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Stampin' Up! Scrapbooking with Tea for Two DSP and Artisan Embellishment Pack

I haven't played in challenges for ages, but decided to have a go at a couple ths week to get the mojo flowing a little. The first one I have tackled in Just Add Ink Scrapbook Challenge #14, where we hadto use lace and ephemera. We all know I love a bit of lace, so here is what I came up with.

stampin up scrapbooking tea for two dsp

This is me and my beautiful family, embellished with the lovely Tea for Two Designer Series Paper and lots of lace and other goodies from the Artisan Embellishment Pack. I even included the two cards the lace was wound around. I distressed this, and also soaked the heart doiley in coffee to age it a bit (be careful when you do this as it is very delicate!). The quote is from the Feel Goods set in the new Stampin' Up! Seasonal Catalogue.

stampin up scrapbooking

To add something meaningful to the page, I actually made the flowers from an old keepsake. My boys are IVF babies and last night while I was searching for some old x-rays, I came across lots of things I had kept from IVF days. These flowers were made from a brochure they gave us about coping with the emotional roller-coaster of IVF. It was a photocopied brochure and again I soaked it in coffee to age the paper.

Thanks for a great scrapbook challenge JAI!

Back soon with another creation,





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Just gorgeous Claire

Beautiful page Claire! I love all the gorgeous little details you've added - everytime I came back to your page, I found new ones! Thanks for joining us at Just Add Ink this week!

I do love your page Claire, and the sentiment fits perfectly not only with the family photo but also with the memorbilia you have used to make the flower. Gorgeous.

I forgot to say how much I liked your new header on Facebook - really great.

Oh my gosh ness this page is a fave. Love it.

Gorgeous, gorgeous layout Claire! I love how you've made the flowers from the brochure, such a special touch for the page. Thanks for playing at Just Add Ink this month.

So many lovely elements to your page Claire.
Love them all.

Gorgeous LO Claire! Love all of your elements and love the flowers! FAB design too! Thanks for playing along with us at JAI this month and glad the mojo is flowing!

Hello there dearest Claire!
Sooo love this page!! (i just entered too and realize that we've both used some of the same elements! GOtta love minds that think alike!! Just read your post about SUmmer starfruit too, sooo love that colour also!! Again with the great minds!! hee he!!)
What a wonderful thing to add the roses with that very special paper, i think you're amazing and I know an absolute blessing to your boys and your family!!!
Sending hugs to you lovely lady!
Smiles SHarnee :)

I just totally adore your layout and all your work, you have really embraced this challenge too! Thanks for playing along with us at Just Add Ink this month.- Ruthy

YOu WON!!! SOoooo happy for you and very well deserved, this page is sooooo stunning! Can't even imagine how amazing it would be in REAL LIFE!! HUge congrat's hugs to you beautiful Claire!
Smiles Sharnee :)

Stunning Claire! Love all of the beautiful details and the meaning behind the roses is just precious.
Congrats on a well deserved top pick.

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