Thursday, 19 January 2012

Boys can be Angels too...

I made this layout for a class I did at the Tartan Stampers training in September last year, but forgot to show it on my blog - Whoops! It uses retired paper however the layout can still be adapted with other papers. Infact I have scraplifted my own layout a few times (can you tell it's a favourite of mine!) perhaps changing one or two elements. The first time I did it was for a UKS cybercrop with the mystery kit here, then again for a class I designed for the Monopoly UKS cybercrop here and finally for a heritage layour of my grandparents here (it's the 3rd one down).

As I have mentioned in earlier posts this year I just love scrapbooking but unfortunately I haven't done much layouts for a while. As I looked through my album recently I realised just how much I have missed doing it.....fingers crossed that I will find more time this year!!

The photograph is of my two boys taken in November 2010.
(For some reason the black and white photograph has turned purplish in the photo below)

Please let me know if you would like a copy of the instructions for creating this layout.

Thanks for looking..x

Sunday, 15 January 2012

So Many Smiles .......

Another scrapbook layout, this time using a photo of my two boys Andrew (11) and Peter (8).
I knew I wanted to create a layout with white space with a touch of colour. To achieve this look I opted to use a plain sheet of Whisper White 12 x 12 cardstock for the background which is perfect for stamping on to. To add some colour I cut strips of Designer Series Paper from the paper packs and stamped with stamps from the French Foliage set. The spot effect was created by inking through a scrap piece of sequin waste.

Materials used:

Card: Whisper White 12" x 12"
Designer Series Paper: Elegant Eggplant, Pacific Point, Rich Razzleberry, Night of Navy
Ink: Elegant Eggplant, Pacific Point, Rich Razzleberry, Night of Navy
Marker: Pacific Point, Night of Navy
Stamps; French Foliage, Petite Pairs
Tools: Spritzer

Thanks for looking....x

Saturday, 7 January 2012

In the words of Britney Spears....

......Whoops I've done it again!  ..... neglected my blog that is LOL
I've been very busy in the past few months and unfortunately my blog has had to suffer as a result. Anyway I am back today with a scrapbook layout that I made today that is going in to my parents' family scrapbook album. My dad was 60 five years ago and my sisters and I made him a scrabook album that has a whopping 80 odd pages in it! We added to it two years ago when my mum turned 60 and next Friday my dad will be 65 so we are again updating it with more recent photographs.  The album has photographs dating as far back as the early 1900s.
When my dad received it he was emotional and blown away by it - he said that it was the BEST present he has EVER received!!

Before I became an independent demonstrator for Stampin' Up! I used to scrapbook more than I made cards however that balance shifted when I discovered how easy it was to create cards. This year however I am determined to get "back in to" scrapbooking!!

The photograph in the layout is of me when I turned 40 in September last year. Everything that I used is Stampin' Up! (the spiral notebook punch is however retired now). I have used two stamp sets both of which really lend themselves to scrapbooking.

The embellishment was made by scoring a strip of DSP every 0.5mm and folding in to an accordian then securing the edges.

The flourish stamp from the Everything Eleanor stamp set is perfect for softening the page and adding a focal feature.

It is hard to see it in the main photograph but I die cut each letter then ran it through the Big Shot with an embossing plate to add texture.

Supplies Used:

Cardstock: Soft Suede, Very Vanilla, Marina Mist
Designer Series Paper: Beau Chateau
Ink and Journalling Pen: Soft Suede
Stamps: Everything Eleanor, Creative Elements
Big Shot: Timeless Type Junior Alphabet, Vintage Wallpaper embossing folder
Punches: 3/4" and 1" Circle Punch
Embellishments: Basic Rhinestones

Thanks for looking....x