Welcome to National Scrapbook Day on Chasing Dust Bunnies! I’ve got a great giveaway to celebrate with today thanks to my friends at Graphic 45 – and a fast & easy layout that I hope will get you inspired to play with this beautiful collection!
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I fell in love with Floral Shoppe the moment I saw it in the previews for the winter trade shows this year. Who can resist all of these amazing floral prints? And they are paired with such beautiful tone on tone “b” sides! My two favorite things in one collection!
As soon as I saw these old pictures of my daughter while digging through an old box of prints looking for inspiration, I knew they had to go with this collection. The sweet pink and green, and the floral skirt are just perfect matches for Floral Shoppe!
- Graphic 45 “Floral Shoppe” collection kit (ACOT, Scrapbook.com, Amazon)
- Graphic 45 “Floral Shoppe” chipboard (ACOT, Scrapbook.com, Amazon)
- Graphic 45 “Floral Shoppe” ephemera cards (ACOT, Scrapbook.com, Amazon)
- Graphic 45 Staples – Large Tag, ATC Tag & Flower Dies (Scrapbook.com, Amazon)
- Sizzix Big Shot machine (ACOT, Amazon, Scrapbook.com)
- black pen
- Tim Holtz “Good Thoughts” stamps (ACOT, Scrapbook.com, Amazon)
- Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Antique Linen (ACOT, Scrapbook.com, Amazon)
- Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Pine Needle (ACOT, Scrapbook.com, Amazon)
- Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Victorian Velvet (ACOT, Scrapbook.com, Amazon)
- Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Fossilized Amber (ACOT, Scrapbook.com, Amazon)
- Ranger Mini Ink Blending Tool (ACOT, Scrapbook.com, Amazon)
The theme I started with for this layout design was kind of “pink lemonade”. I love how the yellow paper looks on this pink floral. As the design evolved, the yellow became a bit less dominant and it because more about the pink and green.
I should have finished this layout by stitching the length of the green strip with some dark red thread as an extra detail. But it was well after midnight and I didn’t want to wake my daughter in the next room with the sewing machine! I’ll just add this layout being perfect to the list of things I’ve given up for motherhood (like eating uninterrupted).
The journal card with the bird is actually a small part of a much larger card. Just because an embellishment comes a certain way doesn’t mean you can’t adjust it to your needs!
Sometimes, when layering patterned paper, it can melt together and you don’t get visual separation. To help separate these patterns from each, I inked the edges of each layer with a color that is slightly darker than the paper’s pattern. This provides a faux “drop shadow” that provides depth and visual separation between the layers.
So, are you ready for the giveaway? One lucky reader is going to win a Graphic 45 Floral Shoppe collection pack!
How To Enter: All you have to do to have a chance to be the lucky winner is leave a comment on this entry before 11:59PM US eastern time on Wednesday night, May 9th, 2018. Make sure you include your email address in the line reserved for it on the comment form (for your own protection, don’t put it in the text of the comment, where it will be visible to the public – just in the line labeled “email” in the form where only Chasing Dust Bunnies staff can see it). We will need it to notify you if you are a winner. Winners will be drawn by random drawing from all eligible entries. One entry per person. Sorry, US delivery addresses only.
But that’s not all! We’re giving away a different Graphic 45 collection on each of our Nally Studios websites today to celebrate National Scrapbook Day! Don’t miss your chance to win them all! Visit the links below to enter the giveaways on our other websites!
Thanks for sharing your National Scrapbook Day with Chasing Dust Bunnies and Nally Studios!