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Happy Scrapping from Susan.

Monday, January 14, 2013


Here is some inspiration to help you scrapbook all those Christmas celebration photos before next Christmas comes around!! The above layout was not all paper pieced together. I used paper with a patchwork pattern on it to save all that work. A border & corner punch was used to make the lacey border. By mitering the corners of the strips rather than leaving them straight creates a framed effect.

It took a lot of fussy cutting for these flowers & leaves. The acrylic flowers from "Kutalicious" were coloured using alcohol inks.
Christmas photos of trimming the tree with non traditional colours & patterns. The star on the top of the tree theme was brought in with the star paper & embellishments. It was good for the photos of my son & grandson and not too girly looking!

 Just a bit of card inspiration... make the card into a big tag by cutting off the top corners & punching a hole in the front cover then thread ribbon/twine etc through. Decorate as desired. I used lots of ink and stamping on these cards. Match your embellishments with the theme of the cards.

Here is a good site to go to to see how to make smaller flowers into a big one. There are other inspiring ideas as well


Wednesday, January 2, 2013


 This is a neutral background with 1 colour, turquoise, which gives it a clean simple look.
A very boyish layout in black & white & silver to copy his shirt. The spiders are chipboard covered in foil tape, die cut & embossed. The acrylic word is from "Kutalicious" and the swirl is from "Flourish With A Bling".
Look under the challenge tab for the January photo challenge list. You can do them all or as many as you want.
Happy 2013 and may this year be wonderful and full of love & happiness.