Monday, August 27, 2007

Scrap your Layouts

Hello again from Di, the mad darling mother of Caz this time coming to you from my home in Cape Town.

Do you hate to part with layouts and special stuff that you have created? I do and so I have created a story of my scrapbooking by scrapping some of my layouts. Its a neat way to give away originals of the originals if you see what I meen.

Start by taking photographs of your layouts and printing them. Then either buy or make an album ( I chose 8" by 8") and just scrap your layouts. You can use up the leftover cardstock, patterned paper, embellishments etc. AND create a great gift for family or friends.

(P.S. Please excuse the photos today, am still struggling to take photos of layouts. I will improve.)

My finished album is QUITE (very) FAT! so be careful:

First select the layouts you want to 'scrap' and ake your photographs.

Then scrap them using the leftover cardstock and PP etc. In this first example, I have recreated (well almost) the original layout:

And here, I have tried to carry the style of the original page onto the new page:

In this example I used dfferent 'button' PP for the new layout: And in this example again different but co-ordinating PP on the new layout: Here again I have almost recreated the original layout:
In this example, I just extended the 'happy in my skin' theme showing my 20s 30s 40s and 50s into my almost 60's. Finally in this example, I included the first card (yes the ORIGINAL lol) I ever made: I made this album for my DD Caz, so that she has a share of some of my very early scrap booking, and what scrapbooking means to me. Perhaps you could scrap your kiddies layouts as a gift from Grandma and Grandad?

Thats it for me from today except to remind you to get your kiddies crafting and enter our children's art competition. You only have a few more days.

Remember to "Use your Stash", thanks for visiting and love from Di


Paula said...

Great idea - thanks x

Anonymous said...

That is such a great idea.

joy said...

this is a brilliant idea, di xxxxxxxxxx

charlotte said...

Hi Di! this is a great idea. And I love when albums gets so thick and stuffy!! :-) Great work!!!!