The challange this week at Heart 2 Heart is to random-stamp a background for your project. I made this baby layout as a gift, but when I gave it away it didn't have photos in it. I didn't want you to have to look at a layout with no photos...so I Photoshopped them in! These are photos of my nephew's birth and soon after. If I had actually scrapbooked them the title would say "Baby's First Photos." I left the layout pretty plain because the gift was for a scrapbooker and I wanted her to be able to add whatever pictures she wants and fill in the blank for "Baby's First ____."
I used my favorite baby stamp set to random-stamp the background on the bottom: Baby Steps. The title is stamped with Rustic Alphabet, then I sponged the edges in chocolate to add an extra pop. The Crystal Blue paper is from the back side of a Twitterpated paper and the Sunflower, White Daisy, and Chocolate is all cardstock. The only embellishment I really added was a clear button (love these!) tied with chocolate waxy flax. Layout is from Imagine (you need this!): Overture (pgs 116-117), changed up just a bit.
I think I should make another layout like this for me, too! I've already made the photo choices. I was going to do Connor's scrapbook pages online in Studio J, but maybe I'll have to mix them up a little. That's one of the beauties of Studio J...it looks like real scrapbooking so you can mix the Studio J layouts with traditional scrapbook layouts!
Head on over to Heart 2 Heart Challenges to participate in the random-stamped background challenge this week. You may just be the winner of a fabulous prize from Ruth Nava.