Friday, 28 June 2013

A couple of scraplifts

I came across this blog, naniwale and just loved the way she had used the American Crafts Dear Lizzy Neapolitan polaroid frames. When Penny returned from a couple of days away with her friend Laurz and a load of photos on Facebook I new exactly what I was going to do with them!
I had the paper sitting in my stash for ages, wanting to do something special with it and I am extremely happy with the result. I also used another A/C polaroid frame paper (sorry, can't remember which collection!) to finish the layout off.
The second scraplift is from the June/July 2013 edition of Scrap365, using the sketch from the layout on page 27 by Wendy Antenucci.
I wanted to do a page with several small photos on it of our trip to California to go in my main 2012 album, which then refers whoever is looking through the album on to the 3 albums which have all the photos/journalling in detail.
I love the colours I have chosen with this layout and the fact that I have managed to use some flowers on it - I haven't used flowers for ages!

This weekend sees a lot of upheaval for us as we are having a new kitchen put in starting on Monday, so we have to move everything out of the old one! We are lucky that we have a utility room which we can use as a temporary kitchen, although all the crockery, appliances etc will have to be boxed up and put into the conservatory. I will be home on Monday and Tuesday to supervise the builders and then Hugh has the rest of the week off and I can escape to work! The project manager has assured us that it will only take 5 (possibly 6) days, so we should have the bulk of it done by the following weekend, although we will then have to decorate, tile and put down the flooring. At least I will be able to use it though! And of course, photos will be taken every day to record the progress and make a page for the album!


Gail said...

That's a neat idea for all those snaps of Penny's. The California page looks good. 3 albums??

Missus Wookie said...

Like the way you've used the snaps and Polaroid paper. Good luck with the kitchen - hope it goes smoothly :)

Sian said...

Best of luck with the kitchen fitting..great excuse for a few takeaways!

I think flowers deserve a bit more attention again..I've been seeing them pop up here and there lately and they are looking good

Karen said...

Love both the layouts, especially the polaroid one, but the design of the second is great! I absolutely love my new kitchen, but we had to take ours down to the studs, and it was months in the doing, not days! Good luck, it's a big project to box up everything in your kitchen! (It did prove to be helpful in cleaning out, however!)

Ruth said...

Lovely pages, in particular the design of the second one.
Good luck with your kitchen. I'm angling for one as well, but The Brainy One is currently resisting all my efforts!

Abi said...

The polaroid idea is so clever. I like how much journalling you have managed to include with them. Best of luck with the kitchen. I am sure it will all go smoothly,

Melissa said...

Great layout using smaller photos! Hope the remodel goes well!

Maria Ontiveros said...

I love that first layout.

alexa said...

Your Polaroid frames look wonderful strung out like a banner .. And good luck with the kitchen, and hope we get some sneak peeks of the changeover!