Thursday, 19 March 2020

Scrapbooking Black & White Photos - Scrapbooking Global March 2020 Blog Hop

Welcome to my blog you are now visiting Courtenay - I am from the beautiful Central Coast of NSW Australia. I think I am definitely going to need to share more with you and scrap more to save my sanity over the next little while with all the bugs that are around. This months hop features black and white photos on our scrap pages - not something I do frequently I must admit even though I am a fan of turning my photos into a black and white copy. The kids even prefer them at times - apparently it takes away that teenage pimply skin look!

So this is my Miss Maeve - we were just playing around with photos and the camera on my phone when I upgraded. Her hair is a beautiful caramel red colour, its long and mostly styled in a bun or plait, her favourite colours are red and green - decided to ignore that lol.

So how about some close ups - the DSP is the current Sale-A-Bration FREE Flowering Foils Specialty Designer Series Paper reward level $90 (in Australia so check your local market).
It is crinkled because I wet it to activate the Pigment Sprinkles then pushed the water around by blowing through a straw. I also dabbed the extra puddles off colour with a tissue. 


Using the Positive thoughts Stamp set I stamped to create a fern frame around my photo. Then added some Die cut pieces for colour pop. Positive thoughts has a coordinating Die set available currently as a 'while supplies last or until the end of March' so get them sooner rather than later. The 'you and year' titles are from my extensive chipboard stash - they are coloured with ink directly from the stamp pad. I wanted a matt finish on them for this page.

Hope you like this months page and I'd love it if you popped a comment below for me. But for now its time to pop on over to see the page that Jenn Charles has created using her Black & White photo.

Hoppers for March.

Product List for this page - *for Card Stock I used scraps from one of my many scrap stashes.

Ending 31st March - not long now!

 If you're new to Stampin' Up!'s annual Sale-A-Bration (SAB) then let me give you a quick run down of why it's so exciting...
1) Choose a FREE Sale-A-Bration product for EVERY $90 AU you spend (before shipping) at ! This year there are stamp sets, dies, pretty paper, a card kit, a punch and embellishments to choose from. 
Take a peek at this year's Sale-A-Bration catalogue or even better the 2nd release Brochure to see even more free product options.

2) The more you order, the more Free Products you get! If your order is $500+ at one time you'll also get at least $60ish in Stampin' Rewards to spend on whatever you'd like plus the adorable Little Ladybug Host stamp set for FREE! You don't have to host a party, but you can gather orders from your friends and enter them all together to get the extra perks.
3) BEST DEAL in the CATALOGUE GETS BETTER! Get a FREE Mini Paper Cutter, a 6x6 designer series paper sampler and a FREE stamp set when you order a Stampin' Up! Starter Kit! You pick $235 worth of stamping supplies to come in your kit for only $169. Plus you'll get a 20% discount on all your orders after that. A short FAQ flyer about joining can be found HERE.

If you have any questions about joining, the products in the New Mini Catalogue or Sale-A-Bration, please ask.


Do you live in Australia and would you like to become a Demonstrator, save yourself at least 20% every time you shop, get great rewards and get to craft with Stampin' Up! products before their release? If you answered YES to any of those questions click here to join my team - for more information.   


  1. Waouh.... Love the result and the few spot of color. Congrats

  2. Using this DSP looks awesome on your page. Love the sprinkles detail! And what a lovely photo of your wonderful gal!!!

  3. Wow!!! I love what you did with the foil paper...and a straw! INGENIOUS! Now I want to try! I am yet to open my new free DSP, you have definitely motivated me Courtney with this stunning work. A beautiful page and glad it's not 'red & green' (LOL) sorry Miss Maeve!x

  4. I love your layout, especially the sprinkles on the background <3
    Cheer Shaz

  5. Courtenay..another stunning LO! Lol at the red and green comment. Just love all of your elements and gorgeous photo.

  6. Wow, I love the bursts of colour behind the photo, Courtenay. Love the whole layout. Thanks for sharing

  7. So fun! Love the pops of color.