November 15, 2010

Just hanging around!

Posted in 6 x 6 Scrapbook layouts tagged , , , , at 6:20 pm by bejewelledcreations

It’s been so long since I completed a scrap page – I have LOTS of un-completed pages and I can’t even count how many ‘stacks’ of photos, papers and embellishments that are simply lying on my scrap desk waiting for me to do something with them. LOL. However, here is one that I DID complete and it was super quick.

Life is a Matter of Moments. Design by Julia. Stamped Images © Stampin’ Up!

I’ve used the very bright and funky Melon Mambo as my base page, with a Pink Pirouette Top Note shape (gently sponged with Melon Mambo around the edges). I’ve used Early Espresso as a feature strip with a scallop Trim border and then finished it off witha layered paper daisy that has been embossed in the Big Shot with the Perfect Polka Dots embossing folder. The leaves are from Stampin’ Up! also. The stamped saying is from the Elements of Style stamp set, punched out with the Modern Label punch.

I was telling my friend Maria a little while ago that I was just going to “do it” and start scrapping…. sorry Maria, I haven’t gotten around to it yet. Why is it so hard to get on with scrapbooking? Does anyone have any tricks to get things moving along a little bit quicker and easier? Will it always be so hard to dedicate time to scrapping?

Thanks for visiting.

January 21, 2009

Continuing my “Scribble This” addiction…

Posted in 6 x 6 Scrapbook layouts tagged , , at 3:04 pm by bejewelledcreations

When I made ~> this <~ card a few days ago, I knew I had to try to make a scrapbook page with the similar idea… so, I played around, and came up with this:

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and its facing page…

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The flash has picked up the shine from the Glossy White cardstock – which is *SO* pretty!!

Originally, I was only going to use black and Regal Rose cardstock and ribbon (the same as the card), however when I was looking at it and deciding where to put things, it needed…. I don’t know…. something. I decided to add another colour to lift it slightly, and chose Apricot Appeal. I don’t think I’ve used Apricot Appeal before, EVER!

Supplies:

Cardstock: Textured basic black, basic black, Regal Rose, Glossy White

Ink: Basic Gray, Regal Rose, Apricot Appeal

Accessories: Regal Rose Grossgrain ribbon, scallop edge punch, matt pack, blender pens, dazzling diamonds glitter, 2 way glue pen, Rhinestone brads, dimensionals Die-cut stickers (Simply Scrappin’ kit)

PLEASE NOTE: If you haven’t tried colouring with Blender Pens on Glossy White – you’re MISSING OUT!!! Oh WOW! The Blender Pens run so smoothly over the Glossy White and never break down the cardstock like can sometimes happen on normal cardstock if you go over the same area too much. The Blender Pens colour in so easily and you can add depth by going over an area again to darken it. *SWEET*.

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I pricked holes in the scallop edge of the black cardstock matting to match the dots of the Scribble This stamps, and added glitter to the main flowers only. I’ve put a Rhinestone brad in the centre of the large flowers (yes, I know they’re purple, but they “go“, you know?) and used die-cut stickers from the Crew Kids Girl Simply Scrappin’ Kit to finish the pages off.

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Tee hee – sorry for posting so many pictures – but I just loved making these pages and I’m really taken with this colour combo. *Le sigh* I know that I don’t have nay photos in the pages yet, I’m thinking of using black and white photos so that they don’t distract from the flowers, what do you think?

September 30, 2008

6×6 Scrapbook Layouts

Posted in 6 x 6 Scrapbook layouts tagged , at 12:17 pm by bejewelledcreations

Oh my goodness! I’m having so much fun playing around with 6×6 scrapbook layouts! I’ve never tried ths smaller size before, but what a joy! Usually I struggle with completing a traditional 12×12 page, but this is so much more fun! I completed 5 pages in such a short amount of time, and they co-ordinate so well. And the best thing is that I can focus on the PHOTOS! That’s one of the issues I’ve had with scrapbooking; so much time and energy is spent on making the page pretty (or perfect) that the attention is taken off the photos, and that’s what we want to SEE! Photos and the people in them! This way, the photo is the main attraction and the stamps or embellishments are just that – “embellishments” – not the focal point.

I’ve scrapbooked some photos of my children at the Medieval Fair that we went to in May. See what you think – I’d be interested how you feel about them. :o)

Images © 1990-2008

Images © 1990-2008

 

Images © 1990-2008

Images © 1990-2008

Paper: Holiday Harmony (Spring Mini)

Cardstock: Chocolate Chip, Close to Cocoa, Ruby Red

Stamp Sets: Perfect Princess

Inks: Close to Cocoa, Real Red

Acessories: Dazzling Diamonds Glitter, 2-way Glue pen.

 

Images © 1990-2008

Images © 1990-2008

 

Images © 1990-2008

Images © 1990-2008

 

Paper: Holiday Harmony (Spring Mini)

Cardstock: Chocolate Chip, Very Vanilla, Not Quite Navy, Ruby Red

Stamp Sets: Illuminations

Inks: Not Quite Navy

Acessories: Dazzling Diamonds Glitter, 2-way Glue pen (DCWV Once Upon a Time embellishments)

 

Images © 1990-2008

Images © 1990-2008

Watching the fighting in the Main Arena! Men (and women) were dressed in heavy armour and battled in front of the crowd – they didn’t hold back! They hit each other VERY hard!!

Paper: Holiday Harmony (Spring Mini)

Cardstock: Very Vanilla, Not Quite Navy

Stamp Sets: Illuminations, So Swirly Jumbo Wheel

Inks: Real Red

Acessories: Dazzling Diamonds Glitter, 2-way Glue pen

 

Images © 1990-2008

Images © 1990-2008

Images © 1990-2008

Images © 1990-2008

Laura had *SO* much fun grinding the grain to make flour the way they did in the Medieval times – it was her favourite activity! It was very hard to drag her away, and she loved asking questions about how it all worked, and listening to the man at the stall. Fascinating really.
Paper: Holiday Harmony (Spring Mini)
Stamp Sets: Perfect Princess, Perfectly Pretty Regular Wheel
Inks: Real Red

Acessories: Dazzling Diamonds Glitter, 2-way Glue pen

 

 

Images © 1990-2008

Images © 1990-2008

 

These Knights were ferrocious! My goodness, did they hit each other with such force! It was thrilling to watch and often quite amusing as some knights did a comical ‘death scene’. The children were fascinated by all the action, as was I!

Paper: Brocade Background
Stamp Sets: So Swirly Jumbo Wheel
Inks: Close to Cocoa
Acessories: DCWV Once Upon a Time sticky ribbon

 

I love going to the Medieval Fairs – there’s always lots to see and of course, Laura loves to get dressed up in her Medieval dress that I made her. Next year I might even wear a gown myself!