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Sarahfleming1 Hello! My name is Sarah Fleming, and I'm a paper addict living in central Texas. I'm an independent demonstrator for Stampin' Up! and love to teach others how to make lovely paper projects. I always have ink-stained fingers (I'm okay with that). I also knit. If you're in the USA, I'd love to be your demonstrator!

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The holiday catalog is here!

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It’s heeee-errrrrre. Did you read that a la Poltergeist? Don’t worry, it’s not scary. The holiday catalog is wonderful.

If you don’t yet have a copy, you can download the PDF here. If you’re one of my current customers and haven’t received yours, please let me know, and I will get one in the mail to you. They should have arrived by now.

Stampin' Up! For All Things clean and simple scrapbook page - CAS scrapbooking - Skinny Mini Alphabet - SUO - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye

This was one of the easiest and fastest scrapbook pages I’ve made. This matches yesterday’s page and uses the same stamp set, For All Things. I made this one Clean and Simple so I could join in the challenge over at SUO Challenges. I am pretty happy with it.

I started with the photo, which is of my husband swinging our daughter around while we waited in line to pay for our pumpkins at the pumpkin patch last year. I took video with my phone and actually took this snapshot from the video. That’s probably why her hair is so shiny! That and just the right angle with the autumn sunset. As the title suggests, she would yell, “Swing me, Daddy!” every time he put her down. Who could resist? The man went home with some tired arms.

I stamped a bunch of leaves in Crushed Curry, Mossy Meadow, and Cajun Craze. I didn’t bother masking them, because I wanted to keep this simple and fast, and I also like the overlapping look with the leaves. Not with everything, but I like it here. I wanted this to frame the photo and kind of make you think of a pile of leaves.

Then I cut out leaves from my first attempt at this page (didn’t want to waste the cardstock!), one in each color. I spritzed each leaf with water using a Stampin’ Spritzer, crumpled them up, opened them back up, and set them aside to dry. Meanwhile, I cut the oak leaf from Champagne Glimmer Paper using the Autumn Accents Bigz die. When the leaves were all dry, I attached them together with the Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue and then attached those to the glimmery leaf using Crystal Effects. I tied some Linen Thread through a Crushed Curry button (from the Regals Designer Buttons) and attached the button to the leaves using Glue Dots. Then I added those to the page with Dimensionals.

I made the title using the photopolymer Skinny Mini Alphabet stamps. I LOVE making titles with the new alphabet stamps! You can line everything up perfectly without a Stamp-a-majig (which still has its uses, don’t get me wrong). And they’re so inexpensive! I think the Skinny Minis are 15.95 for the whole alphabet, all the numbers, and some punctuation. Anyway, I stamped the title in the same colors as the leaves and made the comma with the Crushed Curry marker.

The tiny “BE joyful” sentiment is from the Project Life Holiday Cheer stamps, now available. My daughter is almost always joyful, so it’s the perfect stamp for her.

For a few final touches that help draw your eye to the photo, I added Cajun Craze and Always Artichoke candy dots. Always Artichoke and Mossy Meadow are pretty similar, Artichoke is just darker, so the dots work.

Easy and fast and pretty! Good combination.

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Comments

Comment from Julie Gearinger
Time August 30, 2014 at 9:25 am

Sarah, I just love your CAS scrapbook page!! The feeling of Autumn is so evident from the joyful photo to those wonderful leaves!! Thanks for sharing this fabulous memory with us at SUO Challenges- hugs to you, my friend :-)

Comment from Robin Messenheimer
Time August 30, 2014 at 4:06 pm

What a great scrap page! My eye was immediately drawn to the photo, and the leaves were not distracting at all as they made a beautiful frame for the photo! Thanks for joining in the SUO Challenge!

Comment from Mary Brown
Time September 6, 2014 at 3:56 pm

What a fabulous scrapbook page and I LOVE that you did it in a CAS design. The leaves are perfect to set off you photo! Thanks for joining the SU challenge!

Comment from KAREN BARBER
Time September 7, 2014 at 6:34 pm

What a great CAS page!!! Such a cool layout!!