Monday, 30 September 2013

Focus on Graphic 45.....

..... was the title of a recent feature for the Scrapbook magazine. 
I was sent a "Place in Time" collection, which was instantly recognisable as Graphic 45 with its retro/ vintage inspired designs.

The 12x12 pad is a calender based collection, so there are title sheets,coordinating patterned papers, alphas and tags for a whole year of layouts.
I only added a few little extras such as washy tape, kraft cardstock, crochet flowers ribbon etc.
 The designs are perfect, I have to admit, for the modular/project life style of scrapbooking and I used the American Craft photo protectors for my page.

It was challenging to create 4 layouts that didn't all look the same !
Anyway, here they are,

Thanks for stopping by
Karen xx

Monday, 9 September 2013

A new paper adventure......

There's a little shop in my home town called The Thrifty Thistle.... where I have rented a " crafter's shelf " and have been filling it up with hand folded gift boxes made from my scrapbooking stash.

The shop is full to bursting with local crafts, as well as renovated/painted furniture and is a real treat  to visit.
The shop website can be found  here.

I've had my shelf for 2 weeks now and have been busy making boxes, note pads, tags and framed's been great !  My Stash is somewhat smaller now, but at least its all been put to "work".

I'm sure I'll catch up with some scrapbooking sooner or later , but for the time being I'm enjoying this little adventure , crafting as "Leonard and Lime".

Thanks for stopping by
Karen x