Wednesday, 2 May 2012

National Scrapbooking Day

Hi bloggers, I have great scrapbooking news as this Saturday is National Scrapbooking Day and what better way to celebrate then partaking in a bit of scrapbooking yourself. At the start of the year I suggested that I wanted to get back into scrapbooking especially on 12 x 12 papers as you can do so much, from a very intricate and detailed layout to the upmost simple design. I've included a few of my designs below to perhaps stir a bit of inspiration inside of you to get scrapping this weekend. Everyone has photos lying around in photo cases that are just sitting there waiting for you to express its story on a page or even in a book. Scrapbooks make the best presents and there is not time like the present to start organising your birthday and christmas gifts now. Most of my mini scrapbooks have ended up as presents for someone else, usually because once you start scrapbooking you can't stop! To find out more about National Scrapbooking Day just log onto their website, you might even find a crop near you.

Why not create your own background? For this page above I covered a plain 12 x 12 paper with a wash of distress ink then used stamps and textured paper to create different effects around the page. Simple and cheap!

And my favourite layout so far.............

This was my first detailed page and I absoultely love it, embellishing with lots of flowers, gems, stamps and ink. So much fun, I even find myself getting tempted to add even more!


So if the 12x12 pages aren't really your thing, you could try your hand at a mini scrapbook, which make the perfect gifts. The most recent book I made was more of a scrapbook envelope with a little slot for another mini album, two albums in one!

For more scrapbook inspiration, remember to check out our Vintage Scrapbook posts from last year, really good ideas if you like the vintage theme. 

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