Grandads Medals

I set myself the task of using the In This world Stamp Set to do a scrapbook page and I’m pretty pleased with how it came out. Not my usual style so another step outside of my comfort zone too.

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Im still figuring out this “cluster” business but I think they look alright. Its finding the right way to combine them and have them looked layered and balanced.

p1090311Got a bit heavy handed with the red sprinkles from Gorgeous Grunge but otherwise not a bad layout. Did you notice that the patterned paper is actually from ” This Christmas Specialty DSP” pack? There are some great patterned papers in there that could be used for other occasions too so dont forget about those Christmas papers.

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I Simply Adore You

I don’t often do layouts with just one big photo, I’m usually more of a “How many can I cram onto the page?” kind of girl so this took a bit of concentration to do. The stamp sets I used were Flower Patch and Mixed Borders. The sentiments are great in that set and worked perfectly here.

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The paper is from the Annual Catalogue and is a stack called Playful Palette. I love the stacks as they have 48 sheets and even at the smaller size of  6X6″ can be used on a 12X12 layout. Here is a close up of the cluster detail.

p1080756All of these products can be ordered from me either via a personal order through me or my online store. There is a link to my online store down the right hand side of my page so  you can order any time from anywhere in New Zealand.

Timeless Textures Layout

Two years ago I created a digitally scrap booked album for my son’s 21st. I wanted to print one of the layouts for my own album but 12X12 single layouts are really expensive to print so I got a smaller 8X8 softcover album printed with that layout and some others I had done digitally. I cut out each layout and incorporated them into a 12X12 layout for my album.

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This one I matted on some Garden Green and then on to a Pool Party stamped background using Timeless Textures. Simple but quite effective. I did the same thing with this layout but treated the digital print as I would a photo I was scrapbooking. You might remember seeing that page a few years ago when I did it, so pleased to finally get it in my album.

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Hmmmm…. what should my NYR be?

NYR? Well, New Years Resolutions of course! Tis the season to figure out what you want to do differently to make your life better or more vibrant or to what goals you want to achieve.

I challenge you to think a bit more deeply than the usual ones like lose weight or give up smoking. The Maori have a saying

He aha te mea nui o te ao
What is the most important thing in the world?
He tangata, he tangata, he tangata
It is the people, it is the people, it is the people

This proverb is one that encompasses my Resolutions for this year. My main goals are about people not things or actions. I want to spend more time with my parents and reconnecting with people in person, not just by text or email or passing in the street. I want to be more intentional in these connections.

Maybe you just want to work on some other goals like becoming a rock star like this younger version of my daughter. I would love to know what you are going to be working on this year so leave me a comment about your New Years Resolutions. P.S If its about learning to scrapbook or papercraft, I can help! LOL

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Welcome Baby Page

This page is a facing page for some of the “white space”  and adds some detail. I just tucked a bakers twine knot under the edge of the photo to make it look like I had strung the banners. The background and some of the big banner strips were created using a retired stamp set called Petal Potpourri but you could use a number of our current floral sets to do the same thing. Think Flowers Shop, Bountiful Border, Garden in Bloom or even Vintage Leaves!

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White Space – Tick

“White Space!” That’s something I often struggle with when scrapbooking. I think I’ve managed to leave plenty in this double page spread. Although it is called White Space the term  actually refers to parts of the page where there aren’t any photos or embellishments so it could be a coloured or patterned background paper.

As you can probably tell from my recent posts I have a LOT of this retired paper but I do love the bright funky colours in it. It’s a great colour way – Island Indigo, Pumpkin Pie, Strawberry Slush (retired), Daffodil Delight and Pool Party. P1060436

Have you spotted this flowers again. They are just such a great embellishment! P1060435

Here is a close up of one of the embellishment clusters on the page. The other punch that is really useful is the Banner Punch which is on special until Tuesday at $18.75

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Dots and Flowers Quick and Easy Borders

Here we go with a page using 2 quick and easy borders. The top one was created with a strip of paper and then coloured circles in the same pattern punched out with a 1/2″ circle punch. The colour dots were all from the same sheet of paper which is the one shown in the middle of the squares border.P1060430

For the Squares border I cut 1 1/2″ squares and sponged the edges just to make them stand out a bit more then I added more of those 1/2″ circles matted on  7/8″ Scallop Circles and some of the Its My Party Enamel Dots. Quick and easy borders which you could use on cards too!P1060431

I loved the wee flowers so much that I made too many so I added them to this quick layout

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New Babies

Well actually these guys aren’t so new any more as I’m quite a few years behind with my Scrapbooking! Just a quick page to share.P1060473

Ten Pin Patches

I do like colour blocking as a background and as a page design so my 2nd page was based on that. Some of the papers are retired but the stripe and spot are from the Pretty Petals DSP stack. I love these stacks as the 6X6 stacks as you can use them easily on scrapbook pages, they are all colour coordinated and there are lots of basic patterns as well as the fancy patterns.

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I printed off a silhouette of the children bowling and then cut it out on Basic Black card. I also added a zig zag stitch detail to “join” the paper panels. This is a great way to use up scraps of paper too.

Rebirth of the Scrapper in Daffyscrapper

It soooo long since I have done any scrapbooking. I was a scrapbooker long before I took up stamping and card making but somehow along the way I lost my scrappy mojo. I’m happy to say I have done 13 pages over the last fortnight. The first ones were painfully slow to do as I strived to regain my mojo and create a page. I’ve even had a go at a Project Life Pocket page double layout which I will share later in the week. But here for you today is this page. Nice and simple to start with : )

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