Sunday, January 23, 2011

Stamp Away!!

This week's challenge at Lasting Memories was really a challenge for me. I started on the page early in the week, reconfigured, changed papers, and even re-did the challenge items that I was using. Like Karen, I tend to use my stamps for cards, not so much on layouts. So she challenged us to use our stamps on our pages.

I finally got it to come together on Saturday morning. I knew I wanted to use my granddaughter, Jessie's school photo, so that didn't change. I ultimately decided on flourish stamps. As I so often do, my layout is based on a sketch. This sketch in Sketch #98 at the Scrappiest. This is the sketch:

And my layout:

Jessie is in kindergarten this year, and I know she was pretty nervous about it. But I'm sure she's doing well now. I used one flourish stamp to stamp a background on the kraft cardstock behind the photo. I used a different flourish stamp in the upper left of the layout as one of the elements in the sketch.

I am also entering this layout into one of the challenges at Scrappin-n-Chattin. This particular challenge is to use the word "New" or "Year" in the title of your page.

I hope you will try your hand at creating a layout with your stamps. I would love to see your page this week at Lasting Memories.


Dragonlady said...

Hi Sue

Beautiful picture, love the flourishes. Great page.

Hugs Ali x

Lauren said...

What a cutie pie! Gorgeous layout! These flourishes are a perfect stamp for your background!

Suzy said...

Pretty layout Sue! I like the colors and how you used your flourish stamp.

glassgraffitix2 said...

Lovely LO and lovely pic also!

Karen Wilson said...

What a pretty picture! Love your layout to. Those flourishes add the perfect touch!

Anesha said...

Really lovely layout and sweet photo.

glassgraffitix2 said...

Sue, i don't know what I did but I messed up your entry for Lasting Memories (SORRY) You'll probably have to link it again(Sorry again I'm kinda dumb)

Liz Chidester said...

Great title and a sweet photo! Great job, thanks for joining us at The Scrappiest!