Friday, 10 August 2018

Ink & Share Scrapbook blog hop - August 2018

Hi Crafters!

Welcome to the first Ink & Share Scrapbook Blog Hop. We are a group of Independent Stampin Up Demonstrators from around the world who have a passion for pretty photo albums! You'll see all sorts here - 12x12, pocket system, and so on.... so sit back and enjoy a feast of inspiration that will have you grabbing your photos to create your own family treasures. The only remit is we are using current items available in the Stampin up catalogues. You'll possibly have already seen Rebecca-Jo's page, now its my turn, then please do click "Next" to see Shirley's.

So, a little about me. I'm a mother of three grown children, two of whom have provided me with four grandchildren to love and spoil! This time I'm concentrating on the only girl (so far!). I chose these photos as I'd recently received the Twinkle Twinkle DSP and wanted to use it straight away! The choice of colour was easy - Clemence at three years old thinks the whole world should be pink! And why not! We'd had a fun day at the park and Clemmie was particularly enjoying the rather long slide. She wanted me to join in but theres no way I'd have fitted so declined to which she pulled the cutest "angry" face, stomped back down to me and told me off! We were soon laughing again but not before I'd grabbed one of my favourite photos of her. My daughter was none too pleased to think she had been cheeky, but it was momentary so I asked her to let it pass.

So, onto the project. First I rough sketched what I wanted to do, then I used Melon Mambo 12x12 card stock and using my extra long ruler (18"), cut a sheet of DSP in half diagonally. 

I trimmed it down to create a border round the edges. I wasn't happy with my diagonal cut, so covered it with some Granny Apple Green Textured Weave Ribbon. 

Next was to work out where the letters would go. Eventually I added an exclamation mark too. 

Cutting photos is the hardest thing for me, I always worry I'll change my mind! Then it was the choice of Melon Mambo or Basic Black for the borders. Of course it had to be pink!

The larger photo needed "something", I opted for the beautiful Detailed Laser Cut DSP ... or at least a small corner of it. I also chose sentiments from the Little Twinkle stamp set and Eastern Beauty.

Only using current supplies was a good choice, it made me cut into my DSP not hoard it like I normally do!

OK, please now click Next so see the rest of the hop

Thanks for stopping by
Love peace & Happiness
Karen x


  1. What a fun and cute page Karen! Thank you for participating in our blog hop!

  2. Love the action depicted in the "slide" title!

  3. Love your page Karen, these colours work so well together.

  4. I adore how your layout of the little photos echo the slide! Such a fun story!

  5. Thanks for sharing your process - love to see how people work! She is a cutie and thank you for sharing your project!