I'm in the groove now! I can hardly keep up with all the ideas floating around in my brain. This immersion scrapbooking is really paying off with a big mojo boost! How are you doing with the challenge? Will you have 31 pages accomplished by the end of August?
Love the headline's subtle pun when used with the strips of newsprint-patterned paper! For this page I cut 2x8 strips of Lullaby Designer Series Paper and Typeset Designer Series Paper and randomly stacked them to use for a photo mat. I used the gener-neutral side, but students at Scrapbooking Summer School on Thursday night will be able to use the exact same pieces with the other side of the paper, which has Crisp Cantaloupe in the patterns and would be even cuter for a girl.
TIP: The Typeset papers are vanilla and black, which I didn't like with the white background of the Lullaby papers, so I used my rubber brayer to run Crumb Cake ink over them. It also had the side benefit of visually "sending" the newsprint to the background, so it wasn't a main focus of the page. You can stamp on or sponge or brayer any of our Designer Series Papers to customize them.
I tweaked this stamp to fit my page by pasting a heart punch over the "y" in "your" and turning it into "our" instead. "Your" will of course be a much more useful stamp in the long run, but for this page I wanted to use it for a random leftover baby photo I took out of a picture frame to replace with something a little more "ahem" current. My kids are ten and twelve. Yeah.
Ignore my sloppy coloring--I was using the Chalkboard Marker to fill in the white, and I should have used the finer tip of the White Signo Gel Pen instead. Then again, maybe I did it on purpose. You never know! Anything can be a motif or theme if it's carried off well... even mistakes!
I hope you've been enjoying this summer blog series here at Song of My Heart Stampers. I know I have! I love seeing the stacks of finished pages grow. And I definitely journal better when I have a bunch of it to do at once rather than randomly attacking whenever I finish a page. But you'll find the system that works for you, whether it's immersion scrapping, Project Life memory-keeping, or good old traditional scrapbooking crop days like my All-Day Scrapbook Marathon coming up in October.The point is to keep chugging along. You'll be so glad you did.
See you tomorrow for Day Twenty-One! Ten more days left to go. Here's the supply list for today's inspiration page:
Little Baby Big News Page:
- Big News Clear-Mount Stamp Set
- Big News Wood-Mount Stamp Set
- Lullaby Designer Series Paper
- Typeset Specialty Designer Series Paper
- Kraft 12" X 12" Card Stock
- Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack
- Gold Baker's Twine
- Brayer And Rubber Attachment
- Uni-Ball Signo Gel Pen
- White Stampin Chalk Marker
- Essentials Hardware Clips
- Soft Suede Classic Stampin' Pad
- Crumb Cake Classic Stampin' Pad