Isabel’s friend recently lost his father to lengthy battle with cancer.  Although we did not know the father very well, Isabel’s friend is one of the nicest boys we’ve had the pleasure to meet.  Isabel first met him in 2nd grade when he was her champion with a bully in class.  He got all the other kids to tell this bully to stop bothering Isabel.  Since then, the two of them have been very close.  We figure the apple does not fall far from the tree so we were all very saddened by the loss knowing that he must have set a fine example for his son. 

Isabel wanted to be there for her friend so she and Tim attended the wake a few weeks ago.  I decided to make a scrapbook page so he could have a picture of him with dad.  This type of page would also make a great Father’s Day gift or a gift for a family welcoming a new baby.  Switch up the colors and Designer Series Paper, and you have a great Mother’s Day gift. 

And, as you know, I’m very excited to see Baja Breeze return to our color collections so I decided to use some of the Baja Breeze and the retired Parisian Breeze Designer Series Paper I had left from last year.  Sorry for using colors you can’t have right now, but it will give you something to look forward to in the future! 

For this project you will need the following items:

  • Card Stock:  Chocolate Chip and Baja Breeze
  • Classic Stampin’ Pads:  Baja Breeze and Chocolate Chip
  • Designer Series Paper:  Parisian Breeze (Note, this is retired.  You could also use To the Nines Specialty replacing the Baja Breeze with Sage Shadow)
  • Accessories:  On Board Timeless Type
  • Other:  Inexpensive 8×10 Frame

This project is very simple.  I added color to the chipboard letters by pushing them into my ink pad.  Craft inks work best for this because they are juicier.  The craft ink pads also result in a more even color.  I used the Classic Stampin’ Pad which is less juicy and allows some of the chipboard to still peek through.  I personally like this look.  For the small Baja Breeze piece in the center I rubbed the edges with my Chocolate Chip ink pad.  Other than those “techniques” it is a simple scrapbook page.  Play with your elements until you have your desired layout.  Keep in mind that elements right at the edge of the paper may be obscured by the frame edges, so leave an appropriate margin.

God Bless and Happy Stampin’!