Thursday, 26 February 2015

Scrapping my five favourites

So following on from choosing my five favourite photos from January I scrapped three layouts to get them off my phone.
This layout and the following ones were made using my 'Hey Girl' kit from Noel Mignon.
I love that this paper is just like paint samples! Perfect for a layout all about our decorating this year.
I liked that one of the embellishments in this kit was the spectacles - they look just like Penny's!

This last layout was made with the previous kit 'Cable Knit'.
I dripped some gold mist onto the flower, which I deconstructed so that it would look like snowflakes, but the effect wasn't brilliant. However, I am pleased with the overall look of this layout. I had to use some of my own letters for this one as I didn't have the right ones left in the kit!

So, thank you Jo, for your brilliant idea and I look forward to sharing my February five faves at the beginning of January.

Monday, 23 February 2015

Weekend Scrapbooking

After finishing my chores nice and early Saturday morning it meant that I had ALL of Saurday afternoon to play!

I knew that I wanted to create a page for New Years Day 2014 to start that section of my chronological album. I still had a few pieces left from my Cable Knit kit and was very pleased with the layout I came up with. It was based on a Shimelle layout from way back!

I then scrapped the monthly photo which Wendy and I do. I can't share that here just in case she reads my blog as we do a year's worth and then share with each other to see how differently we scrap! Another thing I can't share is the birthday card I then made for my Mum! I will take photos of it though and share after her birthday!

What I can share are two layouts I made at Sue's on Tuesday when she, Wendy and I got together. 

Again I used up some more of those Websters Pages papers.

These are from our holiday to Wales last year.

I also completed another three pages on Sunday afternoon, but will share them another day!

I am hopping about scrapping photos from the past 14 months or so, but I then file them chronologically. I may even scrap old family photos from time to time and then these go in their own special album. There has been a lot of discussion recently on Facebook and various blogs on how people scrapbook their photos and it has made fascinating reading! How about you - how do you scrap/store photos?

Friday, 20 February 2015

A quick couple of photos to share

And so my decorating is finished!
 I wanted to just share a couple of photos I took when we finished up. I am thrilled with it and enjoy sitting in it every night!
One more thing I am doing though is I have bought a brown 12x12 album to replace that green one you can see in the photo above lol! The carpet is the same colour throughout the room, it just took as a different colour in each photo!

We are now going to relax and do no more decorating for a while and enjoy the fruits of our labour!

Monday, 16 February 2015

Project Life 2014 the final four months

So, here I am with the final four months for 2014.

September was a sad month for us as Hugh's Dad passed away. I found it really difficult to do this month, but didn't want to miss one and also felt that it needed to be recorded. I did hidden journalling in a fold over card which is inserted next to Dad's photo.

October, being Hugh's birthday month, called for an insert page to hold the extra photos and journalling.

And of course December needed four pages to take all the photos and journalling for the Christmas period!

I've tried each month to have some things which are the same - the weather, what I am currently reading, watching and listening to, and the photocollage from Collectapp. I like this little bit of continuity through the book and if I haven't done much in a month then at least that is three pockets that can be filled!

I am looking forward to doing this again monthly in 2015 and I intend to share my pages on a monthly basis this year and not leave it to the end of the year!

Friday, 13 February 2015

Recuperation scrapbooking!

Whilst I was recuperating last week I managed to squeeze into the conservatory and make a couple of layouts.

I bought this collection of paper with the intention of using them for all my summer pages and then promptly forgot I had them! I was looking through my papers last week and found them, so decided to use as many of them as I could on the layouts.
I had bought quite a few of the printed vellum sheets, so cut them up and used them on this layout. The papers are all Websters pages, either Ocean Melody, or in the other layout below, Strawberry Fields.
There were also some Project Life type cards on a sheet which I also cut apart to use up.
I've still got quite a few sheets left, so watch out for more layouts being created using them in the future!
I really like these lines of papers, but actually find them quite difficult to use! I am hoping that now the conservatory is back to normal I can find some plainer papers to mix with them and use them all up.

Do you like photo realistic papers or do you find them difficult to use too?