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Hello Friends!

I’ve got some crazy color and patterns going on this week! My inspiration for the colors in this layout came from the Lovebug Creations Rumple Ribbon that the Creative Team received last week. These are brand new colors with a hint of shimmery sparkle and I just love the names: Princess Danika, Lady Jenna and Queen Taylor. You’ll be able to buy them in the shop on Friday!

Since I wanted to do a project with a wild side, I went over to check out what Shimelle has going on. I love her style because she loads up her pages with lots of fun bits and pieces and uses lots of eye-popping color.

Sketch Seven by Shimelle

I used her Sketch to Scrapbook Page layout (Sketch 7) to figure out where everything should go.

Glamour In Pink scrapbook layout by Christine Barker

I’ve had this pink unicorn paper for a while and combined it with some other papers I’ve had in my stash. The key to this layout is lots of layering! Just keep adding, and when you think you’re done, add some more! (Sally Jean Alexander gave me this advice!)

First, I glued the pink unicorn paper, black and white striped paper and the argyle paper to my base paper. Then, I ran a basic stitch in black thread all around the edges. Next, I stamped and heat embossed the HELLO sentiment on black chalkboard paper and used a border punch along the sides.

Next, I attached the picture to the black chalkboard paper with some washi tape.  I layered the black chalkboard paper on top of a pink and white print paper, which was then layered over a black and white petite polka dot paper. I used a lot of foam squares and they’re pretty much under every element on this page. Then, just because there isn’t enough pattern yet, I layered all of that on top of a really graphic black and white paper.

Glamour In Pink scrapbook layout by Christine Barker

I added some white pom poms to the back of the black n white polka dot paper. Next, I used a punch to punch out a 3/4 scalloped circle (using a technique I saw on Pinterest) and layered that on top of a floral paper to create a journaling card.

Once the journaling card was attached, I glued down the picture. Now the fun begins! I’ve had some of these bits and bobs laying around in my stash for at least 10 years. Seriously, there is a pink suede tag next to the journal card and I know I’ve had it forever. It was perfect for this project!

I have to tell you about one of the techniques I used to create the turquoise design that’s peeking out from under the ribbon. The technique is from a tutorial by Jill Cornell on Shimelle’s blog about how to heat emboss on vellum. I’ve been on a vellum kick lately so this tutorial was perfect for me. It’s super easy, but makes a really fun embellishement!

Glamour In Pink scrapbook layout by Christine Barker

I moved and played around with the embellishments until my eyes were crossed and finally got everything put into place. The final touches were to add the white “Perfect Pair” tab to the photo area. Next, I gave the page a generous splash of white paint drips and flings and of course adding the Lovebug Creations Rumple Ribbon was the Pièce de résistance.

Can you see the sparkle in the ribbon? Kimi Cremar, the owner of Lovebug Creations, created this ribbon especially for Jaded Blossom. They are releasing extra special “Fight for a Cure” stamp sets and dies this week and these ribbons are perfect. You’ll want to visit Jaded Blossom on Friday to see the inspiring projects featured in their Release Blog Hop!

Glamour In Pink scrapbook layout by Christine Barker

I’ve got another project that I’ve been working on that I can’t wait to show you!  It’s almost finished and it’s going to feature more of these beautiful pink-hued ribbons. I’m really excited about it. If you listen really closely, you might hear the faint sounds of a calliope playing. I’m crossing my fingers that our weather holds because this super fun project needs to be photographed outside. Send me your sunny thoughts!

Thanks so much for stopping by. I would love to hear your comments, questions and anything else you want to tell me in the Comments section. You don’t know how much it means to me when you take time out of your day to write a note!