Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Page 2 Girls DT Project - January - Libby

Hi there! Allow me to proudly present... my creations made with the inspiring We Are Memory Keepers range - Vintage T.

 I used photos of my daughter Claire taken during a recent park visit. I think they went well with the WRMK papers. I know a lot of scrappers prefer to use black and white photos because they tend to go with any paper colour scheme. I love to use colour photos where I can, I just think it looks a bit more alive.

I deckled the edges of the kraft card stock with a good old fashioned pair of $2 shop fancy edge scissors. I am so retro lol. I mostly scrap in 8.5 x 11 inch so I decided on some Tim Holz Rosette dies to make the Admiral Bazzill flowers. I do have a thing for crepe paper and I added some along the edge. The foil paper strip stands out quite a bit in real life so I thought I would soften it with the blue crepe.

Delicious newish Prima buttons flower from my stash.


Now for an extra bit of fun... the bitty book.

Some families share a tradition of camping for their holidays. Hmmm we went camping recently but found one of us really didn't like being quite so close to nature. If we could go "GLAMPING", the new glamorous version of camping then both my girls would be happy. My twins are very different... one tom-boy one diva. That's where the idea of this project came from. It's called 'Chalk and Cheese Go Camping'. Most of my scrapping has a bit of wry humour thrown in... oh and the green and yellow plaid paper is called Golf Pants lol. I love that paper companies put some thought into naming their products. The camouflage paper goes really well with camping photos don't you think?

There is a terrific You Tube video on how to make a little mini book out of one sheet of 12 x 12 cardstock. Then it's simply a matter of decorating the mini inside.

Create a Mini Scrapbook

I use YouTube, Google and now Pinterest to find all sorts of scrappy ideas.

I made the pocket from glassine paper. Honestly I end up with some of my ideas going straight into the rubbish bin. Sometimes when I scrap I have to know when to quit on something that isn't working. I used the die, 'Tattered Banners' for this page.

This was one of my favourite parts of the bitty book. On the right hand corner I used the Tim Holz long die "Tattered Gatherings" with glassine paper and Kaisercraft bling.

The back of the bitty book.

The binding of this book has been reinforced with paper, just to stop the folded edges from tearing. Then I popped a ribbon around the book. Now these itty bitty books have been around for ages but they are so much fun to make and quick too. They also help to use up all you left over scraps of paper.

Made from the Tim Holz paper and the rosette die with one of his buttons. I love Tim Holz products, can you tell? Anyway that's it for me, I really hope you are able to pop into the shop to see the Design Team projects in real life. They are all so gorgeous and different. Lots of inspiration! Thanks for letting me in to your home to show you these. I'll let myself out, cheers!


  1. Woo hoo Lib, love both of these :-)Especially the mini book, I'm off to check out the You tube video

  2. Fab ideas Libby - love your take on the mini book too :)

  3. love those colours for girly photos too Libby!! great work!!