Monday, 1 August 2011

Stamp A Memory August Challenge: Celebrations


Today's layout is my design team submission for the latest Stamp A Memory challenge.  Stamp A Memory is celebrating it's second birthday, so the challenge for you is to scrap a layout about a celebration.  My layout is not based on a typical celebration - it was about me finding a new pair of red shoes.  I had worn red shoes to my wedding reception nearly 10 years ago.  They lasted another year or so until they fell apart.  I hadn't been able to find a new pair that were 'right' until earlier this year.  So of course, I was celebrating!

The title for my layout is "My sisters call me... Dorothy".  I added the text to the photo using Photoshop CS5.  The photo itself was taken on a recent sunny day.  I went outside, lay on my back with my legs in the air and took some photos.  I hope my neighbours weren't peeking over the fence that day!

I used white Stazon ink to stamp the flourish from Creative Elements several times in the top corner to act as a backdrop for the flowers and butterflies.  The butterflies were also stamped in white Stazon on a window sheet, then cut out with my trusty paper snips.  The flower was brayered with Pacific Point Ink.  I also stamped the flourish above the photo on the right hand side of the layout where the other two butterflies rest.  You can see a close up of that section on the Stamp A Memory blog.

Stamps: All A Flutter, Creative Elements (from the upcoming Idea Book and Catalogue)
Ink: White Stazon, Riding Hood Red Stampin' Write Marker, Pacific Point
Cardstock: Riding Hood Red 12x12 Textured, Whisper White, Riding Hood Red, Window Sheet
Other: Whisper White and Night Of Navy Satin Ribbon, Scallop Edge Punch, 1/16" Circle Punch, 1/2" Circle Punch, Paper Snips, Basic Jewel Rhinestones, Clear Round Rhinestone Brad, Paper Daisies, Brayer, Glue Dots
Digital: Photoshop CS5

Can't wait to see the celebrations you scrap for the challenge at Stamp A Memory!

Catch you later,



  1. Love the butterflys Tina - will def be casing those! Great LO

  2. Fabulous photos Tina - love your layout. Bet your neighbours would have got a surprise if they were peeking over the fence!

  3. Gorgeous layout Dorothy! LOVE LOVE those butterflies.

  4. Wow - I am not into scrapbooking at all - but I love this!
    It's so zany!

  5. Thanks for the lovely comment. I love your butterflies and of course the red shoes! The new stamp set is great; the flourish is so lovely and delicate eh? I am also looking for new shoes but red is not my colour this year so I am wanting something really out there!


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