Thursday, 25 April 2019

Floral Scrapping with The Scrapbooking Global Group.

Wow so many lovely creative floral pages on this hop - now I believe its my turn to impress you well try anyway. This page features photos that are a few years old but had never made it into an album. I am not usually a florally sort of scrapper and 'pink' is so not my colour. I felt that I didn't really have any photos that I felt I could use for this theme but how wrong could I be! Printed in Black and white I found it so much easier to bring it all together. Actually based on what they were all wearing the only way I felt they could go on a page together was in black and white.
I have used the elements, watercolour pencils and stamps from the Lots of Happy Card Kit as my main focus for this page.

 To make the flower wreath I used a side plate and fine pencil to draw a circle then stamped over its edge all the way around. I then used the same plate to cut around for my middle circle. The stamp set has 2 floral images in it and I used those to also make some accents and fussy cut them. 


The velum leaf accents are those from the kit but they have been coloured using the sponge brayer with Pear Pizzazz ink for that hint of extra colour. 
The copper elements are not from the kit but I felt it needed lifting and I had to tie a title in somehow.

I have added some stitching on my sewing machine - I actually aimed for messy stitching - I find it difficult to do though as it goes against my grain. I use the biggest stitch my machine does as I like the look of further apart holes. The circle in the middle was plain whisper white cardstock - I have used a decorative piece from the Happiness Blooms Memories & More packet as a mask with the sponge brayers for a little visual texture.

This is the included photopolymer stamp set. The sentiments didn't really work for this page so I cut the word Cousins out of thick Whisper White Cardstock- a lot of people have cutting machines that can do this for them - and then to carry the copper accents through I embossed the word to make it match. The sentiment I then got from Butterfly Gala and punched it using a new punch that's coming with the 2019-2020 Annual Catalogue.

If you haven't heard of Scrapbooking Global - Stampin' Up!
it is a Facebook group which Sharon created in Jan 2017.
It is a group created for us SCRAPBOOKERS who use Stampin' Up! products.
The group just hit "5000" members and we couldn't be more excited.
Join us over there for all the inspiration that Stampin' Up! products allow us to create. You can also share your pages with us as we would love to see them.

This time it was Mariejosee Gagnon's time in the spotlight as Scrapbooking Global - Stampin' Up! Guest Designer for April. Mariejosee is a Demostrator from Quebec, Canada. I wonder where our hop will take us next month?
For now lets click the next button and head on over to the UK and see what Eimear has to share with us.

Product Used on this page.


Do you live in Australia and would you like to become a Demonstrator, earn discounts, great rewards and get to craft with Stampin' Up! products before their release? If so click here to join my team - for more information.


  1. Wow, Courtenay! What a wonderful page and all that circular stamping done precisely. Wonderful inspiration, thank you

    1. Thanks Libby - I will let you in on a secret I had a line to follow - kitchen plates are handy :)

  2. AMAZEBALLS GIRL...This is absolutely SUPERB... I Love everything about this layout!! I might have to copy your layout if that is OK...
    Thank you for playing along this month <3
    Cheers Shaz

  3. What a gorgeous page Courtenay! I love your circle theme with all the pretties poking out the edges, the touch of copper and of course the stiching! A beautiful page, laid out perfectly with just enough of everything. x

  4. I LOVE THIS LAYOUT! I may just have to step up my sewing machine just for scrapbooking I just love the look of the stitches in the layout

  5. Your page is so pretty! And I love all the creativity you put into it. Nicely done!