Thanks for taking the time to have a read of my Heart & Soul blog. You are welcome to leave a comment & any tips about scrapbooking or anything at all really!
Happy Scrapping from Susan.

Saturday, December 31, 2011

I hope that you enjoyed the Christmas break and had a wonderful time with friends & family. The camera was quite busy this season and I took lots of photos of the grandkids. Now I have to find the time to download them and print a few out to scrapboook! I try to put my photos into labelled folders when I downlaod them so I at least have some chance of finding the ones I want later on!
With the end of the year fast approaching my wish is that everyone will have a safe, happy & happy new year in 2012.

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Only 12 Sleeps to Go!

I can't believe Christmas is just around the corner! Here are a couple of quick & easy layouts for those Christmas photos-ones you already have & those you are yet to take. Layouts can be made without photos at hand. I cut out a piece of paper the size of the photo I will use. This helps me to see how the photo will look on the layout and it helps with the placement of embellishments.
On this layout there is ready made journal blocks, stickers and flowers. The photo is not matted but adhered to the shaped background page. The embellishments were adhered around the photo. Ta Da! Done in no time! It took longer to decide what to put on the layout then what it did to make it.
 This "framed" layout is easier than it looks. The patterned paper has a patchwork strip look to it. I cut it to the width I wanted the frame to be. Cut the ends of the strips on an angle (like a mitred corner) and adhere to the background paper. I also cut strips of paper & used a border punch to decorate the edge then attached this to the frame strips. Once again I used ready made embellishments to save time.