Friday, 29 June 2012

And it has taken 18 months

And it has taken 18 months....

to get near the end of finishing scrapbooking my whole of 2009 photos....  This means I will never catch up.  I have been very keen to scrap at every opportunity and eager to finish this milestone.

I usually print a whole year's photos in one go, and then work my way through them, allocating the finished layouts to different albums.   This way I find I have a variety of topics, and do not get bored of just one subject.

 For 2009 I will end up with:

  • 2 albums full of my youngest daughter Devon's series (1 year - 2 - years old)
  • 1 vacation album of our family holiday in 2009 - Spain.  Normally I do not fill a whole album with one holiday as I have vacation albums that include all holidays, however this was such a great family holiday, full of activities, that  it has filled an album of its own.
  • 2 albums full of my 2009 chronological album, that means all photos that do not fit in the 2 categories above!!
I have completely finished my Span album and show you a few highlights below.  I now only have a handful of layouts left to complete, most of them need the photos printing at a smaller size, and I will be getting them done very soon.

I think I will  now focus on my "Book of Me" project and layouts for a while, as I have photos available and again it is a different subject/topic.

I hope you like the blog and layouts, thank you for reading it....


Thursday, 7 June 2012


Well I managed to get a couple of hours in my craft room today on this very wet and windy (in the South) half term day, after completing 2 layouts, I thought I would start my first official post and I have based this on the Favourites theme.  I have included 2 layouts, both favourites, of mine, in their own way

My favourite shape at the moment is the hexagon....  And my favourite layout is this one, I have done it 4 times now 1 With squares and pen stitches to make it look very patchworky.  2.  With squares and inked, which was a more contemporary look.  3.  Double page with hexagons (inked) around the edges and 4.  This one a whole 12  x 12 page covered in patchwork hexagons.  I love it...

Papers used for this layout were it's the little things from Fancy Pants Designs and I used a 6 x 6 paper pad to do the page - this is a great way to use the smaller paper pads....

My Place
And my favourite papers at the moment are these..... I just love them and love using them, I have the set in 2 colours - Dilly Dally and Dolled Up.  I keep buying more individual sheets to make the kits and the 6 x 6 pads go even further, as I am not fed up with using the design.

Layout used  Miss Caroline by My Minds Eye collection.

I hope you like my first post and layouts to be shown.... Lots more to follow

Artful Angels