Sunday, 3 May 2015

Scrap Sunday!

I promise to get more organised and visit more often! But for now, it's another Scrap Sunday already!
This layout was done for the "Stampin' Superstars" Design Team. The "Stampin' Superstars" are my upline's, upline's, upline's team, so basically my Stampin' Up! Great Granny (sorry Bekka). Bekka asked the team for volunteers, and I was chosen out of those who applied (rather chuffed, but wondering how many scrappers volunteered if I got chosen LOL).

The prompt for May was "Summer is coming" (doesn't have the same effect unless said in a Sheffield accent. I realise only my G.O.T. fan friends will get that!). What else says summer than butterflies emerging and bright colours!

I took the photos at Chester Zoo, in the butterfly house (no, really?) a couple of weeks ago. It was amazing, and walking in there took me right back to a childhood moment I'd forgotten all about!

My dad was generous with his time, but frugal with his money, so if we wanted to go somewhere we often got there and heard "Right you've been now" only be be taken to the nearest park for a play on the swings and see-saw (equally special times). However, walking in to the butterfly house I remembered going round there as a little girl with my younger brother mum & dad. It was the walking through the plastic curtain that did it. Don't you just love it when a sight, sound or smell does that?

Any way, back to the layout. I used a few retiring products on this, Sweet Taffy paper and Perfect Print alphabet Bigz die (I didn't know the dies were going at the time), but they are all sold out now, so don't go looking for them!

The flowers and leaves are stamped and cut with the Flower Patch stamp set and matching Flower Flair Thinlits dies. I did cheat, as there were so many to cut, and used my Scan n Cut! Well, the stamping and die cutting was a good idea when I had it, after 4 lots of leaves, flowers, stalks, smaller flowers and smaller leaves I gave up!

I used my favourite quote of the moment for my journalling, but did get it slightly wrong. It reads "If nothing ever changed, we wouldn't have butterflies"

Oh, the butterflies are stamped on both vellum and card. They are from Kinda Eclectic and punched with the coordinating butterfly punches.

I do hope you like it, and if you want to make your own version, why not join us at the scrapbooking class on 20 May? This is what the class version looks like...

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