February Memory Keeping
Last night I held my monthly Memory Keeping Class. I call it a class but really it is a come and do what you like kind of night. Some of the ladies and children make the page I create, some make cards using the elements and pieces from the layout. Whatever they do we have a lot of fun, creating, talking, laughing and sharing. This month’s page features my grandchildren on the first day of school this year. Since their school colours are Navy and Yellow, I though that the Floral Boutique Designer Series Paper would work perfectly on the page.
I stamped the top left and the bottom right hand corners of my page using Night of Navy ink and the large splatter image from the Gorgeous Grunge stamp set. I cut three pieces of the Floral Boutique Designer Series Paper 3″ x 4″. I also cut three pieces of Night of Navy card 3″ x 4″. I embossed each of the pieces of Night of Navy card using either the Cable Knit, Hexagon or Fluttering Embossing Folders. I attached the Designer Series Paper pieces and the Night of Navy card pieces to the stamped Whisper White card in a grid fashion. I attached my 6″ x 4″ photo to Whisper White card and then Night of Navy card. The photo is attached over the grid using dimensionals.
I cut Night of Navy card using the Bloomin’ Hearts Thinlit Die and attached it to the lower left hand corner. I stamped two large and three small flowers from the Bloomin’ Love stamp set onto Whisper White card using Night of Navy ink and cut them out using the matching Bloomin’ Hearts Thinlits Dies. The flowers are attached to the die cut heart using Glue Dots and a Basic Rhinestone is added to the centre of each flower.
Since I had a few more photos to show off, I added a second, co-ordinating pocket page. I used the 4″ x 6″ pockets on this page to add my photos and the central 4″ x 4″ panel to add my journalling (handwritten in my awful handwriting but apparently it is the done thing to preserve your handwriting for the future generations!). The rest of the pockets are 2″ x 2″. To fill these I cut four pieces of the Floral Boutique Designer Series paper, two pieces of Night of Navy card and two pieces of Whisper White card. I embossed the Night of Navy card using the Cable Knit and Hexagon Embossing Folders. The Whisper White card is stamped using the heart and the star image from the Perpetual Birthday Calendar stamp set and Night of Navy ink. I did stamp two images in Night of Navy ink onto the journaling square – “picture perfect” from the now retired Project Life Remember This stamp set and the “date” from the Project Life Date It stamp set.
I love how easy it is to co-ordinate my pages using Stampin’ Up! products. What about you? Do you love Project Life?
Bye for now,
February Code is now closed, stay tuned for the March code.