Its really hard to get photos of my nieces, but now they own a smartphone they're never shy to take a few selfies and pose in front of their phone. Following them on their social media pages has definitely helped me. I can take a screen shot of their Instagram or Snapchat Stories and save them for scrapbooking one day. They get a surprise when they see the layouts and ask how I got the photo, which always leads to a conversation about cyber safety.
With this layout I kept the page fairly clean with just one photo centred in the middle. Making clusters of embellishments around the photo to direct the eyes helps make the page flow. Adding in extra textures and raising words with 3D foam tape makes the elements stand out and frames the single photo used.
I love this photo my niece took of her sister and friend. I'm sure she won't mind that I copied it from her Instagram account.
Making the background for this page was so much fun. You never know how it will turn out and you can never create it exactly the same again.
The Quokka, always happy to pose for a selfie and happy to share a bottle of water on a hot day. These little marsupials are the cutest little things. A few days after we visited Rottenest Island the news was all over a little Quokka named Steve who had escaped the island on a ferry. He was found a few days later and returned to the island. I can just imagine the adventure he had!
I created this gorgeous tag booklet for our Holiday Expressions Launch party. Not only was it a great way for me to display the new Fancy Tag set of metal dies but it is also made a great workshop for my customers.
I'm a huge tea lover so when Close To My Heart released this collection I was really excited to have a play.
This layout was made using the new Beautiful Friendship collection. It features tea cups, a tea pot and gorgeous flowers and butterflies from the following Cricut Bundles (Art Philosophy, Flower Market, Artiste).
Luckily for me my gorgeous niece is also a lover of tea and has her own tea set. The pot is filled with water so she can play and make teas for everyone, sometimes she makes potions too. hehe!
After looking for some inspiration for my next page a friend added me to a scrapbook challenge. This challenge...
The Distressed Look.
I have to admit it took some conscious effort to tear the paper initially. I'm one of those people who has a wreck it journal and can't bring myself to wreck it. I know, that also puts me closer to the crazy end of the scale too. But hey I'm OK with that.
So this page was made using the Close To My Heart "No Worries" paper and sequins, some buttons from my stash, and you also get a sneak peek at some of the new compliments coming out in next months catalogue! The compliments are from the "Better Together" collection so keep an eye out for them, as they are gorgeous!
Oh and I nearly forgot, the cute little stamp "Live the story you want to tell" was from convention. Stamped using 'Cashmere' for a shadow effect then stamped slightly off centre in 'Sapphire'.
Now I've shared this page I might add some personal journalling to the left of the photo. I don't like to hide my journalling but I do like to have something to read and reminisce over down the track.
Its been a few years since i created a scrapbook page. Mainly because my kids are grown up now and I don't have many photos printed. Most nowadays are on my phone or computer. But since I've lost 2 hard-drives in the last couple of years and one of the many jobs of a mother and record-keeper for my family I though it best to start creating again and get the photos off the computer into gorgeous albums my family will be proud to show when friends come around.
So after the Close To My Heart convention i got inspired to create and these 2 pages are what I came up with. They were also the only photos i had of any quality that i wanted to use. So these pages are dedicated to my twin (though nothing alike) nieces using "Little Dreamer" workshop your way kit.
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I've been crafting for as long as I can remember. My father was a printer, bookbinder and finisher so we always had access to plenty of paper and learned the... (...read more)