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18th Scrapbook Day 6

Posted: February 27, 2012 in Uncategorized

Hi there

Back again for the next page layout!

This layout is inspired (or rather downright copied lol) from Leigh from the blog To the Full. 

I used the same flourish stamp from Fancy Flourishes by PTI.  The flower is a Beautiful Blooms #1  die by PTI also, cut from patterned paper and inked at the edges to give a little more definition.

The journaling strip is cut from Kraft card stock and I used the PTI Half & Half dies to shape it.

Although I am not a great lover of my own handwriting Leigh assured me that when my DD looks back on this, she will be glad of a little piece of me on the page, so I wrote it as neatly as I could. 

The vellum ‘Fun in the Sun’ strip was from the famous K&Co quote book that I got in Florida a few years back.
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18th Scrapbook Day 5

Posted: February 26, 2012 in Uncategorized

Hi there

Welcome back to day 5 of my (one and only) scrapbook tour.

Today’s page was inspired by this page layout (scroll down to the 3rd layout) by Leigh.

I used the Die-Namics BUTTERFLIES dies by MFT using scrap pieces of paper again.  Just the brightest ones I could find..

The vellum quote overlay is from the same book I bought when I went to Florida years ago by K&Co.

The alphabet stickers were bought in the same store, so I have no idea who they are either I’m afraid.  (Bet you’re thinking right now, what a waste of time I am blogging this stuff without a complete supply list…  I’m sorry!!)

The little butterfly is a K&Co sticker that I picked up whilst I was in a craft store in the UK.  As there are NO craft stores here in Tenerife I have to get what I can, when I can lol!!

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18th Scrapbook Day 4

Posted: February 25, 2012 in Uncategorized



Hi there!

Welcome back to the next page of my daughter’s 18th birthday scrapbook.

For this next page I was inspired by this page by the very talented Leigh..

I used the double ended banner from Papertrey Ink to type the journaling, and then cut then into strips and add them to the banners.

All of the banner pieces were scraps from patterned paper that I just can’t bear to throw away… I knew that if I hold onto them for long enough they would come in handy!

The girlfriend strip is actually cut from a piece of 12×12 patterned paper that I had in my stash, and the Everlasting Love vellum overlay is from the K&Co block that I bought whilst I was on holiday in Florida several years ago.

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18th Scrapbook Day 3

Posted: February 24, 2012 in Uncategorized

Hi there

I only got one shot of this page, I thought I took more, obviously not. Probably not a bad thing given the quality of the shots ha!

I decided to try a banner along the top of the page. I used Papertrey Ink’s Banner Builder Dies, and some pink twine from Divine Twine. I stuck it down using a method I saw on Lily Pad Cards, otherwise I would never have thought to do it TBH!

The letters were from a pack, and again I decided to used both the negatives as well as the positives of these. Something I would never have been comfortable doing before now!

All in all a very simple layout, but I ended up liking it anyway.
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18th Scrapbook Day 2

Posted: February 23, 2012 in Uncategorized


Here is the second page of my album..

I was inspired to do this page by Nichole Magouirk and this page here

I cut the hearts from various pieces of patterned paper that I had (sorry, all old – don’t know who they are by..) with my heart punches, and then adhered them randomly.

The teensy-tiny hearts are the middles from the Love Lives Here Collection of dies from Papertrey Ink. Why throw them away!?

I spelled out the word ‘sweetheart’ from some alphabet letters that my mum picked up for me from Lakeland UK. I have never used them before, and have seen the trend of using mis-matching letters, so went against my urge to make everything match and stuck them down.

Sorry for the blurry close-up photo of the words.. It’s a vellum sheet from a scrapbooking booklet that I picked up whilst I was in Florida about eight or nine years ago, thinking that I could use it on cards, but they are all too big, and so they have been left unloved in a box somewhere amongst all the other stuff that I cannot bear to part with, even though I can’t use it..

It reads, “The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt in the heart”. by Helen Keller.

My DD said that when she saw this page, she could imagine me stirring around all the hearts till I got exactly the right look I wanted. A bit like when you mix all the pieces of a puzzle together after it just comes out of the box to see if anything ‘pops out’ at you. Lol, She was right, that was exactly what I did.

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18th Birthday Scrapbook

Posted: February 22, 2012 in Uncategorized

Hi there

For my DD’s 18th birthday I decided to do a scrapbook. Now believe it or not, I’ve actually had this scrapbook and the paper for about 8 years now (eek), as back then, I thought this would be a swell project to do slowly, over a long period of time.

Which it would have been if I had actually thought to do it. But I didn’t. Which resulted in me throwing this one together in about a week. The. most. stressful. week. of. my. life.. Let me tell you..

Then of course, I didn’t have time to photograph it properly, which means the only photos I have of it, were taken on my DD’s bed the morning of the day she came home from Uni for her birthday. With my iPhone. Worst pictures ever. Ever!!

BUT. Despite that, I am still going to post them here, because, well it was my first attempt at scrapbooking, and although it didn’t turn out the way I would have liked it to. It doesn’t matter. Because, when I presented it to my daughter, she welled up and burst out crying like a banshee. She thought it was wonderful, and that’s all that matters. That when you are doing a project for someone, that they think it is something special, They don’t see all the errors or faults that you or I will see. They (hopefully) will see that you put your heart and soul into it’s production, and that whatever it is you’ve made was made with love and TLC. And thankfully, that’s exactly what my DD saw, and so it doesn’t matter that it’s not perfect and that the photos I’m going to show you aren’t professional. Because at the end of the day the person I gave it to loved it.

The fact that she took it back to Uni and dismantled the whole thing to display the individual pages on her dorm room wall is enough confirmation for me.

So this is the first page. It’s a photo of her when she was about 2 years old, dressed as a little chicken. And I (obviously) thought she was just the cutest little chickie out there.

A friend on the Papertrey Ink forum Leigh advised me to try and follow some sort of theme if I had never done this sort of thing before, so I decided to make all of the photos black and white, and tried to stay with an ice-cream colour background palette of mauve’s, pinks, greens and yellows. So this is the theme(ish) that I stuck with. The only exception to this was the first page, as it was the paper that came with the album, and is the same as the front of the album. I believe it is by K&Co, but can’t be sure.

Be sure to stop by for the remaining pages of the album..
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I hope so..

I hope to be back in the swing of things on here shortly…
Funny how life just gets in the way sometimes..

Be back soon..

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