For this page I used the rosette Buddy won for 3rd place 'Most Handsome Rescue' in 2007 at the Golden Retriever day in Horndean, Hampshire. I used the green to (roughly) match up to the core card then I cut two rectangles from the pet-themed paper (from Sunshine Scrapbooking) which I attached with eyelets. It was all looking a bit too 'square' so I tilted two of the photos a little. The page itself I put inside a protective cover, but the rosette I stuck on the outside with glue dots as it's quite bulky. Let me know what you think!
Wednesday, 4 May 2011
Thursday, 28 April 2011
|Palm Island, Florida 2009|
I did this scrapbooking session over the Easter holidays with some of my family - we made a day of it; lunch, coffee and cakes and plenty of chat over the photos!
Tuesday, 19 April 2011
|Page No. 2|
Still at the scrapbooking workshop; the last hour and a half - I picked up pace. I realised I didn't want the day to finish and could keep going. I was in the groove! I wanted to make the most of the square and rectangular stencils since all I'd have at home was a pair of scissors and a ruler. This page was about my graduation in 2003 and my family who supported me - how did I do it when my youngest was only 2 years' old?!
Monday, 18 April 2011
|Page No 1: Daniel's First Day|
We couldn't have been more wrong! We got a great welcome and tour of all the gadgetry around the room. We could help ourselves to coffee in the adjoining kitchen . . . the coffee didn't get made until lunchtime! As soon as we started, it was heads down and into a state of utter absorption of the task in hand.
I say I was absorbed, but for the first 1.5 hours I was busy shuffling photos and bits of paper around my workspace, completely lost as to where to start. My daughter said it was like being faced with a blank canvas, but to me, I find canvases quite straightforward - I know what it is I'm going to paint. For my first page, though, I didn't have a clear focus. I'd brought along some papers and bits and bobs I'd bought in TKMaxx (special offer after Christmas!) and a pile of photos. The pile of photos was probably a mistake; the choice was simply too great. First learning point then - decide on a theme and only take photos related to that theme.
Eventually, by about 2.30pm, I'd done my first page. I calculated that it would probably take the rest of my life to sort my backlog of photos into scrapbooks at this sort of tardy pace. My aim for next time is to speed up just a tad!