Monday, November 17, 2008

YES! I scrapped!

I know- I planned to all week and only got around to it on Friday, Saturday and Sunday! With the snow on the ground already it was a good weekend for it. And guess what- I got 8 pages done!

Now, before I post them I need to make a few disclaimers: first- I don't necessarily scrapbook in 100% SUO (Stampin' Up! Only). I know that's why some of you come to my blog because it is normally SUO. However, I can safely say that nearly everything is from Stampin' Up! because that's about all I have. When I stray it's due to the gobs of old papers (or an occasional embellishment) I have since before becoming an SU demo. Second- I still stink at taking good pictures of my pages. Sorry! I just don't know how to improve- I'll keep plugging away at it though. And I accidentally left the date on on my camera so it is showing up on every page- ugh!

So on this layout the background paper is not SU, but everything else is from the punches to the buttons, paper, stamps, ink, chipboard and gel pen! Oops, just noticed, the title is rub-ons from Making Memories too.

This is a fun page from a day at my son's schools playground (this was 4 years ago!). I wanted the papers to reflect the fun pictures and activities in the pictures. This Designer Series Paper (DSP) is called Jersey Shore and it was in the last SU catalog but no longer available. I also used stamps: Be Happy, Big Deal Alpha and Rough Edges Alpha. Colors are Wild Wasabi, Brilliant Blue, Pumpkin Pie. Also used punches: 1 1/4" circle, 3/4" circle, Word Window, 1 1/4" square. Other: chipboard & ribbon (blue ribbon is from Offray).

Last but not least- At the Beach! For this page I used some of the last remnants of a very old Simply Scrappin' Kit called Island Blossoms. I only used the papers, none of the stickers for this page because they all had pink in them and I was avoiding pink since this is my son's book. The only thing that is not SU on this layout is the title. Those letters were on a single sheet, in squares that have to be cut (or punched in this case) out to use. I don't remember who they are by but they are very old, and yes, maybe a bit dated as well... but that's one way I challenge myself- to use up OLD stuff and try to find a way to like it again! It's fun and a way to be resourceful instead of wasteful- try it!
So, I know I said I got 8 pages done and I did, sort of. The last layout is still laying on my table waiting for journaling and final touches. Maybe I'll post it tomorrow. Thanks for stopping by!


  1. LOVE them! great job! doesn't it feel good. I love the layout on the playground pages, I really love how you did the journaling on the word window punch.

  2. I love every one of your pages. You're very creative and keep them pretty clean and simple, yet dynamic!! I'm glad you posted today on SCS for the circles variety challenge since it brought me to your blog! Keep up the pages--I love seein' 'em!


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