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Happy Scrapping from Susan.

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Scrapbook layout challenge

Well here is my version of the blind scrap challenge. I followed the instructions to how I thought they were written. It's amazing how different people interpret things. I stamped around the edges with white ink & inked the edges of the papers. The picture of the camera is cut out from patterned paper. I hope you are happy with how your layout turned out.

Thursday, August 12, 2010

A Layout Challenge For You

This is a blind challenge for everyone. It is where you have the supply list & the instructions but no layout to copy from so it is left up to your interpretation & imagination. I haven't done this yet so I can't even show you how mine has turned out...yet. I found this in an old craft magazine so here are the details. Read all the way through first before starting the layout then go step by step.
PHOTO: 5in x 7in landscape or a series of smaller photos to make up that size.
SUPPLIES: 1x cardstock, 2x coordinating pattern papers, 2x scraps patterned paper(12in long by 4in wide), 2 photo corners-bought or self made, 3 buttons, 1 large embellishment of choice, 1 alpha for one-word title, small alpha or pen for journalling, ink, sandpaper, all basic tools & adhesives.
1)On your base cardstock, doodle/stamp/use rub ons along the edge to create a border.
2)Take one of the pieces of scrap patterned paper, trim it to 11in & tear along the base so it measures about 2 1/2in x 11in. Ink the edges.
3)Adhere this piece towards the bottom of the cardstock.
4)Take one of the full sheets of patterned paper, measure across to the right about 9in & tear down. Next,measure down on the left about 8in & tear across.
5)This piece should measure about 9in x 8in with the left side & top straight-edged and the right side & bottom torn.
6)Adhere this piece so that it sits on top, slightly overlapping the first strip.
7)Create an edge to your pphotos by either sanding or inking the edges or both.
8)Take the second sheet of 12x12 patterned paper & matt your photos on it.
9)Ink the edges and adhere on top of the patterned paper & layer with the 2 torn edges.
10)Take the last scrap patterned piece, cut a 1in x 11in strip and a 1/2in x 11in strip.
11)Ink the edges and adhere the 1/2in strip on top of the 1in strip.
12)Next, adhere this strip so it overlaps the 9in x 8in piece and sits below your pphotos but above the torn edge. Ink all the edges.
13)Adhere your two photo corners to any of the other photo corners.
14)Adhere the buttons to the 1in strip.
15)Adhere the large embellishment to the bottom right of the photo.
16)Place a one-word title at the top or bottom of the photo, making sure is overlaps a little of the photo.
17)Journal on the right side of the page, near the photo/s.
HAPPY SCRAPPING & let me know how you went with this challenge.

Photo challenge

These photos will bring my photo challenge up until the middle of August. The first one is "Twist" with David twisting on the twirly playground toy! "Off the Vine" is flowers from a vine but I don't know what they are called. These 2 photos were taken at the Botanical Gardens in Darwin. The last photo is called "Play". David put 20cents into the game to feed the fish & he didn't do it so he walked away with a huff- mind you, it is a kids game at the aquarium in Townsville! It's all fun though.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Holiday snaps

These are some photos of my DH(darling hubby-not dickhead!sorry) at the aquarium in Townsville-not so sunny Queensland at the moment. I thought for the rest of the journey I would try & get him to pose for photos! The first one is of him being eaten by a fish...he hopes to reverse the situation soon. He found some fishing tackle shops & I found some scrapbooking shops-finally. I picked up some supplies & a couple of books. With great inspiration I now want to spend some time scrapbooking & David wants to fish-a relationsip made in heaven! We are now in our homeward run and sadly our holiday will be coming to an end all to soon...but I have plenty of photos for our memories and of course to scrapbook.

Friday, August 6, 2010

Travelling Scraproom

Here is a layout I made in my camper. Luckily it has a big seat where I can spread out! It is amazing how with 3 containers & a small table how much you can actually do. It is a bit of a pain to pack up all the time but at least I get the chance to still do some scrapbooking. The layout is of my granddaughter in her new jumper. I used rubons & stamping on the background. I painted the chipboard swirls with black paint & then lightly misted them with pink glimmermist to make it prettier.

Travelling Scraproom

Here is a layout I made in my camper. Luckily it has a big seat where I can spread out! It is amazing how with 3 containers & a small table how much you can actually do. It is a bit of a pain to pack up all the time but at least I get the chance to still do some scrapbooking

Holiday snaps

These photos are from Kakadu & surrounds. The photo of the big croc is of one in captivity & the one beside the waters edge is real & quite close to where we were when I photographed it from our 4.2m boat! the Lookout is at Ubir in Kakadu. the sunset from here is apparently quite good but we were there too early in the day but the view is magnificent. The camper photo is David relaxing in Kakadu.The spot was lovely but come nightfall, swarms of mossies came out. We still have 3 weeks to go & lots of places to see. We have run into a few people we know so it really is a small world. Till next time...be happy campers!