Next to last day of August already! Crazy, huh? It makes me laugh now that I actually planned my ambitious annual scrapoboking blog series for August, "because it's always so slow." THIS August was anything but! I hope you've enjoyed the series and maybe even had a chance to participate by carving out a little time to work on your own family's pages.
This is the historic last spread for Scrapbooking Summer School 2013. For the last four weeks we have had a ball on Thursday nights at my former team member Jane's lovely home, scrapping away. Others are participating via mail, receiving each week's kits in a package to assemble at home. It was a TON of work, but oh so fun! And I'm delighted that so many of the participants made (or will make) their goal of 31 Pages in 31 Days.
This nautical-themed back to school page looks complicated but is actually really easy. We started with Just Add Cake Designer Series Papers for the background and red mats (I know it looks really orange in the photos, but trust me, it's red!), then used scrap strips of Whisper White cardstock to frame them out. Accents of Not Quite Navy cardstock punch with the Modern Label Punch, and Bashful Blue buttons from the Clearance Rack, made the most of our numbered headline. I stamped those in Smoky Slate and punched them out with the 1.25 inch circle punch, matted on more of the red paper with the 1 3/8 inch circle punch. We curled twine loosely amongst the punches to help foster the shipboard feel.
The cute embellishment on the left hand page came from the Spread the Joy stamp set, punched with the 1.75 inch circle punch and matted with a Smoky Slate 2.5 inch circle punch that I used the Essentials Piercing Template, Stampin' Mat and Paper Piercer on. It's all in the details! The only maritime-specific thing about the page is the little round stamp, but the colors, embellishments and details all contribute to the nautical feel.
Have you entered to win the amazing blog candy for the week yet? You should! Go do it right now before you forget, and then I'll see you tomorrow for the final day of 31 Pages in 31 Days!