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Put Your Photos on a Pedestal

Hello!  Sorry that it's been a while since I posted.  Time got away from me while getting ready for a stamp club meeting over the weekend.  One other great thing that happened over the weekend was that I had some productive e-mail conversations with Michelle Laycock for my blog design.  The completed design is really beautiful and I can't wait until Heather Wright-Porto has installed it so that you can see it! 

I love telling stories about my family and friends.  Small wonder then, that my favorite papercrafting platform is Scrapbooking.  Today's post shows a pair of 6" x 6" scrapbook pages created using the stamp set On a Pedestal and the Raspberry Lemonade Designer Series Paper.  These pages were designed for the July meeting of the Sunday Afternoon StamperS (SASS) Stamp Club; a group that meets at my home every other month.  When I finished designing the pages, I immediately thought of a candy shop.  The bright colors just seem so yummy!


Paper piecing was the technique used for the cake and cake stand.  The individual pieces of the cake and cake stand were inked and stamped on scrap pieces of Whisper White cardstock and cut out with Paper Snips.  SNAIL was applied to the cardstock to adhere them to the Rich Razzleberry cardstock.

If you've never scrapbooked, you may want to consider it.  Scrapbooks come in all kinds of shapes and sizes and there's really no specific rule about what you have to put in them.  In its most basic form, a scrapbook is just a collection of mementos.  To begin, think about what's most important for you to remember about your life:  your spouse or significant other; your children, grandchildren, nieces or nephews; your hobby; your recent vacation or stay-cation; or the absurdities encountered in your daily life.  You can document your adventures in something as simple as a journal with short vignettes and a single photo, magazine clipping, or greeting card OR you can gather your papercrafting supplies and create an artistic platform for the story you want to tell.  Simple or extravagant, playful or elegant, or some combination of them all:  it's all up to you -- it's YOUR story to tell.  What's most important is to tell it!


Stamps:  On a Pedestal; Inks:  Rich Razzleberry Classic, Rose Red Classic; Many Marvelous Markers:  Glorious Green, Pretty in Pink, Real Red; In Color Stampin' Write Marker:  Rich Razzleberry; Cardstock:  Crushed Curry, Melon Mambo Textured, Rich Razzleberry, Whisper White; Designer Series Paper: Raspberry Lemonade; Embellishments:  Elegant Eggplant Ric Rac (Orchard Ribbon Originals); Adhesives:  SNAIL, Stampin' Dimensionals, Mini Glue Dots; Tools:  Paper Snips, Paper Cutter


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