Monday, May 28, 2012

Been Busy Scrapping!

I haven't been around in blog-land the last few days because I've been busy scrapping! I took advantage of the long weekend here in the U.S. to organize my pictures and supplies and then get to work on finishing my album from last summer's trip to England.  I created 28 pages in the last two days!  I drew a lot of inspiration from the Amy Tan class "Collect and Create," which I won from the Ali Edwards blog. I'll do a proper review of the class soon (and be 'round to visit your blogs), but in the meantime, I thought I'd share a few pages from my weekend and their inspirational starting points. You can click on any of the pages to see them larger and in more detail. For the page up top, I used a punch - my crown punch to be specific, in order to make these tag embellishments:
Next up, I used the paper from which I had punched shapes.  This time, it was my butterfly punch to create journaling embellishments:
The next inspiration was to layer memorabilia:
And then to use your stash. For this next layout, I used lots of my stash - tags I had created with my November "counterfeit kit" which I put together to work on these pages; vellum paper (I have A LOT of this and rarely use it, so I tried really hard to use it in this album project); old sticker letters; and a charm:
used a sketch (from the Club Scrap sketch deck) on this next layout because I knew what paper I wanted to use, but I couldn't figure out how to arrange it:
When I was stuck for embellishments on my next layout, I used a favorite - in this case, brads.  I love brads and metal:
Next up, was an oldie, but a goodie - use stickers. Yes, stickers. I know many people don't use them much anymore (and I don't either), but I did like how I used the sticker strips along the left on this layout:
The final inspirational idea was to scraplift from someone outside your box. For this last layout, I used the idea of cutting paper strips to create a background:
This last technique is definitely not my usual style, but I was definitely out of ideas by the time I started the layout, so I went with it. And I really liked the outcome!
I hope you found some inspiration today! Let me know if you did!

21 comments:

laurie said...

such a variety of pages for your album! i wish i could say i have been as productive over the weekend, but that's not the case. yet...

debs14 said...

What a lovely way to make a variety of pages to show off your British pictures. Lots of different ideas here and yet the whole project still flows.

Fiona said...

A lovely variety of paper and ideas, great looking pages.

scrappyjacky said...

A wonderful variety of pages here,Rinda....and I can't imagine ever making 28 pages in a weekend.
I love the crown embellishments you made....perfect for the theme.
And I hope you didn't stick down the Oyster card.....that will still be valid next time you're in London!!

Alison said...

28 layouts...am very impressed! I particularly like the way you've used the paper in the King's College LO
Alison xx

Renee! said...

Wow! So many pages in so few days... you're amazing! Your pages are very interesting and just plain fabulous...
xoxo
Renee
www.fussitup.blogspot.com

Cheri said...

How satisfying to get so much done! And I'm with Jacky - love those crown embellies you made!

Julie said...

Rinda, looks like you were a very busy scrapper this weekend. All your layouts are fantastic! Great job!

Beverly said...

Rinda, these are fabulous, a worthy reason to be MIA ;)

Gloria said...

Great layouts, I'm impressed. Nice work Rinda. Looks like you are enjoying yourself. Thanks for sharing.

Cheri said...

Rinda, these are fabulous pages. I don't scrapbook yet I still appreciate good art and layouts. Thank you for commenting on my blog today. My dad also served in WWII. He was a Pearl Harbor survivor and as you, this is a day I remember Dad the most. He passed away in 1994 and I miss him so much. I'm so grateful to our fathers for their service. Hugs!

Amy said...

Wow, you have been extremely productive! I really like your crown embellishments as well!

Margi said...

Yeah you Rinda, got your crafty self on! WOOT WOOT! Everything is wonderful as always!

Sian said...

28 pages? I am in complete awe! That's mega-scrapping. And each page is full - what a full and fine record of your trip this is. My favourite, if I had to pick and I'm glad I don't, has to be the one with the information leaflet on it - I like to do that too.

Maria@BubblegumandDuctTape said...

Nice layouts Rinda, so cool that you got so many done. I also like the color combinations.

Karen said...

What lovely layouts Rinda you have been busy.

Karen said...

I'm SO impressed. And envious. I'm having trouble getting to the photographs to edit, let alone get them scrapped. This is a very busy week, so I'm not likely to see much creative time.

Ginger said...

28 pages is incredible! i am a very slow scrapper :) The photos really stand out on the pages Rinda and look beautiful.

Rinda - thank you so much for sending my a card :) I love your mail and I LOVE your word search stamp!

ComfyMom~Stacey said...

Your pages look wonderful & congrats on getting so many done! I struggle to get two in a day

The Mann Fam said...

Wow! 28 pages! That's wonderful! But even more so is that you now have the project done! It looks great and you have some fabulous layouts.

Congrats!

*jean* said...

your scrapbook pages are gorgeous!!