Set Sail with Tommy

My husband and I went on a cruise in January 2012, and I haven’t even made a dent in my scrapbook. I took a little time this week to play around with the Tommy Paper Packet*.

CTMH: Tommy

After placing the blue B&T Duo™ {that I stitched} at the base of the cardstock, the White Daisy Cardstock seemed too bright. Using Honey Exclusive Ink™ and the My Hero Stamp Set I created a pattern on the white cardstock. The My Hero Stamp Set is one of the seven hostess exclusive stamp sets available in the Spring/Summer 2014 Idea Book.  As an added incentive to hostesses, there are now stamp sets that are exclusively available to hostesses only! And to make it even better….they are discounted!!

CTMH: Tommy & My Hero CTMH: Tommy

Onto the embellishments…..I layered a couple tags from K & Company, using a sponge dauber and Outdoor Denim Exclusive Ink™ to define the edges of the tag. The title and little birdies come from the Tommy Complements*, and the pennants are from the Tommy Assortment*. The subtitle towards the top of the page was created using the Keyboard Uppercase Stamp Set and Outdoor Denim Exclusive Ink™.

CTMH: Tommy CTMH: Tommy

The journaling is hidden underneath the red tag. I’ll simply cut a slit in my page protector and slide the top portion of the oval through the slit for easy reading. I’m not a fan of my handwriting, but I think it is important to include it in my scrapbooks. I like the look of the typed journaling, but then I think about how special the items that have my great-grandma’s handwriting on them. I think about how disappointing it would be to see those words typed, and I’m hoping my scrapbooks will be passed down through the generations!! There is just something so personal about a handwritten message, and I hope my great-great-great grandchildren will feel the same when they are flipping through my scrapbooks.

{*=retired product}

This scrapbook page is linked to the Heart 2 Heart So Very Nauti (Cool) Challenge.

-Kelly

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14 thoughts on “Set Sail with Tommy

  1. I am so in agreement with you, I hate to see my writing on my pages and tend to type all my journaling but like you, I love to see the personal touch of my mother, grandmothers and previous generations writings so I am sure to include my own writing from time to time too. As for the layout, great job, I always love seeing layouts for the challenges! I love how you did the title and the flags are so cute and fun!

    • Thank you, Brandi!! 🙂 I appreciate those wonderful compliments! I really do LOVE the look of typed journaling!! It gives scrapbook pages such a clean/neat feel!! I’ve yet to type any of my journaling on my traditional scrapbook pages. For the reasons I listed in my blog post, but also because if I didn’t do it in the moment I don’t know if I’d ever get back to it!! haha!! My pages would be sitting without any journaling!! haha! Thanks for stopping by and checking out my artwork! 🙂

  2. Such a great layout! I like how you textured the background. That white can definitely be too stark sometimes. Thanks for taking the Nauti{cool} H2H challenge!

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