Release week inspiration with Natalie

I’m in love with the new release stamps from Krumspring this month. My absolute favourite has got to be the Funky Pineapples set and I immediately started thinking about all the possible projects I could make! Did you know that pineapples are a symbol for hospitality and welcome? I don’t know where I learned that fact, but it’s what inspired me to use them as a starting point on the ‘Welcome to 2017’ title page for my Project Life album!
Umm….. yes…. I really am that far behind!!

I stamped a few of the pineapples onto watercolour paper and embossed them in glittery gold. I figured that was fitting for pineapples! I painted them in bright colours before cutting them out and using them as the focal point on my title card.

I mixed in a few of the other stamp sets on this card too. I wanted to create an impression of a wreath (sticking with my welcoming theme) so I stamped the big circle frame from the You Are Awesome set in green, and then augmented it with some of the little leaf shapes from the set too. I finished off the embellishments with the bigger heart from the Monkey Madness set, stamped onto patterned paper with the same glittery gold embossing.

My big idea for this opening page in my album was to have a photo of each of my kids, and match them up with a corresponding card where they had journalled their hopes and prayers for the year ahead. I created my set of cards by carefully lining up a couple of rows of the pattern from the Awesome Triangle set and once again used the same gold embossing powder.

Of course, I’ve only got 2 out of my 4 children that can write (yes, I’m counting my yet-to-be-born baby as the 4th!), but the 3rd one was happy to scribble away on his card anyway, and I think that captures the moment just as well!

Anyway, this page has got me feeling pretty satisfied that I’ve finally put a title page on my album! And it also feels good to use all of the new release stamp sets on one project, but keep it cohesive by using a few simple tricks like the same materials and colour scheme.
Have a great day!!