Doggie Scrapbook Page! Altogether …. ahhhh. I know… I always say that! But Cute she is! Well these pictures were taken last year… Rosie is a little bigger now.
An extravagant page in that there’s only 2 photos on a whole 12×12! And there’s a little tip here for you using the close up picture below…
I used a Martha Stewart ‘around the page’ punch on a piece of peachy coloured paper and wanted to use it on this layout, but against the background paper (which I believe is from Basic Grey’s Porcelain collection) it was lost.
“Oh Bugger” I said, so after sitting there staring at it for a while I decided to shove a piece of white paper under it! Et Voila! enough contrast to highlight the punched edge. Top tip, sometimes the simplest things will be a perfect solution!
The detail picture also shows a piece of ribbon, which has wired edges… thereby it can hold itself in shape (it’s only stuck on at the ends around the back of the page).
I am ‘into’ collages of photos at the moment, which is great if you have a load that you want to use on scrapbook pages. In the example below, I have managed to cram in 14 pictures on one 12×12 scrapbook layout!
And…. I’ll just point out that the 13 small ones all together were all printed out on one sheet of paper, but I didn’t use a photo program! I used MS Word. I also introduced some coloured boxes to created interest in the gaps as not all were square, and I then added small clippings of paper over the coloured boxes.
Of course, I also printed the title with the photos and so there was very little else to do on the page other than provide a bit of interest on the background paper with some inking and add some ribbon and glossy accent blobs! The patterned paper is Basic Grey’s ‘Urban Couture’ (rather apt for London I thought). Click on the image for a larger version.
I thought I would make a video to share a very small scrapbook album I made. It’s so small it fits inside a ‘ring box’ – you know… the flip open presentation boxes for that diamond ring all girls want! Actually I prefer coloured gems and this particular box held a ring that only cost £25… and I bought it for myself… but it’s the thought that counts… right?
Anyway, I digress… here is the video of this little gem!
This was actually taken only a week before I made the page… the background paper looks a lighter grey than it actually is. Here is a bit of detail.
The above page is a 12 x 12 page and the one below is a 6×6. My husband’s birthday was a low key affair, despite it being a ‘big one’ and so I made the page as subdued as possible without being drab… which is why the title doesn’t stand out too much!
The following page is one I made for my mum… I was at my mum’s for a few days (visiting with Honey my daughter) and the nursery picture that was stuck to my mum’s fridge with magnets was getting a bit dog-eared and damaged, so I offered to make it into a 12×12 page that she could hang on a wall instead.
Here is some detail…
And finally, I made another page for my ‘Thank You Album’ using the left overs from the page I made for my Mum!
Here’s a quick page I made for my Random Mini Album. I made it in colours/design that ‘jars’… is a bit ‘on edge’ and basically unlikable, to offer the feeling of being ‘out of sorts’… as I am in the mornings… although I’m better than I was! lol
I would like to find a pick-me-up for the mornings… thousands of people swear by their coffee… sadly, even if I liked coffee that much, caffeine has little or no effect on me!
It was quite liberating to make something that was supposed to make the viewer suffer a bit! Used up odd bits on this one
I had no less than 7 4×6 photographs to get onto this double page Layout and I didn’t want to crop them too much, so it’s quite an economic use of patterned paper as there wasn’t really much of the background cardstock to cover!
Helped, of course by leaving a clear border all the way around the outside decreases the area too. But you’ll notice that although overall the border is the same on both pages, in fact it is a piece of ribbon down the side of the right hand page that ‘makes up’ the difference. This is because the two photographs in the middle (side by side) didn’t quite make up the correct width. But with the addition of the ribbon, both pages visually match up.
The colouring was a bit tricky only because of the greeny coloured photograph (bottom left) which didn’t match the more pastel colours of the other photographs, but I used buttons to tie in the more olive/green colour to the others.
The photos show the background as a grey colour, but in fact, despite colour correction, they still don’t show that the background cardstock is actually white!
The patterned paper is from Basic Grey’s collection, ’Wisteria’.
And the little printed sentiment is from a set of stamps from Prima. Lovely and fine and crisp image of the script and type on this little stamp. The new genre of cling mounted stamps (solid rubber on foam with cling surface for use with acrylic blocks, etc) are brilliant as they combine the convenience and value for money of the sheets of clear acrylic stamps, with the precision of the old wood backed rubber stamps… I highly recommend them!
In a previous post I realised that I had uploaded pictures of a recent mini album scrapbook page and not the one preceding it! So here is the one that I made about our ‘New Arrival’ (Rosie our Jack Russell) last year. It’s a page in my Random Moments Album.
And here it is in the album itself.
There is obviously more going on in the album as, being a random album, the pages are of differing sizes and therefore you see the ribbons and other extraneous bits and pieces too.
This is a recent scrapbook page based on a block of photographs across the middle. Although I have a colour printer, I had these photographs produced at a kiosk, so they were all 6×4 originally. This layout, by the way, is a 12×12 page.
As the block of the top background paper goes all the way across, edge to edge, it’s possible to use just strips top and bottom, so actually a page such as this can be quite economical!
The alphas use in the title were originally white and I coloured them with an ink pad, the nearest shade I had in my stash to my daughter’s t-shirt in the photograph. Although the alphas were a thin cardstock, I lifted them by using silicone glue, thus giving them a little more interest.
As I made a kit for myself to make up this page away from home, I didn’t have access to a computer font in order to produce the journaling, so I resorted to my own handwriting! and talking of which I have had my handwriting made into a font recently… I will tell you about it shortly.
Yes, of course, it’s Rosie our Jack Russell. She’ll be one year old soon, and she’s still stealing shoes to take to bed (and occasionally nibble on!) but here, aged a mere 3 months, she’s been caught on camera.
Curled up in Inde’s bed with one of Honey’s wellies and Miles’ trainer, she wonders what the problem is!
This was a fairly quick page using a standard 4×6 photograph, and I’ve attached it to the back of the first page about Rosie joining us. This means of course, that’s it’s out of sync with regard to chronological order, but hey… it’s a random moments album, what do you expect. However, I have only just realised that I haven’t shown you the photo of the first page I made called “New Arrival” – I thought I had, but it seems I only posted the original photograph… doh… so I will post that one up next!
Above: ‘sticky up’ journal tag (technical term!) there wasn’t really room on the page for the journaling and I wanted to use up some stash – simple explanation really.