I have something a little different for you today – a scrapbook page!
I did this page as part of a challenge – to make a simple 6" x 6" scrap page with one photo element. Well, the newest Stampin' Up! Scrapbook Albums are for 8" x 8" pages! I think that this is just a terrific scrapbook size, and so I made my page that size. I'm really hoping that we'll have plenty of Christmas photos of our grandchildren to fill up a whole album!
This paper is from the Candy Cane Specialty Designer Series Paper from the Stampin' Up! 2010 Holiday Mini Catalog. The whole set is made to coordinate with the stamp set, A Cute Christmas, which is one I don't yet have. I'll probably give in and order it this week – just too, well, cute. But the papers work well with other products, too, including the 2-Step Bird Punch which I'm showcasing here. I punched a Real Red and a Garden Green bird, and just switched out the branch that punches with the birds. I sponged the edge of the birds and their wings, which gives that some nice depth.
That's all there is to this page! And it's a great page for an album introduction. You really don't need much more than this through a whole album. Too many people stress over their scrapbooks and never get anything done. I admit to doing that also, but I'm really working hard at getting out of this mind set!
I hope you'll take some time to scrap this winter – and have fun with it!