Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Serendipity Stamps Challenge - February 22, 2012 - Scrapbook Page - Horrible Reminder

Hi and welcome to another Serendipity Stamps challenge!  Today the design team members were to come up with a scrapbook page or photo card using word stamps from the Seasons, Friends, Happy, or Inspiration sets.    The words I selected are Friends, Smile, Happy, and Laugh.

This is the first scrapbook page I've featured on my blog.  I like to scrapbook,  but I was a little concerned about how a page so large (12 x 12") would photograph. With a little help from my daughter  I think I can say mission accomplished!
I put together a scrapbook page of my son and his patrol brothers commemorating their adventures/misadventures in scouting.  When I saw the stamp about being a "horrible reminder" I knew it would be perfect for a layout of Roger.  He is always fearless, pushing the boundaries to see how far he can get.  He is the first one to race you to the top of the hill and stand  nearer to the edge than I'm comfortable with.   The top two of these photo's were taken at Devil's Tower (remember Close Encounters??), and the bottom group photo was taken at Ransburg in Indiana.
Since my family spends so much time with scouting, camping is always a popular theme in my scrapbook pages.  Serendipity offers a large variety of realistic bird and animal images like this beautiful autumn owl.  I like to add natural elements like the twine and the leaves.

The word stamps featured in the blog hop today are also available as stickers - they come in sets of 50 and are on clearance for a $1 a roll.   Here’s the link
I hope you will visit the other Serendipity Stamps design team members listed below to see what they've come up with!  Just click on the ladies names below to jump to their blogs. 

Kathie Bailey
Miriam Napier

Thanks for stopping by for a peek!


Supplies Used: Finished size 12" x 12"
Stamps:  Serendipity  Acorns 1141F, Autumn Owl 1182G, Good Example 1102E, Smile Happy & Laugh from 278QCL, and Friends from 581QCL
Paper:  Cosmo Cricket Want S'more? Collection Mr. Campy:Nature Walk, Basic Grey Basics Collection Inventory
Dies:  Spellbinders Grand Scalloped Circles, Grand Circles, Standard Circles, Leaf from Orchard Harvest Tags & Accents, Labels 11
Border Punch:  Zig Zag Stitch from EK Success - Tabs are For Sale Sign Punch from EK Success
Markers:  COPIC E00, 000, 09, 23, 25, 27, 29, 87, 13, W1, 03, Y11
Ink:  Momento Tuxedo Black, Versafine Black Onyx, Tim Holtz/Ranger Distress Antique Linen


Pauline said...

What a fabulous scrap book page, I love that sentiment! Your colouring on the owl is superb, and the layout is amazing, with so many lovely elements. Really gorgeous page.

Deborah Frings said...

I think this is a wonderful scrapbook page. The photos are great - obviously having a super time. Love the background stamping and I think the verse is just perfect!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

What a wonderful layout Jeanne! Love all the photos and and cute tab sentiments!

Cathy Weber said...

I love this page! You will look back on this for many years and smile. I love how you used the stamps as tabs, that you were able to include some of your gorgeous coloring too. Your son looks like you! Great page, you should do more and also, tell us how you did the photography on it!

Amy said...

Great layout! Love how you made the words on tabs!

Mary Dew Lee said...

What a GREAT PAGE! I love how the sentiment ties in with the rappeling - you are so, so creative!

Miriam said...

What a wonderful, creative page! Love the photos and owl!

Marybeth said...

Jeanne, this is great! What an awesome page full of love and detail! Sounds like its perfect for your active family! Love the owl and the kids look great!

Lisa S. said...

I love your page and as a veteran den mother I salute your son and the Cub Scouts. It was the owl stamp in the first picture that caught my eye because my DD loves owls. The reveal of the whole page brought everything into focus and I love the placement of the photos and that sentiment is too funny. I need that stamp!
Awesome page and a wonderful keepsake for your son.