May is National Scrapbooking Month and so in honour of it I thought I'd give it go!! I've not scrapped-scrapbooked, not sure what you say even, before and so my efforts may seem odd, primitive or whacky, but we all have to start somewhere and as one of the ladies in one of my techniques clubs is hostess this month and is a scrapbooker I thought it only fair to make this month's session one that she hopefully will enjoy and feel inspired to do lots on a special scrapbook she is putting together for her son.
So here are my initial attempts. Above is a 6x6 layout featuring our beloved pouch who sadly is no more! She was without doubt top dog in this house and very special. I've done a very simple layout using stamp set Petal Pizzazz from the mini with bashful blue to show off her colouring and blue eyes, only orange, real red, old olive and chocolate chip as my colour scheme. I've jazzed it up a little with brads including a rhinestone from the pretties kit. I'm quite pleased with it.
I later got the bit between my teeth and got a little more adventurous. This one could fit in with the Stamp with us colour challenge. I've used the Watercolour Joy standard wheel and white craft ink to emboss a border. I've matted my picture onto two colours and added flowers from Petal Pizzazz (113417 £28.95) once again. The colours are real red, brilliant blue, not quite navy, only orange, yo-yo yellow and green galore. I've added some Planter Box rub-ons (115308 £7.50) to the picture and one small flower to the text bar at the bottom.
I was thrilled with this one and went to show my daughter. 'It's great Mum' she said. 'But I wasn't one in 2006!' Don't ask me why, but I put 2006 instead of 2000. Hence the rather generous ink on the zeros. 'Why not just put a new piece of green card?' I hear you shout. This is where I learnt a lesson. Check everything is correct before you stick it down!
'Ho hum!' said Pooh.
Back soon with hopefully some of the techniques club ladies pages!