Tuesday, 17 March 2009

bZoo PDQ means Pretty Darn Quick!

If you are in a bit of a creative funk...or even if you aren't, I have THE line of paper for you. bZOO (bisous) PDQ "shabby" line is pretty new in at JSI and it really does all the creative thinking for you. Just find the best place to lay your photos, distress the edges a tad and then add your own embellishments and you have a layout 'pretty darn quick'(ly). :)
Rub-ons, flowers, tags, a little felt fusion - just go through the stash and have fun!

I had some old photos from 2002 that left much to be desired and this paper just brought them alive! I love all three of these layouts and was very surprised at how well these old, poor photos turned out.

...love this fun birthday page. I had only three pictures and was really wondering how I was going to make Mark's birthday into something fun - voila!

I used alcohol ink on the heart to tie it in with the word 'family' on this tag from the stash, added some rub-ons and she was done.

And the irony of it all? Do you know where I got my inspiration from? The back cover of the recent Canadian Scrapbooker Basics vol 3. I noticed a cool layout on the back cover and wondered how they had done the layout - bZoo paper with added embellishments.
Hey! I thought. I have that paper.
I had three layouts in a couple of hours. And if you are stuck for embellishment ideas, bZoo has some chipboard embellies that match the paper (just above the paper at JSI). Now, how easy and cool is that?

I am working this evening and so you know I will be grabbing a few more papers for my 2002 photos.

And a HAPPY ST PATRICKS DAY to all of you.
Our background will be green today....or until I have time to change it back!

Who was St Patrick? He was a missionary to Ireland between 457-492. He used the indigenous shamrock (three-leaf clover) to explain the Trinity to the Celts. Three leaves, one clover; three persons, one God. Smart guy!


Anonymous said...

I love your lay outs here - using what you have on hand and picking up the odd spark of inspiration from other's work. Very nice indeed.
I am trying to "use up" all the stuff I have accumulated over the years - it makes for great creativity!!
What kind of albums do you use to keep your photos in? Just curious.

Julie Cortens said...

Hello anonymous!
Thank you for your kind comments.
I don't keep photos in albums but in boxes sorted according to month and year. That is up until about 2005 - all my photos after that are on my hard drive, soon to be loaded onto my external hard drive. (I must get that done!)
My scrapbook layouts are in all kinds of albums - whichever one I fancy to at the time. I used to buy cheap albums but have learned to invest the little extra in good albums.