Scrapbooking Global Blog Hop - Layout by Design Team Member Stesha Bloodhart. Stampin' Hoot! #steshabloodhart #stampinhoot

Welcome to the inaugural Scrapbooking Global – Design Team – Blog Hop. We’ll be hopping once a month. This month’s theme is Color Revamp Meets Black & White. If you’d like to participate in our monthly challenge and hop, you can join in the fun via our Scrapbooking Global – Stampin’ Up! Facebook Group!

Scrapbooking Global Blog Hop - Layout by Design Team Member Stesha Bloodhart. Stampin' Hoot! #steshabloodhart #stampinhoot
Scrapbooking Global Blog Hop - Layout by Design Team Member Stesha Bloodhart. Stampin' Hoot! #steshabloodhart #stampinhoot

Step-by-Step Instructions:

  1. Start with a 12x12 sheet of Whisper White Cardstock.
  2. Smooch the cardstock with the following colors:  Blueberry Bushel, Grapefruit Grove & Pineapple Punch (Click here for a tutorial on smooching)
  3. Cut various sizes of InColor 6x6 Designer Series Paper strips to the following widths: 1″, 1 1/2″, 2″.  Flag the strips with the Banner Triple Punch and arrange under the large photo as shown.  Adhere with Snail Adhesive.
  4. Create the chevron pieces using 1″ strips of Designer Series Paper and the Banner Triple Punch.
  5. Crop the pennant using the die from the Pick a Pennant Bundle and a Big Shot.  Crop 2 Shimmery White and 2 Blueberry Bushel Designer Series Paper.
  6. Color the Shimmery White pennants using an Aqua Painter & Classic Ink Refills. Stamp LOVE and OUR in StazOn Ink using the letters from the Pick a Pennant Stamp Set.
  7. Adhere the 2 pennants together (and to the page) as shown with Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  8. Tie Blueberry Bushel 1/8″ Grosgrain Ribbon around the ends of the pennants as shown.
  9. Using the Layering Alphabet Edgelits Dies, a Big Shot, and Shimmery White Cardstock, crop out “boys” letters, snipping the letters the remainder of the way with a Paper Snips.
  10. Color the letters with an Aqua Painter and Classic Ink Refills. (Blueberry Bushel, Pineapple Punch, and Grapefruit Grove).
  11. Adhere to the flagged banners with Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  12. Use a Journaling Pen to add journaling as needed.
Scrapbooking Global Blog Hop - Layout by Design Team Member Stesha Bloodhart. Stampin' Hoot! #steshabloodhart #stampinhoot

I am loving my new camera!  My hubby gave it to me as a combined anniversary, mother’s day, birthday gift.  The pictures on this page showcase some of the first photos taken.  I got the camera out and one boy decided to play dead and the other decided to play the conquerer. At first, I struggled with color, but then I just jumped on the new 2018-2020 InColors and I think it worked out pretty well!

Scrapbooking Global Blog Hop - Layout by Design Team Member Stesha Bloodhart. Stampin' Hoot! #steshabloodhart #stampinhoot

I am sure you have noticed how much I absolutely love the Ink Smooching Technique!  It just adds so much to a project and it is so easy to do.  I have shared a step-by-step tutorial on ink smooching and watercolor background, you can download it now by CLICKING HERE.

Scrapbooking Global Blog Hop - Layout by Design Team Member Stesha Bloodhart. Stampin' Hoot! #steshabloodhart #stampinhoot

I tend to shy away from journaling as I am not a big fan of my handwriting, but I force myself to do it! I NEVER write straight but I have learned to embrace it!  It is me, my style and I want my boys to remember all aspects of me.  Handwriting is a lost art…handwritten letters are practically extinct, replaced by an electronic text or post.  One of the most valued things my dad left behind was a handwritten poem…so, embrace it!  It means a lot to those you love!

Scrapbooking Global Blog Hop - Layout by Design Team Member Stesha Bloodhart. Stampin' Hoot! #steshabloodhart #stampinhoot

My boys make me smile every day!  I sure hope that my presentation of them makes you smile too…and motivates you to create memories in scrapbooks.

Now, see what the rest of the Scrapbooking Global Design Team has in store for you!  Follow the links below!

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11 Comments

  1. Tricia Butts

    Wonderful page layout. Love the chevrons and banners you used to embellish the page. Perfect for boys. 🙂

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  2. Christine Blain

    I love the colours you’ve used, and all the details, on this great page, Stesha.

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  3. RoseMarie cowit

    I love this. Using regular whisper white cs how do you get the paper not to buckle using the smooch technique?

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  4. Sharon Dalton

    Stesha Thank you for being part of the team.<3
    I especially love the splashes of colour…Your tutorial is a great resource
    Cheers Shaz

    Reply
  5. Jane Harrah

    What a cutie and a great layout!

    Reply
  6. Pam

    Love your scrapbook page!

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  7. Dianne Keough

    What a beautiful scrapbook page! I’m inspired!

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  8. Danielle Bennenk

    Love the page, Stesha. And especially your pdf tutorial of the process. How cool is that.

    Reply
  9. Vicky W

    What a fun page Stesha. Love it! Congratulation son being selected on the design team. Looking forward to the challenges & seeing more of your great work

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  10. Susan

    Congratulations on your DT selection! I enjoyed seeing your inaugural design for it.

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  11. Sara Levin

    Love the smooched background and layered pennants! Such a cute page Stesha.

    Reply

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