Welcome to Day Two of my new blog series, 31 Pages In 31 Days! Every day during the month of August, I'll be posting a single or double page scrapbook layout for your inspiration. YOU CAN PLAY ALONG with us by challenging yourself to complete thirty-one pages, too, and posting your progress here on Song of My Heart Stampers. I also have set up a 31 Pages in 31 Days Facebook group, where you can even post pictures of your pages to inspire and encourage others who are taking the challenge, too!
Don't forget, each week in August there will be SCRAPBOOKER'S BLOG CANDY given away to one lucky winner from the week's comments here at the Song of My Heart blog. You can comment once on each entry in the series, so there will be 31 total chances you'll be picked as a winner--not too shabby!
Ready to see today's featured page? This "You Make Me Happy" single page makes fun use of the Bloomin' Bouquet project kit from Stampin' Up, on a versatile square layout that can accommodate a single large photo or several smaller ones.
The project kit (view it here) is supposed to be a 3-D bouquet of paper flowers, but the flowers are so cute I have been using them all over the place on pages and cards and gift items. They make fabulous "instant" party decor, too! They come with the Vintage Faceted "glass" buttons that I love so much because I can't help thinking of my Grandma Griffin and the glass doorknobs in her little old house in Minneapolis. As a child I thought those doorknobs were the coolest thing ever!
I took the Calypso Coral from one of the flowers, and lightened it up a shade by using Crisp Cantaloupe (one of the new 2013-15 In Color Collection) as my mat and in the strip of chevron-patterned paper. Additional Soft Sky and So Saffron flowers were accented with ribbon scraps (this is a fabulous page for ribbon scraps!) of Island Indigo and Calypso Coral chevron ribbon, and our new 1.25-inch Burlap Ribbon (from the 2013 Holiday Catalog).
My Crisp Cantaloupe ink pad is JUICY! So I stamped it off once on scratch paper before stamping the Flowering Flourishes stamp so it would peek out from behind my mat. Then I paper-pierced all the way around the square to add interest without busyness. Love how the piercing templates from Stampin' Up make it so easy to get nice straight lines and evenly pierced holes.
The title of this page came from a cute stamp set I just got at Convention 2013, called Hello Lovely. It's perfect for scrappers, and I'll be using it a couple more times this month, I'm sure! 31 Pages in 31 Days is off to a great start--thanks for visiting, and be sure to pop back in and see tomorrow's easy sports-themed spread!
I love how simple and elegant this style is. I can easily see how this can be modified for boys too. I looked through you pages last year as well, but this layout is one of my favorites. Stampin up makes it so easy to coordinate papers, ink and pens - better than anyone else! Love it!
Posted by: Cheryl Tumbarello | 08/02/2013 at 10:42 AM
Gorgeous embellishments and touches with the paper piercing! Just lovely!
Posted by: Lori B | 08/03/2013 at 10:41 PM
I really love this layout. It's simple yet very elegant. I can see photos of my grandaughter, Rebekah on this very easily.
Posted by: Kathy Neverman | 08/05/2013 at 09:44 AM
Love the colors and buttons. I have happy memories of relatives with glass doorknobs, too. :-)
Posted by: Jana Turbyfill | 08/05/2013 at 06:20 PM
so pretty and elegant! This will be a great page for any of the millions of Caitlyn pictures I have!
Posted by: Jena Schultz | 08/06/2013 at 01:51 PM
Lyssa, this is just the sweetest layout, yet sets a tone for elegance, too! The Island Indigo chevron ribbon just "pops" the whole page and the burlap ribbon gives a subtle texture to the whole layout. Love that. Thank you for all your inspiration you share with us!
Posted by: Debbie D. | 08/10/2013 at 12:48 PM