Monday, March 25, 2013

Scrapping the Old Fashioned Way

Recently, Stampin' Up! put out a call for demonstrators to apply to be Event Display Stampers.  I figured I might as well apply since I had several projects already made that fit the criteria.  However, there was one project I didn't have and it was something I haven't done in a LONG, long time.  I needed to design a one page scrapbook layout.  And not with My Digital Studio.  The old fashioned way.  Eek!

It's been a very long time since I've done it, but I set out one day a couple of weeks back to do just that:
Colors: Real Red, Island Indigo, Pool Party, and Whisper White.  Stamps: The Open Seas, Perfect Punches. Big Shot: Apothecary Accents and Hearts a Flutter Framelits, Tasteful Trim Bigz XL, Typeset Alphabet Bigz, Honeycomb and Textured Frames Textured Impressions Embossing Folders.  Punches: XL Oval and 1-3/8" Circle.  Accessories: Real Red and Pool Party Core'dinations Card Stock, Sycamore Street Designer Series Paper and Ribbon, Silver Basic Buttons, Real Red 1/8" Taffeta Ribbon, Stampin' Sanding System.
I probably should have shared this page a week or so ago because it does have a touch of Sale-A-Bration on it: the Designer Series Paper and the Island Indigo ribbon in the top corner. But it also features some fun products from the Spring Catalog: the Honeycomb Textured Impressions Embossing folder, the Core'dinations Card Stock and the Silver buttons. 

I haven't used the Core'dinations Card Stock nearly enough, but it is a great way to add a little texture to your project.  The paper itself is textured and then when you sand it, you reveal a lighter version of the same color underneath.  Here I used it to give the title a weathered, beachy kind of look:

I don't know that I will go back to old fashioned scrapbooking very often, but it was fun to challenge myself a little bit. 

And are you surprised that Stampin' Up! is running yet another promotion?  This time it is one week only so if you want to take advantage, jump on board now!!
Yep, this week all fabric is 50% off.  The sale starts today and ends next Sunday.  Contact me today if you would like to take advantage or click the shop now button above.


Yapha said...

Looks amazing!! And good luck to you. And thanks for reminding me to enter. Just so you know though, when I called to ask they did say MDS was okay.

Tina Adams said...

What a beautiful scrapbook page. The colors and embellishments are perfect with the photo. The boys are adorable. Being boys, they probably don't want to hear that!

Katherine said...

Beautiful page! Call me old fashioned but I still love the hands-on approach!

Tammi Verbarendse said...

I love this page! Fabulous job!

Adriana Benitez said...

Adorable page. Great color combo, layout and TEXTURE - the main thing that sets traditional scrapbooking apart from the digital style. (And why my hubby asked me to keep making traditional scrapbooks. I'm still in shock, lol.)

Tanya Boser said...

Fantastic page! I love how you used the Core'dinations paper.

Heidi Baks said...

OMGosh, this came out just fabulous!!