Thursday 15 June 2023

Scrapbooking Blog Hop - Black & White Photos - June 15, 2023

 Sneak Peak

Welcome to June 15th Blog Hop, Thank you to everyone who joins and hops along with us. 
We LOVE that you are sharing our LOVE of Scrapbooking together
with all things Stampin' Up! and our products that co-ordinate so Beautifully together.
We would LOVE it if you would join Scrapbooking Global - Stampin' Up!  FB group
and join us on the hops or just share your Scrapbooking layouts with us...

This month is it Maï Lavidalie time to pick a theme for our Blog Hop.
Maï Lavidalie's has chosen Black n White PHOTOS, this theme has a very broad scope. 
You must use Black n White photos,
you could go with traditional B & W with a pop of colour 
I LOVE me a Vintage photo with photo corners and frames...
Or maybe you have some other tricks up your sleeve to SHOWCASE Black & White photos.

Sadly it looks like her blog is causing her some issues and she hasn't joined the hop.
I am sure that she will POP her photo of her layout in the June 15 Black & White Photo album.
When she does you can find it here along with the rest of the layouts by the end of June.


You may have joined the hop from my page or Julia's
This layout is another simple layout, I took my guidance from the DSP
Did I tell you there is a DSP (Designer Series Paper) SALE? more about that later.

I used the Masterfully Made DSP and Zoo Crew DSP.
As the Masterfully Made DSP had the torn look to it that is where my layout started.
This DSP is just sooo Beautiful and creative, they tore all these pieces of paper up
embossed some of them and then put them back together then photographed them.
(This information is from Ronda Wade, as she got to meet the designer and saw
them in real life at the Home Office in Riverton, Utah USA)

So getting back to my layout I chose the 2 really vibrant pieces and then
as this was a Black & White theme I chose 2 pieces of Zoo Crew that
worked with these bright pieces...
Then to keep with the torn edges theme, I tore the floral one.
I also cut out the cute lil critter from the other side of the floral paper.

I do this to all my scrapbooking layouts, do you do it too?
Frugal Scrapper or just plain STUPID/CRAZY?
I cut all the excess away from my layers so that I can use them on other projects.
I know one of our other Design Team Member does this too...

 Once I had added all my layers of DSP I decided I needed to find my Black & White photos.
I never had any idea of which photos that I was going to add to this layout,
FINDING the perfect photo, this took hours scrolling through my photos.
I chose photos of me and my camera, which normally goes everywhere with me.
BUT lately I seem to use my phone, which the photos are NOT as crisp as camera
for Happy Snaps.

I chose to use one of our Online Exclusive products - Radiating Stitches for my photo mats.
ALSO I used them for the circles and hearts on the layout.

You will find the lil critter with a camera on the circle.

I spent most of the day yesterday making a floral bloom for the page layout,
before I knew which photos I was going to use on my layout. 
I took the inspiration from the B&W Zoo Crew DSP with the cute lil flowers.

I decided that the floral bloom wasn't going to work with those photos.

Sadly it didn't end up making it on this layout, BUT anyways that is how it goes!!!
I used Sentimental Park Stamp and Dies and also the Petal Park punch.
Flowers were stamped in Berry Burst, Bubble Bath and Fresh Freesia
with a pop of Crushed Curry leaf from Quite Meadow.

I seem to be making layouts without any stamping these days...
(If the floral bloom made the layout I would have some stamping LOL)
I used the Bright and Beautiful Memories & More Card Pack Sticker Sheets
to add all the embellishments to this layout.
You receive 2 sheets of each stickers sheet in your pack.

I used the Alpabet A La Mode dies to create my title
and the (Happy) is stamped from Best Family Ever Stamp
OMG!!! There is some stamping on this layout!!



You can't see all the layers here between the torn edges BUT there is some serious
dimension on this layout... I might have to try and photograph all the layers.

That's all from me today... I must make another layout with that bloom.

Up NEXT is our fellow Creative Design Team Member Courtenay
who I am sure will have something truly delightful for our eyes.
Thanks for our graphics that you create every month Courtenay

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 Thank you for joining us on this month's Hop, please leave us some LOVIN' in the form
of a comment to tell us what you thought of our designs and if you are inspired
to try some of the techniques used.
Until next month.
Cheers Shaz

PSSST... Remember I said that there was a DSP Sale - 15% off selected items

There is also a FANTASTIC joining offer this month as well...
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