Gnomes.  Do you like gnomes?  I’m not sure.  When I see gnomes or hear about gnomes I actually think of my grandmother.  I don’t really remember much about her; I was young when she died; she lived in Germany; didn’t speak English; and we didn’t see her that often.  My mom says she did come and stay with us for maybe a month or so at a time but I guess I was young enough that I don’t fully remember that.  But I do remember that she always brought gnomes with her from Germany when she came to visit.  We had them in our yard and back them they weren’t plastic gnomes – they must have been made from clay or something and probably painted.  I imagine my mom still has some in her attic – I will need to ask her.

I also think of my niece, Emily, because a couple of years ago she bought herself a gnome – you know the travel site gnome – and she takes it with her and takes pictures of it everywhere.  So when we took our trip to the mountains in NC a couple of summers ago the gnome came with us.  When I saw that Stampin’ Up! had a new gnome set the first thing I could think of was making a scrapbook page with Emily and her gnome.

This layout is for the contest at Leadership for the Gnome Sweet Gnome stamp set.

It is an 8×8 layout.  The picture is Emily with her gnome – Gnarlin.  We were eating at a restaurant somewhere in NC and I took this cute picture.  I did use the border to cover the bottom edge of the picture which has the empty dishes in the foreground – they needed to be hidden.   I used the Twitterpated Designer Series paper – the Riding Hood Red and Basic Gray prints.  I added the little bow at the top and included the little hanging lantern stamp –

Stampin’ Up! Supplies:

  • Card stock:  Riding Hood Red, Marina Mist, Whisper White
  • Ink: JetBlack StazOn, Stampin’ Write Markers – Riding Hood Red, Marina Mist, Basic Gray, Old Olive, Blush Blossom, Daffodil Delight
  • Stamp sets: Gnome Sweet Gnome
  • Accessories:  Twitterpated Designer Series Paper, Scallop Edge Border punch, 3/16″ Corner Rounder punch, Subtles Designer Buttons, 1/8″ Marina Mist Taffeta Ribbon, White Bakers Twine, Stampin’ Sponge, Big Shot Die-Cut Machine, Billboard Alphabet Decorative Strip Die, 2-way glue pen, Mini Glue Dots, Stampin’ Dimensionals

To order Stampin’ Up! Supplies to make this project click here.

Tonight I’ll be attending the Manager’s Reception – it will be my first time to go.  I’m so excited.