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Lovely as a Tree & Funky Forest scrapbook layout

Wow, it’s nearly the end of January!  Hard to believe it.  Anyway, this is another of the layouts I made for my step-Nan’s 90th album.

This was her house as a child in Dulwich Hill.  I kept this simple, simple colours – Kiwi Kiss and Pink Pirouette, and simple trees with the stamp set  Lovely as a Tree and standard wheel Funky Forest.  There is also a strip from the Simply Scrappin’ Sweet Nothings kit along each border of each page.  Too easy!

Thanks for looking 🙂

Sweet Nothings scrapbook layout

It’s been a while since I made this layout.  It’s the fourth layout for my step-Nan’s 90th album.

The photo isn’t the best, it was taken the night before we drove to Canberra last year for Nan’s 90th party.    I think the red top my step-mum is wearing really ties in to the background colour I’ve used, Riding Hood Red.  And I adore the striped DSP in this Simply Scrappin’ kit.  To accent it more, I added an edge in Kiwi Kiss to the DSP, using the Eyelet Border punch.  Then I’ve tied some white tafetta ribbon around the panel to finish it off.

This is a close up of the detail, and the pearl from the Pretties Kit in the centre of die-cuts from the Simply Scrappin’ kit.

Thanks for looking 🙂

Life Definitions scrapbook layout

This is the third layout for my step-Nan’s 90th album. 

I loved putting this layout together because each page has a theme based on the photo.  The spotty page is all spotty theme because all the ladies in the photo have spotty dresses on.  And the second theme is obvious, because there is snow in the photo!

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For the spotty theme, I used Parisian Breeze DSP for the base page, as well as for the thick Baja Breeze strip.  I’ve stamped the heart from Priceless and cut it out and stuck it above “DJs”.  The “DJs” was stamped from Defining Alphabet and cut out and layered over squares punched from Stampin’ Up!’s square punches.  The ladies in the photo love to shop at David Jones … hence, the “DJs”.

There is a strip of Baja Breeze 1″ wide grosgrain across the page and the stamped “R” is from Defining Alphabet, which has the definition for “Remember” next to it, stamped from Life Definitions (also known as Define Your Life).

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The base for this layout is from Ski Slope DSP.  The “SNOW” has been stamped from Lovely Letters Alphabet and then cut out and layered over punched out squares from Stampin’ Up!’s square punches.  Again, the stamped “F” is from Defining Alphabet, which has the definition for “Favourite” next to it, stamped from Life Definitions.

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And these are the layouts with photos on them …

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It’s hard to see the spotty dresses with my night-time photography 😦

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Thanks for looking 🙂

Spring Mini scrapbook layout

My next scrapbook layout for my step-Nan’s 90th album was entirely inspired by the Spring Mini Catalogue.  Page 4, to be precise.  Of course, the scrapbook page in the Spring Mini is 6 x 6 and mine is 12 x 12, so there are differences!

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I’ve used textured card stock – Baja Breeze and Basic Grey – as my base colours.

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I’ve then punched a thin strip of Basic Grey Textured card stock with my Eyelet Border punch, layered it with a wider strip of Walk in the Park DSP and then embellished with 1″ Baja Breeze striped grosgrain ribbon.  A little bit of white tafetta ribbon is tied to the Baja Breeze ribbon.

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On the facing page, I then punched a thin strip of Parisian Breeze DSP with my Eyelet Border punch, layered it with a wider strip of Walk in the Park DSP and then embellished with So Saffron grosgrain ribbon (from last month’s promo).  A little bit of Kiwi Kiss/Very Vanilla satin ribbon is tied to the So Saffron ribbon

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The inside of each layout was stamped in Basic Grey with the flower from Friends 24-7.  I stamped and cut out the butterfly from the stamp set Great Friend in Baja Breeze and So Saffron.  I also stamped and cut out the frame from Great Friend.  The oval punch images came from the Summer Love Rub Ons, available in the Spring Mini.  Finally, corduroy buttons finished off each page.

And this is the layout with photos …

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Thanks for looking 🙂

Parisian Sense of Time scrapbook layout

I mentioned last month a big project I had to complete.  Well, it was a scrapbook album for my step-Nan’s 90th birthday, which she LOVED, I might add.  It was a lovely night with a lot of my step-mum’s family travelling from Sydney to Canberra for my step-Nan’s birthday. 

I managed to complete 13 pages in 3 days.  So, over the next week, I’ll share the layouts with you.  I still have a few more pages to scrap as well, so hopefully I’ll finish them soon too.  This was my first attempt at a 12 x 12 scrapbook!

I’m going to start with my favourite double layout first … a perfect colour combo (in my opinion) for photos from the 1930s 🙂

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I’ve used Baja Breeze textured paper for the base.  Then I’ve used scraps of Parisian Breeze DSP for the brown corners (the scraps are from the front page layout of the album, which I’ll post soon) and two strips of the flower pattern from Parisian Breeze DSP.  I then used Sahara Sand textured paper as a mat for the left hand page and Sahara Sand and Chocolate Chip paper to layer the photos on the right page.

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You can see I’ve used a Pretties Kit big flower and layered it with Flower Fusion Too felt flowers with a rhinestone brad in the centre.  I’ve paper pierced, using my mat pack, around where the photos will go, so the photos are highlighted a little.

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I stamped the sentiment from Sense of Time on Sahara Sand paper, then layered it on Chocolate Chip paper.  I sponged the edges of the Sahara Sand paper with Chocolate Chip ink to give an aged feel.  The jumbo eyelet adds to the aged feel and I’ve threaded the eyelet with Baja Breeze coordinating striped grosgrain ribbon.

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I used my word window punch to add ‘Bondi 1937’ using my Chocolate Chip marker pen, and I layered that on the scalloped oval punch.  I added a bow of Kiwi Kiss/Very Vanilla satin ribbon and a Pretties Kit pearl to make it look pretty 🙂

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I stamped the clock from Sense of Time in Sahara Sand ink on the left page, and in Chocolate Chip ink on the Baja Breeze textured paper on the right page.  I then alternate stamped the clock mechanics stamp in Sahara Sand and Baja Breeze on both pages, so the clock images flowed from one page to the next.  I used my square punches as diamonds to add the dates to each photo.

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Above is the double layout with photos.

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And lastly each page layout with photos.  I left a few gaps on the first page so that my step-mum can add some jouralling too.

Thanks for looking 🙂

 

My first ever scrapbook attempt

Well, it’s not a 12×12 scrapbook! But I have scrapped my first ever 6×6 album. I wanted to start small before I tackle anything too big!

When I joined Stampin’ Up! I chose the Stampin’ Memories Add On … which meant for only $75 I received an alphabet stamp set, a linen 6×6 album, a Simply Scrappin’ Kit, an assorted pack of 12×12 cardstock and a Stampin’ Write black journaler. Truly, such awesome value I could not go past it.

So, having never scrapped before I set myself the goal of scrapping the first Christmas with all three of my kids, Isabella 3 and a half, Joshua 21 months and Harrison 8 months. I had chosen the All the Trimmings kit to achieve my goal. I’m pleased to say, I have accomplished my goal too. The album looks much better in real life, but here are a few pages to check it out …

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And the gorgeous outfit? A special Christmas present from Aunty Iesha which was brought back from China for Bella.

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Notice the car? A WRX, no less! A Christmas present from Grandma.

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What do you think of my first attempt? Leave a comment!