Saturday, May 7, 2011

It’s National Scrapbooking Day!

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Hello! Today is National Scrapbooking Day. Are you scrapbooking? If not you should because Our Craft Lounge has a fun Scrapbooking blog hop going on today and invites you to scrap along with us. Hopefully you just came from Kendra Wietstock, if not, head back to The Lounge and start from the beginning.

So what kind of scrapbooker are you? I consider myself (for right now at least) a clean and simple one. I don’t like much on my pages to take away from my pictures because to me that should be my focal point. I’m not big on journaling or titles unless a page really calls for it. I like my pictures to tell the story as you will see from my two pages I created.

This is a 12x12 page. First we have Daddy and Benjamin working on their first ever Pinewood Derby Car and I used the set Nailed It by Our Craft Lounge. I colored the tools with copics and cut them out and attached them with glue dots.
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I embossed the nuts in sliver in the corners of the page. Sprayed some green Glimmer Mist on the background for some texture. This page I would like to put a title but have no clue what. Any suggestions would be welcomed!

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I will admit I’m not that happy with this page.(That glimmer mist really looks bad in the picture but believe me, it isn’t that bad in real life, that’s what I get for taking pictures late at night!)  I had a major sinus headache while trying to do the layout and once I started it..well I had to finish it and this is the results. I’m really embarrassed to have even put it up but if we can’t show our “nasty” work, how would we ever survive? But never fear as I love how my second page turned out!

For my second 12x12 page I used the stamp set Butterfly Kisses by Our Craft Lounge. The picture I used is of my daughter (all in blue) and a group of friends on a field trip to Marmon Valley Farm last spring. The lady in the middle was our tour guide. This is one of my favorite pictures from that day. I changed the picture to black and white and brought back only the blue color. I wanted the block wording in the set as my background so I tore a piece of paper to use as my mask and stamped the wording in distress ink just in the middle of the page.
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Used two different Spellbinders to cut my pattern paper, border punch for my strip and just a small single strip cut to lay across the border.

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I stamped the dandelions right onto the picture and off on to the paper. Colored the butterfly with copics and added some Brown Sugar Sparkly Fluff to it here and there. Attached it using glue dots just down the middle of it’s body and added some bling underneath for motion.

Now head on over to Latrice Murphy to see her scrapbook page.

And don’t forget:

*that anyone who creates and leaves a link (using inlinkz.com at the bottom of the OCL post) on The Lounge blog post will have a chance to win a free stamp set
*DT girls will vote on which creation will win
*everyone who leaves a comment on The Lounge blog post will be entered to win a stamp set
*winners will be posted on Monday, May 9th


           Thanks for stopping by!

                          Amber

13 comments:

Kendra said...

WOW ~ that butterfly page is gorgeous! Love the page showing your son working so hard on his car ~ so sweet!!!

Debbie Seyer said...

I love your pages! I am a clean and simple scrapper, too! Great work!

Dawn said...

Love both pages!! Too cute!

Heather McNally said...

AWESOME pages!!!!!! LOVE them!

Tracey said...

Fantastic layouts!!!

Pam said...

Gorgeous work Amber! The bottom page just speaks to me..... :)

Gale said...

Both are wonderful. How about
'Tool Time' across the top of the first page and 'with Daddy' (or whatever he calls dad) at the bottom of the second.

Love the color to the photo in the second LO. I love to go black and white and then pick one color to 'turn back on'.
Thanks for sharing.

Deb said...

Wow, GF! Amazing work (you overachiever, you *wink*)!

lisa808 said...

Perfect stamp set for the pictures.

Joan V said...

Amber, your pages are great. I do like the first page and there is room for your son to journal. We as mothers feel that we should write, but sometimes the child should write. I also, love clean and simple pages. Love the butterflies. Thanks for sharing.

lolo said...

great pages

Lori said...

Great pages! Love the way you brought out just the blue in the photos on the second page--it really stands out.

Candy said...

Great pages! I especially love the tools! I will need to use that idea on a scrapbook page.