I’m continuing with the 52 weeks of stress free scrapbooking – and I have week 4 finished – that means 48 more to go…

I love how this one turned out. On the 52 weeks blog – Janna actually had two layouts – this was the alternate layout and I turned it on it’s side.  And used all Stampin’ Up! product to create my version.

I have never made a black & white page – I added one color – a combination of So Saffron/Crushed Curry.  The photo is my grandmother that died before I was born so I never knew her.  It is an old photo from 1930 – so it is black & white with the yellowing of a vintage photo so I decided the So Saffron would work well with it.

The base is a piece of 12 x 12 Basic Black card stock.  I stamped it with the large swirl image from the Baroque Motifs stamp set using VersaMark ink and then embossed with clear embossing powder.  The other black panel is created the same way.  I used some of the Night & Day Designer Series Paper was in the Stampin’ Up! Holiday Mini Catalog (now you can get it as a Digital Download for My Digital Studio).  I add a few strips of So Saffron card stock and create the edging with the new Scallop Trim Border Punch (you can get it FREE with a qualifying Sale-A-Bration order).  The patterned paper layered behind the photo and the title at the bottom is the Crushed Curry print from the Razzleberry Lemonade Designer Series Paper pack – it is a light print so it looks more like So Saffron.  There are small photo corners  punched from the Basic Black card stock and the Photo Corners punch.

The accent pieces are stamped with the Vintage Labels set (another one you can get FREE with a qualifying Sale-A-Bration order) – the curly label frame image was stamped with Crushed Curry or Basic Black ink on Whisper White, So Saffron card stock and a piece of the Night & Day Designer Series paper.  These were all punched out with the Curly Label punch.

Then I stamped each one with an image from the Charming stamp set which was featured in the Holiday Mini catalog but is still available during the Occasions Mini Catalog.  The flower was stamped with Crushed Curry ink.  The other two were stamped with VersaMark and embossed with white embossing powder.

I was very happy with how this one turned out.  I hope you like it too.  Now to work on week 5’s layout…..

Have a wonderful Stampin’ Up! Day!