Friday, January 30, 2009

January Project Parade Goes Scrappy

Hi guys, it's Shannan here, and it's my turn in the "Kid at Heart" Project Parade. I thought long and hard about what to do with this theme, and finally I decided to play a little outside my sandbox and make a scrapbook page. After digging through some photos, this one of my oldest son Caleb just jumped out at me!

Keeping my layout clean and simple, I cut a white square to 5 1/2" square and stamped the row of hearts from the Hundred Hearts set in Memento Tuxedo Black ink. The center hearts are colored with a my R29 Copic Marker. I then stamped the sentiment from the same set in Tuxedo Black ink in the top right corner. I wanted a little vertical interest on the left side, so I cut three strips of ribbon to 5 1/2" and adhered them to the page. I couldn't totally embrace the white space, so I took a circle stitching template and pierced a half circle (or maybe it's a 1/4 circle?) from the ribbon to the row of hearts. After cutting the photo and a mat with Nestabilities Label 1 dies, I mounted them both on foam dimensionals and placed them in the left corner. The final step was a 6" square black panel as my mat. This was actually very quick and quite painless...I may have to try it again! *wink*

Want to play along and be "A Kid At Heart?" To play, just link your project to THIS POST and you'll be entered to win a $25 gift certificate to Verve Stamps. Please be sure that your entries are linked there no later than 8PM (Mountain) on February 5th. The winner will be announced here on February 6th. Have fun and good luck!

Stamps: Hundred Hearts (Verve)
Paper: Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Basic Black (SU)
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black (Tsukineko)
Accessories: Ribbon (Offray), Copic Markers, Nestabilities Label 1 Die (Spellbinders), Paper Piercer, Circle Piercing Template, Dimensionals (SU)