Here is another page that I did about 6 years ago when we were celebrating our 10th Wedding Anniversary…
We didn’t have Zane back then, I’m not sure how you could include a son in this type of activity?
The girls were really excited to have a turn of putting on my dress and I love the way the photos turned out. Sorry once again about the quality of this photo though, I’ll have to get that new light box made I think!
The page is also simple with a bit of machine stitching on it.
I hope you feel inspired to do a page like this with your daughters if you are lucky enough to have one, two, three or more!
Today my husband and I celebrate 16 years of marriage. I thought it was a fitting time to share this scrapbook page, one of my most favourites. I did it 6 years ago on our 10th anniversary to finish our Wedding Album that I was working on at that time. This page was a case but I have no idea where to even start looking to give the original artist credit…
The photo isn’t the best, my new light box isn’t big enough for scrapbook pages, I’ll have to make a bigger one! Hopefully you get the idea. The wedding photo was scanned in and printed out on textured cardstock to give it that muted look (no I don’t have a 12×12 printer, the ribbon is hiding a join in the paper, the text was printed out “sideways”. I think it is a simple page but very effective.
This is the journalling, which I also copied the format for but just obviously personalised it for us…
Hope you like it!
I really need to do more scrapbooking!
Here is some more scrapbooking using Nursery Suite Designer Series Paper….
This page features my Grandmother with my eldest child Tegan. I am grateful that she was able to meet Tegan but of course I wish that she was still here with us.
This paper has a Regal Rose background and also uses some of the Designer Series Paper from the pack “Nursery Suite” which will retire on August 31. The pennant flags have been punched with a new Punch that is just about to be released in our brand new Stampin’ Up! Catalogue that will start on September 1st. I have also used butterflies cut with the Big Shot, the “stitching” has just been done with a pen, not sure if you can tell in the photo. I would love to use my sewing machine more on my cards and scrapbooking, however when designing this page I knew I would be teaching it away from home and felt too lazy to lug my sewing maching along
The boy version….
Zane loves this page. Whenever he sees it he copies the way he has his tongue in the photo, and then has a bit of a giggle about seeing his little bare bum.
Scrapbooking is my first love and it is great to have some pages to show you. I needed to hurry up and get them posted before these supplies retire on August 31, just a couple of days away!
Here is my gorgeous little Zane, on his first Mother’s Day in 2008, he would have only been about 6 weeks old. The paper is from Nursery Suite, the edging is not a punch, that is how the paper comes – you get two of these sheets per pack. The colour of the 12×12 piece is Baja Breeze and I have matched it up with other sheets of DSP from the same pack. The heart stamp is from the set “Always” which is also just about to retire, I’ll really miss being able to use this set in my classes but will not be able to part with it as I love it. The “heart” has been cut out with the Basic Letters and the big shot. The smaller letters have been stamped with the set “Just perfect alphabet”. The ribbon is Old Olive Satin Ribbon.
Here is the feminine version…..
These are my beautiful twins Lily and Paige, I just love how they are looking at each other. Paige is on the left in pink, Lily on the right, such a bad mother as I don’t know exactly how old they are in this photo….
The circle paper is also from the Nursery Suite DSP pack, and just as with the Baja Breeze one in Zane’s layout above, you get two sheets already precut. This pink is Regal Rose and the other DSP used is from the same pack. I have used Whisper White Satin Ribbon in this version of the layout.
Hope you like them and most importantly I hope you get some time to scrapbook soon!
Yesterday we celebrated my Dad’s 60th Birthday, so now I can finally show you a Scrapbooking gift that my Mum, Sister and I gave him.
About 6 weeks Mum, Kaz and I got together for coffee to discuss Dad’s birthday. 2 hours and 3 coffees later we had decided that it would be lovely to make Dad an album. Once we got home and the realisation of what I had committed to sunk in I could not sleep (however that could have been the 3 coffees???)
Anyway, knowing that I didn’t have heaps of time I decided to make it easier for myself by having a colour scheme (that matched a DSP paper pack) and a set page layout for every page. This way I was not going to be overwhelmed by choice and it would force me to keep it simple (Simple Pages, Completed Albums…sound familiar to anyone? )
So I decided on Windsor Knot (it has a simple Masculine look), coordinating cardstock (Whisper White, Old Olive, Sage Shadow and So Saffron), plus I decided to do the album in a 8×8 inch size as I find it less intimidating than 12×12 inch. By the end of the album I was a little tired of the same colours and did branch out a little, particularly on the pages from the kids, however having a set colour scheme helped to tie the album all together.
The next day (after Mum had also had a restless night) she delivered a huge stack of photos covering all the topics we had decided we wanted to include. There were so many that I couldn’t resist including so I found an easy way of making a photo collage, so that I could print out one 4×6 inch photo but have 2 or 4 photos on the same print. Like this photo above. I used Picasa, which I accessed from my GMAIL account, it is free and did exactly what I wanted.
So, join me for a step by step peek into Dad’s album….see you tomorrow.
Here is a card I made a while back. It was published on my previous blog so you would have seen it before, but in the interest of building up this new site I thought I would post it again.
It is copied from one of Dannie’s I love Dannie’s work, check out how she decorates the inside of her cards!
This card uses the Good Morning Sunshine DSP and some chunky sprinkles on that cute little bird (a stamp from “Good Friend”). I have also used some Chocolate Chip and Pacific Point Cardstock.
This card is actually using scrap from this layout that I have also done using a similiar sketch…
This 12×12 inch Scrapbooking layout showcases the devotion my three daughters have for my son. This is what he would wake up to each morning. Now he is an almost 2 year old who is often the one to wake them up in the morning…what goes around, comes around
2010 is the year for scrapbooking for me and many of my friends. One of my many New Years Goals/Resolutions is to scrapbook more this year!