Sunday, January 12, 2014

Sketch 32 for 2013 - Shimelle

Here's my first layout for this sketch (it says 08/08/13 but was posted Jan 3, 2014). I am working on 2 as it's a very versatile sketch to use 2 4x6 photos in. And I have a stack of 2005 pictures I'm working my way through.  I stopped scrapbooking for a few years when I had my kids. I really wanted to scrapbook but motherhood (and then motherhood again 23 months later) was a bit much on my energy levels :) So I'm going back and doing them. It's quite fun really and means I'm never at a loss for photos.

Here is Shimelle's sketch:

scrapbooking sketch by shimelle laine @

And here is mine:

Much better lighting today luckily! So this photo actually looks half way decent.  Nice :)


Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Sketch to Scrapbook Page - Jan 4, 2014

Wanted to play along with Shimelle's Sketch to Scrapbook page again this year and try and stay on top of them :)  I find I'm very inspired by her sketches as the focus is on the photos, just how I like it.  Try as I may, I prefer clean lines and fairly simple embellishments rather than piling it all on.

Here is her sketch:

scrapbooking sketch by shimelle laine @

Here is my layout:

2014 goal is to VASTLY improve the quality of my layout photos.  My iPhone just isn't working well now so I think I need to do a bit of research on a DIY light box and a stand for my DSLR!


Monday, January 6, 2014

Scraptastic - Scraplift Challenge

First time playing over at the Scraptastic blog!  This challenge posted January 2nd (HERE) was to take one of the 12 layouts from 2013 and scraplift it. I picked Tracy's July layout as I liked the linear lines of it and had several fantastic pictures I really really wanted to use immediately... they are from Saturday.  Yes, THIS Saturday, January 4th.  Apologies all around to anyone NOT on the west coast of North America and in the midst of the freezing temperatures or swirling snow storms.  It was that nice here (about 8 degrees C but in the sun...)

Here is Tracy's layout:

Here is mine:

Apologies also for the super crappy photo quality.  My iPhone camera seems to be getting WORSE and it's dark out so using artifical, overhead light.  Boo.  I'll take again later and repost.