Saturday, 7 July 2012

Saturday Scrapping

Another quick post. Been a mega busy day. Visited the coast to blow the cobwebs away. Had a proper seaside afternoon... fish and chips, ice cream lemon top cone, played on the penny shovers (yes i know you never win but they are fun) then walked on the beach and along the promenade. It was fantastic - cold and damp (july???) but fantastic. Blew the cobwebs away.

I love the smell of the sea and the way your skin feels after a walk along the front. The mist and the fret and the white horses dancing - perfect.

I am still working on that olympic torch layout. I just cant get it right. If i am still stuck i might just post tomorrow and ask for your opinions! I keep making it look a bit cheesy with pretend olympic torches and flashes of flame and so on. I want it to look important and historic and patriotic but it keeps looking like sam made it!

Talking of sam, I am so proud of the next two layouts I am going to share. Some of my best ever photographs and i love the way these pages came together.


Lin I used your tip for making the photos bigger! Yay! Thanks blogging buddy x

Happy saturday, jenx

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  1. What wonderful layouts.
    I sure agree about the joys of a walk by the sea.

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    1. If I could live anywhere in the whole wide world that is where I would live. Cliff overlooking the sea... Or Disneyland. I would quite like to live there too!. Jenx

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  2. HI Jen, fab photos and these layouts showcase them really well - love the way you've mixed the shaped papers. I know exactly how you feel when you get "stuck" with a particular layout. Sometimes I just have to walk away from them for a while and come back to take them by surprise the next day, hoping that the solution will then be obvious, but sometimes they end up being left in limbo - I now have a pizza box full of nearly done layouts which just aren't quite right. It does help to get my scrappin buddies to have a look. Annie x

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  3. ps meant to say thanks for visiting my blog - and you asked about how to join. the truth is I'm so new to this blogging malarkey that I'm not exactly sure - I bunged on all the useful looking gadgets and widgets Blogger offered - there is a "Follow by email" button on the LHS of my blog page - I've found that easy to use myself. There's also a subscribe button, but I'm thinking you will already have tried that? I'm going to have a go at following yours now - wish me luck! Annie x

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    1. Thanks for following! I too am new and kind of making it up as I go along!!! My follower thing just came up automatically and I have been too scared to add anything else because i dont really know what they are for and what they mean and what on earth is a widget anyway???? lol. jenx

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  4. Utterly gorgeous layouts, I love the size of the photos that you use! Also don't stess about your olympic torch layout - it's documenting something historic and I'd definitely be tempted with flames etc so just have fun putting it together! Can't wait to see it!

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    1. Ohh I have gone into real primary school teacher mode making little torches with tissue paper and shiny card. They look daft as anything against those classy papers I chose to use. I think I will just go for it as they say and finish it anyway. jenx

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  5. Love your layouts. Don't scrapbook - yet - is on my list of must do's! Thanks for kind comments on my blog, have now joinec you- aint blogging fun?

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    1. Thanks for joining. I know - great community! jenx

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  6. They are stunning photos, Jen. I especially love the second one, how natural it is. Your LO's are gorgeous too. Love that elegant paper you've used.
    It's so frustrating when a LO isn't going how you want it isn't it. Sometimes you just have to walk away and come back later. I tend to browse scrapping mags when I'm stuck, sometimes they can be just the inspiration you need. What about just using patriot colours and no replica torches or even just some favourite papers and leave the photos and journalling to tell the story!!!
    Can't wait to see what you come up with.
    Thanks for stopping by my little crafty space.
    Hugs Lisax

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    1. I think I am just going back to the original plan and using the yellow and blue papers to represent the rain and the torch and just present the pictures and the journaling. I think part of the problem is I have too much to go on one page so it may have to be a double page spread. jenx

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  7. These are great layouts...the large photos work so well....and love the colours of the papers.

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    1. I love using big photos on layouts. I think they have an amazing impact. jenx

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