30 November 2010

mini book

Coming soon... pics of the massive mini-book I've been working on since Sunday. It's got everything, including of course, journalling from the new Dymo labeller. Woo hoo!

Second pregnancy layout

I decided to use up the rest of the pregnancy journalling strips and make a second double-page-layout this time about my pregnancy with Angie. So it looks very similar, but they're all different questions, so it will be interesting for him to read when he's older.

24 November 2010

Hybrid scrapbook layout

I really love this page. I think it sums up my favourite scrapbooking techniques at the moment. I loved playing with the photo of Angus and making a mini digital scrapbook layout of him, with the original photo alongside it, on lightly patterned paper, with misting, paint splatters, ribbon, stitching, masking and little flying butterflies. The main thing here is the COLOUR. For me, colour is the most important part of the page. Even if it's all black and white, or a single colour.

Scrapbooking double layout of my first pregnancy

A friend gave me these little pregnancy journalling strips three years ago when I was about to give birth to Tasmin but at that stage while I loved the concept of scrapbooking, I was too terrified to commit anything to paper. These strips have been moved from box to box, shelf to shelf, taking up a bit of space. I realised recently that it's no good stashing potential layouts for a "rainy day" - it'll never come. Carpe diem! So I made this layout about being pregnant with Tas, which I never could have done without the prompts. And it's one of the most enjoyable layouts I've ever made. So, so fun.

two little kids early on Sunday morning

I love this photos of the kids, at 6.30am Sunday, watching some cartoons and drinking their milk. So cute. But I had actually considered deleting it because it's totally blurry. I think it's best NEVER to delete a photo on the basis that it's below average quality. This was a really happy day, where I managed to get some paper scrapbooking done even though DH was away until 4pm when we collected him from the airport. Would love more peaceful days like this.

19 November 2010

Digital scrapbooking layouts

I was sitting here thinking about all the scapbook pages I haven't been doing. Would like to do and wish I could do (insert excuses here). But what I'm doing everyday, I suddenly realised, is a type of digital scrapbooking. I am digi scrapping some photos onto layouts that will fit onto a 6"x4" photo as that's the size I get developed every week for the Project 365 album. And oila! Here's a selection from the last month (elements from Katie Pertiet):

15 November 2010

Breaking through scrappers block

This is another one of those layouts I started a while ago and couldn't get it to work. The solution is always to go back to my inspirational sources - my favourite scrappers and their gorgeous layouts and that's how I always find an answer. So at last, another page finished.

I am suffering from scrappers block at the moment - I feel so overwhelmed with the number of projects on my list that weren't finished - or started in some cases - this year that I don't know how to go forward. So I think I'm going to do the massive cleanup of my desk that is required and go from there. Usually works for me!

05 November 2010

new baby scrap layout - Color Room inspired

Have you been over to see the Color Room? I always admire Kathie Link's layouts and this week the colour scheme perfectly fit the teale colour I planned to use for this layout. I have added other colours in the end, which I thought was necessary, so it doesn't really qualify! Luckily I only scrap for myself so it doesn't matter :-)

I love using scraps on my layouts wherever poosible. The green grass is cut from Tassie's daycare newsletter.

I used my punch with orange tissue paper for the big flower, and finally got to use my little yo yo flowers made ages ago. I wonder if I can still remember how to make them? Note to self, do this in front of tellie watching Spooks tonight!

Materials: Bazzill cardstock, index cards, ribbon, fabric, tissue paper, Sharpie pen, Fiskars scallop punch, date stamp, Staz On ink, Martha Stewart butterfly punch, Fiskars border punch, scraps.

02 November 2010

The month of October

So this is the month that was. I didn't get many scrap layouts done, but I have kept up to date with Project 365, my photo-a-day album, and am slowly progressing my way through the photos for 2009's album. I'm really getting into digi scrapping too, but only where it will be published on the blog or printed on to a 6x4 (normal sized) photo. it wil never replace paper albums for me of course. Each month is represented in a double-page layout. I can't to upload some images once the album is done by the end of this month. There were many more images I could have shown here, so hard to choose! I'll do a collage for Scrap Happy Valley for October too, I think. Click here for each day's uploads of photos.

01 November 2010

New scrapbook layouts - baby Tasmin

I started this layout about six weeks ago. I think it can be difficult to scrap photos when there's a strong emotional attachment. I can't believe it's three years ago she was so tiny.

I used crackle medium on the title. So fun!

Materials - Bazzill cardstock, Grace Taylor papers, manila folder tag, Kaisercraft paint, ribbon, paper doily, Jo Sonya's crackle medium, Versacolor ink, Fiskars punch, Presstik sticker, Five Kids and a Dog chipboard title.
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