My life through my Scrapbooking Layouts

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Do you want to come to a Scrapbooking Retreat in S.E. Queensland?

Queensland Scrapbooking Retreats conducts weekend retreats in the S.E. Queensland area, no more than 2-3 hours drive from Brisbane. The next Retreat is at Noosa on 14-16 October and spaces are still available, but the 2012 Retreat dates are also up on the website and there are 3 Retreats next year!

Check out the website for further information. I hope to see you there one day!

TFL, Ann :-)

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Holiday snaps....

I've had these holiday photos for a while now of our second trip to Tasmania - what a beautiful place to visit. We have only done Hobart and the South and Launceston and the West - I would say we have at least another trip or two to enable us to visit most of it!
These photos I just couldn't get into the mood to scrap but I found this great Green Tara mesh recently and decided that it would do the job perfectly for my cave photos.

This next layout is one using a new Martha Stewart Deep Edge Punch (Daisy) that I purchased recently. It's a great punch and can give so many different looks to a layout.

When surfing the net recently, I saw a layout that used this punch. It featured a single flower that was cut out as a result of punching the cardstock on both parallel edges. So I googled some more until I found an instruction on how to do this perfectly. It is so easy to do....simply cut your length of cardstock at two and a half inches wide and punch away on either side - you end up with a perfect daisy border. Here is what it looks like:

You can use this as a border or cut up the individual daisies and use them on your layouts and they look great with a bling centre. So if you have this punch, grab it out and have a go yourself - you will love it!

TFL, Ann :-)

Friday, June 17, 2011

More layouts

You know when you go through your photos to scrap, there are always some that we just tend to avoid scrapping for some reason....we want to, but the colours or theme of the photo just can't get you started. I had these photos of my daughter attending a Harajuku party, and I think the reason why I avoided them is probably because of the red in the photos. I'm not a red person and using this colour in scrapbooking or cardmaking is one I avoid....and I know I shouldn't. I should just go with it.....well I did and while the predominant colour is blue I think the red really makes the page pop.

So I'm going to try and use red a bit more often :-)

I finally got around to taking some more photos of my layouts to post:-

Thanks for looking,
Ann :-)

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Freedom & Justice

At our Friday night crop last week, I did this page of my maternal grandfather of his time spent with the Royal Australian Air Force as an Engineer.

He worked on the famous G for George, the Lancaster Bomber that was proudly restored and now calls the Australian War Memorial in Canberra its home. Our visit to Canberra two years ago included a visit to the AWM to see George in all it's glory! It was quite an inspiring visit.

TFL, Ann :-)

Friday, May 20, 2011

Sharing my work

Hello there
I run a number of blogs, but none really showcasing my work as a Scrapbooker.

I hope that you find some inspiration and ideas from my layouts. My style is evolving all the time....sometimes I like to do just simple layouts, other times my creativity takes over and I splurge a bit with the embellishments!

While I enjoy doing one photo layouts, I love putting together layouts with multiple photos.
If you require any information about the layouts posted, just post a comment and I will respond. I'll get cracking on taking some more photos and posting them soon.

TFL, Ann :-)

Background paper created with stamps on white cardstock

Inspired by Angelica Franssen

Another layout inspired by Angelica Franssen
White cardstock inked, stamped & masked
to create my background paper

Created from a class taught by
Jill Geraghty-Groves
Another layout from a class by
Jill Geraghty-Groves