Saturday, May 7, 2016

Happy International Scrapbook Day.

Not only is it International Scrapbook Day today, May is National Scrapbooking month.  I admit I make more cards than scrapbook pages but I do want to be a grandmother really bad (guess I figured if I made the pages the babies would come) LOL.  I just feel in love with this paper.  Not only was it great for the little purse that I posted on May 1st and the cards I have been posting all week, it great for scrapbook pages as well.  Take a look at some of the things I have made using it...

This page was made using the great Instructional Brochure included in the Workshop on the Go - Georgie Scrapbooking Kit (it also included the papers, the stamps I used on this page, the cute little embellishments and the enamel gems).  These kits are a great starting resource and offer instructions for two different layouts.

On this page I winged it all on my own.  I cut the giraffe out using my CTMH Artbooking Cricut Cartridge and the starts using the CTMH Artistry Cricut Cartridge.  The titles and other items were cut using my Stork's Delivery cartridge which I have had for years.  I did use my cute new stamp set called Animal Greetings which is a special Close to My Heart stamp set to stamp the cute little whales and giraffe's.  You see for each stamp set sold CTMH donates $7 to Operation Smile which provides surgeries to repair cleft lips and palates in children, the result, Smiles all around!!!

I have to admit this page was inspired by something I saw on one of the facebook pages I belong to but for the life of me I can't find the post to give the designer due credit.  I did make some changes and I am really happy with what I came up with.  Since I had the Georgie Workshop on the Go kit I had some great leftover papers and supplies to work with.  I did use my CTMH Artistry Cartridge for all the cuts here including the Duck, Dream Big, Balloon, stars and Little One.  I used what we call the zip strip (it is a half inch by 12 inch boarder on the top of all the CTMH B&T (background and texture) papers to add some flair as well.  The diaper pins are one of the strips and then the cute sayings were cut apart from another.  I added some of our twine and a few buttons from my stash and I was thrilled with the affect.  

Overall I am thrilled with my pages and I look forward to having that grandbaby so I can get these in use.  LOL...  I plan to highlight a whole lot more that can be done with this cute paper pack so stay tuned.  I am going to list the major supplies I used to make these pages happen below...

Supplies (available at or by clicking the shop with me button at the top of this blog)

Georgie Scrapbooking WOTG (G1102) - this has most of the paper you will need but you can always supplement with the basic cardstocks which are from the Whimsy collection (X5940), I find that using more cardstock allows my B&T (remember those are the beautiful patterned papers) to go way further.  The WOTG includes one full paper packet, which includes two each of three different two sided B&T papers and two sheets of Whisper, two sheets of White Daisy, one sheet of Canary and one sheet of Juniper cardstock (pictured below) but you may even want to buy an extra paper packet, so you can make many more pages or cards it is X7203B.  

Inks: Canary (Z2634), Juniper (Z2165) and Whisper (Z2172)

Artistry Cricut Cartridge (Z3167 - actually cartridge) or (Z3190 - digital collection for Cricut Explore or Explore Air) - I do want to say that while this cartridge appears to be expensive it hold 700 images, shapes, layers, banners, borders, backgrounds and fonts (many cartridges have less than 50 images) it also includes 3 stamp sets (each a $17.95 value) and a Cardstock Combo Pack (a $14.50 value)

Don't forget the wonderful Happy Times Paper packet that is free with a qualifying $60 purchase during May in honor of National Scrapbooking Month.  

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