I have another scrapbook layout for you today.  This was the second layout that we made at my October Scrapbook class.

I used the title Family Celebration but this could really be used for anything even a wedding or baby layout.  This layout idea came from one that I saw in a magazine.  I used all Stampin’ Up! products for mine, different colors and elements but the sketch is almost the same.

The background is Crumb Cake – along the top of the layout is a strip of the First Edition Designer Series paper.  The large scallops are just hand cut and meant to be uneven.  The edges are sponged with Crumb Cake ink.  I also stamped on them with an image from the Creative Elements stamp set – it was stamped in black and then the open petals/leaves are colored in with the Crumb Cake Stampin’ Write marker.

Along the bottom is a strip of Marina Mist card stock that was stamped with the leaves image from the Borderlines stamp set.  And above that is a piece of Crumb Cake Patterns Designer Series paper from the Neutrals stack – the top edge is torn.  Very Vanilla photo mats are tucked in and out of the torn strip.

On the left page are some journaling lines and I stamped the large Medallion stamp in Basic Black Craft ink.  On top of that is the Scalloped Heart Embosslit and a bitty button with some black thread.

Tucked in on both pages are the scalloped circles from the Perfect Pennants Die – cut out in Basic Black and the layered with a Marina Mist flower punched with the Blossom Bouquet Triple Layer punch.  There is another bitty button on the right page.

The pieces that overlap the photo mats are on Stampin’ Dimensionals so that the photos will tuck underneath them.  The title is cut with the Timeless Type Junior Alphabet Die Set.

What took the longest on this page was all the sponging – all the photo mats and the cut and torn strips on the top and bottom.

Thanks for checking in today!

A few quick Stampin’ Up! updates –

First – the Big Shot Recruiting Promotion has been extended through November 11. You can read more about that by clicking the link on my side bar or going to my website.

Second – a new Hostess promotion started yesterday – with a $350 (or more) workshop you get and additional $35 hostess dollars – this one will run through Dec. 15th.

Third – for all the My Digital Studio users – Stampin’ Up! is celebrating Digital Scrapbook Day Nov. 4 – 7 and giving away free digital downloads – just visit MyDigitalStudio.net during the celebration.  There is a button on my side bar you can click on.

I think that was all the new news I had to share.  Bye for now.