Thursday, 16 January 2014

Me?? Scrapbooking???

Hello everyone and welcome to my blog.
Well, this is a post I never thought I would be writing ... I actually did some scrapbooking today!!  What!!!  You say??  Scrapbooking  ... You????  Yep!! Me!!
We had our 11 yr old Granddaughter Melanie here for a sleep-over last night.  Because of the heat ( it was over 40 degrees here in Adelaide for the fourth day in a row) we decided to stay home today and create a scrapbook page of their dog "Sully" (Short for Sullivan).
It was the greatest fun.  I absolutely loved it and I think she did too.
So, here is our page!!
 The photo was taken not long after they brought the dog home which was about 6 months ago.  He's a lot bigger now, and I mean a LOT bigger!!  Anyway I showed my DGD (Darling Granddaughter) some layouts on my Pinterest Board and she chose a design made by Di Garling.  Di creates the most amazing pages.  This one is from a couple of weeks ago and, If you would like to take a look, HERE is the link to her blog.  Mel absolutely loved the tears in the paper and that is why she chose this particular page.
So the papers were chosen from the limited stock of 12 x 12's I have in my stash (I have no idea where they are from) and we used black cardstock as our base.  Melanie actually did the ripping of the paper and I really think she thoroughly enjoyed that too. So then we did some spraying with diluted 'Broken China' Distress Ink and some stamping, this time with 'Faded Jeans' Distress Ink, added a bit of Washi Tape and also splashed a bit of diluted "Brushed Corduroy' Distress Ink around the page.
The flowers are a mix of Dusty Attic, Prima and Kaisercraft and the chippies are from Little Birdie.  Simply coloured them with Versa Magic "Cloud White' and Versa Color "Lapislazuli.
The clock is from Scrapbook'n'Craft and was coloured with Versa Color "Lapislazuli and then mounted on some paper coloured with the same ink.

Our page didn't turn out anything like Di's original  but then it was never meant to.  We just used the basic design and I am happy to say that Melanie was very pleased with the result and was very proud as she showed her Mum and Dad after we took her home.  Unfortunately, we didn't have time to do the Title which will simply be the dog's name but I will get that cut out some time at a later date and then Mel can add it to the page.
This may be the only Scrapbook page I ever create and the fact that it was done with my Granddaughter really makes it very special for me.  It was a really fabulous day!!

Thank you so much for visiting and hopefully leaving a little comment so I can pass it on to my Granddaughter.   We both would love to know what you think.
Take care and God Bless.
oxox Marg


  1. wow wow wow love this!!!! And this dog is lovely!!! Thanks for sharing Marg!
    Kisses from a Spanish friend

  2. A wonderful page and what a lovely way to tip your toe in the water of scrapping; with your Grand daughter. Lots of great techniques on the background and the super cute dog, make this a very special page :D

  3. well that's an easy fix.. have her come over more often if that means you are going to scrap. I love your page!!! Just think of the great gifts they would make.

  4. woohoo !!! well done you ... Margy I am so proud of you for creating this amazing page ... it is enchanting, wonderful and full of love ... stunning work x

  5. Marg I hope this is not the last page you create.. it is so beautiful.. I love everything about it.. and what an adorable photo too.. and I am sure you will have a willing helper any time in the future too.. love this.. have a great weekend!

  6. You girls did an amazing job! Beautiful page!! And so happy to hear that you are passing your skills down through the generations :). Have a great weekend!

  7. darling page and photo of that sweet puppy, thanks for sharing the creative inspiration

  8. You have done an amazing job here Margy, more than you realise, as you know what, I recognised "my layout" before I even read it. So you really nailed it my friend & I must add I am very flattered. Glad to inspire your Grandaughter. You girls have really rocked it. Hope to see some more scrappy layouts here. Cheers Di xoxoxo

  9. Super cute page Margy! amazing for your first attempt with the help of your GD - just love all the bg texture - well done xo

  10. Oh Margy this is such a gorgeous page!! And such a great post too! How wonderful to be creating together with your GD and I have to say, she seems to have a great eye for this kind of work, what a fantastic LO! And it sounds as if you had a fabulous day together!! The torn paper looks wonderful, she chose well and the subtle spraying and stamping really adds to it all, wonderful!

  11. adorable page!! you both did a great work, and her puppy is so cute!!


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