I was asked to do a few projects that were kind of springy. Well, that is hard to think about when we still have a lot of snow on the ground here in Colorado still and will for months! So I kind of stretched the theme and used my sister's new baby (new and fresh like spring . . . right?) for the inspiration for my projects. I used the This and That Retro Fresh product line for both of my projects.

The first project I made was a scrapbook page with a cute picture of my sister and her baby boy. I ran into a problem with the "Super Duper" embellishment from the kit. The arrow was pointing to the right, but I needed it to point to the left. So I used the crop tool to crop the arrow from the right side and rotated it and put in on the left side—problem solved! I used the transparency tool a lot on this page to add subtle texture and interest to the page without taking away from the photo focal point.

My second project is a "stat cube" for her baby. I designed the six sides for the cube in MDS using all of his birth statistics: length, weight, time born, what town he was born in, his name, and birth date. Then I printed them out, cut them to size and adhered them to a 3" x 3" wood block. I used the Retro Fresh Designer Series Paper for the background, muted a little with the opacity tool. I think this will be something fun that they can have for a long time.  

I think the This and That Retro Fresh product line is very versatile and am excited to use it for many projects in the future!

-Rochelle Gould, Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator


This And That Retro Fresh Embellishments
(item 136770)
(NA, EU, SP)


Retro Fresh Designer Series Paper
(item 136782)
(NA, EU, SP)


Retro Fresh Washi Tape
(item 136784)
(NA, EU, SP)

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Tags: Guest Blogger, Retro Fresh, Rochelle Gould, Scrapbooking

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Comment by Wendie Waldman on March 13, 2014 at 4:44pm

I just love your Retro Fresh and your beautiful projects.  

Comment by Cori Kozak on February 28, 2014 at 3:19pm
Great projects Rochelle!! Super cute idea with the block and I love how you changed the opacity on the layout. I always love your stuff! ;)
Comment by Lindsey Hortin on February 28, 2014 at 1:15pm

Thank you for guest blogging, Rochelle! Such fun ideas for new babies. I love that stat cube and want to make some! 

Comment by Elizabeth Rush on February 27, 2014 at 5:55pm

super cute Rochelle!

Comment by Anita Krul on February 27, 2014 at 2:30pm

So adorable Rochelle!  Love all your retro fresh projects!

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