Tuesday, December 30, 2014

When you can't print photos...

I hope everyone had a great Christmas day. We had a lovely (quiet) day with family. Perfect.

I've managed to scrap a little in between all the cooking and cleaning for festivities but at one stage, our computer died for a couple of days and I couldn't print photos. Argh!

Anyway, to keep the creative juices going, I made embellishment tags and pockets ready to add to my pages. One of them made to it to this page of my kids in the final days of school this year. I love this photo so much. The top left-hand piece is my ready made embellishment so this layout came together very quickly.

I was very happy with the result. I'm making a point to simply write my journaling without thinking my handwriting is awful. And I dared to use Bombay black ink again. Oh boy, that stuff is messy. I managed to get it on the floor and then stepped on it. It all cleaned up quickly but seriously, I'm scared of that ink!

It was really fun being able to select an embellishment from my small stash to add to the page. I made them all very general so it could suit any page.

Sunday, December 21, 2014

A different kind of Christmas layout

As I've mentioned before, I'm not crazy about creating Christmas layouts but I was so excited about this one. The idea came along very easily from the papers I used which was Maggie Holmes Open Book collection. Who doesn't love those amazing papers!

Unfortunately, our desktop computer just died and I have to show you poor quality photos :( Sorry about that.

I had a beautiful Wilna Furstenberg cut file for a little while but couldn't find the right layout for it until now. It was torn in a couple of places because I'm still working out my gorgeous Cameo so I stitched those torn bits with red zigzag stitching.

I added three book spines from the Maggie Holmes collection.One of the spines was a travel them and lots of empty space so I covered the travel title with my own title and printed my journaling on the blank space. I debated on whether to add any embellies - and I didn't.

I love this layout to bits. It's not very Christmas-y with regards to the papers or elements on my page but the story is very Christmas-y and hilarious.

I'm joining in with Off The Rails Scrapbooking challenge again this month because this is definitely 'off the rails' for me :)

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Christmas layout

To be honest, I don't really like creating Christmas layouts. I know. Scrooge, right? It's not my cup of tea but that certainly doesn't stop me from creating them.

I joined in over at Jot Magazine with their challenge - the mood board is beautiful indeed. I was very much inspired by the wreath.

December 2014 Mood Boardsmall

I love using this diagonal design for my layouts - clean and simple. I added enamel dots all around the doily to simulate the wreath.

I added twine to a bauble die cut for a little fun.

I included my journaling on a patterned tag hidden in a D-Lish Scraps pocket. These photographs aren't just about trimming the tree. Something happened that hadn't happened in a long time and I needed to document it. This layout means a lot to me. Christmas layouts are not my cup of tea but it's all about documenting life so that's fine with me :)

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Scrap The Boys challenge

I very much enjoyed creating a page for the Scrap The Boys challenge this month.

I love mood boards but this sketch was super fun for me - I think it suited my style of scrapping perfectly.

This was the sketch...

And this is what I came up with...

Texture paste is my 'thing' at the moment! I love it to pieces. I mix glitter, paint, embossing powder, anything to it :) This particular WOW star stencil is amazing because it creates such 3-D stars.

Monday, December 15, 2014

One Little Word challenge

So I thought I'd sneak in an entry to One Little Word challenge today :)

The one word is AGLOW. To me Aglow means radiating with colour. And during the summer months, our roses radiant a rainbow of colours. Just love it. It's not just about colour but that time of year. We know that when the rosebuds appear, summer is coming! And of course, this word gives me an opportunity to create a very bright layout :)

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Catching Up

Hi there! It's been a little while since I've blogged but I still have been scrapbooking :)

So much excitement over the last couple of days with the announcement of the 2015 Scrapbooking Memories Masters team. That team is so awesome!

I've joined a couple of online classes too. The pocket scrapping class over at Jot Magazine and art class with Wilna Furstenberg. So amazing. I'm learning lots of good things in both classes.

I've not participated in too many challenges recently but I thought I'd share a few of my latest layouts.

I had super fun creating this layout of my son and his best mate :) Lots of colour and I just love that wood grain paper.

I used some gorgeous stickers from Flourish With A Bling - the mushroom and gate.

I used the awesome Any Tangerine embroidery kit to sew a heart on a journal card and lots of D-Lish Scraps goodies.

My layouts don't seem to be complete without a tag somewhere! And I loved using some very boy specific stickers by Simple Stories.

The next layout was a little different because I used a photograph that is pretty old. I don't often do that. I tend to scrap very current times of our family.

Who doesn't love a bit of gold? Okay, maybe a LOT of gold!  I used mainly journal cards for my papers

And there's nothing like a flower cluster with a dash of flourish. I'm still trying to get the hang of flower clusters. My next goal is to try to apply some mixed media to my clusters. Nothing like a good challenge!