August 5, 2008

You've made your nest...

Yay! Finally...I'm posting a scrapbook page! I was so inspired by the ladies at the crop last Saturday - it was the final straw, I've given into my scrapping itch! I haven't scrapped in a couple of years (and won't be showing you my earlier attempts!) but it's about time I made something to go in my cute 6x6 linen scrapbook that came in my Stampin' Up! starter kit!

You might remember Gabriel as the printer loving feline from a previous post - You're sure to see him and his "sister" Luna (who looks NOTHING like him!) in plenty (if not all!) of my future layouts - I'm nuts about my fur babies!

I won't do step by steps for my layouts but will let you know which products I've used and how.
My colour scheme here is Brocade Blue (closest match for Gabe's eyes) Real Red, Pumpkin Pie and Old Olive. I've used linen thread inside the button and for the stitching down the side of the page.

I used my mat pack template a couple of times for this, once to lay out the spacing for the photo corner brads, and also to pre-pierce the stitching holes.

The flower is from the Pretties kit and I coloured it with a Brocade Blue marker. The letters for "nest" were inked with markers too, I "thumped" the marker on each letter before stamping to get that slightly mottled look for a tiny bit of visual interest.

The strip joining the two designer papers is a piece of Brocade Blue Wide Grosgrain ribbon. The journalling stamp from Office Accoutrement was inked with markers and the brackets were cut out and layered with teeny bits of Stampin' Dimensionals.

The over sized scallops were created with the 1 1/4" and 1 3/8" circle punches.

That's all the details I think - I'd love to hear your thoughts on my first page in forever...and I promise to pass on any virtual pats left for Gabriel!

Stampin Supplies:
Stamp Set: Office Accoutrement, Big Deal Alphabet
Ink: Stampin' Write Markers
Card stock: Brocade Blue, Real Red, Whisper White
Paper: Summer Picnic, Old Olive Prints
Punches: 1 1/4" Circle, 1 3/8" Circle, Photo Corner, 1/16" Handheld
Accessories: Mat Pack, Crafter's Tool Kit, Linen Thread, Brocade Blue Wide Grosgrain ribbon, Silver Brads (vintage pack), Earth Elements Buttons, Journalling Pen, Paper Snips, Stampin’ Dimensionals, SNAIL adhesive.
All supplies available from Stampin' Up!


  1. I LOVE it!! So creative! My pages always look so plain and generic. Thanks for the inspiration.

  2. Hi,
    you make beautiful cards and layouts.


  3. wow you did good Sarah, I love how you used lots of Stampin Up products in there and that scallop effect is very cool love the layering of those. And you did hand stitching, I dont even do that,(too scared. I am so impressed. And Gabriel looks cute......BTW I noticed some handwritten journalling, nice writing BTW.

  4. Hi Sarah, I thought since I confessed on the Sketch Book forum that I lurk here, I should leave a comment!

    I love that you have come over to "the dark side" so to speak! I started as a cardmaker too (although I hardly ever do cards anymore ... amazing how things change). Your first layout (in ages) is totally cute!

  5. did you cut around your stamped letters, they look so perfect!

  6. This is yet another lovely creation from you, Gorgee furry baby too. Aren't cats the craziest little critters. One of my fur babies love to make a nest in the kindling box.

  7. I love it - it's so vibrant and pretty. Love the over sized scallops - cool to see the layering of the two sizes.

  8. Hi Sarah,
    your page is beautiful - I love the colour combination athe blue directs me immiediately to your felines baby's eyes. Great layout. Well done.

  9. Hi Sarah, I said I was gonna check out your blog... lovely page! Pretty impressive for your first one in years. Your cards really are gorgeous, I can see I am going to come back here to visit often...especially when I am missing my mojo...


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