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Blog Hop Time: Paper Paper Paper


Hello hello - May is here and we're celebrating paper paper paper. Free DSP on offer for customers and free DSP if you join in May.  (Details here.) 

To kick off paper month in style, how about a blog hop.  I'm part of the Art With Heart team and there are lots of talented scrapbookers in the crew led by Claire Daly.  Our blog hop today has 11 stops so you'll have lots of inspiration along the way for ways to use your Stampin' Up DSP in your scrapbooking.   Waving a hi if you've arrived from Alisha's blog and let's get moving if you're kicking off from here.

Now I'm a very simple scrapbooker - a photo, some paper, a story.  For this layout I've just gone with a word actually that I hear when I see this photo of Hannah.


A sparkle in the eye, sparkly dress and shoes, a sparkly smile.  I look at this photo and see a bright, happy girl, and must be a mum thing but I almost get a lump in the throat seeing how fast she is growing up.  I want to hang on to my little girl, but am excited to watch her mature too. 

Scrapbook-200The DSP is the gorgeous Paisley Petals.  It has some bold eyecatching designs but I've used the more muted tones on the reverse for my page.  (The beauty of double sided paper.) 

I've matted with coordinating colours - Always Artichoke and Not Quite Navy, plus Early Espresso for the photo. 

My base is a scrapbooking favourite - Crumb Cake.

My letters (Simple Letters Alphabet die pg 159) were cut from the silver glimmer paper. 

They got a bit lost on the page ......


.... so I grabbed out an aquapainter and my Not Quite Navy reinker and painted on a few layers of colour to coordinate with my papers. 


Aaaaah, that's better.


Some of our delicate little pearls and Baroque Motifs to snazz up the base layer a little.


Ready to pop in the album.   Now I don't know about you but I'm very excited about this blog hop and can't wait to zip round the sites and get some scrapbooking ideas.  I've got a nice stash of my favourite DSPs and I just know the girls will get me all inspired to get it out and get creating.

Next stop in the hop is the very talented scrapbooker Kathryn Ruddick  using one of my favourite packs of paper.  Have fun!

And get in touch if you'd like to take advantage of our May paper specials.

Cheers, Sue

Just in case you're visiting another day - here's the direct link to each of the hop posts:

Kathryn, Deb, ClaireTina, Nikki, Ros, Amanda, Kathryn M, Di, and Alisha


Deb Raymer

Great page and love the sparkly heading

Kathryn Mangelsdorf

Sue what a great idea of colouring the sparkle paper, love the clear space shows of the photo so well.

Amanda Hill

I know just what you mean by wanting to keep you little girl little, but so proud as they grow. Lovely page as always Sue.

Di Dunk

LOVE your layout Sue. Agree with Alisha, it's the BLING that always gets me! Love your colouring of the sparkle paper. TFS

Alisha Watson

WOW Sure love this page, bling always gets me if it is done right and yours it just perfect!! TFS


Your layout is superb, Sue. I love it! Great tip for colouring the sparkly paper, TFS


I never knew you could that with the sparkly paper - how cool is that. Love your page - that's a brilliant photo of your lovely girl - great page

Tina G

WOW! I LOVE your layout Sue! The photo is just gorgeous and you've scrapped it beautifully. The stamping and pearls in the corners are the perfect finishing touch.

Margaret Knoops

Love the simplicity of your layout Sue. What a lovely & sparkling young daughter you have!

Claire Daly

Love you sparkly letter Sue and yes, suits your lovely daughter for sure!

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