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Sunday, 17 February 2013

Coffee and Crop

Recently I've joined a scrapbooking crop which is great because not only am I finally getting into the swing of scrapping, I'm making new friends, having fun and best of all reliving some wonderful memories as a put together scrapbook pages.

Coffee and Crop is run by Sue who raises money for the Children's Society by running the group. She sets a challenge each month for us with the only rule being you need to use the word she chooses in the title of your page. This month the word is 'Friendship' and it's the first time I've been organised enough to do some prep to get my page made.

It's an easy word to find lots of photos for, but I've chosen this one of Olivia with her friend Maggie as they have a very special friendship. They see each other once in a blue moon and can pick up where they off and have always got on so well. We'll share special times with Maggie and her family when we soon visit the Bayeaux Tapestry and Mont St Michael and this will be the first time in 12 months since we've seen them apart from Skype calls. More friendship photos will ensue I'm sure.

Scrapping is getting less scary and more and more fun! Especially when you can revisit special times.

For my page I've used some papers from the Spring Mini called Sunshine and Sprinkles and also stamped and daubed my background using fun bright colours of melon mambo, daffodil delight and lucky limeade. I used Stampin' Up! s summer silhouettes set for the daffodil delight stamping.

Quick Tip Time
If you like the stencilled border that is very easy to achieve. You gently place some delicate details lace tape from the Spring mini onto your project and use a sponge to add colour direct from your ink pad. Carefully peel the lace tape off and you can put it back on it's backing tape. It's slightly plasticised so you can also use a baby wipe to remove the excess colour for it's next use or indeed for when you finally choose to adhere strips to another project.

If you haven't tried scrapbooking I wholeheartedly recommend it. So often now we download our photos to a computer and rarely see them again. Print off the best and scrapbook them for generations to come adding journalling hidden or open to let your future generations know who did what and when. My journalling here is using the Stampin' Up! two tags die and it slides in under the photo.

I hope to share more scrapping soon. Zx


  1. Hope this posts I've tried it twice lol love this Zoe the photo and the layout its gorgeous hun huggles Sue J xxx

  2. lovely colours and really great tip for the stencilling

  3. I copied this from here rather than the pic you sent, I couldn't work that one out. Little pressy next time I see you - well done!

  4. Thanks Sue I'm struggling with technology at the mo. Zx


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