2page-mom-layout One of these patterned papers is not like the other….remember that Sesame Street song?!  This is a 2 page layout from my Stampers & Scrappers Club.  The left page features the designer series paper (DSP for short) Urban Oasis; the right page does NOT.  Yes, I know they look the same (essentially)…  (You can click on the image for a larger view).

This particular DSP has lovely large images, but I wasn't sure if they'd work well for the die cut letters (too much white space showing)…so we made our own!  This also is a way to stretch out your DSP stash…  I used the stamp set Fifth Avenue Floral (which coordinates with this DSP) and the exact ink colours from the paper – basic grey, kiwi kiss and baja breeze.  We stamped all over some 12 x 12 white cardstock to create our own patterned paper for the second page of this layout!  We used strips along the borders, and then glued some to a piece of On Board Book Basics and ran it through the Big Shot with the Serif Essentials Alphabet.  The decorative oval accent on the journal block is actually the centre of the letter "O"!  (I'll have to repost that on Friday so it's an "official" Frugal Friday Tip lol).

Don't forget the National Scrapbooking Month Specials being offered by Stampin' Up!  Just a few days left…see my May 1st blog post about them, or click here to see the details and place an online order!

Interested in doing some regular cardmaking or scrapbooking?  One of the best ways you ensure some "me" time is to put it on your schedule – why not join my Stampers & Scrappers Club?!  New session starts in September.  Members meet monthly for a free club only class (four cards or a 2 page 12 x 12 layout), place a minimum order and take turns receiving the hostess benefits for club orders!  Contact me for details or to reserve your spot. 

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