granite, a background layer of Lost Lagoon with stenciling using the Artistic Mix Decorative Masks, and a layered border strip of Pretty Peacock, Real Red and a Gray Granite piece textured with a die from the Autumn Leaves Dies collection. Placed over this layered strip were 2 die cut leaves, one in Pretty Peacock and the other in Real Red embossed with the Distressed Tile 3D Embossing Folder. To save paper, I die cut my leaves from the photo mats. I left some open space for journaling, which I still have to complete.
When I first decided on a name for my business, I chose 3 words to help guide me as I worked my business – Remember, Celebrate, Connect. And these words are all embraced in a memory album. I’m sure I’ll be creating more!
Whether you’re a card maker or a memory keeper, Stampin’ Up! has products that are perfect for your projects. I hope you’ll join me Mondays at 2:00 pm on my Facebook page (@kimskeepsakecreations) as we imagine the possibilities of what you can create with Stampin’ Up!
And I’d like to invite you to join me on this stamping adventure – Stampin’ Up! has an awesome Starter Kit special going on through October 31st celebrating their 35th Anniversary. Choose 35% off the normal starter kit price or 35% more product for the normal price. If you’d like more information, I’d love to talk with you about how you can get the best deal in the catalog – the Starter Kit! I can speak from experience that I craft and stamp better when I’m doing it together with others. I hope you’ll join me!
Thanks for joining us today as we’ve explored memory keeping through scrapbook layouts and samplers! Don't forget to check out my teammates' blogs by clicking on the links below!