Thursday, June 13, 2013

I love paper

Yesterday evening I managed to finish two layouts and to make two backgrounds and I feel I'm getting back to my "happy scrappin' place" after a couple of days with performance anxiety. Not anything near a scrapping block but enough to have me fall asleep on the sofa instead of even trying to scrapbook.

I took one of my home made kits and got started. I've tried not to make monochromatic layouts all the time but I always seem to come back to that and here I ended up in a white=>red color scheme which followed the colors in the photos of my daughter really well. Monochromatic is right in my comfort zone.

I used my new small doilies and I think those were just the right size for me and I like the cute effect they give. What a lovely embellishment for such a tiny price! I made a classic design with three clusters and a heavy title at the bottom, it seems to work for my multi photo layouts and I like it. It only bothers me that I seem to get stuck in that type of layouts and I'd prefer if I could vary my style more. 


I know I said I was done with multi photo layouts for a while but I seem unable to stick to that. These are photos from my daughter's last session for the semester at swim school. Just the other day I found a package with those small bluish epoxy rectangles in my stash and I thought it would be super fun to use them with these photos. I added some of my new bling and I some wood veneer arrows to point out my little girl in the group. The title says "swimschool" and the Swedish abbrevation for "spring semester-13". I spelled it with raw chipboard letters from my old Heidi Swapp stash and then I covered the letters with glitter glue.


Now in hindsight I think I should have matted the photos (perhaps with white or teal) before attatching them to the dotted paper but I didn't so I'll have to live with this.

When I had done these two I sat down and cut papers from two of my 6x6 paper pads into squares and rectangles and then I glued them onto white cardstock to form kind of a quilt of patterned paper, a grid with different patterns but from the same collection. It was hard to get the pieces to fit, my paper trimmer isn't very straight when it comes to this kind of accuracy but I managed to get two really fun looking backgrounds which I will use when I sit down to scrapbook next time. I will have to force myself to only use one photo for each of these projects because I don't want to cover up the pretty backgrounds too much. I want to start now!!

Have a lovely day! Hugs!


  1. Pretty pages! I especially love the first one with those adorable photos and the girly pink color.

  2. Beautiful layouts. And I don't think you need to worry about matting the photo's - looks great!

  3. Wonderful pages! Love how you used the arrows to point out your daughter!