It's a day in August, so you know what that means here at Song of My Heart Stampers! It's scrapbooking time! I know, I know, tough job, huh? But somebody's gotta do it!
Today's inspiration page for the 31 Pages in 31 Days challenge is a two-page spread based around a lovely sample card received from my friend Simone Bartrum, a friend and fellow demonstrator over in Australia. Every time we demos get together, we swap samples, and the Hawaii trip last May was no exception. I loved her work and decided to theme my page around it.
Simone's card used a color scheme based on the Bohemian Designer Series Papers, with Blackberry Bliss, Island Indigo, Delightful Dijon, Very Vanilla and Rich Razzleberry. Since my base pages were Tip Top Taupe, I also brought in a little Sahara Sand to cool all those intense colors, and a little torn strip of Typeset newsprint-patterned paper to contrast with the florals.
Here's her original card, and then the next photo is the piece I created to match it and carry the theme over to the second page of my layout. I "just happened" to have the same stamp set, so this was super easy. It's called Awesomely Artistic and it's just a collage of fun pieces you can pair up in endless combinations. Now that I've got it actually put together, watch for some cards made with it, very soon!
I think one of THE most satisfying things about scrapbooking is that each page is different and doesn't have to match the others, so it's easy to use up little bits and scraps that you just can't bear to throw away. I used up FOUR different tiny bits of ribbon and lace on this page. Feels good to find a good home for them and not be wasteful. Is that just me, or do you do it, too?
See you tomorrow for Day Twenty-Two of #31Pagesin31Days! Can't wait to share it with you. I've been BIDZY!
Supplies for the Happy Friends Layout:
Stamp : Awesomely Artistic Wood-Mount Stamp Set , Awesomely Artistic Clear-Mount Stamp Set ,
Ink : Island Indigo Classic Stampin' Pad , Blackberry Bliss Classic Stampin' Pad , Delightful Dijon Classic Stampin' Pad , Tip Top Taupe Classic Stampin' Pad
Card Stock : 2015-2017 In Color 12" X 12" Cardstock , Island Indigo 8-1/2" X 11" Card Stock , Rich Razzleberry 8-1/2" X 11" Card Stock , Blackberry Bliss 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock , Very Vanilla 8-1/2" X 11" Card Stock , Sahara Sand 8-1/2" X 11" Card Stock , Bohemian Designer Series Paper , Typeset Specialty Designer Series Paper
Ribbon & Trim : Tip Top Taupe 1" Dotted Lace Trim , Sahara Sand 7/8" (2.2 Cm) Lace Trim , Hello Honey 5/8" Striped Cotton Ribbon , Rich Razzleberry 1/4" Cotton Ribbon
Accessory : Antique Brads , Pearl Basic Jewels Embellishments, Metallic Foil Doilies
Big Shot : Expressions Thinlits Dies , Big Shot, Big Shot Magnetic Platform