It is with great pleasure I welcome you to my blog from Pauline’s blog. I’m sure you’ve been as inspired as I have been so far.
I have fallen in love with so much of this catalogue and the sale-a-bration items. You can get free scrapbooking papers with a qualifying order!!! How good is that? Of course I had to create some scrapbooking pages with the supplies I ordered.
My first layout uses the sale-a-bration freebie Wildflower Fields Designer Series Paper. I used a sketch I found in my stash as inspiration to complete this layout.
I was really unsure of the journaling because it is so large but I love strip journaling and I love the typewriter. I can’t seem to just write a little bit. I decided the best idea was to just do it and stop over analysing everything. No one will care in 5 years time that it looks a bit funny and it’s not neat, they will just appreciate the fact that I wrote the story down.
The beautiful detail in the middle using the Rose Garden Thinlits Dies was actually created by accident. I was creating a card for my technique class and these were off-cuts from a card I made. They just happened to fall on the layout and I thought they looked pretty amazing so I stuck them down. Wasn’t where I thought the layout was going but it is a good use of left-overs don’t you think?
The second layout, 1st Birthday, I created for my weekly kids’ class. As you can imagine none of their pages turned out like mine but they all followed a similar theme and the design principles I used.
I love that I can create my own personalised background papers using stamps. The kids loved it too. They thought it was fabulous they could stamp their birth month on their page and really make the page about them.
The journaling for this page is going in the blank yellow spot. It is a really mushy piece about the last of my 5 babies turning one and how sad that is as there will be no more babies any more but how exciting it is for us to be entering a new phase of our lives.
Don’t you just love these balloons created with the Balloon Builders stampset? I hand cut the heart shaped balloons but the balloons out of the patterned paper are punched using the Balloon Bouquet Punch which also has a co-ordinating stampset. I can’t tell you how much I love these 3 items. I love balloons for all kinds of things. Balloons always seem so happy to me.
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Below is a list of everyone in the hop in case you get lost.
Amity Knight That’s me!!!