Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Today You - Using Story Stamps

So it has been a super long time since I have created a 12x12 layout!

I have been receiving Ali Edwards' Story Stamp subscription since it began and finally got around to using the stamps to create a layout.

I used a sketch I got from a Creative Live scrapbook course by Megan Hoeppener, where she created a layout using this first Story Stamp set, Prompts.

All of the papers are from Crate Paper/Maggie Holmes Flea Market collection. I guess I was in love with this collection because I found that I had some 12x12 papers, the 8.5x11 pad from Michaels, the 6x6 pad and the Project Life card kit from this line! It was time to use it up!

I had a lot to say, which is not uncommon for me and my pages. The stamps prompted me to write more than I normally would have just looking at the photos, though.

When I saw the patterned paper that was an ombre band of color (paint swatch?), I thought it would be perfect to break up the chunks of journaling, perfect for the sketch, and for the use of the stamps.

I used a sheet of the camera paper and fussy cut the cameras out and used them as an embellishment down the page. 

I created two other embellishment clusters. I used some decorative tape from Smash (came on a cute whale dispenser) that I found on clearance at Target. As well as a ticket I cut out of another patterned paper as well as a wood veneer heart from Studio Calico.

Did the same for this cluster: camera, wood veneer, and tape. 

Stamped the date using an Amy Tangerine date stamp and called it done.

Loved that I used up at least a tiny bit of what I have of this collection, that I got use of the first set of Story Stamps, and most of all that this story is written! 

Thanks for looking! Hoping to share more Story Stamp creations soon!

1 comment:

  1. Love how you incorporated the ultrasound pics on the layout. Great page.