Saturday, 13 July 2013

Pinkies Stampin' Up! Annual Catalogue Blog Hop.........

  1. We’re so glad you could join us on our Blog Hop. We’ll be showcasing lots of gorgeous projects using products from the new Stampin’ Up!® Annual Catalogue. Simply use the buttons at the end of each post to keep on hopping. We love comments, so please do tell us what you think!

    If you have arrived here from Caro's blog, a big hello to you.........

    This is a doubly exciting blog post for me, as not only is it my first ever Pinkies blog hop, it is my first ever blog post!

    I decided to do a scrapbook page for my project, as this way I can showcase some of my favourite products from the new Annual Catalogue (the new Gorgeous Grunge stamp set jumped out at me the instant I saw it in the new catalogue and I couldn't wait to get my hands on it.)...
  3. .......and  also so I can introduce my blog - Bedlam & Butterflies - at the same time.  
Stampin Up Elegant Bitty Butterfly punch Tracy May

So why Bedlam & Butterflies? 
Well .... Bedlam for my two little boys aka. the Bedlam Brothers. I definitely have my hands full with these two. If they go quiet I get suspicious. I learnt that the hard way as you can see from the pictures! 

When I designed the page layout in my head there was much more white space than there is in the finished page. I did consider redoing the project but I think this layout expresses the chaos of my days, so I left it as it is.

Stampin Up Elegant Bitty Butterfly punch Tracy May

  1. .......And Butterflies? 
  3. Because the very first stamp set I bought was of butterflies and then when I joined Stampin' Up! the very first stamp set I bought was Papillon Potpourri - a set of butterflies, quickly followed by the matching punches!

    Stampin Up Bedlam and Butterflies scrapbook Elegant bitty butterfly punch Tracy May

    1. The supplies I used to create my scrapbook page are as follows:

      Card stock:  Whisper White 12" x 12"  7,25 € | £5.50 124302
      Stamp sets: (New) ABC-123 Sketch Alphabet & Numbers (Clear) 26,95 € | £19.95 130565
      (New) Gorgeous Grunge (Wood) 29,95 € | £21.95 130514, (Clear) 23,95 € | £17.95 130517
      (New) Butterfly Collection (Wheel) 9,95 € | £7.95 130112
      Papillon Potpourri (Wood) 22,95 € | £16.95 132058, (Clear) 17,95 € | £13.95 123759
       Inks: Basic Grey 126981 , (New) Smoky Slate 131179, Calypso Coral 126983
                6,50 € | £4.95,  
      Accessories: Punches - Bitty Butterfly 19,25 € | £14.25 129406, Elegant Butterfly                         19,25 € | £14.25 127526
                           Epic Day This & That Washi Tape 5,95 € | £4.50 131269

      So next stop is Gill's blog, why don't you go and take a peek at what she has been up to? Thanks for stopping by........ 


  1. I love that you used a LO. I make more LO dan card with my SU supplies. Thanks for the inspiration.

    1. Thanks Sandra, I really enjoyed making this project and am so pleased you like it :-)

    2. What a great LO! Shows scrapping and SU is a great combi!

    3. Thanks Xandra - hope you can join in the next hop :-) x

  2. Very nice scrapbookpage... love the way you used the butterflies...

  3. Love your scrapbook page and your blog too :D Gill x

  4. Ah thank you ladies - I loved doing it. It was therapeutic :-)x

  5. I had to google for the translation in Dutch for Bedlam and I like your choice for this blogname ;o)
    Lovely layout from your boys toooo

  6. Hi Tracy, great layout. I like the subject.
    I have a niece who, when she was 2 years old, decided to get creative with my mothers make up bag. The results were awesome! I'm glad I took pictures of her before we cleaned her up. So, it's not only boys!

    1. Ha ha Eveline - ones to show her when she's 21 :-)

  7. What a amazing lay out have you made ...
    I realy should try this to someday ;o)


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