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Fall in Woodland Park

I am so overdue in posting this (and a million other things…) because my family has been on vacation.  Last week I had a bit of inspiration from October Afternoon's Woodland Park up at Right at Home Scrapbooking  I love this line!  I feel like there is a real absence of deep blue in the patterned paper world and Woodland Park totally delivers with rich blues and teals.  And they hit a home run with this season's hot peacock feather motif!

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I want at least a dozen sheets of the scalloped taupe background paper I used here.  It is a super neutral.  I really wanted my large cluster to stand out so the more quiet background made sense. 

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My cluster starts with a bed of stickers (oval and pennant) and some additional pennants cut from paper.  I topped those with two accordion circles, some buttons, the flower stickers, and the peacock feathers tucked into the top.  I popped up the wings of a couple of butterflies too. 

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October Afternoon always makes really bold and intricate patterned paper so I kept my additions pretty simple.  I zig-zag stitched a bit on my paper strips and around the edge, stuck to an unfussy title area, and added a few coordinating adhesive pearls. 

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Fallin’ for Flair!

Over at Paper Issues we are having a love affair with both FALL and FLAIR until October 6th.  Yesiree, that’s a whole fresh theme for you to work on and be inspired by!  There are some amazing design team projects ready for you to drool over and more of our readers’ projects getting linked up every hour. 

Naturally we have another FAB prize up for grabs…

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We are sponsored this time by an amazing shop, A Flair for Buttons! We will be giving away two sets of 6 Flair Buttons.

All you have to do is Like them on Facebook. {Feel free to tell them we sent ya}
Like Paper Issues...you probably already do.
Go back to Paper Issues and leave a comment.  That's it.
Bonus entry: Link up a project.  Anything you want!

So what are you waiting for!?

Baby Love

This week is Photo Focus Week on the Pink Paislee blog and we’re going to be showing you projects that feature three or more photos.  A lot of scrapbookers struggle with getting multiple pictures on a page, myself included, so this week should be inspiring and motivating for those of us who need an extra push to get beyond those single-photo layouts.

This is actually the very first page I have scrapped of my new baby girl.  That is intimidating! I knew I wanted to show off more than one of the photos from this little home photo shoot, and I wanted the focus to be on her sweet face more than lots of layers or embellishments.

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It can be tricky to design a multi-photo page without it looking cluttered.  I used the soft, subtle patterns of London Market here because they coordinated with my photos perfectly without being distracting… the paper and embellishments let the photos be where your eye is drawn.

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I border cut five layers of scalloped grey patterned paper as a base for the twine-strung banner that anchors my photo grouping.  I outlined each photo in fine black pen to frame them and unite the group.  The photos themselves are small ,but as a collection (much like a gallery wall) they have a bigger impact.

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The new Artisan Elements were excellent accents for this page. Their white background allowed me to add black details to coordinate with the rest of my page.  I used a Sharpie to outline where I wanted them to pop.

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Simple and subtle details like this cluster compliment rather than distract from the photos.  I absolutely love the combination of London Market and the Artisan Elements.  So sweet!

PaperHaus RAK Winner!

WOW!  Thanks for making PaperHaus Magazine an instant hit! Yesterday was a banner day for all the contributors and today we’re thanking you by posting our winners from the blog hop.  Watch the PaperHaus blog and all the contributor blogs today for the winner announcements. 

Annnnnnd drumroll please…

The winner of my Fall PaperHaus giveaway is: Stephanie Rodgers!!!

Stephanie, please use the “contact me” link over on the right to send me your address and I will get your prize out to you ASAP.

Thanks to all of you for hopping along!

The PaperHaus Premier!

We’ve had a week of hype this week at the PaperHaus blog.  Prizes, inspiration, and major praise for this amazzzzzzzing new ezine… and WOW are you going to be blown away!! 

I knew the huge variety of talented contributors would be impressive but seeing is believing and when I got to soak up the gorgeous pages of this premier issue I was just overwhelmed and filled with pride at being a small part of this.  I truly believe in the artists behind this endeavor and hope you’ll find it as inspiring as I have. 

So take a gander at this awesomeness… and come back tomorrow for my RAK winner!

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