Welcome to our Scrapbook Global Blog Hop for June 2020! I am so glad you are here where you will get to check out lots of great creativity and you are going to love this and get some terrific ideas, too. These ladies are talented and want to share the love they have for scrap booking with you. This month our theme is Brand New and what fun this will be.  There is no doubt in my mind that you will see some terrific scrapbook ideas around this theme.  I can’t wait to see them all myself, enjoy our blog hop!

The lovely ladies below are the Design Team members inspiring you monthly with all kinds of terrific and exciting scrapbook layouts and they will blow your socks off with their fun ideas.

Hmmm…Brand New….I always start my layouts with the photos.  It gets me going as far as a color palette and how many photos, etc.  Then I take it from there.  With this photo, my daughter took a dramatic turn in her life with this adorable little pixie hair cut.  What a surprise it was!  Especially since she had worn her hair long in various vintage styles and dressed quite vintage for nearly 10 years.  It was short and sassy, just like her….geez, where does she get it?!  Ha, ha!  I thought it just the perfect photo for our them of Brand New this month.

Cynthia McQueen, Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator. Celebrate Sunflowers stamp set, Sunflower Dies, Playful Alphabet Dies. Click thru more info.

I had recently seen a card made with this set and similar colors that I just adored and used it as my inspiration.  With her cute little Mexican house dress she is wearing, the colors were perfect.  Now to get busy.

Cynthia McQueen, Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator. Celebrate Sunflowers stamp set, Sunflower Dies, Playful Alphabet Dies. Click thru more info.

Playing with this incredible new Celebrate Sunflowers bundle has become almost an obsession of the past couple of weeks, so terrific to take it onto the page.  Stamping with the Memento stamp pad and using our Stampin’ Blends in the new Magenta Madness combined with Daffodil Delight and a bit of Soft Suede completed the flowers.  Not the usual combination is what makes it fun and ever so bright.  I added in bits of Gold Foil paper and the gorgeous new Gilded Gems as part of the embellishments really make it sing, hard to see in the photo.  I also used Gold Embossing Powder to heat embossed the flower in the upper left corner for a bit more gold.

Cynthia McQueen, Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator. Celebrate Sunflowers stamp set, Sunflower Dies, Playful Alphabet Dies. Click thru more info.

Pulling everything together with this dramatic color palette was fun, especially all the little bits used for embellishments.  I even colored the Whisper White Polka-dot Tulle Ribbon with my Magenta Madness Stampin’ Blends.  Some of the flowers were totally cut out, some as overlays on stamped flowers and even some with all the bits left in for some texture.  I love lots on a page, can you tell?  Even the gold heat embossing for a little pop and sass, too, while the ever quiet background stamping was done with the Textured Essentials stamp set.

Cynthia McQueen, Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator. Celebrate Sunflowers stamp set, Sunflower Dies, Playful Alphabet Dies. Click thru more info.

Check out more terrific pages through our hop and see great layouts from our design team and participants.  I sure hope you enjoy them, too.  Next up, Mai Chapelain, hop on over to see her fabulous scrapbook page!  But first, please leave a comment and let me know your thoughts about this fabulous bundle and my page, too.

 

Cheers!

~Cynthia McQueen~

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