Sunday, May 15, 2011

Scrap the girls May

The challenge for Scrap the girls for May is to scrap a layout based on an important female in your life. Extra criteria: more than 20 words of handwritten journalling - so I didn't think there were two more important females in my life at  the moment than these two (and the fact that I have ready access to photos of them helped too!!)

But handwritten journalling again?  I've said it before, I'll say it again - "Ugh".

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Hold on tightly...

Another layout using some gorgeous Paper Inklings products, this time (not that you would know it) the Son and Grandfather patterned paper; the Brother rub ons (title), Son rub ons (trees - which were actually one that I cut in half and patched up a little!), and Work of heart rub ons (hearts), and the tree chipboard accent.

The range is so versatile, love how all the papers work so well with pics of my girls.

Monday, May 9, 2011

Scrapbooking Memories & Expertise Events EXPRESS YOURSELF Competition

....................TOP      TWENTY................................................................

Yes, a little excited and a shameless plug for votes here..shame we are so far away from Brisbane really!

So I sent in this little layout (that you have seen before):

And I made the shortlist for the final 20!

The layout will be on display with the other 19 finalists at the Brisbane Scrapbook & Papercraft Convention over the June Long weekend. Show attendees will then vote for their favourite.  So if you are headed to this great show check me out!!

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Mothers Day Inspiration

Our latest parcel from Paper Inklings was full of yummy family goodness - and what better time to break out some of the Mother, Grandmother and Daughter range than for Mother's Day?

This first layout is my favourite, I was totally inspired by the Daughter patterned paper and couldn't resist getting some stitching on there to mimic the lines on the paper.  Then I cut out some hearts and randomly stuck them on the stitched "stems", and also painted a couple of chipboard hearts to add some dimension on there as well.  A new rub on title was perfect for this photo!

Since I can't get past this stitching thing, I did a bit more on the second layout to adhere the strips of the Daughter range of paper (front and back sides). I also used a rub on from the Daughter pack down the right hand side of this paper block to incorporate some more black onto the layout.  I used a chipboard title Mothers Love painted black, but you can see how I have adapted it to suit my longer title "I never understood unconditional love until I became a Mother" - I just snipped off the "s" and used the chipboard words in the sentence.  I also used the "unconditional" part of an Unconditional Love rub on from the "Mum" rub on's.  I just love how the titles and rub ons are so adaptable to suit your own style and layouts.

Next I thought these papers would be perfect for some mother's and grandmother's day cards to give away tomorrow.  Now, I am definitely no card-maker, so I just googled "special fold cards" and found lots of great tutorials to lead me through!  The patterned papers of the Mum and Grandmother range make these cards look great with little need for extra embellishment - although some fussy cutting of hearts or painted chipboard  just finish them off perfectly.