Thursday, 30 September 2010

Playing with Beautiful Things...

For the last couple of days I've been playing with my favourite things - scrapbooking supplies!  Created 5 layouts, 4 for submission to Creative Scrappers Sketch Blog here and the last one for the latest challenge over at The Colour Room here.

All our due in today so I need to display them here to link them all up! 
Supplies List:-  Bazzill Steel Grey Cardstock, Glitter Alphas - Pink Paislee, Pearls - Prima, Velvet Ribbon- Stash, Printed Paper - Sassfras Indie Girl, Watermelon Cardstock Bazzill, Decorative Pins - Pink Paislee, Webster's Pages Cameo, Crinkled Ribbon courtesy of Pearl.  Mini-alphas also Webster's Pages.
I don't much like masculine-looking scrapbooking products so I love using feminine ones & making them work on my boy/Unisex pages.  I also prefer to hand-journal because it saves time!  This photo was taken in the car, with me in the front, turning around to photograph the kids in the back - it's a good spot to corner them & I have a number of nice photos of them all in a line over the years, as a result ;-D

Supplies List:-  Red Bazzill cardstock, October Afternoon Thrift Shop Printed Paper, Making Memories Alphas, Prima Glitter Flowers, Kiwi Bazzill cardstock, paper flowers & die-cut tendrils & brackets courtesy of Vicki here.  Colour Box Ink - pink.

I received these lovely die-cuts in the  post from my bloggy friend Vicki from New Zealand & have finally put them to good use...I LOVE this October Afternoon Thrift Shop line.  LOVE...and the Prima Flowers in real life are very beautiful, with the bottom layers in tulle.  As they're the only embellishments I paid for on this page I could afford to use two ;-D  I never tire of the border around the edge look.

Supplies List:-  Sassafras Indie Girl Printed Papers x 3, journaling sticker, border sticker & flower sticker.  Zva Creative Diamante swirl {reshaped}Pink/Burgundy flowers Prima/Petaloo, Bling - Bo Bunny, Beaded Ribbon/twisted braid - LSS, Fiskars border punch, Webster's Pages alphas,  Pink Paislee Decorative Pins, Dear Lizzy by American Crafts organza rose ribbon.

I flipped this sketch clockwise because I wanted to use this pretty photo to match the pretty sketch!  This Sassafrass Indie Girl paper is THE BEST because it looks stitched but isn't - and, while I love stitching & am quite capable of doing it I'd rather not LOL...I got the idea for the rose ribbon from Piradee's blog here.  I've already scrapped this photo for big daughter's album so this is little daughter's version ;-D

Supplies List:-  Brown Bazzill Cardstock, Tan Bazzill Cardstock, Mustard Bazzill Swiss Dot, October Afternoon Thrift Shop Printed Paper, Red Flower - Clicks {repurposed hair accessory!}, Die-cut tendrils from Vicki as before, Mustard & Tan ink (Colour Box) Alphas by Prima.
There is one advantage I can think of to getting BEHIND on your scrapbooking.  You are able to make emotional connections between photos, like these 2 above, and scrap Stacy Julien style, about character traits & not just events.  I like how the red pops in this one & how it only ties in to the photo via the flower - no red at all in any of the papers but I think it still looks 'right'.

Supplies List:-  Turq Cardstock - Bazzill, Purple print (ancient one from my stash ;-D) Dotty blue print by 7 Gypsies, Lilac Cardstock - Bazzill. Purple ink- Colourbox, Glitter alphas & swirls - Pink Paislee, Glitter flowers - Prima, Crinkle wool & glitter fur - my stash,  Decorative Punch - Martha Stewart, "for" lettering - Pink Paislee, other alphas American Crafts Rainboot Thickers.
Anyone following my blog for a while now will KNOW that I would NEVER scrap a colour scheme like this.  Show me the colours together & I would shake my head (side to side not up & down...) but that droolworthy confectionery photo did it for me ;-D  Sooo pretty I had to give it a try - and it was a hit in this household!  Again, another photo set put together because of an emotional connection, not even photographed on the same day, but yes, that was DD's favourite T-shirt @ the time!


Brenda Johnston said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog. I love your cheerful layouts! And all your food pictures made me hungry . . . guess I should go start dinner and get off the computer! Have a great day!

Diana said...

Wow you are a scrapping machine.
Wonderful LOs, all of them. I think Cami's Piano is my favourite in terms of looks, but I love love love the sentiments in the other two. I need to get more photos of my kids together!

Pearl said...

fantastic creations here , Helen ! loving the colors & deets for sure!

tania said...

Haloooo Helen!! I have been off this week,what a load full of beautiful layouts here:)they are all stunning!! the colours you used are gorgeous!! your meal on your previous post, ahh, delicious!!!
hope you are doing great!! will speak to you sooon over a mail:)

Lynette Jacobs said...

Sjoe Helen, You have been super creative. Gorgeous layouts all of them.

Desire Fourie said...

Loving all these layouts and I am sure they are truly precious to you due to the emotional connection you have with them.

Bernadine said...

Lovely layouts Helen. As always you are truly an inspiration. :)

Cindy Lee said...

You are on a roll, Helen!! These layouts were fantastic! Thanks for sharing with us!

Jessy Christopher said...

Oh mine!! Every layout is beautiful and has it's own story! great take on each sketch!!