Tuesday, June 23, 2015


Another class that I took last year through Big Picture Classes was Inspired Scrapbooking by Stacy Julian. Every month she had a challenges based on that month's theme. Loved the pace of this class, being a year long and challenges only once a month.

For August, the theme was FUN! One of the "assignments" was to scrapbook a "so fun" memory. I had set some photos in a folder for printing for this assignment and finally got them printed. They were printed on the same 12x12 canvas as one side of the Noah's Ark photo collage.

Since the theme was fun, I decided to have some fun with this layout. I had recently purchased a Heidi Swapp stamp set of words, one of which was Happy. Since that was the name of the song we were rockin' out to in the photos, I went through my stash looking for other "happy" stamps in my stash. Surprisingly I found quite a few, most that went with a Technique Tuesday Happy Birthday set.  
Another purchase that I had made, that I hadn't broken out to use was a stamp set: My Favorite Things- Abstract Art. 

Using my Distress Ink colors that matched the October Afternoon papers that I had in my stash (Again from a kit club from years ago.), I wanted to layer the words over the "painted" page. I realized that I had to stamp off once for each of the colors otherwise the color was too saturated for the words to be visible.

I used some red Thickers from my stash (converting some Rs into Ps). Used a Fiskars tab punch to create the tabs and cut down a journaling card that coordinated with the paper collection.

 I left some real estate on the page unstamped to give myself some room for journaling.

This layout is a bit busy for my normal style, but it was sure fun. Next time I think I may try misting the stamps with a bit of water to get more of a water color affect as well.

Felt good to use product sitting in my stash and just having FUN!

Thanks for looking!


  1. Love how you did the stamping and journaling on the left side. So creative. I may have to scraplift this layout.