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!!!