Getting Ready for Cape May

Posted by Kathy Torrence on Jan 19, 2007 in Crafts, Scrapbooks

I spent most of yesterday morning preparing a sample scrapbook for my upcoming ‘Scrapbook in About an Hour’ class in Cape May, NJ next Friday – ahhh – just one week from today! No stress…no stress…(insert deep breathing here)…

I have a great template for taking just 6 sheets of 12X12 paper and one stamp set and making an entire 20 page 6X6 album – that’s what I’m teaching at my class. If you’re nice to me…maybe I’ll post the template here on my blog for download… :)

I have one sample that’s already in my SCS gallery – I made one for each of my friends who went on a cruise with me last January.

Here are two of my favorite pages from that scrapbook:

I used Old Olive cardstock as the background and Stampin’ Up!’s Balmy Breezes stamp set for that scrapbook.

I just did another one using Tempting Turquoise as the background and the Wild About You stamp set in Tempting Turquoise, Pretty in Pink and Certainly Celery – perfect for a new baby!

Since I don’t have a new baby right now, I decided to use some photos of my son Matt when he was a baby for the sample scrapbook. Here are some of my favorite pages:

This is a super-quick and easy way to fill a book – perfect for a gift with or without photos. I gave one similar to this to my neighbor for photos of her new grandbaby – since it’s already almost finished, she can just add in the photos.

For the book, I used a simple, plain white spiral bound 6X6 book from Michaels. I used ModPodge to adhere some of Stampin’ Up!’s new Loves Me designer paper to the cover and cut out the negative image of the chipboards letter “M” (from On Board Simon Lower). I inked it up and added some Close to Cocoa paper behind the letter and tied coordinating ribbon down the spiral – here’s the front cover:

I really like how it turned out – and so does my son Matthew!

I hoped to complete another book today, but my friends tempted me into spending a lazy morning at a local coffee shop – how could I turn that down? So I’m off to my craft room now to see how much I can get done before I have to pick my older kids up from school and then run my daughter to gymnastics…

Oh – and since you’ve been very nice to me (haven’t you?), here’s a link to the template (hopefully, this will work for you – if not, please let me know and I’ll try to post it another way):

Scrapbook Template

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