Independent Stampin Up! Demonstrator since 2007
Welcome to my little ole' stamping blog! I'm so glad that you stopped by! I have lots of creative things to share with you with the occasional life post thrown in! Come on in, relax and stay awhile! :)

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Back to the Basics!

    Hello!  Any scrap bookers out there?!  Me, me, meeeee!  I am a former scrap booking nut!  I used to scrap all the time, but sadly have fallen off the scrap-y band wagon.  It has been a loooong time since I have scrapped anything, but I seem to have been bitten recently by a giant, hairy, nagging scrap book bug! LOL  I have really been itching to get back into it so I have been searching the sites and looking around at all the latest ideas and techniques.  Lots has changed since I last scrapped!  I am feeling pretty excited about starting again though!  I pulled out a few pictures last night and just sat and stared at them.  LOL  It felt kind of intimidating to dive back in so I just sat and stared...and stared..and stared!  Then I went to bed to think on it some more.  After putting together several layouts in my head I finally gathered up enough nerve to get started.  I decided to go with 8x8 pages.  They seemed the most user friendly to me. They are not the giant 12x12 pages, but bigger than the adorable 6x6...more play room!
   Here is the layout I worked on today:

The gorgeous subject of my page is my youngest daughter.  She is such an amazing kid!   I added lots of details to this page.  Everything from torn paper to faux stitching.  I sponged and punched and added bling.  My base is Crumb Cake and the shaped things are all either SU! punches or from Big Shot dies.  My sentiment and colored paper are from a paper pack I have had forever called Blue Raspberry by Deja Vu.

Page 2
  More tearing, sponging and faux stitching!  My pictures all started as 4x6's, but I trimmed them down for visual interest.

Close up of the sentiment.

One of my die cut flowers and the faux stitching.

Both pages together.  

I do remember now why I haven't done more scrap booking! LOL It took me absolutely forever to do these 2 pages!  I worked on them for over three hours!!  Every little thing felt like a huge decision and so I did and re-did and moved this and changed that about a bazillion times!  I must admit though...I loved making these!!  So, now with my new camera and the scrap book bug fever I am gearing up for some serious page making! Wish me luck!! :)

I am off to scrap another page or two! Have a wonderful day!  I will be back soonest with more to share!



Anonymous said...

Love your layout! I find that I have to be in just the 'right mood' in order to get any scrap booking done! And you are right it does take a long time to do. :)

Margaret said...

AnnMarie, I had to smile as I read this! For years, I always had my girls albums up to date by their birthdays and had them on display. I am now over 4 years behind... It is hard to get things to look just right, especially when there is such meaning in the picture. I find that I can knock out party layouts in no time because I use mostly pictures w/ little embellishing.
It may have taken a while, but your layouts are absolutely beautiful without overshadowing the pictures! Please keep sharing!

Kim P said...

Great the stitching!

Moira said...

Beautiful pages.. beautiful girl.. keep on scrapping!!