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Happy Scrapping from Susan.

Saturday, July 30, 2011

Craft Room

Here is the first layout I have done in my temporary craftroom(photo below).
 The background is reversed masked-I used the mask in the usual way on a different layout then I flipped the mask over onto this sheet and let the ink soak in. Dimensional pearls were dotted around the flourish. The paper strip was embossed then rubed over with ink. The acrylic word and button were coloured with alcohol ink.

Here is my temporary craft room sort of set up. A lot of my stuff is still in boxes and will be staying there until the house is renovated. It's hard to choose what things are most important and the things I will need. I keep thinking of things and going through ALL the boxes!

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Layered Layout

The bottom layer of this layout is corrugated cardboard sprayed with Glimmermist. The next layer is a printed plastic like sheet (it's not vellum but thicker). The next layer has swirls cut out from patterned paper then ready made journal tags and the matted photo came next. The top layer is a printed transparency across the top of the photo. I thought I would show a beachy layout as we are now living at the beach and enjoy waking up to the sound of the ocean and beautiful sea breezes. We are basically unpacked and are now getting ready to renovate our new home. Some of my craft stuff is unpacked but it won't be all unpacked until my new craft room is ready! I can't wait!

Tuesday, July 19, 2011


Here are a couple of Christmas layouts for "Christmas in July". This first one has a frame made from patchwork patterned paper with the corners cut with a mitred edge.A lace edge was made using a strip of paper and a border punch. Rubons were used for the title and embellishments.
 This layout was made quick and easy by keeping it simple and using pre made journal blocks, flowers, stickers and rub ons.
The countdown for our big move is on...only 4 sleeps to go until we are off on our big adventure to a new place. It's sad and exciting at the same time. There's not a lot of scrapbooking or craft going on as everything is packed and ready to go. There probably won't be much happening until  we get unpacked & settled but I will have lots of things to journal about. I have been writing bits & pieces on a calendar so I can remember what happened on which day as it might be awhile before I get to journal this big adventure! Hopefully by next month I can get back to regular posting. Happy Scrapping!

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Paper bag flowers

This layout is based on 6 mini layouts on one page.The embellishments are made from die cuts & chipboard shapes. The flowers are made from paper bags that have been cut into a flower shape & layered. They were then sprayed with glimmer mist & a brad inserted to hold the layers together. The layers were then scrunched up. Sorry about the blurred photo. 
Not a lot has been happening lately as we are packing & getting ready to move house soon. I'm looking forward to setting up my craft room again and getting back into regular scrapbooking with lots of new photos & ideas. I have an old notebook I am jotting down any ideas that come to me so I can use them soon. Its a good idea to make notes about any photos you take so then if you don't scrap them straight away you won't forget any important details.(mind you, I'm not always that organised either!!).