Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Sweet Summertime scrapbook page (CQC88)

Hi all! Before I get into the post I want to remind you of the FABULOUS blog candy I am giving away by drawing in a week! I am giving away a new SMASH book with SMASH stick, and I'm telling you, I've been using the other one I bought and I am totally a smitten kitten, this thing is FAB. Trust me when I say, you will WANT this prize! Go to this post to learn more and comment to win!

Time for another fab color challenge over at colourQ! Love the colors this week. I love red, and the mix of neutrals with this make it such an interesting combo. I found this pic of my boys from last summer & thought the colors worked well for this challenge. I actually took this pic on my iPhone, and as you may know, the iPhones are not known for the photo quality, LOL. But, I really loved it anyway, so I used an app to edit it, one called PhotoStudio, if you have an iPhone or iPad, you can check it out. Anyway, I sharpened the image, zoomed in and put a vintage filter on it to give it that "old photo" look. I personally like that look, but when my hubby saw this he said it looked like they screwed up the printing! Typical man, doesn't know a cool pic when he sees one;) right?

While surfing around yesterday I happened upon this sketch from Sassy Sketches. A new site for me, but one I'll follow because I have lots of card sketch blogs I follow, but I'm excited, because I didn't have a good scrapbook sketch blog & now I do! Unfortunately, by the time this post goes "live" the linky will be closed at Sassy Sketches, so I can't link up there, this time anyway :) next time for sure! Isn't this a good one? Love this sketch!

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Ok, so my page.... My new blog background was kind of the inspiration for the title banner. I used a variety of DP scraps and a 1" circle punch to punch them out. Then I folded them in half and stapled them around a long piece of bakers twine. I added some mini sticker letters to spell the word "summertime."Then I stamped the word "sweet" with banner stickers in the UL corner of the page using the challenge color inks. Used some backstitching along the top to "string" it to the page, LOL. I made the panel of patterned papers in the center of the page with 2 NEW papers from the OA "Rocket Age" line. I got the CUTEST stuff from there, can't wait to make some cards with it, too! Also I used an old strip of some stitched-look paper from Oriental Trading and a numbered strip from SU. Used my old-school labelmaker with red tape to add the boys names and date/place. A few more embellishments and this page is one for the books... er, scrapbook, that is;) I hope you like it! I'm considering replacing the one I have hanging in a 14" shadowbox out for this page, I like it so much:)

xoxoxox, Noelle

Supply list: stamps: Inkadinkado; circle punch: EK Success; bakers twine: Crate and Barrel; journaling cardstock: Creative Memories; labelmaker: Dymo; patterned papers: Stampin Up!, October Afternoon,  Oriental Trading; upholstered brads: Oriental Trading and The Paper Studio; red button: Stampin' Up!; red clip and small red puff flower sticker: K&Company

DUST IT OFF!: That journaling paper is years old as are the 2 neutral buttons and the heart upholstered brad.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I see you got your computer up and running again! What a relief. Love your page. Sylvia