Just Add Designer Series Paper

We're up to week 23 at Just Add Ink and the girls have come up with yet another fabbo challenge to get your creative juices flowing...  Just Add DSP!

After a false start that I just couldn't bring myself to make public, I used the opportunity to make a 12x12 scrapbook page using a photo from our recent trip to Sydney...

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The great thing about Stampin' Up! Designer Series Paper is that all the hard work is done as far as co-ordination.  No longer can I be found wandering the aisles of my local scrapbooking stores hunting down papers that will work with the one that have in my hand, that invariably doesn't have a solid cardstock colour that matches either.

The papers in this layout are all taken from the Sweet Always pack, and I have only used seven of the 12 different designs that make up the pack, so the options for mixing and matching are pretty much endless!

Here's a closer look at the detail...

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The ribbon rose is a gorgeous idea that was detailed in our demonstrator publication, 'Impressions'  that we demonstrators get each month.  It's such a sweet and simple idea and a whole other way to use ribbon (and it uses ribbon, I will tell you!).

The idea of using it as a flower centre was one that I gleaned from one of the most talented scrapbookers I know, who also happens to be a Perth girl - Tanya Tahir.

I have never seen a layout of hers that I haven't gazed open-mouthed at.  Such a talent and a lovely girl too :)

So there you have it - Just Add Ink Challenge #23 - a fabulous reason to hide away with some pretty papers and turn them into something prettier.

"Just Add Ink #23 - Designer Series Paper" Stamps: None Paper:Kraft, Chocolate Chip, Regal Rose, Sweet Always DSP Ink: Chocolate Chip for sponging Accessories: Top Note die, Little Leaves die, Timeless Type Alphabet Dies, Die Cut Blooms, 1-3/8" Circle Punch, Regal Rose 5/8" Grosgrain Ribbon, Button Latte, Linen Thread, Chocolate Chip Marker, Stampin' Sponge, Glue Dots