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Friday, May 27, 2011

Scrappin Saturday

Hi everyone! It's Scrappin Saturday and Memorial week-end!
I want to share with you my most favorite place to get away and do some serious scrapbooking while being surrounded in luxury! It doesn't get much better than Whispering Winds, a scrapbook retreat! I mean you have got to check this place out...the rooms all have these adorable names and themes to them, claw foot bath tubs, home made bath salts, the scrapbook rooms are nice and roomy , I mean I could go on and on. Let me mention she also has around 40 Cricut cartridges there for you to use plus a Cricut so you don't have to pack up yours and lug it with you! She also hosts scrapbooking week-ends that are full of fun games, free classes and LOTS of eating and chatting with fellow scrappers! Bonnie is one of the sweetest, nicest people I'll ever know and I hope ya'll go check out her website and even better, go stay at Whispering Winds!

Bonnie created this adorable layout of her grand daughters in honor of our Blue Skies theme going on at our Challenge Me Monday.
My granddaughters were looking at the clouds one afternoon and I couldn’t help but remember when I was a little girl and did the very same thing. Here is the scrapbook page I put together for their mom.

Materials Used:

Paper Studio: Lined Flowers
White cardstock for clouds
Paper Studio: Pink coral textured cardstock
Graphically Speaking Cricut Cartridge
Jasmine Cricut Cartridge
Archival Brilliance Pearlescent Sky Blue ink pad
Stampin’ Up Cameo Coral ink pad

1. I developed the cloud photo in an 8 x 10 picture and the photo of my granddaughters in a 4 x 6, which I then cropped down to a 5” x 3 1/2” and mounted it on the pink coral cardstock.

2. I cut out around the flowers so that they could overlap my photos as shown in the picture.

3. The pretty hearts that I found on some random valentine paper matched perfectly, so I cut them out and attached with pop dots to add some interest and to tie in the pink.

4. Cut as many clouds out that you want on white cardstock, using the Graphically Speaking Cricut Cartridge, Mine were: two clouds at 3 1/2”, and three clouds at 2 1/4”. I then inked around 4 clouds with the Pearlescent Sky Blue and 1 cloud with the Cameo Coral ink pads. Attach randomly onto your cloud picture.

5. Do u see what I see? is cut out with the Jasmine Cartridge, 1 1/2” using the shadow feature, on the pink coral cardstock. Note: There are no holes on the “e” so you have to punch them yourself, which makes things a little more interesting. Attach this title, trying to curve it a little.

6. My journaling was added last. It was handwritten with a black #3 drawing pen and I kept it simple.

You have just completed a very simple scrapbook page. If you work in 2-page spreads, simply add a second page of “Lined Flowers” paper, add as many pictures as you can, mounting one or two in the pink coral cardstock, and add a few more hearts with pop dots to add dimension.

If you have little boys, find a cute border paper similar to this one, but with bugs on it, and you can achieve the same results.

I hope everyone has a wonderful Memorial Day week-end with their friends, family and loved ones!

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  1. Great layout! Thanks for sharing the link to the awesome retreat center! That would be a great place to go!

  2. Here is another great Retreat site in Utah Tintic Goldminer's Inn Bed & Breakfast. There is a link on my website and it is a wonderful-affordable escape!


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