Sale-a-Bration 2014

It’s Sale-a-Bration 2014 and the layouts are easy!

I haven’t done a scrapbook layout in a really long time, and I’ve notice that, while I have seen many absolutely gorgeous cards made with the Sale-A-Bration products, I haven’t seen too many layouts yet at all. So yesterday I sat down determined to change that, especially since I have fallen in love with the Sweet Sorbet Designer Series Paper. Below you’ll find the left side page:

I no longer work chronologically when I scrapbook now. I used to; I was so determined to get everything scrapbooked in the same order as it happened in my life, but I realized that trying to do so was an almost impossible task and one that was so overwhelming that I almost stopped scrapping altogether. But then I sat back and decided that one of the aspects I loved most about the crafting was the beautiful paper. So I started pulling out paper and  going through my piles and piles of photographs to see what kind of inspiration took hold. Consequently, I have an album that has a miss-mash of layouts in it, in no particular order, but they’re done, and when it comes time to setting them permanently into an album it’ll be very easy to do: it’ll just be a matter of slipping the layouts from one page protector to another.

In addition to the paper that is a Sale-a-bration 2014 exclusive, I used the See Ya Later, Banner Blast, and Petal Parade stamp sets. I fussy cut some of the big flowers out of one of the pages of the Sweet Sorbet paper, and hand-drew all the little stitching lines. I used the exclusive mini banner punch on a piece of Crisp Cantaloupe cardstock that I had run through my Big Shot with the (also exclusive) Decorative Dots embossing folder. In the flower centers I used some of our smaller Basic Jewels Rhinestones, and colored over them with a black alcohol ink marker.

That’s all I’ve got so far. Now I’m headed back to the work table to make another layout, this time with some of the papers from the Occasions Catalog!