Tuesday, 27 February 2007

Less gab - more layouts

Okay less gab and more layouts today...
I wish the layout were clearer - they are much better in real life.
I have used our new overlays again and then added my titles with chipboard cut from our die cut machine. So easy! Yes, you can cut any of our diecuts with chipboard. Add some pattern paper over the chipboard (cut with the diecut) and a little bling and the page is ready to go!

Its all in the details and most weddings are full of details that, when they all come together, make for a wonderful celebration and day of fun. So how do we capture all those details without making the wedding album 100 pages long? Make the pictures smaller. Just open your photo editing program and go in and crop those special details out. I cropped my details 2x2.To ease the eye, I added my title in the rows of photos and added fillers here and there so the eye is not overwhelmed. It is hard to see the photos on the blog here but they are all those special moments and things that go into a wedding that I want to remember but perhaps not devote a page to. :) If you change several of the photos to black and white, the page will look less busy.

Journalling is so important because in 20 years you are not going to remember what you were feeling, thinking or even doing when you look at the photos. I like to "hide" my journalling in my paper -make it part of the page. Just use a patterned paper that is not too dark or detailed and run it through the printer, or hand journal and then add it to the page. So many of our papers today have words on them that are really just part of the design and look of the paper. Well just make those words your words and incorporate them into the patterned paper. Be creative with different fonts and sizes. Have fun with your journalling.

Now I am not very experienced with hiding my journalling under pictures with pull outs and hinges, but Laura and Pam are experts at it. Visit us at Just ScrapIt! and take a look at some of their creations - wow! lots of ideas for getting pages of precious journalling on the layout and keeping it hidden - just ask and we will show you where it is hiding!
Thanks for looking!

Sunday, 25 February 2007

First Post!

Well sometimes I think I am too old to learn something new but here I am with my first Blog. I think I will use this blog primarily to show off my scrap book pages - it is probably the easiest way to share them with people.

I have a link to the Scrap book store - Just Scrap It! Please check it out and then drop by the store and see what the UPS delivery truck brought us today!

I also have a link to my new daughter in law's blog (married to my son Paul). Her name is Allie, which happens to also be my daughters name. :) Which makes for much fun.

There is a link to In Depth Studies Canada. As a
Christian who loves the Lord Jesus, this site is a great way to learn more about Him.

My favorite site to get more ideas for my scrapbooking is Two Peas so I thought I would add a link for those of you that like to scrap lift....don't we all?

I will add links as I go...and have time.

This scrapbook page above is from my son Paul and Allie's wedding last August. Since I have just finished their album, you will see a lot of their pages here. Below is one of my favorite two page layouts. Hope you can read the fine print on it! They are such cute kids! And so in love...

Here is another page from the wedding album. It says "Once in a while, right in the middle of an ordinary life...Love gives us a fairytale"

And aren't weddings a whole lot of fun? Paul and Allie's was. It had such a laid back atmosphere that everyone had so much fun - even the Bride and Groom. This page captured the fun and laughter! Just black and white paper and lots of rub ons - stop into the store and I will show you how I did it - this is one fast and easy scrap book page!

Another easy page using overlays. Got to love them! An overlay on a nice paper, a touch of ribbon and your page is done!

Thanks for looking! Please feel free to leave your comments.