I have a monthly crop with my pals where I do most of my bookscrapping, great therapy to chat and scrap with my pals!
So I've been playing with my Crafters Workshop Templates, Glimmer Mist Sprays and texture paste:
Above is a layout of my Big Sister when she was a diddy thing using Washi tape and stencils with texture paste in the corners.
...here is my Little Miss Acorn turning TWELVE!! Where does the time go?!
I've been using the fabulous Kaisercraft Collection die cuts which make for a super quick Layout- i love them!
This is 'The Blonde One' back in 2009 when we'd just brought our 2nd Beagle baby home- look how young they both look! It was a very quick layout which I pre prepared the back ground and found photos and the Kaisercraft die cuts to pull it all together!
...this is a quicky layout with scraps of patterned papers, washi tape and stamps and lots of teeny pictures wth the Kaisercraft Collectio Diecuts showing the madness of Beagle NO.1 Miss Willow!
I am a longtime user of diecuts, QuicKutz alphas and Sizzix Alterations still get lots of use by me:
I used my QK alphas here along with my typewriter for the lables...this is my attempt at clean and simple WELL out of my comfort zone LOL!
..this is 'DH' and I on our new bikes- reworked layout with a HeroArts alphabet die!
...here's that Heroarts typewriter style alpha die again. I bought an old portable typewriter a few months ago on Ebay and I've been using that a LOT for my journalling!
It's great I stick a piece of patterned paper or a tag in the typewriter and off I go- love that vintage look!
This ia 'The Blonde One' working on his recent Art GCSE project!
I do take a lot of photos when we're out and about as a family and even manage to catch my Middle child' The Boy with teh Hair' in a few of them -he's going through tat 'don't photograph me' stage- like I listen LOL!
So with several photos I like to print them out generally less than 4" in size and mix the size of the photos on a layout!
Varying the sizes stops the layout looking too uniform- I prefer things to be a little lopsided and uneven!
Lastly I've been using lots of 6x6" paper pads and I am LOVING them! I adore using multiple patterned papers and with 6x6" papers I can get LOTS more on a page!
This is Little Miss Acorn recently looking like a cheeky Little Imp in the garden showing off her new clothes and her cool geeky specs!
I went for pretty papers with a grungy edge for my girlie!