It is that time again! My monthly blog hop for Scrapbooking. This month’s theme is Celebrate.
For those of you that do not know how a Blog Hop works, let me explain. Monthly, I will be posting a set of scrapbook pages, and then a link to the next blog for you to see their pages. If you click on each link, you will eventually be brought back to my page, and that way you will know you have seen all of the posts. Or, you can click the names listed below to go to each blog separately. I hope you enjoy this monthly feature on my blog.
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For this month’s pages, I used a variety of products from the Dandy Garden Suite. The theme this month is Love Life. I decided to showcase a garden layout.
I started by working on the title of the page first. I don’t know about you, but for me, it sets the stage for the rest of the page. I traced out letters and then fussy cut them out. Next, I used the brush end of my Basic Black Stampin’ Write Marker to color around the outside of my letter line and make it look like the letters had been matted on black cardstock.
Next, I started to create a focal point image to tie the theme together. I used the Dandy Wishes Dies and die-cut out these flowers in Basic White Cardstock. I also fussy cut a bumblebee out of a piece of the Dandy Garden 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper. Lastly, I used a cute stitched pattern to show the path the bumblebee took to the flowers.
Tying in the stitching that replicated the flight of the bumblebees all over my page was easy. I just used the Stitched With Whimsy Dies. These dies are a must-have, making beautifully stitched frames for your photos. Below are more pictures those dies show off.
For the second page of the layout, I decided to add an area to show off individual pictures of garden flowers. To do that, I added a panel of DSP and added 4 smaller square panels for those pictures. The panels were also impressed with the stitches showing the bumblebees’ paths. Since the Dandy Garden Designer Series Paper is 6″ x 6″, I had to piece the two lengths together, but it turned out seamlessly.
Here is a close up of the finished first page.
And here is a close up of the finished second page as well.
Here are the finished pages side-by-side. The lovely Misty Moonlight 12″ x 12″ Cardstock is so pretty. It comes in a package with all five 2020- 2022 In Colors. I hope you enjoyed the process and the results. Check below for all the items used.
Please click the wreath that says next to go to the next blog and see the scrapbook pages. There are three of us in this blog hop.
- S. Kelli McConkey at Inky Hands Warm Hearts (YOU ARE HERE)
- Lisa Padgett at Crafting Hugs
- Ann Murray at Murray Stamps INK
Fun title creation. I like taking photos of my garden and planters at night. The colors pop with a flash.. Misty Moonlight is a perfect backdrop for the photos.
Thanks, Ann! Letters are my thing. One of my favorite things about scrapbooking is making really fun titles! 🙂 I would love to see pictures of your garden.
Kelli – you are so creative! I love the lettering technique, the monochromatic coloring and that bee is just too cute! Terrific job!
Thank you, Lee! Yes, the letters are so much fun to make. Misty Moonlight is one of my favorite colors this year. I love the little bumblebee as well! <3