Hello, welcome to the Scrapbook Blog Hop! This month our Design Team created scrapbook pages based on Milestones. We hope you enjoy and will be inspired by them! Don’t forget to leave comments. We love hearing from you! At the end of my post, you will find the full line-up to help you “hop” along.
There are so many milestones in life. Do you remember your birthdays at 10 – 13 – 16 – 18 – 21? I think that 16 was a pivotal year in my life. For me, it signified freedom with a driver’s license. The feeling that my life is mine and I can do anything. Don’t get me wrong. I still had a lot of rules to follow but the parental reins were lightening. Today’s scrapbook page is about that edgy teenage birthday.
I used triangles to signify the growth and forward movement of life and the butterflies to show freedom or coming of age. I know this is rather lofty thinking for a scrapbook page but why not?
And here is my teenage birthday scrapbook page.
INKS & MARKERS
CREATING THE LAYOUT PIECES
This layout will contain 2 – 3″ x 4″ photos with a 3-1/4″ x 4/1/4″ frame.
I used the wonderful Stitched Triangle dies to die-cut triangles from the black & white patterns and the colored cardstock. Arrange the triangles and the photo frames until you get a pleasing layout. Then either stamp the random dot splatter from the Quiet Meadow stamp set before adhering the triangles in place or after with the black ink.
The butterflies were die-cut from the retired Butterfly Bijou Designer Series Paper. I layered a white embossed vellum butterfly on top of the larger butterflies. Add to the page using Dimensionals to raise them off the page. OPTION: Stamp the butterflies using the Butterfly Bijou stamp set and color with Stampin’ Blends or leave black & white.
Add a sprig of vellum foliage die-cut from the Forever Flourishing dies.
Place Matte Black Enamel Dots and Artistry Blooms Adhesive-Backed Sequins.
Stamp and emboss some appropriate sentiments to place on the page. Die-cut ‘HBD16’ (Happy Birthday 16) in black. TIP: To make the letters easier to place, use an Adhesive Sheet on the black cardstock before die-cutting.
I hope you enjoyed this edgy teenager birthday scrapbook page as part of my Scrapbook Page for this month’s Milestones theme.
Next up in the Scrapbook Blog Hop is Kelli McConkey from Inky Hands Warm Heart. If you are interested in participating in future blog hops, please let me know. We would love to have you join us