Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Simply Special Grandparents

I have a Paper Pretties scrapbooking layout to share with you today. This two page 8 x 8 spread was made as part of the anniversary album that I was working on a few weeks ago.

The photos depict a couple with their only grandchild. They were also the recipients of the album...it was a 40th anniversary gift. The man is French Canadian, so I made the effort to incorporate some French throughout the album as a tribute to his heritage.

On the above page I used French patterned paper from DDDesigns...a French Canadian scrapbooking company. This line of papers can be purchased at La Scrapbookerie. The stamp and sentiment are from Paper Pretties.....the set is called Simply Special. The ribbon is Dashes, Dots and Checks in blue from Michaels. I used black StazOn ink and water coloured the image of the watering can using water colour crayons. The date is written in white gel pen just above the photo. My SU! corner punch was used on the sentiment.

This page uses the same patterned paper as above. The stamp is Define Your Life from SU!. The brackets are from a Kit of the Month foam stamp set from CK Media. The brads were from an 'eyelet buffet' at a Canadian scrapbooking store. It is a concept that I love. You purchase one of several different sized containers for a flat fee and then you fill it with brads and eyelets until it is full. As many as you can fit in there, you can take. You get to mix and match whatever you want for the fee paid. I love it because then you don't have to buy a package of 24 black Mickey Mouse head eyelets when you only need 4! I used my corner rounder punch around the photo and the ink used was Outdoor Denim by CTMH.

Don't forget to pop on over to Paper Pretties to check out their new Stamp of the Month Club. If you decide to join you will have access to great stamps at a very reasonable price! Go check it out!

Thanks for stopping by!

1 comment:

Julie Masse said...

Can you come do my scrapbooks for me?? I just can't ever seem to get there . .. this is beautiful Colleen! :)