Thursday, 26 May 2011

More of my Lapland Album

Here are a few more photos of the Lapland album I am scrapping at the moment. I am really pleased with the way that it is coming together and has just sort of clicked into place. I am using white cardstock throughout the album and minimal paper and embellishments. I am using some old Basicgrey papers and putting strips of paper on the edges.

Whilst I am scrapping I am keeping in mind the way I want the album to flow through the days. These photos are of the 15 December.

I typed up my journalling in Photoshop and on the other side I added in more photos. When the album is finished I will cut the page protector and sew in the journalling using red thread.

I really like the next photo so blew it up and gave it a page all of its own.

Monday, 16 May 2011

Scrapping without photos

Scrapping without photos - not sure about this, what is the point? That's what I thought when I first came across the idea a few years ago, but the more I think about this I do think that scrapping without photos is ok - who says it's not? Since then I have been jotting things down stories I want to record, random thoughts etc. and then just typing them, adding a few embellishments and I'm good to go.

I think of all those stories that I have in my memory from when I was younger, holidays, relationships, details of when I went to school etc. and that I haven't got photos of but would like to share and so I pull out my computer and get typing and do you know what - I love them! I love the fact that the story is recorded for my children. Here is one story that I wanted to scrap which happened in April.

I used Bazzill cardstock, Scenic Route paper and the digital element from Ali Edwards.

Here is another one that I did last year - paper by Blonde Moments and again a element by Ali Edwards.

And another:

These kinds of layouts come together very quickly as I don't think about matching colour to the photo and what kind of embellishment would be suitable. I just add a little bit of paper and that's it.

Let me know what you think.


Friday, 6 May 2011

A bit of this and that.

Right now I'm listening to my IPod and Angel by Sarah Mclachen is playing - I love that song it's so haunting. Next it's Robbie Williams (Angels) followed by Lady Gaga (Bad Romance)! I think I may do a list of what's on there for an layout. I think it would be really interesting to know, what my parents and grandparents listened to and that is what I want to share with generations of my family to come. I'm sure IPods will be antiques by then!

I still haven't done my layout for how we celebrated the Royal Wedding and I want to get this done this weekend.

Those of you who follow my blog will know that way back in October I took part in a challenge set over on Elsie Flannigan's blog of 4 things to do before the end of the year. One of mine was to get my photographs for 2010 up to date. I got to October but then life got in the way and, of course, my December Daily.

Well, last week I sat in front of my computer and was determined to chose and upload my photos. I used Tesco as I hadn't used them before and there are 50 free prints of offer if you sign up. The quality isn't as good as if I had printed them at home but for my photo album they are great, although I will probably use my home printer when I scrap them.

I'm going to try and have some me time over the weekend and get some scrapping done.

Here's a layout I did about a fortnight ago. It's of my daughter when she was 18 months old and mobile telephones had just been banned for drivers - yet here she is in the car, talking on her mobile! I used Bazzill Swiss Dot cardstock and papers from Little Yellow Bicycle.

Have a great weekend.


Monday, 2 May 2011

The Royal Wedding

I have spent the afternoon scrapping the Royal Wedding. I printed off all the photos and then the layout just came together. I added in the cute bunting after downloading it from the internet and re-sizing it in Photoshop Elements. Here is the layout in full (I have tried to crop it and enlarge it but for some reason Blogger is not letting me up-load it).

I think the bunting looks cute.

A bit of bling was a must on this layout. The bling brads are by Delish Designs and the Union Jack strips are, again, a download from the internet.

I haven't added any journaling to the layout as I am going to do another one which documents what we were doing at the time and how we celebrated - watch this space!