Sunday, 14 August 2011

'add to the story' & 'grid it up' Pages

The wonderful Shimelle is having another online cropping event this weekend. As I was at my best friend's wedding on Friday (photos to follow!) and didn't return until late afternoon Saturday, I haven't been able to do too much yet. But despite having to go food shopping this morning, and cooking dinner etc, I have managed to do two challenges today. Yay for hubby being off work to entertain the kids!

The first challenge I've completed was to 'add to the story' by looking back on an old scrapbook page and finding a way to add more journaling to it. I chose this 'home' layout which I created in May 2010:

I still had some of the paper with houses on, so I was able to just cut another sheet the same size as the last, and use it as a flap which could be lifted to read journaling on the back. I added the little 'open' sign so that viewers would know there's more to the story.

I enjoyed adding this description of our house. We might still remember the rooms in years to come, but we might never think to tell our daughter about it. Now she can read about it. And it's recorded in case our memories fade, and we forget things like how hard it was to mow the sloped lawn!

The next challenge I've completed was 'grid it up' - to create a layout with a grid element. I thought this one was perfect as I just had some Hipstamatic prints from my Ipod touch delivered, they worked great in a grid:

Papers = BoBunny 'Beautiful Life Stripe' & 'Turquoise Dot', Pink Paislee 'Old School', music paper unknown scrap, Journaling spot = Making Memories 'Great Escape', Alpha's = Anita's, and studio G stamped alphas onto paper scraps, Lace = from haberdashery, Journal pen = Sakura Gelly Roll Green Moonlight, Adhesive Pearls = Papermania. Also grey pen, adhesive ribbon, outline dress sticker, yellow ribbon, turquoise button, little bird sticker (various manufacturers)

Journaling reads: 'The visit to Bath Fashion Museum was a last minute addition to Rosie's Hen Weekend, and I'm so glad we went there! We had great fun giggling at some of the crazier outfits, and being awed by the intricate, beautiful wedding dresses they had there. It was also brilliant trying on corsets and crinolines and dancing around in them. I would definitely recommend it!'

I handmade the ribbon flower, and included a button in the centre which I bought at a flea market the same day:

There's lots more challenges I want to enter! I shall try and complete another this evening. But they are open until next Sunday (21st August) so I might manage a few this week - if you want to join in too then head over to and check them out!



Fay aka Beautifullily said...

Great LOs, especially love how you've added the journalling behind the houses paper.

Rebecca said...

You are making amazing pages! I love these! Keep up the great scrapping!

Louise said...

great layouts, love how you managed to add more to the top one!

S said...

Nicely done - that dress outline is fab. I was hoping it was a stamp you embossed so that I could hunt it down.

Chipper said...

Congratulations on wining the challenge! Isn't it amazing what we add to a layout if we look at it later. Other memories add to the story and sometimes they are things we should record for our kids. Loved your description of the house!

Daphne said...

Hey Jennifer, well done and congrats for winning a prize! xxx

Sanna said...

Congratulations on winning!!!

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