Twin Love Scrapbook page

The precious little people in the following scrapbook layout turned 9 years old a couple of months ago.  Some days it feels like only yesterday that they were little ones cooing and smiling and rolling all over the floor.

twin love layout

 

The papers used in this layout retire at the end of the Seasonal catalogue TOMORROW 30th June- There’s still time to grab a pack of this gorgeous paper- Just click on the following image to visit my online store!

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Sweet little baby prints

It is time to share some projects made with items from the NEW Catalogue.   Today I’ve decided to share one of my favorite types of papercrafting…..scrapbooking.

Oh isn’t that little darling just so precious!? After the day I’ve had with him today (now 4 years old going on 14!) – I was wishing I could turn back the clock to a time where he was like this! :-) (By the way- other than providing great genetic material I cannot take credit for the lovely photo- it was taken by the very talented Kelly Trow from Kelly Trow Photography)

So you’re probably wondering…….what has she used from the new catalogues? Firstly the strips on the page were made using paper and cardstock stickers from the “Merry Moments Simply Scrappin” Kit. You’ll find this on page 9 of the Holiday Mini Catalogue.  Obviously there are some other papers and embellishments in the kit with a more ‘Christmassy feel’  that would be ideal for making Christmas layouts and Christmas cards- but I wanted to show the versatility of these gorgeous Stampin’ Up! products.

The background paper is from the “Comfort Cafe” Designer Series Paper Pack.

The absolutely adorable stamp set featured here is called “Baby Prints” (pg 63 of the Annual Catalogue) I am looking forward to making some ‘new baby’ cards with this stamp set.

The little footprints and title were heat embossed using the NEW “Early Espresso Stampin’ Emboss Powder” (pg 32 of the Holiday Catalogue)

Please check back tomorrow- I have so much more I want to show you! :-)

A layout for my daughter

Here’s a scrapbook page I completed for my daughter using the same basic layout as the page I shared on Saturday.  (You can view it here http://www.creationsbymiriam.com/?p=1949 )  This time I used the “Attic Boutique” Designer series paper from page 17 of the Autumn/ Winter Mini Catalogue.  I think it looks better in real life as it was hard to get the colours ‘just right’ when taking the photo…but I’m sure you get the idea.

This page was a sample for a recent scrapbooking class I conducted.  The participants used my plan below to create their pages.  All tools and materials were supplied.  Participants just needed to bring their own photos- making it excellent value…and lots of fun!  If you’d like to come along to scrapbooking class in the future then please get in touch with me to express your interest.  miriamthomas@westnet.com.au 0419 947 047

Little Man

Today I have a layout of one of the important little men in my life!  How I love this crooked little smile!

The paper I used for this layout is from “Pocketful of Posies” on page 128 of the catalogue

You can see this paper pack includes quite a lot of colours including Baja Breeze, Pear Pizzazz, Night of Navy, Daffodil Delight, Rich Razzleberry, Early Espresso, Soft Suede, Poppy Parade, So Saffron and Whisper White.  I just selected the papers that included the colours Baja Breeze, Early Espresso and Soft Suede.  I can save the pieces with other colours and busy designs for another creation.

The title on this page has been made out of chipboard letters covered in patterned paper.  Once secured on the chipboard, it is so easy to sand back the edges of the paper using the “Distressing Essentials” Kit on page 147.  If you have any questions about this layout so you can recreate something similar then please do not hesitate to send me a message miriamthomas@westnet.com.au

Scrapbooking -Version 2

Here is a second layout created using the same basic plan as yesterday’s layout.

People will often ask me how I plan albums for each of my four children.    My children enjoy my scrapbook pages almost as much as I do and I’m sure you can imagine the arguing there would be if one child featured in lots of layouts and another child didn’t…..so I do my best to keep it fair! Although it is fun to experiment when you are scrapbooking- There are other times where it isn’t necessary to ‘re-invent’ the wheel.  I find that sometimes if I want to scrap a page for each of my children I may follow the same basic plan but use different colours or different patterned papers so that each child has a page to go in their album.  Side-by- side you can obviously see the similarities in the layout however in their separate albums no-one would even notice.  You can see an example of this by comparing yesterday’s layout with today’s page.

For this particular layout I obviously have a subject other than my children.  This is our precious dog who passed away in September last year.  I wanted to be able to include some personal journalling about her passing and it was nice to be able to include it on the page but I didn’t want it to be obvious- It was perfect to be able to slip it inside the Petite Pocket