Sunday, 14 August 2011

This page I made as a way of expanding an earlier one. I needed a way to add the tour brochure into the album and am getting fed up of pockets so I found a A4 pocket - made a scrapbook page to the front with the tour details cut from one pamphlet and stuck on there and the brochure behind and then this will pocket will be sewn to the page protector behind it.

This was made using Shimelle's sketch. I had to amend it slightly so that I could use the New South Wales paper I had bought (if I didn't there was not other opportunity to use this paper LOL) added a couple things from our Hotel and yes we have a page. Simple you think soooooo why did this take me 2 hours?? too much chatting me thinks!

This page is my adaptation of the first challenge which was to print of some digital circles that Mary-Ann had provided - couple of problems here (1) we don't have a PC I can load it onto and more importantly and a bit of a disaster where this was concerned (2) we don't have a printer. SO using one of those punches I can no longer live without I punched my own circles and made a page. It was great fun.

I have had a very mixed day today. I was there at 9.30 for the opening of the scrapbook shop on its very last official day. It was very sad to see it so empty and the noise echoing. I did manage to pick up 3 more punches for my collection which has grown massively this week and suddenly I can't make a page without them ... just what did i do before LOL. Sue, Amanda and Rosamond joined me as we wandered and then Alan took our picture outside the store so that we can scrap the occasion in our year books. Not only will I miss having a local store to browse and pick up lovely goodies but I will totally miss the social occasions that came with it. Saturday crops with the girls, the occasional midnight friday one with all the 'famous' girls whose blogs I read religiously or just popping in and chatting with Ellen, Pat or Gill behind the counter they will all be a HUGE miss.

The nice part of the day was that Sue, Amanda and Rosamond came over for the afternoon and we scrapped and chatted. I tried to keep up with the prompts on but due to the chat I fell woefully behind. Hopefully I can find a little time tomorrow, while making Build a Bear outfits for Beth and her buddy Andrea to do some more scrapping.

The pages I did also have some significance = they mark the end of scrapping the Sydney part of my the other side of the world trip with my parents last year. So now Bangkok and Sydney done - only Cairns and Hong Kong to do. This (ok these!) scrapbooks have taken me the best part of 10 months so far and I envisage it could take up to a couple more for me to be finally satisfied.

1 comment:

Sarah said...

These are brilliant. Love how you've added the extra journalling and found a way round the printable challenge x