This year I decide not to make a December Daily but inside produce a couple of 12×12 layouts and make one or two pocket pages with the snow and cocoa line from Crate Paper. I adore these girly pink colors and was thrilled to see that I could use them for Christmas memory keeping. Heres what I made;
Sorry if some of the photos need lightening up. As you can see it was a relaxing Christmas and we kept things simple. No visitors this year which freed up some time to craft.
I cant believe that I haven’t posted on here for so long!!
I have been scrapping though, let me show you what I’ve been up to…
Halloween was great fun. We took Alice out trick or treating and Harry went out with his buddies, dressed up as Morty from the Rick and Morty show.
Alice was dressed as Cat, with a full tulle skirt. We also popped up to Salam on Halloween weekend. It was so good seeing the sea and climbing on the rocks. The views were magnificent. Salem itself was crazy – party central, everyone was outside on the streets having fun. I couldn’t wait to make a Project Life page of our trip.
I cant wait to go up there to see the sea and enjoy this town once the weather warms up a bit.
My scrappy friend Wendy drew my attention to a fantastic online store called Bramble Fox. They’re a wonderful UK company who ship internationally at a low cost. They design Perspex titles and fun flair which you can glue onto layouts or Project Life projects to add titles or embellishments.
Personally I love the idea of a ready made title or number, to give my layouts a more professional look. I’ve just placed an order for the products below and can’t wait to show you how I use them in December. Let me know what you think….happy scrapping!
True to her Siamese nature, Sophie loves to chat to us. Her favourite word is “Hi” whenever you say it to her.
Today I used Felicity Jane scraps and a few mist splatters to create the layout. I love how the sea foam paper and paint highlight her eyes.
Have a fab weekend!
Do you have a certain signature look to your layouts?
Do you have that colour scheme, that layering or mixed media technique that screams “Me”?
That “look” on Pinterest that means you can spot one of your layouts from a mile off?
I sadly don’t have a style and I really want one. I’m envious of people who do have a style. I’d love people to say…”Thats one of Andreas pages”.
Someone once said to me, “Your style will develop over time”. Well, it’s been nine years now that I’ve been scrapping so maybe it’s just not going to happen.
I tend to fall into three main scrappy styles:
- The Layered Look
- The Grid
- The Traditional
This my friends, as you can see is “The Layered Look”. Modern, whimsical and you can have loads of fun getting messy with mixed media….I usually team girly papers with a white background…my “Go to” and favourite look. However it’s a trend that everyone seems to be following right now.
Next up, “The Grid…..”
Easy to rustle up, looks fab with rubbish photos…goes with any paper. Looks super cool using one or two colours.
Finally, “The Traditional”…..great for loads of photos of the same event so you can make double page spreads and maintain continuity. I actually find this the most old fashioned and “Busy” of my three types (in a clashing carpet and curtains kind of way) and as somewhat of a minimalist, I struggle with this look, but it is an economic way of scrapping and gets the job
I’m always happy having those photos scrapped and the memories and stories recorded but it doesn’t necessarily give me the scrappy satisfaction of getting messy that I crave. This style of layout is good if you’re lacking in mojo and just want to follow a sketch. The pages are balanced well and there’s little thought process required which is handy at times when you want to scrap and watch TV ha!
I’d really like to commit to a style…but which one?
I’d love to hear your thoughts and know which category you fall into.
We are officially in week 8 of our school holidays and I can honestly say it's been fun, lazy mornings, playing outside, camps, travelling to see family and friends, and spending time working on our own projects. School holidays get easier as the kids get older and there's less need to over organise, you can just go with the flow.
This can leave us scrapers with a problem. How is it best to document all these random activities?
My answer is to take the odd photograph and enjoy the moment.
Whilst this can lead to a disjointed project life spread, less full page layouts and even slipping behind, it really doesn't matter. I've the perfect solution…digital scrapping.
Using the Project Life app I've documented in 'real time' and captured the story, no fuss. In fact I'm so thrilled with the overall cleanness of the pages in my 12×12 album I'm going to go back 15 weeks and redo the spreads from my album in this format. Ok, please pick your jaws up from the ground. I know this is drastic, but it really won't take me long as I've already done the journaling and decided what photos to use. Also I can bob out about 5 pages in the morning before the kids wake up. It may take me a week to complete this but in my opinion it will be worth it. The fun bit will be adding journaling and embellishments onto the photographs and layouts to add dimension once they arrive.
Enjoy the rest of the summer and happy scrapping!
All things pink this week – coffee cup, layout, scrap bin and instax. All the girly vibes. It’s unusual for me to tolerate any colours I like things black and white, Too much time with Alice and her mates maybe….but these pretty pinks and pastel tones are making me very happy.
Scrap kit from Felicity Jane – “Kate”