Scrap page fun

I like to create the odd scrap page to celebrate some great times had by our family. I’m not one to create a whole album, instead creating a one off pages to frame and display is more my style.

Recently my “big” little boy turned 10. So to celebrate we took him and a bunch of his friends to a rock climbing place where they were able to climb to heights that were way out of my comfort zone. Thankfully they were harnessed in with tensioned cables for safety, which meant they could just go nuts like the agile and active kids they are!

It was such a fun day and there were so many different and fun climbing activities, it was pretty hard to take a bad photo really. So I came home with a phone full of amazing memories.

Here I have picked out a few of the best ones to display on my wall.

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As I sorted through the photos, the first thing I wondered about was if there was a Stampin’ Up! person involved in their fitout – these colours screamed Stampin’ Up! to me. Cucumber Crush was the main one of course, but just look at that photo on the left, matched in perfectly with Sweet Sugarplum. (Not two colours, I would put together ordinarily, but here it seems to work!) I also worked in some Real Red, Pacific Point and Crushed Curry.

I really like how I can create the embellishments I need for any memory I am showcasing right out of my Stampin’ Up! collection of products. There is a stamp, coordinating die or punch, embellishment or ribbon to match in and accent without over taking.

I’m not a heavy embellisher, I much prefer my photos to be the focus. But that doesn’t mean it needs to be completely plain either.

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Here I have pulled out my favourite Everyday Hero stamp set to create the title, coupled with the Layering circle and Large Number framelits, it came together really well.

I just had to work in some Sweet Sugarplum ruche ribbon of course and I used a little retired washi tape I had left over in Crushed Curry. A few little blingy stars sitting quietly in the corner, just topped it off.

I am working on a gorgeous photo I have of Little Miss 2, that’s next on my list of projects. Which will take my framed scrap pages to 6. I have a big wall to fill so I’ll be busy for a while yet. I’m just trying to decide if I want to paint the wall before I start hanging them.

Until next time… Stamp Creatively,
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Sketch Challenge – CYCI#157

Another fun challenge is happening this week at Can You Case It? It’s a sketch challenge created by Eva.

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Here is my design team inspiration.

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Here I’m using one of the most gorgeous stamp sets that debuted in the Occasions catalogue earlier this year, Everyday Hero. Who doesn’t like a superhero?! What I really like about this set is, it’s completely age free – there are stamps in this set to suit guys and gals of all ages and for many occasions.

Here I’ve made a birthday card for my little nephew. He loves super heros, dinosaurs and his favourite Aussie Rules footy team, the Essendon Bombers. I ticked two boxes this birthday with a dinosaur present and this cute super hero themed card.

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The Everyday Hero set does come with some super cute sentiments, but on this card I used “Happy Birthday: from the Birthday Banner stamp set. The balloon is also from that set.

I found my imagination running a little wild when creating this set. So I thought I’d make another similar card quickly for one of those days where life carries me away and I’m running late for a birthday! Yes, that happens to me too often! My message inside will say something like that too.

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This is definitely one of the retiring stamp sets that is a favourite and I’ll be keeping this one for creating my specials! Case-ing The Catty have been celebration Favourite Retiring items this week. So I’ll be entering these cards over in there challenge this week.

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Both of these cards use the Can You Case It? sketch as a base. One of the things I like about Sketch challenges, is that it gives you the basics of the layout but it’s up to you how it all comes together and you can bring your style and personality into your creations.

I can’t wait to see what you create with this sketch. The challenge is open all week – closing midday Saturday, May 20th (AEST). Hop on over to the Facebook Challenge group for more inspiration from our Design Team members and to load up your entry.

Until next time… Stamp Creatively,
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Holiday crafting

I have a quick little share today. Last weekend here in Victoria, Australia, we had a public holiday, so off our family headed for our annual extended long weekend camping trip with our group of friends.

It was lovely time away, with 11 kids swimming in the river for nearly 3 days, and generally keeping themselves occupied. Most friends got some down time to relax and catch up – me… well for the most part I was chasing our 2 year old around making sure she didn’t get into mischief. But I did manage to find some crafting time. Yes… out in the middle of nowhere… me, my stamps and I….

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This holiday generally falls close to our friends boy’s birthday. So we often celebrate while away. I had his pressie ready to go, but just needed a card to go with it.

To make things a little easier for myself, I CASEd this card from Stampin’ Up! Artisan design team member, Holly Stene. Her card came across my Pintrest feed and I loved it and through it would be perfect for our little friend. I did some prep at home, so I didn’t have to take absolute everything with me, but allowed myself to create enough while out there to give me some of the down time I love.

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As soon as I saw the Everday Hero stamp set in the Occasions catalogue, I just had to have it. I have so many little friends, including my boy, this stamp set would be perfect for. Who doesn’t like a super hero? Now we can create our own with this little beauty. With all the cleverly coordinated scenery stamps that come with it, means the possibilities are endless.

I’m sure I’ll be back with some more inspiration using this set at some point soon.

Until next time… Stamp Creatively,
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