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Strength and Hope Progressive Scrapbook Page

Today's scrapbook pages are examples of how easy it is to create a 6 x 6 page and then adapt it to a 8 x 8 or a 12 x 12 scrapbook page by adding card stock and other accents.

Here is the 6 x 6 page:

Strength and Hope Scrapbook Page 6

 

I used the Strength & Hope stamp set and embossed it with the new Melon Mambo embossing powder on Pretty in Pink card stock.  I just love this new color embossing powder!  I used a Melon Mambo marker and colored in the phrase "love" from the phrase stamp that comes with the stamp set.  This is an omitting technique.  The a Pretty in Pink flower brad was inserted in the filigree brad.

Here is the 8 x 8 scrapbook page:

Strength and Hope Scrapbook Page 8

For the 8 x 8 page, I added white embossing to the bottom.  The heart swirl stamp is so pretty!

Here is the 12 x 12 scrapbook page:

Strength and Hope Scrapbook Page 12

For the 12 x 12 page, I added another Melon Mambo layer and then added circles for picture backs or journaling.

In honor of National Scrapbooking Month, I am posting a customer special and scrapbook idea every Wednesday this month.  This week's special is:

Purchase the Strength & Hope stamp set (Wood  #118100 $17.95; Clear  #123660 $13.95) and any 2 rolls of ribbon of your choice and receive your choice of any color embossing powder for FREE!

Please contact me if you would like to place an order! 

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Build A Bear is Oh Sew Suite

I LOVE my Sizzix Big Shot…it is never off of my stamping table.  A major theme in my Oh Sew Suite sampler book is my Big Shot.  When I was creating my sampler book, memories of going to Build A Bear with my youngest came flooding back.  I haven't used my Build A Bear dies very often, but I "dusted them off" and got busy making this 6 x 6 scrapbook page:

Oh Sew Suite Sample Book-Samples BAB scrapbook

 

I love the embosslit buttons at the bottom of the page and the pompom trim on the skirt.

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Little Chef Punched Art Scrapbook Page

Welcome to the first 2010 VC Rocks Bloghop.. you’ve most likely arrived here from www.stampinldyglfr62.blogspot.com, but if not, you can return to the start of our Blog Hop at www.vcrocks.blogspot.com .

I had the extreme pleasure of creating scrapbooks with a group of Brownie Scouts.  As a mother of three boys, this was a dramatic change from my usual environment!  It was lots of fun, and I think they really enjoyed creating a memory scrapbook from this year’s activities.  One of their activities we scrapbooked included baking together…I knew I had to create a little chef using my Stampin’ Up! punches!!!!

Since May is National Scrapbooking Month, I thought I would share this page for the first-ever VC Rocks Blog Hop!  For this month’s Blog Hop, we are featuring retiring colors and new Summer Occasions stamp sets.  I used both:  Close to Cocoa is featured on the page and is on the retiring color list (thankfully, more brown hues are coming), and I used one of the phrases from Go, Graduate from the Summer Mini Catalog on the page.  Here is the page:

 2010-blog-hop-may-chef-punch-art

Supplies Needed:

  • Chocolate Chip/Close to Cocoa/So Saffron/Very Vanilla/Whisper White Card Stock*
  • Chocolate Chip and Ruby Red Markers and Chocolate Chip Ink*
  • Big Shot with Ovals Die
  • Punches:  Scallop Edge/Word Window/Large Tag/1" Circle/Designer Label/5-Petal Flower/Trio Flower/Round Tab Punch
  • Go, Graduate Stamp Set
  • Flower Assortment Brads
  • Paper Piercing Tool and Mat Pack
  • Crimper
  • Stampin’ Dimensionals and MonoAdhesive

Instructions

  1. Use Scallop Edge punch on large Close to Cocoa piece and Chocolate Chip Photo Backing.  Mount pieces.
  2. Stamp phrase and punch out with Large Oval punch.  Stamp a Designer Label piece in So Saffron.  Mount pieces.
  3. Center holes for trio of brads and insert brads.
  4. Use Big Shot and Oval Die with So Saffron card stock.  Use largest oval for punched art backing.
  5. Crimp piece of Whisper White card stock.  Punch out with round tab punch at halfway line.
  6. Punch in Very Vanilla the following:  (2) Word Windows-arms, (1) 1" Circle – face, (1) Trio Flower – dress buttons
  7. Punch in Chocolate Chip the following:  (1) Round Tab – back hair, (1) 5-Petal Flower – front hair, (1) Large Tag – dress
  8. With the 5-Petal punched piece, use the 1" Circle punch to cut off a section for the "bangs".
  9. Use half of Round Tab punch for the "back hair"
  10. Cut off a section of the Word Window pieces for shorter arms.
  11. Create eyes and mouth and dots in the buttons with the markers.
  12. Attach all pieces and pop up with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  13. Mount remaining pieces.

*colors you may use will differ for hair color and eye color…

ALSO – in the theme of "little chef"  – My customers have been begging for me to share my dessert recipes that I serve at events so I have added a new section on my blog under EVENTS for my EVENT RECIPES.  I will be adding more this weekend…

What is VC Rocks…and why do I love it??  VC Rocks is an online community where members share their love of stamping before, during, and after the Stampin’ Up! convention.  If you can’t go (or even if you can) to convention, you can get your "stampin’ mojo fix" with challenges, swaps, and discussions!  I have "met’ many fabulous stamping demos and nondemos through this group.
 
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