These are layouts created while I am more interested in chatting & drinking cappucino, so they are never my best work,lol! This is my "duty" scrapping...photos that have been hanging about, wiating patiently to make their way into an album. I do these one morning a week when I am scrapping with a friend.
This is a double page layout of my daugher's 6th birthday & I have just seen that I put on a 7 sticker by mistake!!! Told you I was no good at multi-tasking...must remember to go & change that! Should read "Cami turns 6" - I should have picked that up as she goes with the years.
The cardstock is textured & from my older stash & I printed the photos in sepia ages ago. I got the idea from Ali Edward's (Creating Keepsakes recent issue) to punch out a whole lot of circles from my offcuts stash. Just attach randomly around the edge of the layout then trim off the excess - I used scissors as it was all a bit thick for my trimmer. This is a fun way to do a brainless layout - when you talk as you scrap & don't think too hard about what you're up to...
I made a Picasa collage of some close-up shots of various elements. I used MM black glitter alphas & some cheap circle stickers from CNA (every now & again I buy the ones that aren't too garish & mix them in as subtly as possible!) They came with the printed chipboard tags (see above) & I used natural embroidery thread as ties for them then glue-dotted them on. I hand journalled as I often do. I had a mini bulldog clip hanging around in my tote so pulled out the spring with my mini wire-cutters, tied a bit of brown ribbon through the hole in the top & attached each half to the main photo, using a pop-dot (as these little clips aren't entirely flat so you need to use something more substantial than a glue-dot - silicone would work well too.)
Below is a double layout on dark brown Bazzill cardstock. I did the classic thing of using a strip down each side but upped the interest by layering 2 co-ordinating papers on top of each other, one cut straight & one torn.
I entitled this "A Fabulous Achievement" so that I could use my new chipboard "fabulous" wording from my new Cocoa Daisy kit! I ended up using the entire A5 sheet of printed chipboard elements - all Basic Grey, as well as an edging sticker & the word "Achievement" from the alpha stickers supplied. I printed the photos with a white edge, which I am enjoying at the moment & hand-journalled in white too.
I think the sticker sheet is 7 Gypsies...