Today we're shining our Verve spotlights on the new stamps Remember This, Calendar Countdown and Smile Plain Jane. So, since Verve is introducing some new stamps, dies and ribbons this week, I thought I would dabble in something that I haven't done for a very long time...make a scrapbook layout. I have lots of pages that I made quite a few years ago...and I currently like making layouts because everything I saved that was too big for a card, I can use now! However, 12" X 12" is a very intimidating size, when you are used to only having to fill up 4 1/4" X 5 1/2". So here's a go at a layout I made, using the most adorable little baby's picture; he also happens to be my neighbor AND has two of the nicest parents that I know!
|photo courtesy of ::dana elyse:: photography|
It was so hard for me to not put flowers on this page, but I did resist....I don't have many 'boy' items, so pearls, ribbons, wooden hearts and buttons had to suffice. And of course, I had to add some gorgeous Zva Creative swirls that I usually have to cut to make fit on a card...
I used Verve's new Calender Countdown and Remember This sets. I paired them with an older set, Brighter Days (the arrows). I used the Arrow die to cut out the arrow stamps and Verve's Pennant Trim die to add interest to the horizontal striped strip and under the picture. I also added a Mini Bookplate die set where I stamped 'this makes me happy'. Verve also has a new die set called Banner Bundle die set which I used to make the die cut where 'this precious moment' is stamped.
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|1. Amber||7. Julee|
|2. Andrea||8. Laurie S.|
|3. Charmaine||9. Laurie W.|
|4. Christyne||10. Marisa|
|5. Janelle||11. Maureen|
|6. Jen S.||12. Teresa|
Stamps: Calender Countdown, Remember This, Brighter Days (Verve Stamps)
Paper: Vintage Winter collection (Enjoy the cool - bs), Life in the Country collection (In the Hammock - bs, Scent of wild flower - bs ) Life by the Sea collection (Regatta - bs) Maja Design, Brocade Blue, Night of Navy, Whisper White (SU!)
Ink: Versafine Onyx Black
Accessories: Arrow die, Pennant Trim die, Mini Bookplate Die set & Banner Bundle Die set (Verve~A Cut Above dies), CRB-05CB-121 (Flourish Ice Blue-Crystal) Zva Creative, lace, buttons, gems, resin pieces, doilies, metal charms, wooden hearts, paper distresser, Platinum Liquid Pearls,
Size: 12" X 12"