Archives for the month of: August, 2013

I have been playing some more with ideas from Shimelle Laine's class. I am really happy with the first page. I think everything went together well and the photo was lots of fun as well. This page was based on using papers and embellishments etc from the same brand and even theme. I had papers that all matched but I had to bring in other elements that just worked. I was happy with the flower that I made from felt using the die cutting machine – so simple really.

The second page for the weekend I am not so happy with. I tried to make it work but I guess I wasn't totally inspired by the photos. It was more the story of moving that I wanted to concentrate on. I am also trying to complete an album and just want to get some of these pages done. I guess the lesson is to really only work with layout, photos etc that inspire you some way. In hind sight it might have been better to more journaling and use only one photo. Oh well – we learn every day…





This sketch from Shimelle inspired this page but I needed to adapt it as I wanted to do a double page for the photos I had planned to use. The paper is Sassafras Life is Beautiful Indian Summer – Harvest Time.




Another of Shimelle inspired pages. This one I started with the tags. Once I had these almost done. I chose papers to use on the page and lastly I found some photos that I thought might work. I usually start with the photos and work the page around them – it was an interesting process to reverse the starting point like that. I wasn't sure I would find photos but I should have known there would be some there that I could use.


The papers are Kaisercraft and Bo Bunny. I used a Martha Stewart punch for the tags along with circle and scalloped dies. I love the bright colours on the black background.


I'm not sure where I will go from here. I will look for more inspiration…


My page follows more closely what Shimelle did rather than following the sketch more closely. I used two 4 x 4 photos as well. This was soon after my knee replacement operation and Gunnar was taking me home from the hospital. I still could walk much at this stage but I was fairly determined together home. We were about half way home when we stopped for a break.


I wanted to use this layout to enter into a competition at our local scrapbooking shop Scrapbooking 4 keeps and so I needed to make it monochromatic on a white background. This is the third page that I have made for this competition. I think I am still struggling to get the clusters like Shimelle makes. I am not sure if it is just a matter of having the right supplies in your stash… I will keep working on it though.


I printed the title and the journaling directly onto the cardstock once the glimmer mist had dried. I used an outline for the font and then coloured the letters in using ordinary coloured pencils. One of the papers was a Basic Grey paper and the other is Bo Bunny ( I think).


I decided to use four 3 x 4 portrait photos for this layout. The mist effect was achieved with yellow acrylic paint. Again the papers are from my stash so I don't know what brand they are. I am happy with the way this one worked out. Thanks Shimelle for the inspiration.


I have been searching for scrapbooking ideas recently and have been really inspired by Shimelle Laine's work. One of the things that she does is to encourage people to upload pages that they have done base on layout sketches and videos she has on her blog. I decided I wanted to have a go at that so have set up this blog as a way to link into her blog.


Now that I have made it this far, it is time to create a page based on Shimelle's latest layout…


Here it is – my page based on sketch 30 dated 27th July 2013. I worked with a pattern paper and cardstock from my stash, I'm not sure of the brand or the name of these. I used Adurondask alcohol inks to add the mist to the cardstock. Letters for the title are from Article Frog and Making Memories (Fa la la). The photo corners were printed from the Gina Hubbard Vintage Photo Album Printable PDF document.