A lovely LO with some cool hexagons and the Lily Bee Memorandum Collection kit. The stamps are Stampers Anonymous Tim Holtz collection – our favourite red rubber stamps – the detail is amazing and using stamps on you LO adds another super dimension to your page. Think about using stamps where you would normally use a rub-on on your LO. You are only limited by how many colours of ink you have. The background is Kraft – another favourite “go to” color that works so well with most papers. Thickers are used for the title.
I really got carried away with my inking on this layout. I heavily cropped a photo to isolate the subject, used a TCW Chevron Template and Tim Holtz Bitty Grunge stamp set, lots of sponging and created my own background. Added some patterned paper as pennants and circles along with a small title. I love the finished result – one of my fav LO’s I’ve done recently. It is so easy to stamp and sponge and the results are fab.
I had been so busy getting our shop Craft Haven up and running that I hadn’t had much time for scrapbooking – but now things are getting into a routine I have gott’n back into it – Yay!!! This LO is one of my latest – I used the Echo Park – Little Girl Collection Kit, a LYB Doily (love these), my favorite stamps, Stamper Anonymous – Tim Holtz, Spring Sprung and the EK Success Triple Butterfly punch (all of which are in store at the moment). I love a clean and simple LO and this is perfect.
Once again an old photo – 19 years old – my eldest son. Wow, where has the time gone? When I started scrapbooking I chose not to scrap consecutively – that is from baby years to present – but random photos as the mood took me. This way of scrapping has been great as my style has changed so much and it is really nice to have some of the “older” photos in LOs with my current style and of course all the wonderful things that we didn’t have when I started out over 10 year ago. I love rosettes or pinwheels or whatever you may call them – they are fun and add super dimension to your LO.
I know it has been ages since I blogged – I have been scrapping but just haven’t taken many photos of my latest LO – it is on my to do list. Anyhow – this is my favorite LO at the moment, I love pennants or flags depending on what you call them. I saw this LO as a sketch somewhere – Pinterest I think. This photo is of Bronwyn my wonderful SIL, she shows such dedication for the perfect shot, her favorite color is blue so the DSP Beau Chateau is perfect for this LO.
This LO is bright and summery. I got the general idea from a magazine cutting from a friend. All the elements are sponged with black ink and some doodling around the edges has been added. The patterned paper comes from a Designer Series Paper Stack and Big Top Birthday. I stamped with Sunny Fun on the patterned paper and individually cut each one to create the mixed color columns of jandals. I added some spritzing, Circle Circus stamps and the Petite Pennant Punch sunshine rays. I really like the finished page.
These are some of our Christmas 2011 photos of the children. It is great to take photos at those special family events – put them in a LO and then compare with previous years. I used a PageMap for this page – I find PM are a good way to get started and very often my LO ends up looking nothing like the original sketch – not with this one though. I used the Patterns Designer Series Paper stacks, silver embossing powder for the Merry & Type stamps, and the Scallop Trim Border.