Sunday, 19 February 2012

Vegas Baby!

My Teamie Sue gave me this piece of paper as part of our 12 Days swap. I've been looking at it and stroking it for ages, last week I decided to do something with it. Rather happy with how far one piece of paper can go.

Shimelle's Starting Points

Before Christmas I decided I would make a whole bunch of Xmas layouts all made from the same paper collection so that they'd all tie together and look good in my album. I chose Christmas Wishes by Bella Blvd.

Then I thought I'd get a head start on the layouts by using some of Shimelle's Starting Points. Unfortunately, by the time Christmas was over I realised that I hadn't taken many photos - well, heaps and heaps of Adam, but hardly any of anything else (like me and the rest of the family). The ones I did take really didn't match the papers AND the Starting Points weren't inspiring me.

Well, I didn't want to waste the papers or The Points, so here's what I came up with.

From this Starting Point. I GA'd all the chipboard pieces to make them shinier and more Christmassy.

From this Starting Point. I shouldn't have used the strip of penguins, they were awfully hard to work with and I don't know why I inked the edges in green. What was I thinking?!

From this Starting Point. This one is beginning to grow on me. The envelope is from my Valentine this year! Recycle recycle! I joined up a series of Adam-Unwrapping-Huge-Present and tucked them into the envelope. GA'd all the chipboard again - needs to be shinier.

I've printed off some black and white / sepia Christmas photos to make the scrapping of them a lot easier.

Monday, 6 February 2012


Did a spot more scrapping. Matching set, or should that be Companion Pieces? Yeah, that sounds artier! Used some new MME that I bought rashly in a sale. Been buying way too much stash in rash sales and then hoarding it because I have to time to stroke it, let alone scrap with it.

Anyway, I managed to get three layouts in a row done. I think it's easier to scrap a lot at a time once that first one is done, gets quicker.

Adam fell asleep at the harbour and missed his first possible glimpse of the sea. He also missed the crabbing and the fishermen bringing home the catch.

This is the first view of beach that Adam had. Not a bad stretch of beacf for your first time. As it was October it was cold and quiet, rather than baking hot with swarms of screaming kids... oh, perhaps he'd have preferred the excitement. I suppose I'd better get used to that sort of beach holiday in the future.

Finally awake and enjoying the view!

I've recently been inspired by the work of Marcy Penner. Lots of spritzing, blobbing, white space, using up those pesky asterisks, random buttons - beautiful.