June 13, 2008

SCRAPBOOK SATURDAY

Good morning all! I have decided that every Saturday I will share a scrapbook page - sometimes 12x12, sometimes 6x6, sometimes maybe a mini-album but something dealing with scrapbooking (well, yes, and stamps because ya know I love my stamps!) This will accomplish two things for me: make me scrapbook (yeah, that's hard, lol!) and maybe inspire some of you to get some pages done as well *wink* - I know how it is, TONS of pics needing to be scrapped and never enough time! So, today will be my first one. Now, I will tell ya, not all my pages will be 100% Stampin' Up! because I have loads of scrapbook stuff and I like to use it in my albums but there will always be SOMETHING SU! on there, no worries! (I saw you looking worried!) So, in keeping with this, my page today is a very special page for me - it is one that reflects four generations of fabulous ladies (one is still little but IS a lady!) in my family starting with my Grandmother who we lost six years ago. She is the beautiful lady in the large photo - then left to right: my mom, age 4 - me, age 3, and my daughter, age 4. Can you see the resemblance? I love these pictures because they are a part of who I am and that is why I do this craft. So, on to the deets: I used the BRAND NEW paper line from Black Market Society that the scrappin' world is all in a tither about....they have no website, they give very few sneak peeks, and their stuff is FABULOUS! Well, Jen at Coconut Scrapshop has ALL their new paper and embellies and it was the June kit so I made sure to get one and I am so glad I did! I just love this gorgeous line and see me using every last piece for family pics like these! So, what did I do? Well, I sponged my chipboard butterflies, inked the edges with with my stamp pads to match the shades of brown and turquoise in the papers, and added rhinestone brads and build-a-brads to the centers. On the journaling tag, I added some yummy chocolate chip grosgrain ribbon and the title is spelled out in Stampin' Up! Lots of Letters. I took these letters and stamped on them with my Doodle This stamp set at different angles to get different pieces of the image on the letters and I love the way this turned out. I also took a piece of the dp, and, using my slit punch, made some nice scallops along the bottom edge. On the card stock, I used my corner rounder and inked the edges as well with Chocolate Chip classic ink. The turquoise and white ribbon is from my stash. I used the heart from my Always stamp set and stamped it on Naturals Ivory card stock in Chocolate Chip classic stamp ink and heat embossed using Stampin' Up! clear embossing powder. Here is a close-up of it although it is still hard to see in the photo but it looks really beautiful on this paper! I just cut it out and popped it up on dimensionals. I am happy with how this page came out. And, I would like to give credit to Pamela Young for the awesome sketch that I used for this layout, she is uber talented and you should check out her blog! Thanks for stopping by - you know I appreciate all of you and your wonderful comments, you make my day EVERYDAY! Have a fabulous weekend and stay cool - it will be a 100 degrees here and windy which is NOT good for the fires, uugggghhhhh!!!

36 comments:

NattyK said...

What a stunning page and beautiful photographs. x

Manna said...

Wowza, this page is absolutely gorgeous! Love the colours, the layout and especially love how you used 3 generations "kids" tagether! Amazing page!

Dottie K. said...

What a great page! Love the photos and colors. :)

mochamama said...

oh Alex what a beautiful page and such a wonderful heirloom. Just beautiful girl!

Nikki Bond said...

WOW Alex!!! This is gorgeous! Those pictures are amazing and the colors you chose for the page are beautiful together! Love all those extra touches too! Simply an amazing page! {SMILES}

Dawn Easton said...

Oh my word Alex, this is gorgeous girl!! LOVE all the different elements you added to this page...fabulous work! LOL @ inspiring me...ummmm I'd love to scrap but don't know where to begin...wanna come up for a visit ;)
Have a GREAT day!

Michelle said...

Great layout Alex. Love everything about it & what great pics.

Denise ~ Paper Ponderings said...

What a beautiful page! Love everything about it!

Deborah said...

This is a true memory maker! Gorgeous page, love the generations of you all so beautiful! Stay cool! Deb

Melissa said...

Oh Alex! You have completely outdone yourself with this page.....not only is it beautiful, but inspiring as well! Yep, time to get cracking on the scrapping!

Many Blessings,
M.

christie said...

Beautiful page. I love to see generations of women like that.
When my daughter was born, at my shower I took a generations photo with my grandmother, mother, myself & daughter. So precious!

Shannon McGann said...

BEAUTIFUL page! I love all the embellies! This is just stunning. It looks gorgeous with your photos.

pescbrico said...

I so love the colors you have choosen for this page! I hope the air is more breathable in your area and that they will be able to control the fire soon! Have a wonderful day!

Beth Norman said...

What a wonderful idea to share layouts every Saturday. Mmmm, maybe I should do the same--that way I keep caught up with my pics! Love your LO. Very inspirational.

corinnesomerville said...

Oh my gosh, Alex !!! This is gorgeous !!! I'm trying to get a whole lot better with my scrapbooking !! So I'm looking forward to be inspired by you (as usual).

47 more sleeps !!!!

Ila said...
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Ila said...

This is Absolutely Gorgeous!! I love all the Fabulous accents.. the photos are Beautiful and So Precious...and Yes I can certainly see the resemblance!!..you're all Beautiful!!
Please excuse the deleted post...it's late and I couldn't read my own spelling..lol..

Marilyn said...

This is the most amazing page I've seen in a while! I absolutely LOVE it!! I really need to case this!! Love all the extra details you put into it - you are crazy talented!!!

Diane said...

Great memory page! Love what you've done with it Alex,it's absolutely gorgeous!!!

Scrappy Girl said...

I love this sentimental page. So pretty. I definitely see a resemblence.

Tracy.H said...

Wow! Alex, this is such a beautiful page. I love the photos...what a bunch of beauties!! :0)

papel1 said...

Great scrapbooking page. Guess I should get busy!
Judy

Courtney Fowler said...

Oh. My. Word. This is just to DIE for!

LOVE IT!!!

kathleenh said...

Gorgeous page Alex! I love how you showed all the generations on the same layout. Fabulous!

ScrapMomOf2 said...

What an absolutely gorgeous page! Love it!

Charmaine (CharmWarm) said...

WHat a gorgeous page, Alex! WOW!

suzann said...

Holy cow!! This is a gorgeous page. The photos and the layout are just perfect!

Carolyn King said...

what an awesome page---GREAT job!

Rose Ann said...

Your page is absolutely gorgeous, Alex!!! I hope the fires are under control soon!! Stay safe!! Hugs!!

scrapnnMO said...

OM heavens Alex what a lovely LO! It's perfectly well done! Love it!

~Denise Lynn~ said...

This is gorgeous Alex! What a beautiful layout, great colors. I love all the butterflies and letters. Fantastic job! :)

joslyn said...

wow love this page. beautiful.

Sara said...

beautiful page!

Maureen said...

way too cool!! love it!!!
((()))reen

Debbie/StudioBeeCreations said...

ALex!...I LOVE the concept of Scrapbook Saturdays....ya know I tried keeping up with the once a day..& it was overwhelming when LIFE happened....but, I think I will try to join you on the Scrapbook Saturday challenge. This page is beeeeeeeeeautiful...love the embellies!!....creative blessings, Debbie

malieta said...

What a beautiful layout Alex, I love everything about it!!!!