Tuesday, 3 November 2009

Starting to scrap my holiday.

Yesterday Shimelle talked about how easy and exciting it is to scrap new photos and events....but can be much harder when we leave them til much later......I'm often guilty of that....so decided to start scrapping my holiday while it's all still fresh......sometimes I find 12 x 12 albums hard....they take so long....need so much work.....at Ally Pally I bought a bargain 11 x 8.5 album....I love this size.......big enough to put plenty on a page.......small enough to complete a page fairly quickly. The photos are the view from our holiday barn.......in the middle of nowhere......bliss.....I want to incorporate some of the techniques I use in cardmaking into my scrapbooking......so have added stamped fences [magnolia] and birds [Basic Grey]..........I rarely use my own handwriting..........as I hate it..........but think sometimes I should.......using a journaling block [Bo Bunny] made that much easier........but chickened out of writing the title........used a Sizzix alphabet.
Am really pleased at how enjoyable it was working on this size.
I almost forgot my really exciting news [well....exciting to me]........I was on the Magnolia site today...........and found I had won their last blog candy.........yaaaaaaaaaay..........I just can't wait to see what I've got.

9 comments:

pinky said...

Two great layouts Jacky, love the way you have incorporated the little fences and chicks. That alphabet is perfect for the title. Congrats on the win you lucky ducky!
Pinky

Elizabeth said...

The layouts look great. Been a long time since I've done paper scrapping. I do primarily digi. Keeps my hands much cleaner and not sticky!

Sylvianne said...

What a lovely LO. I haven't done paper scrapping for ages, mainly as my stash is stashed everywhere but here and I can't put it all in one place yet. Can't wait to see more of your work.

Tab said...

Fabulous layouts hun, your pics look great too!
Congrats on the mags win, honestly hun, they send you loads of stamps, so enjoy :o)
Hugs Tab xxx

dottydotty said...

just hopped over from shimelles love your LO's the picket fence is so cute

Donna said...

I'm so jealous of your lovely holiday barn! Love the birdies with the long legs :-) x

Denise said...

Lovely pages,it's nice to have found you via Shimelle's class:-)

Fun Mama - Deanna said...

What a cute page! I am a classmate from Blogging for Scrapbookers.

Ila said...

Your layouts are Gorgeous!!So many elements...I love it!!....Congratulations on the win!! Have a great time at NEC...you lucky gal!!...take photos!!...Hugs, Ila