Sunday, December 9, 2007

A layout to share...

I've been a busy little bee cleaning up and rearranging in my studio for the Christmas lunch this week so havent done alot of scrapping yet. I managed to finish the layout I started using the new Making Memories Noteworthy range. I've loved using pastels for a change - it suits the bedtime theme, and love the diecut edges on the papers - this one has a postage stamp edge. I was inspired by a layout on Scrapboxx by Nic to do this layout with buttons and brads. I've scrapped this photo before for Phoebe's album and this page is for Jetts Album. I find it best to scrap the photos they are both in around the same time so they dont get left out. It's fun doing different layouts using the same photos - one in boyish colours and one in girly colours.

Here's some of the Noteworthy range - looks beautiful in real life.

I've road tested the Making Memories paper trimmer this week. I've been using Fiskars paper trimmers for the last 3 years and have noticed they dont always cut straight. I've tried a few other paper trimmers too and had the same problem. The MM paper trimmer is large (and bulky) because it has a 12" x 12" board to cut and measure on. It also has a magnetic ruler so is handy for measuring. It does fold in half which is the good news. The bad news is that it retails for around $110 so you'd be pretty fussy about straight edges to pay that much but I've been surprised how many girls I've seen who have bought them.

Thats it for today. I'm working on a layout of Phoebes Orientation Day at the moment. Hope you've had a great weekend.

1 comment:

Lissy said...

Great page Karen - those papers etc do look very nice! Hope you all have fun at the Christmas do! Would love to come but still waitign for a baby to appear!!