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January Scrapbook Sunday Blog Hop

Hello and welcome to another Scrapbook Sunday Blog Hop. A fabulous team of demonstrators from around the world are showcasing scrapbooking layouts and pocket page projects using Stampin’ Up! products. Don’t leave your photos sitting on your phone or computer … get them printed and record your precious memories to share with friends and family.

The full list of hop participants is listed at the end of this post. If you are hopping in order, you will have come from the fabulous Danielle Bennenk in the Nederlands.  You are currently at the blog of Cheryll Miller in Australia.

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Todays projects will all feature shades of Coral, Green and Black, and I have chosen to create a 6″ x 8″ Pocket Page layout.

Petal Passion Wedding Pocket Layout

I have used some of the black and white images from Duncan’s and my wedding ceremony, which was only a few years ago. For our wedding, the black and white images work the best as we were married in our front garden. We weren’t able to control the environment with cars, horses and curious neighbours making it a tough job for the photographer to get  a distraction free background.

Petal Passion Distracting Background

As I am relatively new to scrapbooking, I often utilise the smaller 6″ x 8″ album and pocket pages. I know that the pocket page style of memory keeping is meant to be quick and easy, however I end up putting as much time into these smaller layouts as I do the 12″ x 12″ pages.

Petal Passion Memories and More Card Pack

Sand Ceremony Petal Passion

We took some white sand from my home state of Queensland and some darker sand from our local beach down here and alternatively poured them into a jar to symbolise our lives becoming forever intertwined. 
I used the Petal Passion Memories and More Card Pack and added the leaf sprig from Petals and More Thinlits Dies. One of my favourite things with the pocket pages is splitting photographs between two smaller pockets, as I have done with this pic of our Sand Ceremony.

Best Day Ever Close Up

For this layout, I also split the decorative panels. The heading “Best Day Ever” is from the Petal Passion Memories and More Card Kit, and I die cut it with a large Layering Circle Die. The floral images are the stickers from the same kit.  These come in black and white and I have coloured mine with Calypso Coral and Old Olive Stampin’ Blends. I did trim the stickers to remove the white border, however they look just as good with the white borders (see my project here).

Petal Passion in Close

The 6″ x 4″ background pieces  have been coloured with Calypso Coral ink and Smoky Slate Ink, using a Sponge Brayer. Calypso Coral in the Stampin’ Up! Palette is quite a strong colour, and I found that applying colour with the Sponge Roller allowed me to control the intensity of the colour. Splitting a 6″ x 4″ background between two pockets also allowed me to trim off some of the distractions from a photo, making it smaller than the pocket.

Petal Passion Best Day Ever

And then because I didn’t want to waste all that deliciously coloured card behind the photo, I trimmed some off and used it behind another odd shaped photo in the top left pocket.

I used Basic Black and Pear Pizzazz card to die cut the leaf sprig from the Petals & More Thinlits Dies and used them on both sides of the layout for continuity, carrying the whole split pocket theme through over the entire layout.

Petal Passion Right Side Layout

I am very much enjoying adding more memory keeping projects to my creative line up. Creating on an adhoc basis for these blog posts is also allowing me to let go of the feeling that I “need to get all my photos in order before I start” which is a major stumbling block for me. Doing one page or one layout at a time, just using what images I have already printed means I am building up an album of unrelated events and subjects, which eventually will be able to be sorted into a more cohesive order.

And the wonderful thing is that these memories are running through my head the whole time I am creating the layout.

Click here to go to the next blog in the line up and prepare to be amazed.  Jenny Hall is next up and her work is an inspiration.

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And here is the full list of blog hop participants this month.

  1. Valérie Perlin – France
  2. Danielle Bennenk – Nederlands
  3. Cheryll Miller – Australia
  4. Heike Hülle-Bolze – Germany
  5. Dena Albee – USA
  6. Cathy Caines – USA
  7. Jerim Dickins – United Kingdom
  8. Jess Brown – United Kingdom

Thank you for stopping by today and walking down memory lane with me.

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