Your Creative Connection 103: Stampin' Up! Parisian Blossoms Scrapbook Layout

600 pixelsToday my global Your Creative Connection ladies are choosing their favourite suite of products to play with. I have chosen the lovely Parisian Blossom product suite from the 2020 January to June Mini Catalogue. I have used products in this suite to complete a double scrapbook page to document highlights of 5 nights in Paris. (Eagle eyed readers will note I have appeared to travel forward in time with the dates - ooops! Have since corrected, but the original photos were taken in the best light, so I am using these).

Stampin Up Parisian Blossoms Suite Paris scrapbook page by Claire Daly Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

Highlights pages are a great way to get a whole bunch of photos into a layout. My Stampin' Up! mini guillotine (FREE in the Starter Kit as part of the awesome Saleabration joining deal on until the end of March) was perfect to be able to trim my photos so I only got the bits that told my story, and created variation in my layout.

Stampin Up mini guillotine

I started with two 12x12" Petal Pink cardstock sheets. I placed a 3x12" strip of  Parisian Blossoms Designer Series Paper towards the top and bottom of each page. I then arranged the pictures over the 2 pages, with a couple of highlight photos on a Cherry Cobbler mat (Cherry Cobbler, Pool Party and Petal Pink are the three coordinating colours for this DSP).

Stampin Up Parisian Blossoms Suite Paris scrapbook page by Claire Daly Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

Stampin Up Parisian Blossoms Suite Paris scrapbook page by Claire Daly Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

Stampin Up Parisian Blossoms Suite Paris scrapbook page by Claire Daly Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

I have used stamped images and die cuts from the Parisian Beauty bundle to embellish my page. The quotes were stamped from the Parisian Beauty stamp set onto some of the DSP and cut out with Rectangle Stitched dies. The quotes in this stamp set are perfect for travel pages.

Stampin Up Parisian Blossoms Suite Paris scrapbook page by Claire Daly Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

Stampin Up Parisian Blossoms Suite Paris scrapbook page by Claire Daly Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

I have used strip journaling (created using my computer), to label each highlight, and to add some additional text to my title.

Stampin Up Parisian Blossoms Suite Paris scrapbook page by Claire Daly Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

To finish off the layout, I have used the Hand Lettered Prose dies to cut Pool Party letters for my title (oops again about the date!), and embossed the letters using the Subtle embossing folder for some added texture.

Stampin Up Parisian Blossoms Suite Paris scrapbook page by Claire Daly Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

Of course this Parisian Blossoms suite is also perfect for card making. Here's a card I made earlier in the year using this suite.

Stampin' Up! Parisian Blossoms suite card by Claire Daly, Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

Now it's time to move on and see the lovely creations by the rest of the global Your Creative Connection team. We are heading off to visit my lovely friend Dawn Olchefske in Minnesota USA.

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Claire Daly - Australia

Dawn Olchefske - USA

Barbara Meyer - Austria

Kristine McNickle - New Zealand

Jenn Tinline - Canada

Jennifer Pauli - Germany

Janneke Dijkstra - de Jong - Netherlands  

 
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Greek Island s 6x8" Travel Scrapbooking Album video flip through.

I have finished and uploaded the page by page flip through of my Greek Islands 6x8" travel scrapbook album that I previewed in my previous post.  I have listed all the product links and details in the previous post. Enjoy, and if you have any questions, let me know.

Claire


Make a 6x8" Cruise / Travel Scrapbook Album: My Greek Isles Trip Album

Memory Keeping is my first love, and I really enjoy making scrapbook pages or albums about places I have visited. In July this year, I was lucky enough to go on a 7 day cruise around the Greek Islands from Rome. Here's how I scrapbooked my trip in a 6x8" pocket album. I started with these Stampin' Up! memory keeping products:

I used  a combination of 6"x 8", 6"x 4" and 3" x 4" photos. I printed all my photos at the Officeworks self serve kiosk (for my 3x4" photos I had already cropped them to size and saved them side by side on a 6x4" background using Photoshop). Other options would include just trimming 6x4" photos to size, printing yourself at home or persnickityprints.com also offer this smaller print size (based in US though).

Stampin Up Travel Scrapbooking Album. 6x8" using Come Sail Away Memories and More Cards and pocket scrapbooking cards. By Claire Daly Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, Melbourne Australia

When putting my album together I always start with the photos. I leave room for a cover page, and then I sort and place my photos in the album. For this album I divided it into:

  • pre trip & embarking
  • sea days, events days and Stampin' Up! people
  • each stop on the cruise (I started each section with a 6x8" photo and used Handwritten Prose Dies for a diecut letter title as shown in the photo below)
  • our last night at sea / disembarking / reflections

Stampin Up Travel Scrapbooking Album. 6x8" using Come Sail Away Memories and More Cards and pocket scrapbooking cards. By Claire Daly Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, Melbourne Australia

The next step was to include ephemera (scrapbookers terms for all the bits and pieces you collect), For this trip I had things like:

  • My Stampin' Up! name tag
  • Boarding passes
  • Tickets for day trips
  • Business cards from places we ate or shopped
  • Tags that were included on room gifts
  • Stampin' Up! trip guide
  • Tourist brochures (one of the ship layout, one of a tourist train)
  • A printout of my ship account

Stampin Up Travel Scrapbooking Album. 6x8" using Come Sail Away Memories and More Cards and pocket scrapbooking cards. By Claire Daly Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, Melbourne Australia

Next up I went through and added journaling and filler cards to fill the gaps. These were from the Come Sail Away Memories and More card pack (and a couple of scraps of the coordinating Come Sail Away Designer Series Paper. These were perfect for a cruise themed album.  On this photo below, you can see another thing I like to do on cruises for my scrapbooking albums. This is a photo of the cabin TV screen when it was on the navigational channel showing where the ship was positioned. Other things I photographed and included in the album were:

  • Departure gate to Rome from Dubai airport
  • Travel documents and passport
  • Cabin door and welcome signage
  • Lots of food and plant photos (my two loves)

Stampin Up Travel Scrapbooking Album. 6x8" using Come Sail Away Memories and More Cards and pocket scrapbooking cards. By Claire Daly Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, Melbourne Australia
On the journaling and filler cards, I either adhered typed journaling boxes made on my computer, punched out typed travel quotes or embellishments. I measured the journaling boxes to fit the shape of the space of each of the journaling boxes I had used. I don't always type my journaling, but chose to for this project and I do like how neat and tidy it looks (it's super important to also include your own handwriting in memory keeping projects though, which is why I often do that).

Stampin Up Travel Scrapbooking Album. 6x8" using Come Sail Away Memories and More Cards and pocket scrapbooking cards. By Claire Daly Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, Melbourne Australia

In some instances I have also typed strip journaling or small text boxes for photos. I have also used the cardstock stickers (included in the Memories and More pack) and metal trinkets for embellishing photos and journaling / filler cards.

Stampin Up Travel Scrapbooking Album. 6x8" using Come Sail Away Memories and More Cards and pocket scrapbooking cards. By Claire Daly Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, Melbourne Australia

For my album title page I have used a 6x8 photo, and some text which I cut from the Stampin' Up! travel guide for the trip. This is one of my favourite photos of the trip, looking down on the ship and tender boat from the island of Santorini.

Stampin Up Travel Scrapbooking Album. 6x8" using Come Sail Away Memories and More Cards and pocket scrapbooking cards. By Claire Daly Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, Melbourne Australia

I also decorated the outside of the album using the Night of Navy and Sahara Sand Bakers Twine, a metal trinket and some burlap trim. 

Stampin Up Travel Scrapbooking Album. 6x8" using Come Sail Away Memories and More Cards and pocket scrapbooking cards. By Claire Daly Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, Melbourne Australia

Overall I have included 157 photos in my 6x8 album and they fit fine in the album as you can see here. The individual breakdown of photo size is:

  • 13 6x8" photos
  • 59 6x4" photos
  • 85 3x4" photos

Overall there are 39 6x8" pocket page protectors of various configurations. This also includes the cover page and a clear envelope at the end of the album where I have added a couple of brochures, the rest of the travel guide and the printout of the ship bill.

Stampin Up Travel Scrapbooking Album. 6x8" using Come Sail Away Memories and More Cards and pocket scrapbooking cards. By Claire Daly Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, Melbourne Australia

I had lots of enjoyment putting together these memories of this fabulous trip. A 6x8 album is a great size for a one week cruise. If you would like to put together your own album and have questions, contact me and I would be happy to answer your questions.

Later in the week I will post a video which flips through this album page by page, for a final look at this project.

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Thanks for stopping by today. See you tomorrow with the video of this album,

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Barcelona Project Life Album using Stampin' Up! Hello Lovely Card Collection & Accessory Pack

Hello friends. Today I have some Memory Keeping for you :)

Earlier this year my family and I were lucky enough to spend a week in Barcelona ahead of the Stampin' Up! Mediterranean Incentive Trip. I have to say Barcelona was never on my bucket list, but wow, what an amazing City! So vibrant and cultural and colourful. I loved it!

I started Stampin' Up! as a Scrapbooker, and memory keeping has been a huge part of my Stampin' Up! journey. I love using stamps in my memory keeping, and the colour coordination Stampin' Up! offers is fabulous for scrapbookers. I also love the pocket scrapbooking trend, so was excited when Stampin' Up! partnered with Becky Higgins to release an official suite of Project Life products.

I have used the Hello Lovely Project Life by Stampin' Up! card collection and accessory pack on this album, along with lots of memorabilia from my trip and a few word / quote stickers (you will notice I use these LOTS in memory keeping and I have a big stash!).

Here's a look at some pages of my album. For the cover page I just did a 12x12" layout and then clipped some travel documents on the back. The quote top left was from one of the pillow gifts we got on the Stampin' Up! trip. I really loved this quote. The cover page is going to cover both the Barcelona portion as well as the cruise portion of my trip, hence why we have the itinerary on the reverse.

Barcelona Travel album featuring Hello Lovely Project Life by Stampin Up. By Claire Daly Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

Barcelona Travel album featuring Hello Lovely Project Life by Stampin Up. By Claire Daly Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

Here's some of the pages (I completed 35 pages including the 2 cover pages). I loved all the beautiful plants and flowers in Barcelona. The balconies were beautiful and La Ramblas had so many flower, plant and seed stalls.

Barcelona Travel album featuring Hello Lovely Project Life by Stampin Up. By Claire Daly Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

Barcelona Travel album featuring Hello Lovely Project Life by Stampin Up. By Claire Daly Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

Barcelona Travel album featuring Hello Lovely Project Life by Stampin Up. By Claire Daly Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

I ended up with lots of food pictures as food is a huge part of the journey in Spain!

Barcelona Travel album featuring Hello Lovely Project Life by Stampin Up. By Claire Daly Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

Here's some close up peeks at some of the elements on my pages.

Barcelona Travel album featuring Hello Lovely Project Life by Stampin Up. By Claire Daly Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

Barcelona Travel album featuring Hello Lovely Project Life by Stampin Up. By Claire Daly Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

Barcelona Travel album featuring Hello Lovely Project Life by Stampin Up. By Claire Daly Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

Barcelona Travel album featuring Hello Lovely Project Life by Stampin Up. By Claire Daly Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

Barcelona Travel album featuring Hello Lovely Project Life by Stampin Up. By Claire Daly Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

Barcelona Travel album featuring Hello Lovely Project Life by Stampin Up. By Claire Daly Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

I hope you have enjoyed this peek inside my Barcelona Project Life album. I'll be starting on some European port photos soon, so stay tuned!

Claire

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Art With Heart Team Blog Hop: Memory Keeping

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Welcome to my Art With Heart Team Blog Hop for November. This month some of the girls are focusing on Memory Keeping (Scrapbooking/Project Life). We all take photos right? Well, capturing every day moments is so special and we need to document these to cherish. We are all passionate about memory keeping and we want to continue to inspire each other, and you, as we move forward in 2016!

First up I have a traditional scrapbook page of a favourite photo from last Christmas. I have used the Words of Truth stamp set on this page, along with the Everyday Chic Designer Series Paper

Stampin Up Scrapbook Page 2015 Claire Daly Australia. Using Words of Truth stamp set and Everyday Chic DSP.

 

I have white embossed the title (be sure to use the embossing buddy when embossing white on black). Then I stamped the other phrases from the set and used them as journalling. For some additional journalling I downloaded a free typewriter font, and used that on a spare journalling card. I've also added an antique brad and a spare wooden heart I had leftover from a card kit.

Stampin Up Scrapbook Page 2015 Claire Daly Australia. Using Words of Truth stamp set and Everyday Chic DSP.

 

You will LOVE the Words of Truth stamp set by Stampin' Up!. Just use the title or item number 139397 in the search box in  my online store (red button top right column).

Words of Truth Stamp Set by Stampin Up

 

I also have another page to show you form the Project Life New York album I am working on. The Project Life by Stampin' Up! Let's Get Away Card Collection is awesome for travel pages!

Project Life by Stampin Up Let's Get Away Travel page New York by Claire Daly

I love how easy it is to tell your story as you go with Project Life. Just pop in the journalling cards and write away. I also use punches to cut out bits of other cards to add additional bits and pieces to the cards sometimes (such as the punched out world shape centre top.

Here is a closer look at the Project Life by Stampin' Up! Card Collection, Accessory Pack and coordinating stamp set. All of these can be purchased in my online store (red button top right) under the Project Life section.

Stampin Up Project Life Travel Lets get away cards

Stampin Up Project Life Travel Lets Get Away Accessory Kit

Stampin Up Project Life Travel Lets Get Away stamp set

 

Now it's time to see what the other girls in the blog hop are up to. Next in line we have Alisha Watson.

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If you get lost at any stage, here are the list of today's participants:

  1. Claire Daly
  2. Alisha Watson
  3. Ros Davidson
  4. Tina Gillespie
  5. Kathryn Ruddick
  6. Kate Morgan

 

Have a great day and see you back here soon.

Claire.