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Tuesday, 20 January 2015

Scrapbooking

Hi everyone. I had totally not planned to do a post today, I hadn't even planned to be on my laptop today. I thought that after a TEN hour day & an unbelievable amount of Powerchair football game time on Sunday I would still be too tired to do pretty much anything....but I am basically back to normal. It is so weird how M.E. reacts to things.
(We won 3 out of 4 matches btw, 7-0, 1-3, 3-1 & 2-0.)

The title page of my project life scrapbook: the instagram photo from New Years Eve & a few project life cards. This page is all warped because I was trying to glue things using PVA glue which warps as it drys...

Anyway, this post is about my new found love, scrapbooking. I discovered scrapbooking on - I think - the 29th of December during one of the many trips my family made this Christmas holidays to Hobbycraft (my brother is doing a prop making degree & supplies bought by Mum are free lol).
I've known about scrapbooking in a vague kind of way for years but it always felt like a kind of American, Suzie home maker type of hobby & not something for me. I'm not sure why though because it combines my two creative skills - photography & collage - & my eternal desire to write a diary. I have always wanted to write a diary but I usually get bored really quickly, or I forget to or I just stop enjoying. Having it be a scrapbook makes it less easy to get bored because there are so many components to it. Plus it is actually interesting to look back through.

This is actually my first spread & I hadn't really gotten used to taking photos for project life yet so I didn't have enough photos of the day to fill the spread, as you can tell by the number of pictures there are of me

I actually have two scrapbooks at the minute, one very personal 12 x 12 page traditional style scrapbook that I probably won't share much of on here & one 12 x 12 project life scrapbook that I am keeping as almost a diary & that I am more than happy to share on here ^^ I'm also planning to do an art journal because scrapbooking is crazy addictive, you get suckered in by the pretty paper & project life which is really simple & easy to do & the next thing you know you are looking up Tim Holtz tutorials & finding yourself obsessed with heat embossing, stamping & texture pastes (don't ask, I seriously would struggle to explain it).

This is my favourite spread so far, I feel like this one just worked better than any others I've done with the colours merging & the pretty washi tape...

So what I am planning to do is occasionally to share a few of the pages I've done recently that I was particularly proud of & hopefully some of you will find these posts interesting.
I'm also hoping to maybe do a couple of tutorial type posts about how to do project life as a spoonie & that kind of stuff but to be honest I feel like I'm going to have to learn all of that kind of stuff first lol. At the minute I'm still in the stage of 'ooo look at the pretty embellishments, ahh, look at the pretty paper, omg my family are actually letting me take photos of them!', lmao.

Sometimes I like to include 12 x 12 layouts in my project life scrapbook, just because I like playing around with collaging & different techniques. I actually made this one into a 12 x 12 because the page protectors I wanted to use hadn't arrived yet & I wanted to do some scrapbooking (I hurt too much to do anything else). Seemingly EVERYONE has started project life this new year & it takes ages to get hold of some pretty basic supplies.
Has anyone else got any experience of scrapbooking? Are there any posts people would like to see about scrapbooking? Or do you find scrapbooking really dull & would rather I didn't do any posts about it at all?

10 comments:

  1. I'd not long ago found scrapbooking either, I tried once when I was 15 but I soon lost interest.
    I've just ordered and bought lots of little things to start a Project Life scrapbook myself, I've already made 2 pages for the month and it excites me sooooo much!
    I'm tempted to share pages on my blog but I'm not sure who'd read it, I'll be keeping an eye out on your blog for future scrapbook posts :)

    sarah xo //time to see the stars//

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    1. I always end up doing posts & then thinking about who'd read them lol ^^
      Project life is such a fun way to scrapbook, it makes things so easy ^^

      Sally xx

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  2. I've read a few blog posts in the last few days about project life and scrapbooking haha! I've only ever made one scrap book, from when we went Interrailing, but that's as far as my creativity went. And it wasn't even that creative!

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    1. Lol ^^ I always feel like the creative side of scrapbooking is less about recording the memory than playing with all the fun things you find near scrapbook paper in shops lol.
      Is that scrapbook on your blog? I'd love to see it!

      Sally xx

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  3. I tried getting into it when I was younger but I didn't stick with it, you're doing an excellent job scrapbooking though, and even better if you enjoy it. :) x
    lipstickandlightening.blogspot.ie

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  4. Check out notesonpaper, I love her stuff!

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  5. This is awesome. I love scrapbooking, though mine look very different to yours. I really like this style! I really need to print photos more. I have so many but they're all digital. Maybe doing something like this would motivate me more to print them out.

    Sara Bloo xo
    bloonstuff.com

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    1. printing out photos was part of why I started scrapbooking ^^ And also because I wanted to have a reason take photos that weren't just for my blog.

      Sally xx

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