Today I had a GREAT workshop with a wonderful group of ladies. A BIG thanks to Donna for having me in her home to show her friends all about stamping. We had two different groups of stampers, we had a group of scrapbookers and a group of card makers and we were split into two different groups. Tonight I am sharing with you the scrapbook page the scrapbookers worked on today.
When I scrapbook, I LOVE to start with a 6x6 page and slowly ease my way into a 12x12 page by adding a 8-1/2x11 page in between. This is a picture of my AMAZING upline, Kimberly VanDiepen. It is us at convention right after I won that beautiful locket from Shelli Gardner. Boy...did we have a great time together at convention!
I used the Friendly Words Jumbo Wheel and inked it in VersaMark. I then highlighted the words using the technique Poppin' Pastels. It uses the Stampin' Pastels and it is one of my favorite uses for the pastels. The Crushed Curry circle on the left of the picture is so you can pull it and Stampin' Up!'s Statement of the Heart is stamped inside on a piece of Kraft. You could also put a picture or some journaling inside instead. I saw this on one of the idea boards at convention and just had to try it out!
I then went to a 8-1/2 x 11 page, and this is my favorite part of this page. It uses the Kind Thoughts Brocade Stencil that I am seriously IN LOVE WITH! I used Crushed Curry, Bermuda Bay and Soft Suede with a Sponge Dauber to get the image on the page. I then added a Build-A-Brad for the center.
At the bottom of the page is my sister, Amy, who wasn't able to attend convention with me this year because she is expecting in February...WHOO HOO. I am so exicted!! Her doctor didn't want her traveling so I took lots of pictures and called her frequently to make her feel like she was really there. She is my BEST stamping buddy even though she lives in Colorado. We send lots of pictures back and forth sharing our ideas.
The Whisper White Organza Ribbon is died using Soft Suede Ink. This ribbon dies so easily and beautifully with a sponge and ink pad. I then used the Lots of Tags Die for the bottom layer of the Friends tag. The Friends saying is punched out with the Wide Oval Punch and fits perfectly. The Bermuda Bay piece is cut out using the Top Note Die. I trimmed the Top Note down about 3/4 of the way down to just give the bottom of the page a little something. So the ladies left today with the 8-1/2 x 11 page finished but I of course had to show them how to layer it on to a 12x12 page.
On the left I added a square for journaling and a square for another picture. The picture is of my AWESOME friend Sue Lammers from South Dakota. I met her on the plane ride to convention last year and we have stayed in touch ever since. That is one of the reasons I LOVE convention...you get to see all of your friends year after year...it is like a reunion! But better!! :)
I also stamped the brocade from the stamp set Friends 24-7 along the side just to add a little.
Well, I hoped you liked learning about Progressive Scrapbooking. I will share the card idea from today soon.