Monday, April 7, 2008

Quite a few layouts to share!

After a very busy weekend, I decided to set aside some time to scrap today and achieved quite a bit. I have 5 layouts to share and more for tomorrow. No, I didn't scrap all day - I'm just getting quicker at it! Here's one using the same techniques as the 'Tool man' layout shown previously. I used new Basic Grey papers and stickers.

Next I scrap lifted a layout from the Scrapbook City gallery called 'A Girl Needs Chocolate' but it looks totally different. Once again I used Basic Grey Archaic papers and a mix of letters and embellies. I was so glad to use up some alphabets that I'd had for a while...slowing chipping away at an oversupply! I think I might use longer titles with random alphas more often. I love doing a mix of masculine layouts and girly ones - fortunately I have a good mix of photos.

Then I scrapped some photos I had taken at the Beach House - an indoor playground in Osborne Park, Perth. They are busy photos with loads of colour and it was hard to narrow down which ones to use and which ones to leave out. I don't like printing my photos too small - especially ones with a lot of detail in them, so I try to use at least 6" x 4" 's and lots of them. A little while ago I came up with this layout using 10 regular size photos in one double page. Here it is...

...and here is today's using the same sketch. On this layout I used some of the new Scenic Route 'Grafton' papers.

I am on a scrapping with 6" x 4" photos mission as I realised that so many girls do not have their own photo editing and printing equipment. I wanted to design layouts with standard photos or 3" x 2", 3" x 4" and 6" x 8" photos which you can print from a photo kiosk.

Here's my final layout for today - my favourite. I used some gorgeous KI Memories Love Elsie background cardstock and chipboard buttons. I designed this layout for my class to be held in Newdegate at the end of the month. I am in love with this colour combo!

Bye for now!


Gayle Smith said...

Great layouts Karen! You've been very busy. I too love the 'heart breaker' one...but I also LOVE the 'Off to work with Dad' one...very nice!

Anonymous said...

great work karren, once again. I am with gayle love those layouts and the cardstock.You have been busy I wish i could say the same.
Keep up the great work

Anonymous said...

Love them all Karen! 'Off to work with Dad' - just beautiful & I particularly like your idea of using 6x4photos.

Sharon Manning said...

All feels great to be creative just for you doesn't it? Very liberating.