Friday, 30 March 2012
Played around with border journalling - haven't done it for years but I quite like how it worked on this page, giving me space for lots of journalling without having to find space for a journal block in the design.
Patterned Paper: Basic Grey, My Mind's Eye, Prima, WR Memory Keepers, Unknown (green); Cardstock: Bazzill; Alphabets: My Mind's Eye, Lilly Bee; Brads: My Mind's Eye, Bella Blvd; Page Pebbles: Prima; Bling & Pearls: Kaisercraft; Pens: American Crafts
Friday, 23 March 2012
With the vast array of products available these days, it's sometimes more of a challenge to get back to the real basics of scrapbooking: so the Back to Basics challenge was born. We had to use only white, black or kraft cardstock as our background, one piece of patterned paper, one alphabet, one embellishment, one journal card, one ink, one stamp and one tool other than our paper trimmer. My stamp happened to have three hearts on it, and my tool was the coordinating punch for the stamp. Love the result!
Patterned Paper: Crate Paper; Cardstock: Bazzill; Alphabets: American Crafts; Journal Spot: Fontwerks; Heart Stamp and Punch: Stampin Up; Ink Staz On Black Cherry; Brad: Francheville.
Tuesday, 20 March 2012
I had some not so good moments last year, and this layout was made among some of the lowest points. Matthew said I was being self indulgent, and sure, I probably was. But this is my story, and scrapping is how I tell it, warts and all. And change has happened, so this page shows that moment in time, and future layouts will record how I've changed. Love this hobby!
Patterned Paper: Crate Paper, Sassafras, Chatterbox, Glitz Designs, Die Cuts With A View; Alphabets: American Crafts, Basic Grey; Labeller: Dymo; Pen: American Crafts
Wednesday, 7 March 2012
Not sure if I've shared this before, but it's a layout I love. Such a special bond between Matt and his nephew George. He's 18 months old in this photo, and is now 4 1/2, but he still lights up when he climbs onto Matthew's shoulders, plays wrestling games, or general mucking around :-)
Sketch by Cathy Zielske Design Your Life Class. Patterned Paper: My Mind's Eye, Sassafras, Scenic Route; Alphabet: American Crafts; Journal Sticker: Hambly Studios; Brad: Discount Store
Sunday, 4 March 2012
Oh paper, how I love thee. This is one of the most deeply personal pages I've ever made, as I tried to make sense of a sudden, brief, but deep depression that I experienced last year. I think the impact of being extremely sick for a week, severe lack of sleep, overwhelming stress, frustration with my health, and a painful desire to be pregnant and failing, failing, failing all got the better of me. Telling this story was something I needed to do, and these papers from Authentique spoke the story so well - a yardstick of time, the gray of depression coupled with the yellow of hope, and words. All you need sometimes - photos aren't always required to scrapbook :-)
Patterned Paper: Authentique, Kaisercraft; Cardstock: Bazzill; Alphabets: Doodlebug, Cosmo Cricker; Border Stickers: Crate Paper; Rubon: Basic Grey; Pen: American Crafts
Wednesday, 29 February 2012
So this is pink. Very pink for this 'all about the earthy tones' girl. But I love it, and that's what matters right?!
Patterned Paper: The Girl's Paperie, Prima Packaging; Cardstock: Bazzill; Alphabets: American Crafts, October Afternoon; Flowers: Prima: Bling: Kaisercraft; Other: Book Page Punches: EK Success, Fiskars
Monday, 27 February 2012
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Sunday, 19 February 2012
Thursday, 16 February 2012
The embellishment lucky dip challenge at our July Retreat last year: colour pallete of Green, Brown and Turquoise. Items I drew out: Chipboard journal piece, turquoise flower, brown envelope, ribbon.
Sketch by Jana Eubank. Cardstock: Bazzill; Patterned Paper: My Mind's Eye, Basic Grey; Embossing Folder: Stampin' Up; Envelope - Unknown; Ribbon: Unknown; Journal Piece: Unknown; Flower: Unknown.