How are you celebrating National Scrapbooking Day?

Over on the Heidi Swapp blog we are celebrating National Scrapbooking Day (May 4 - THIS Saturday!) with some new layouts and some of our favorite older layouts!

Today I'm sharing a layout I made to celebrate my daughter's 10th birthday...





As soon as I took this photo I knew just the colors I wanted to use for my layout...the Color Pop Grey Pop paper was just perfect for my background. I knew some Georgia Peach accents would be fantastic to highlight Kate's strawberry-blonde hair...so I taped off a section of the Grey Pop with some wide washi tape and sprayed just that small area with the GP Color Shine. I love how it provides a base/mat for my photo...



I added a No Limits Maps paper banner from the No Limits Paper Pad under my photo and a length of black & white striped Color Pop Banner Delights over the photo...a few scallops of Color Magic Ribbon sprayed with Mustard Color Shine and the Epoxy word "love" finish off my photo embellishments.



For the journaling on my layout I grabbed a scrap of Vintage Chic Bookkeeping paper and wrote a list of 10 things about Kate right now. I stapled the acrylic "frame" that once housed a Clear Pop Tag over my list...I love the way it adds another layer of texture without being overwhelming.



I found a little scrap from a print-out of the {Mo}tography class that Heidi taught with Jessica Sprague that was the perfect color orange...so I added it to my layout. But something was missing...that side of the page needed something else, so I started searching through my stash and found this awesome gold star stencil/embellishment/placemat (from Pink Paislee's LUXE collection), cut it down to size and added it over the orange scrap. I adore the way it looks and I love love love the gold!



I knew I needed more stars (because you always do, right?) so I cut a few from some parchment paper  (and a scrap of Vintage Chic Textbook paper) with a punch - stapled them together and adhered them to a small wood stick...then I simply stapled the stick to the page. Again, I felt that I just needed a little something more so I took a Color Magic Star, sprayed it with Tropicana Teal Color Shine (I love the pop of blue against all of the other more muted colors!) and added it to the top of my other stars.



The Clear Pop Alphabet in Grey is the absolute BOMB! I stapled the letters KATE and the @ symbol to the page and used some Color Magic Chipboard letters (to spell out TEN) colored with Georgia Peach Color Shine to finish my page.

I have to say...I am LOVING the colors on this page...I think I want to work with some the orange/grey/gold combo again...it makes me so happy! And I really love how all of Heidi's collections work together so seamlessly...I never have to worry about keeping within them to create a project I'm proud of...

What will you be doing for NSD? Me? I'll be working with more Clear PopColor Pop and Color Shine. The possibilities with these are endless! No go! Create! Make Pretty Stuff! And don't forget to Google "National Scrapbooking Day" to find out about tons of fun things going on this weekend!

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