Happy Monday, everybody! And welcome back to 31 Pages in 31 Days, my annual blog series. Scrapbooking was my first love, before I even heard of card-making or rubber stamping, and while it often gets pushed to the back burner these days, I adore getting to immerse myself in the scrapping world again.
Immersion scrapping is the way to go for many of us busy modern women--whether it's a day-long crop, a weekend retreat, or a four-week class series or challenge. Something about setting aside a chunk of time to narrow our focus just massively motivates our mojo!
Today's clothesline spread is a two-page design for the birthday pictures of someone fun in your life! It features two strings of colorful pennants and one longer "continuous" clothesline that you can clip as many pictures to as are needed to fit on your layout. It can hold as few as three or as many as you want, if you overlap them a bit. I am providing the Scrapbooking Summer School attendees with extra mini clothespins for just that purpose, when they make this spread on Thursday at class.
I LOVE the new Thick Baker's Twine--it has a lot more "presence" on the page than the regular twine, and it comes in such adorable colors--Baked Brown Sugar, Crisp Cantaloupe, Strawberry Slush, Pistachio Pudding and Coastal Cabana. I hope it comes out in a whole bunch more colors soon!
The self-adhesive, die-cut pennants on this page came from the Simply Created garland kit called Springtime Hello. Remember I mentioned I used the green and yellow parts of that kit on this page? Well, for this spread, I used only the ones with rounded edge designs instead of pointy banners. I love how pulling out just a couple of the colors or patterns from this versatile kit gives you all kinds of options for both decorating and for embellishing your scrapbook pages. We're really thinking out of the box on this kit!
If you're considering purchasing the kit, just keep in mind that it is retired and on clearance, so it's available only as long as the stock holds out. Click any link below to go to my shopping site and browse!
Mini Clothesline Page Product List
- Springtime Hello Simply Created Garland Kit
- Big News Clear-Mount Stamp Set
- Mini Metallic Clothespins
- Crisp Cantaloupe Thick Baker's Twine
- Very Vintage Designer Buttons
- Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack
- Banner Punch
- Neutrals Candy Dots
- Stampin' Dimensionals
- Crisp Cantaloupe 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
- Smoky Slate 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
- Calypso Coral 8-1/2 X 11 Card Stock
I hope you're having fun playing along this month! Be sure to leave a comment on any post with the 31 Pages in 31 Days 2014 logo this week, and you will be automatically entered to win a free Project Life by Stampin' Up "Everyday Adventure" Card Collection! Even if you're not into Project Life, you will LOVE these fabulous journalling and interest cards to put on your traditionally-scrapped pages and cards. May the best crafter win!