Now my first project for the new year...a 12" x 12" layout.
Supplies: Inspired by Nature Set; Cameo Coral, Close to Cocoa, Always Artichoke, & Baja Breeze Classic Pads; Blush Blossom, Close to Cocoa, Mellow Moss, Always Artichoke, Cameo Coral, & Naturals White cardstock; Sponge Daubers, Stamping Sponges, Big Shot Die-Cut Machine, Naturally Serif Sizzlits Decorative Strip Die, Extended Spacer Platform (comes with the starter kit and by itself), & Decorative Strip Cutting Pads (also in the starter kit and by itself).
This scrapbook layout is one of three 2-page layouts that will be made at my next Scrap In A Flash! camp. There will be 2 sessions you can choose from. They are on Friday, January 16--6:30 - 9:00 p.m. and Saturday, January 17--10:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. The fee to make all three, 2-page layouts is only $18. If you would like to come, please let me know which day by Wednesday, January 14. I'll have another 2-page layout for this camp posted tomorrow. The picture on the right is the first page of this layout. To see a larger image of the page, click on the picture.
The page on the left is the second page of this layout. I love my new stamp set, Inspired by Nature! I've been wanting it ever since it came out, and was finally able to get it a few weeks ago. I've been chomping at the bit to use it, and I got my wish on Saturday. I really love how these pages turned out.
I learned at my last Stampin' Up! training day to use ink pads and sponge daubers to color large stamps. That's how I inked up the big flowers on these pages. It was so much faster doing it this way than using markers, and I love the texture you get when using the sponge daubers. Just dab the ink on and stamp! It's hard to tell in the pictures, but I sponged some Baja Breeze (blue) ink around the flowers to put some sky around them.
I also got to use my first alphabet die-cuts! I used the Naturally Serif Sizzlits Decorative Strip die. Have I told you how much I love my Big Shot Die-Cut Machine! I just purchased some more dies for it with birthday money my parents gave me, and I'm having a lot of fun with them! I love new toys, don't you?