Welcome to Song of My Heart Stampes and the 31 Pages in 31 Days summer blog series challenge! Are you up to it? Join the others taking the challenge to get a page done each day in August 2015, for a total of at least 31 more pages done by the end of the month than we had at the beginning.
We are doing GREAT! And having FUN. Today's inspiration page for you is fun, too! All Boy All The Time is the theme, but the colors could work for All Girl All The Time, too, or All Fun All The Time. Those participating in my Scrapbooking Summer School class tomorrow night will get to choose their own headline.
The color scheme for this two-page spread is Blackberry Bliss, Hello Honey, Sahara Sand and Whisper White, inspired by patterns from the Moonlight Designer Series Paper stack. The 4.5x6.5 inch stack is perfect for scrappers. They won't even have to cut their photos (unless they want to). Talk about easy! We arranged four separate pieces in a pinwheel at the center of each page, leaving an irregular but symmetrical border of purple around the edges. The patterns look a bit busy, but once the photos are in place, they'll be just right.
I often use the "negative" left after punching out pieces as a page element. This strip of star punches looks like a long tag when some ribbon is added to the end. It's important to add a little bit of textile to every page you make. That little nod to the tactile seeker in all of us grounds the project. Whenever I feel like a page is missing something, it always feels "better" after adding a little bit of ribbon, burlap, lace, or canvas.
I also added texture to my flat, boring star punches with sequins stabbed through with silver mini brads. Another great use for sequins beside just a random scatter on the page... who knew?
Thanks for joining us today for #31pagesin31days! You can participate and enjoy sharing your pages by tagging them with the #31pagesin31days hashtag wherever you post them online. They will come up in the search along with hundreds of other pages. You might find some fun new scrappers to follow, too! Traditional scrapbooking, hybrid digital scrapbooking, and Project Life memory-keeping are alive and well online. There's no excuse for feeling uninspired!
Stamp : Epic Alphabet Photopolymer Stamp Set
Ink : Blackberry Bliss Classic Stampin' Ink Pad, Hello Honey Classic Stampin' Ink Pad
Card Stock : 2014-2016 In Color 12" X 12" Cardstock , Hello Honey 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock , Whisper White 8-1/2" X 11" Card Stock , Moonlight Designer Series Paper Stack (retired)
Tools & Adhesive : Clear Block Starter Bundle
Punch : Medium Star Punch
Accessory : Silver Mini Brads , Stampin' Dimensionals, Metallics Sequin Assortment , Silver Cording Trim and Rich Razzleberry "Into the Woods" cotton ribbon--coming soon! 2015 Holiday Catalog