Tuesday, 5 February 2008

Scrapbooking Wanna-Be

I've been a "scrapbooking wanna-be" for about 7-8 years, I went to a Creative Memories workshop about that long ago because I just "knew" that craft would take off in New Zealand eventually and I knew I wanted to part of it, but, you know, nothing against CM because I'm sure it is a personal taste thing, and as I say to a lot of people I think all different brands/makes etc all compliment each other ... it just depends what you want to bring to your page, card, or whatever at that time. Anyway - I just didn't fall in love with their product ... and the scrapbooking wanna be was put away at the back of my mind for a while, then I got busy with no.5 and lots of other things in my life ... until early last year when I discovered card making, and soon after discovered Stampin' Up and discovered it was coming to NZ! ... and I fell in love with their "style" straight away ... and here I am.

So on to my scrapbooking wanna-be ... I have five children, the oldest 16 years old ... that is a lot of time, a lot of memories ... and sadly, not as many photos as I'd like - when we started off good cameras were expensive, and definitely not digital ... you were frugal with what pictures you took, I mean $20 to develop a 24 film, you had to make sure you only took the photos you really thought you wanted.

So ... I'm slowly doing it - a page and photo at a time :) Trying to make the most of the photos I DO have, and you know, you only need one or two photos to tell a story. For now they all go into one album, eventually I'll hopefully have enough of each child that they can start filling their own separate albums, and the chronologly will start to happen. All in good time, and for now it's a lot of fun reliving the memories!

Here is the last couple of days effort (oh yeah, the kids are back at school - yay! One of my many goals this year is to be organised enough that I can spend 1-2hrs each afternoon working on scrapping and cardmaking ... 2 days, so far so good ...)
So here is "Toolman Cam" (Cameron is now 12yo, so this is a few years ago!)
I've used:
Cardstock: Real Red, More Mustard, Olive Green
Inks: More Mustard, Real Red, Olive Green
Stamp Set: Big Deal Alphabet
DP: Four Seasons
Jumbo Wheel: Rough Texture
(Bob the Builder printed out from the internet!)

1 comment:

kareNstampZ said...

Love the layout - the rough textures on the background certainly adds a little extra - keep it up! I don't think you're a wanna be I think you are officially a scrapper.

I've been scrapping with CM for a long time now & have just started thinking; look at all this lovely CS in a huge range which I own for making cards & wait it also has co-ordinating ink. I now never worry that I don't have the right shade anymore.