Wplus9 September Release Sneak Peek: Day 1

Friday, August 27, 2010

Warning:  This first post of Wplus9 Design's September release sneak peeks is super long!  I promise that you'll be able to read tomorrow's post in less time than it takes you to drink your morning coffee.  With that said, and if you're brave enough, let's get started. 

The Color Room posted Palette #19...
right about the same time that I was playing with Dawn's new September release stamp set, and I tried every way around it to use another stamp or patterned paper or something, to make it work with the design I had in my head, in order to be able to post it, on time, over on their photo wall, and without giving away Dawn's big surprise, but I just couldn't.  Nothing worked as beautifully as Ever After.  So, I saved it, just for you all, and will be posting it late in the forum.  I've got to tell you that it was, totally, worth it, though.  I've been stamping for over nine years, now, and don't have a flower stamp that I LOVE so much!  Here's what I came up with.
I started this layout by layering the aqua, damask, patterned paper, which had been trimmed, across its bottom edge, with a punched strip of Basic Gray cardstock, onto the distressed, patterned paper base.  I, then, adhered a strip of yellow, text, patterned paper between the two and machine stitched gray-threaded, straight-stitch lengths on either side of the connections, including across the top of the aqua, damask, patterned paper.  After adhering pictures, I created the "once upon a time" title from gray, alpha stickers and stamped the "May all the days ahead be happy ever after!" subtitle, in Not Quite Navy ink, on a piece of Baja Blue cardstock; framed it with Not Quite Navy cardstock; and adhered it, centered, under the photographs.
Now, came the fun part!  The largest flower was two-step stamped in Azurite and Not Quite Navy inks; the smallest flower was two-step stamped in Summer Sun ink alone; and the leaves were stamped in Old Olive ink, all on white cardstock.  They were, then, hand cut out and adhered, mostly, down the left side of the layout, some flush with the page, others with dimensionals, and still others with stacked dimensionals.
Finally, I stamped the little buds, in Summer Sun and Old Olive inks, on white cardstock; hand cut them out; and adhered them, some flat and others with dimensionals, over the top of the subtitle frame.

I, totally, had planned on stopping right there and only doing one layout; but you guys, I can't put this stamp set down!  Help me!  Check this out!
I started this layout by layering the distressed, aqua, patterned paper, which served as my journal box, down the far right side of the aqua, text, patterned paper and machine stitching white-threaded, straight stitches down the length of its left and right sides.  After adhering pictures, I stamped the "Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things." subtitle, which just so happens to mimic the text in my base page, in Jet Black ink, on a strip of vellum; adhered it right over the photos; and anchored it, on either end, with pearlized brads.
The "New Beginnings" title was Cricut-cut from Rose Red cardstock, and the Rose Red, cardstock strip, across the bottom of the layout, was punched and dressed up with a length of sheer, satin-trimmed ribbon, tied in a knot near the left edge of the journal box, which reads, Jared and Lindsay were married, on the beach, in Orange Beach, Alabama; but when they got home, we got to attend a reception in their honor.  It was so fun getting to see everyone... especially, Beth and her family.  Ezekiel loved playing and dancing with Charlotte.  11.14.09.
The flowers were, then, stamped, in Jet Black ink, on white cardstock, in true gardenia fashion.  I layered two of the largest flowers together; cut the center out of another, large flower and adhered it, stacking from largest to smallest, in the center; and finally, cut the stamens out of yet another, large flower, watercolored it in So Saffron ink, and adhered it in place.  Each layer was separated by dimensionals.
I did that three times over, before coating all the petals with glitter.  After adhering them to the page, I gave them a few, stamped, in Garden Green ink, on Garden Green cardstock, and hand cut leaves.
Thanks for stopping by!  Please, come back, tomorrow, for another round of sneak peeks, and be sure to run check out all the other design team members' creations.

Dawn Woleslagle
Elise Durenburger
Kerriane Gwin
Maile Belles
Savitri Wilder
Hannah Craner
{Supplies & Tools}
Stamps: Ever After (Wplus9) Paper: Basic Gray (SU); white (Georgia Pacific); aqua, damask patterned (Pink Paislee); yellow, text patterned (Jenni Bowlin); distressed patterned (Basic Grey) Ink: Not Quite Navy, Summer Sun, Old Olive, & Basic Black (SU); Azurite (ColorBox Chalk) Other: alpha stickers (Doodlebug Design); gray thread & sewing machine; dimensionals; edger punch (EK Success)
{Supplies & Tools}
Stamps: Ever After (Wplus9) Paper: Rose Red & Garden Green (SU); white (Georgia Pacific); distressed, aqua patterned (Pink Paislee); aqua, text patterned (K&Company); vellum (Paper Studio) Ink: So Saffron, Garden Green, & Basic Black (SU); Jet Black (StazOn) Other: white thread & sewing machine; 2010 Sale-A-Bration punch (SU); sheer, satin-trimmed, white ribbon (Hobby Lobby); pearlized brads (Paper Studio); dimensionals; white, Sugar Coating glitter (Doodlebug Design); Calligraphy Collection, Cricut cartridge (Provo Craft)


Elise said...


Klunk... THUD! WOW, girl!!!! Welcome to the TEAM and WAY to run with the ballllll! I hope you are doing a victory dance, because, baby~ SCORRRREEEE! What positively, absolutely divine, GORGEOUS layouts! I can't imaging a better light to feature those breath taking stamps of Dawn's than with your darling family! {Ohhh, THAT baby! Sooo cute!} I am positively delighted that you are designing with W9! Welcome, welcome, welcome and WAHOOOO! Thanks for the fun, darling and WONDERFUL inspiration!

P said...

What 'love-ly' pages! Now I HAVE to have this set!

Karen B. said...

So glad to see a scrapbook page with this set, as that is the first thing I thought of when I saw it on Dawn's blog. Your page is amazing, full of details!

Nancy said...

Love the LO. What a creative way to use this stamp!

RetroGirly said...

Wowwwweee Jinny!! You sure know how to make an entrance!! Welcome to the DT!! We are so excited to have you! And look at you...ROCKIN this set with not one...but two scrapbook layouts!! AND they are GORGEOUS!!! You rock girl!! Can't wait to see what else you have in store for us!! Love the color combo choice...really makes the pages POP!

Kim Wilson said...

Yay Jinny! I am so excited to see your work at W+9!!! Beautiful LO's :)

Dana said...

What gorgeous layouts! You did an amazing job of incorporating those stamped flowers!!