Monday, 31 January 2011

Feeling sketchy......

The only way I seem to be able to get any scrapbooking done these days, is to have a here is my entry for the Sketchy Thursday blog !  Here's the sketch .


The patterned papers are from basic Grey and October Afternoon, and I used Dotted Swiss Bazzill cardstock.

Thanks for stopping by
Karen x

Monday, 24 January 2011

My other Scrapbook......

Have you used THESE ?  
12 x 12 photo page protectors...I bought some from Papermaze for my "Alternative " Scrapbook.
This album marks the point at which we bought a digital camera...that is to say I stopped getting all my photos printed as they were on the computer.
Not liking this very much I decided to print my favourite 5 photos from each month, leaving one space to decorate with journaling and pretty paper. 
I have completed 2006 and am working on not too far behind!!!

 Some months did spread on to 2 pages as it was hard to pick only 5 photos, but it is such a nice project to pick up and work on when I don't have time for a full layout.
The trouble is, things  will be much harder as I catch up because we take soooo many more photos now than we did back in 2006!

                                                                            Karen x

Tuesday, 18 January 2011

Inside Issue 52......

..Is me...Eeek !  
  My first commissioned scrapbook Layouts for Scrapbook Magazine...ridiculously exciting seeing my pages published in a magazine...and with such big pictures too!  

The Layouts had to be " Victorian Style" using papers released in 2010. A hard task I thought, untill I had a good hunt around at Papermaze and found some gorgeous papers.

I used Basic Grey - Capella - and Pink Paislee - Queen bee
and had great fun making my own embellishments for both pages.

"Sisters" Shows a photo of my late Grandma Ivy age 15, with her sisters each side and "Cherish" is a Wedding Photo of my Sister.

Karen x

Wednesday, 12 January 2011

You and Me.....

This is my entry for this weeks sketch for the Sketchy Thursdays blog
I have rotated it so my photos would fit into a 8.5" x 11" format and used 2 photos of me and my Sister taken 39 years apart!


Supplies include, Jillibean soup  and October Afternoon p/p and Maya Road journaling spots.
Oh, and I used my new Christmas present Fiskars border punch !

Karen x

Tuesday, 4 January 2011

Christmas Crop....

Papermaze has a regular crop in Otley Village hall ( near Ipswich) on the 3rd Saturday of each month.
There is always crop kit and an example layout with instructions prepared, except, that is in December!  Vanessa calls it a "challenge Kit" ! 
We were given a lovely selection of papers by Theresa Collins called "NOEL" and some Christmassy embellishments to do with as we pleased, and there was a prize for 1 lucky person picked at random.
We also had several competitions and Stash Bingo, during the day, not to mention the amazing selection of homebaking on offer !
Sadly I didn't win anything, but really enjoyed the day and created this layout...

Happy New Year everyone, and fingers crossed for more Scrapbooking time in 2011.

Karen x