Friday, 26 February 2010

Cornwall Holiday Album finished

Have managed to finish my holiday album.........the last 2 pages are the Eden Project........a totally amazing place......I learned so much just in the day we were there......as you can imagine I took loads of photos........am going to use most of them in an Eden mini album.......but just had to put some in the main album.
Have loved using this size album [11 x 8.5] as pages are fairly quick to do.....but can still fit a fair amount in.
No white space here!!!!!  Lots of layering.......and lots of embellishments.
I've always tended to print my journaling........like many people I don't like my own handwriting.....and have always felt it ruined the page.......but now I've started using it sometimes......am finding it easier and easier to do.........and for heritage reasons feel it is important to sometimes use your own writing.
Over on Elizabeth's blog......she's been doing a tablet class.....and can now even add her own handwriting to digi pages.....which is really cool.
Do you use your own handwriting??....do you think it's important or not??

21 comments:

SallyB said...

Hi Jacky...
Great pages...We have been to the Eden project and it was a beautiful sunny day spent wandering amongst the plants!
I used to always write my own sentiments and then I got more stash like rub ons... stickers..labels etc and thought they looked better but then a few customers told me they prefered it when I had written it myself.
I agree that for future years it is nice to do it on your scrapbooks...I still love looking at my mums handwriting on birthday cards and letters...and it brings back very strong memories of her!

Sian said...

Yes, I think using your handwriting is really important. I hate my handwriting, but I use it because I know that I only have one little scrap of my Dad's handwriting and I would love a bit more. Your enlarged photos are beautiful :)

Maria Ontiveros said...

I always handwrite my journaling - mostly cuz I'm too lazy to type and print out my journaling or figure out how to do fonts & cardstock in my printer. Also, I worry about how archival my printing is, but I know my pens are.
Rinda

Liberty :) said...

These are absolutely gorgeous of gorgeousville. I love the colour so much and really struggled with green. My hand always reaches for the pink instead :/ I use a mix of my own writing and digital. I'm sort of not aiming for perfection on my pages. When I need smaller text I print it as my handwriting won't go small. These pages are gorgeous. Aha I didn't even spot these are 8.5 x 11 I must have wonky eyes I thought they were 12 x 12...why haven't I thought of using 11 x 8.5 this way around before?! Thanks jacky :) Oh and see you in class!!!

Dora said...

Jacky your scrap pages are always so beautiful .. I really love them and the colours you've used are my favourite xxx

AuroraDawn said...

Gorgeous LOs Jacky, love the fact you've used an unusual size, I've recently seen someone working in 12x6 and love it - I could be converted.

Handwriting, I try not to write on my LOs and I really do feel that it ruins them!!

Kim Piggott said...

Oh wow these are amazing!
Love your fabulous pictures and brilliant details!
hugs
kim x

pinky said...

Love your layouts Jacky, they have come up beautifully. Gorgeous papers and love the little flowers. I do prefer handwritting for scrap pages, not so much on cards though as my writing is not the best lol.
Pinky

Kathyk said...

Lovely piccies and gorgeous layout Jacky
Kathyk

Cherry said...

Great pages that really capturethe magic of the place Jacky. I think there is a definite real feel when handwriting is used and it adds character to very personal items. Hugs Cherry XXX

Carolyn Phillips said...

Those are gorgeous LO and bring back so many memories.

I do handwrite some journalling and feel it is important to do so. I am trying toi be less worried about my handwriting/doodling and just go for it, but there are times when I feel I need a title esp in a 'proper' font/alphas.

Jane said...

I try and use my own handwriting although I hate it, as I think it is important.
I love your album, I must do my holidays sometime, seeing yours makes me want to get the photos out.

Elizabeth said...

Jacky, the photos used in your layouts are wonderful. That must be some place to visit.

humel said...

Well done! Love it :-)

I use my own handwriting occasionally, because I do think it's important to preserve it; I do loathe my own writing though!!

Cherry said...

Hi Jacky thanks for the lovely comments - I used a Paperartsy stamp for the castle. Hugs Cherry XXX

Tracy said...

been a super album Jacky, I've enjoyed looking. The evening gown image on my latest post is Kanban, but had it a while now at least 5/6 months and it was from my craft shop but they change the Kanban stock often and only cary 6/8 different ones. Hope you can track it down.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Sandra Berlinski said...

I love all the embellishments you used for these pages-there so cute!

Susie Sugar said...

This is so lovely Jacky
great photos and fab layout , I love all the different shades of green, the flowers are lovely and I like the ladybird too
Hugs Susie xx

Katiejane said...

Great pages Jackie, Brilliant photographs, they are so vibrant. I've not been but it looks fascinating xx

miscanthuscrafts said...

great colour scheme which matches the theme of your layout! ClareX

furrypig said...

I have never been to the Eden project but hope to one day! Well done on completing the album must feel good to be finished. I love all the embellishments that you have used (where are they from? are they K&Co) and loving the green.