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color inspiration for babypageGood Morning! 

Tabitha, here with this Saturday’s stamping project inspired by a Pinterest acquired color pallet.  I love the hues of Tiffany blues with a pop of chocolate brown.  This pallet reminds me a lot of my wedding colors, and seemed to be the perfect fit for a scrapbook layout for a baby boy’s nursery–soft, tender, and masculine all at the same time.

I am a part-time photographer and recently had the opportunity to work with an old high school friend and her husband and daughter to do a family-maternity session.  When I was invited to her baby “sprinkle” the week after the session, I knew an enlargement of our favorite shot would be a perfect baby nursery gift…but my order for it would not arrive in time for the baby “sprinkle”…so I took to my craft room with a standard 4×6 print of the shot I had enlarged, my Honey Bee Scraps “Oh Snap” stamp set, some papers in blues and white, an accent ribbon, my Chocolate CTMH ink, a Martha Stewart scallop border punch, and my Cuttlebug with a flourish embossing folder, and SU Top Note die.  I decided I’d make a small 8×8 layout to be a placeholder in the frame I planned to gift with the enlargement.  That way, my friend has something to open at the shower even though the photo hasn’t arrived yet.

I came up with thisbabyscrapbookpage, and I love the little details as well as it’s simplicity.  The black & white photo is at the forefront of the design and has been diecut with the SU Top Note die.  A 4″x5.25″ panel of pale blue paper was embossed with a flourish embossing folder through the Cuttlebug and tucked offset behind the photo.  (Be sure to click on the photo to see it larger!)

I cut a 1.75″ wide strip of darker blue paper to cross the length of the 8″ spread and used the scallop punch to create a fancy edge.  That was glued on, along with my striped accent ribbon.  After layering the photo on top, I matted the whole piece to a blue square of paper so as to hide the ribbon tails on the back side.

babyscrapbookpage2My favorite part was adding the brown “pop” color by using my Honey Bee Scraps “Oh Snap” set and Close to My Heart Chocolate ink.  Acrylic blocks and “see-thru” stamps are so invaluable on a layout like this because the ease of placement is amazing.  I was able to line up 3 rows of arrows to point to the family photo and add my sentiment next to it with no issues at all… and I absolutely adore this sentiment for this layout, “This is what love looks like.”  A few clusters of hearts coming from the top to balance out the brown finishes off the layout that’s sure to be loved by my friend!

I hope that you will try out some Honey Bee Scraps stamps on your own layouts to create wonderfully personalized accents.  I hope this color pallet inspires you for weddings, baby boys, and even card and layout making for Father’s Day just around the corner!

Happy Stamping with love from Tabitha!

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