Saturday, 12 September 2009

Hooray! Finally I have made some scrap pages. I went to my scrap club on Saturday and came away completely inspired again. I loved meeting up with my scrapping pals after our long summer break. It seems like ages since we last saw each other.

Whilst at scrap club, I continued to make scrap pages for my auntie's album as I promised my mum I would try and get it finished by November. I am just over half way through, so that is not too much for me to do. I am still struggling to tell a story with the pictures as I was given such a random bunch of photos with no details. If I can give you one piece of advice, please label your photos with names and dates, because there is nothing more irritating that not being able to work out when it was taken and who is in the picture. Grrr!

This first picture was inspired by the old Love is ... comic strip where they two characters were in the nude, but used to have a flower behind their ears. The background page was blank, so I added the swirls, flowers and butterflies, making them stand out by giving them a 3D effect.
Don't you just love the old family official photographs. I just knew that this one would need to have a title of Family Tree. I definitely have a thing for different shaped 12by 12 paper at the moment, because I just can't leave the sheets alone without making some alterations.

This is the last one, where I wanted the post stamp effect as I imagined it being put on a postcard from their cruise. I left boxes for my auntie to write in, as I don't know when they went on their cruise.
They are all my pictures so far, I am in the process of making another two pages, so hopefully they will be ready for next Saturday.
Thanks for stopping by.

13 comments:

  1. Great stuff, I love the tree and gave me just the inspiration I need as I have 11 tags I need to make today to send off for a swap, then need to get started on a fat book swap.
    Looking forward to seeing your other stuff next week

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  2. I love the thought of scrapbooking and I love old family photos. I have about a ton of them, and while most of them are in nice albums, it would be so much fun to make some scrapbook albums with those which aren't in any albums but just lying around.

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  3. The look fantastic! I recently had my mother writes names on the backs of old photos that she has because I had no idea who the people were, so that's great advice!

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  4. nothing beats family photos. I love the old ones. It's so interesting to see family resemblances that you really didn't see before unless you had pics of the people when they were young.

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  5. wow!! your auntie is so lucky that you are putting together such a great book of memories. your pages are wonderful--i just don't have the patience for such artistry. it's luck if i print a picture or two and frame them. :(

    the only photos i really do anything with are ones from our annual roadtrips. i use blurb to create hardcover coffee table books--but it takes FOREVER because i write all the text using the journals i keep while traveling. but they are so worth it--saving memories is important whether through your handiwork or mine!

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  6. This is so cool! Really beautiful pages.

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  7. My youngest daughter scrap books too, and the pages are so wonderful! I love how your pages turned out, what a beautiful book you're making!

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  8. Hi, Viviene! Your scrapbooks are just beautiful! You have such an eye for detail.

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  9. Your scrap pages are beautiful! You have a real talent for putting things together with the photos.

    I agree with you about putting info on the back of photos. I've started doing that recently with my boys' school photos. I would do it with our other pictures, but we haven't printed them off from our digital camera in years. We've got the electronic files stored in a couple of places though. Hmmm... I should probably print some of them out. :)

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  10. I missed this post somehow. Gorgeous pages - I keep seeing the different shaped papers and ogglin them but not quite knowing what to do with them - you've seriously done them justice here. Lovely :)

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  11. p.s... shant tell you the ending to the book so nernernerner. :P

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  12. I really like the background on the second one. Good job!

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