Seeming that May is National scrapbooking month, I wanted to share with you today, a scrapbook layout that I made a while back. Yes, I haven't done much with scrapbooking and my son is not to please that I still don't have his album completed. Therefore, I am trying to turn over a new leaf and get back into the swing of it again. His birthday is coming up soon and that will be my surprise to him. I learned from attending a crop this weekend past, that it is best to prepare page kits ahead of time rather than to bring all my stuff and be over whelmed. And if you find that you don't get many pages completed at crops, I would suggest making yourself page kits of those pics that you want to scrapbook and always have them ready for when you get a free moment. Some of the ladies at the retreat this past weekend did just that and the pages they completed were amazing.
I wanted to share this layout because it really is an amazing picture and truly demonstrates how much my guy as grown up. I can actually cry to see that he is no longer my baby, but my teenager. Oh so scary! He still talks about video games, but now the names of girls are added to the list as well. Yikes! Lol.
This layout was completed using many different elements. The one thing that I wanted to do was to include stamping. I love to follow Nichol Magouirk's work and to be challenged by all that she shares.
So I tried stamping on this layout using "We R Memory Keepers Geo-Hectic Stamps, along with matching die cut shapes and paper. Background page was distressed with Ranger Walnut Distress Ink and Gogs& Gears where stamped with Versa Mark and not a ink. This will give you a stamped image that is the same colour as your paper but a little darker. Really cool technique.
All diecuts were added with pop-dots and then outlined with white gel pen to add more definition.
I love to add texture and a masculine feel to my layouts and I acheive this bye distressing the edges of my cardstock by tearing the sides. This is achieved by using my distressing tool.
It was a lot of fun to get back into scrapbooking and I am happy to say that I am feeling the mojo again! Yay! I look forward to seeing you back here again for another day of sharing cards & layouts.
Hope your enjoying your day in your part of this crafting world. Until next time.....
Hugs & Happy Crafting!