Thursday, 20 September 2012

Slowly does it...

I am trying to make time for scrapping more often. It is hard to imagine that I used to do 3-4 pages per week and now I can't even get around to doing 3-4 pages a month (or quarter!) There are a few positives to that though, not needing nearly as many albums to store the multitudes of pages but also every time I do get around to sitting down to scrap it is like a discovery process with all of my old stash that I forgot I had!

Here is a page that I did with lots of leftover papers that I seem to hoard and forget about with a photo I had forgotten about. It is a picture taken on our trip to China earlier this year. It was our first morning exploring Beijing and we wandered into the people's park where there was a hive of activity going on. There was a large group of people twirling these long colourful ribbons and as any scrapbooker would, I took out my camera to start taking pictures of the wonderful shapes and colours. No sooner had I removed my camera from it's bag than this man ran in front of me (he had previously been sat on a park bench drinking a cup of tea) and started twirling and dancing and well, just generally showing off. We stood and watched his performance for a few minutes because he was so funny (and amazingly talented!)

I must have been in the mood to do bright, over the top pages this week as the other page I have completed is a silly picture of David and I. I can't even remember where we were when this was taken but as per usual, David was pulling silly faces whilst I was trying to get a nice picture of the 2 of us. Who knows what people will think in 50 years time when they look back at photos of us! Anyway, I realised that I haven't really used my sizable stash of paper and silk flowers for an awfully long time, probably ever since the lovely roses and other detailed blooms started hitting the shelves so I decided that I would use some here.

Saturday, 8 September 2012

Friendship isn't a big thing...

I was taking a look through all of my stash and started reading some of the rub on quotes and when I read the quote "Friendship isn't a big's a million little things" I was inspired to scrap a LO of my friend.
It's a simple page but I think it works well.

Thursday, 30 August 2012

Updating August

So August as a month has flown by but I did manage to do some scrapping inbetween all of the hecticness.

I was Baptised on the 12th which was a long time coming (since January!) so I decided to scrap a page of the ocassion quickly.
This is the first page where I have used my newest addition to my stash...crackle paint! I did a class at Create on Ormond in Geelong where we were taught how to use it so of course I have had to experiment.

It has actually been quite a productive month in terms of scrapbooking though, I have completed quite a few pages. And speaking of Create on Ormond, I purchased a challenge pack whilst in store which was all about monochramatic scrapping and only being able to use the elements that you were provided with. Loved the challenge, here is what I came up with.

I, like many, love macaroons and have even started making my own. This LO is all about the first batch that I made. They took me all day but the result was worth it! A little rough around the edges but they certainly had the 'homemade' feel to them.

Over Easter this year, David and I went on a little holiday and 1 of the things we went to do whilst away was cherry picking. It was the first time I had ever gone fruit picking and I did quite enjoy it (although I would have enjoyed it more if it was not 40C!) I spent most of my time hiding in the shade of the trees.
Now this LO was 1 that I really challenged myself with as the photo was so dark (all you can see is the tea light on the table and some reflection of lights coming off the water) I wanted to make it a bright page

 But my favourite page I completed this month was of a muck around photo that David took of us when we were in Phillip Island. I loved the paper and just loaded up on some more layered embellishments at the bottom of the page.

Friday, 8 June 2012

Sharing some pages

So here are a few pages that I have worked on recently that I have not shared before.

This LO came about after looking at my box full of stamps that I keep buying but never using because I feel I am rubbish at stamping. I decided to go crazy and use a few different stamps on a blank piece of cardstock. I chose some of my favourite stamps and just started going and before I knew it, I had covered the entire cardstock in script. That led me to making a LO that was busy with lots of seemingly unrelated elements. I had so much fun that I might even try using stamps again some day :)

The next LO I wanted to share was a LO that took a long time to come together. I had shuffled elements on the page for a couple of hours which some of you may know - is really not me at all! But then all of a sudden I thought to myself to cut the photo into a circle of just a single butterfly and as soon as I did that - the inspiration flooded me.  I couldn't help but smile as I assembled this LO as it came together so well. As soon as I had made the decision to cut the photo the finished LO only took 45 minutes as inspiration took over.

I always used to complain to David that we never got any good photos of the 2 of us together as he was always pulling faces or wouldn't look at the camera and for a scrapbooker - that was such a pain! So, in his defence, for Christmas, he bought me a photo session for the 2 of us. We had fun getting all dressed up and posing and although the professional photographer also struggled with him not pulling faces (apparently that is just his look - he doesn't do it on purpose) we did get a few photos that we liked and bought. Here is 1 of those photos. The embellishments on this page were from a Kaisercraft mystery pack I bought and loved! I had held onto both of these papers for so long and they just seemed right to use together on this page. I also used 2 mists on the script paper which haven't really shown up in the picture but give the page a lovely glisten in real life.

Mum & I keep going to races and getting all dressed up and then the tradition is I try and take a photo of us and we just see how much of each of us (and our fascinators) we actually get in the photo. People always come up and offer to take a "proper" picture of the 2 of us but I love that I have so many relaxed and funny photos of Mum and I together - they never seem posed for, this is just another of those.

For Mum's 50th birthday (last year!) I bought a hot air balloon ride over the Yarra Valley for us all. It was an early, bitterly cold morning but it was so much fun. My Dad actually helped with the preparation and filling of the balloon but once the balloon was up in the air I took loads of photos, including this 1 of my parents together. They both look cold but happy (we obviously weren't too high in the air as Mum - afraid of heights - started to smile less and less the higher we got)

We bought dirt

So I think the most important bit of news to update with is that David and I have bought land and of course it had to be scrapped for a new album dedicated to building our home together so here is the first LO of that album.

Monday, 4 June 2012


So my last post mentioned that it had been a while but this post comes 11 months after that post! Goodness me - what has happened in the past year. Not as much scrapping (or shopping) as I would have liked to be completely honest! I have started a new job and bought a block of land to build a nice shiny new house on (and of course scrap every single moment of the adventure)

I really must get back into scrapping - I miss it so in the next post - there will be some LO's. This weekend is a bank holiday weekend so I will make sure I get some done and share with you but until then...