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Scrapbooking Newsletter Freebie for May

Here is a layout I made today using the free patterned paper that I have just released to all subscribers to the SimplyScrapbookingNow.com Newsletter!  It’s the May FREEBIE.

On the River.

I have to admit to making this page VERY quickly!  It took about an hour from printing out the paper, choosing and printing a photograph to taking a photo of the finished page.

The Journaling and title blocks are from the Blue Damask Scrapbooking Kit at the ICanCraftNow.com site.  This patterned paper is an Add-On to that kit so it matches in very well.

Here are some close ups…

On the River-Scrapbooking Page-closeup1

On the River-closeup-eyelets

Beginners’ Scrapbooking

Sneeky peek of the remade page

Sneeky peek of the remade page

I had a great morning!  Why? because I was talking about scrapbooking to a new friend!  She is not completely new to scrapbooking and has made one page before, which she didn’t like, so I remade that page for her to show how it could look.  Thankfully she is very pleased with the end result!

I really enjoyed remaking the page in the sort of colours she likes and the making a “boy themed page” as I don’t have a son, nor do I have any nephews.  It’s all girls in our family, so it was a refreshing change.  A bit like a “challenge”, but definitely a “Scrapbooking Page Make-over”.

I have written an article showing the “before” and “after” pictures of this layout and it is currently in the May issue of the SimplyScrapbookingNow.com Newsletter which I published yesterday!  Here is a sneeky peek of my finished version of the page, but to view the whole article you need to be a subscriber.  It’s all free, and only I have a note of your name and email address (so that I can send you the notice about each publication), so there’s no way anyone else will get your details… I know some of you worry about such things, and quite rightly so, I am careful too.

Anyway, this here new friend has a lovely house which her husband built almost single-handedly so I understand.  And within it’s walls are some lovely things, a feast for a designer’s eye I can tell you!  Lace and sparklies, beautiful materials, lovely patterns and colours… it was fun!

And, she sent me an email this evening of a “mocked up” (ie not stuck down yet) 12×12 layout… and wow what a quick learner.  I think this lady is going to enjoy scrapbooking “BIG TIME”.  And I hope I can join her on her journey!  I’m so pleased.

So… another convert?… tick!