Thursday, May 17, 2007


I'm a self-confessed shop-a-holic for scrapping supplies. My stash grows every month to the point where my scrap room is overflowing with unused supplies. I love seeing and buying all the new stuff that is produced by the fabulous manufacturers and I equally love the feeling I get when I actually open up my new stuff and use them on a LO. And then I end up doing LOs like the one below....hehehe...and I get asked how I can justify spending so much money on new stuff when all I end up using on a LO are just strips of one patterned paper, some brads and chipboard alpha and a white pen. Oh let's not forget the adhesives (roller glue and photo mounts). :-)

Materials: Textured Cardstock (Bazzil Basics), Patterned Paper(Basic Grey), Alpha Chipboard (Heidi Swapp for Advantus), Brads (Queen & Co), Pen (ZIG Opaque).

The design for the LO is a scrap-lift from Scrapbook Creations (or was it Scrapbooking Memories?). Love at first sight when I saw the LO and I had just the right pictures for it. I added more patterned paper cos my photo was not quite the right size but overall, this is one of my favourite pages. I guess I like them simple.

The photos were taken by my sis-in-law BR who is a great kiddie photographer. She now owns her own D80 so I hope to get more great pics of Ty and Jay from her. Hehe...hint hint!

Monday, May 14, 2007

Tri-fold Shadow Box

Wow its been ages since I last blogged. Not to say that I've not been scrapping as I have but just have not had time to post anything. So many things have happened in the last couple of weeks and my scrapbooking stash has grown tremendously to the point where all my new supplies are being stored in a cardboard box, underneath my scrapping table and all over Ty's table and stools. I've just about given up on any attempts at organisation and am seriously considering clearing out my shelves by boxing up by idea books and magazines (most of which are still unread).

Anyhow, here's what I've been working on..... my 6x6 tri-fold shadowbox frame which is now sitting in my cubicle as a reminder that there is more to life than work.

Materials:- Textured Cardstock: Bazzil Basics; Patterned Paper: Deja Views; Ribbon: American Crafts; Ink: Cat's Eye Chalk; Brad: Queen & Co; Epoxy Stickers: K & Co; Metal Tab: Making Memories.

Materials:- Textured Cardstock: Bazzil Basics; Patterned Paper and Die-cuts: Deja Views; Ink: Cat's Eye Chalk.

Working with the 6x6 size was quick and easy. Sometimes its nice to get away from 12x12s and just finish a LO fast. Plus 3D popping is fun. I don't normally like to pop things up on a page as I feel they will get squashed once inserted into an album but creating a LO for a shadowbox was liberating.

Materials:- Patterned Paper: Deja Views; Ribbon: American Crafts; Photo Corners: Heidi Swapp for Advantus; Vellum Quote: DCWV; Rub-on: MAMBI.

I love the quote and think its quite apt for the stage that Jay is in right now (at 3 and half months) cos when he's awake, he insists on being carried everywhere and woe befalls the person who leaves him unattended for even a few seconds cos his yells surely does move mountains. Hee.