Monday, April 1, 2013
Sunday, January 6, 2013
Printed out the whole collage as a 8 x 10" photo (included journaling on the 8x 10 photo), stuck them on black cardstock. Good to get a whole event (in the first case it was a holiday) on one layout.
Simple, but effective. The only real paper scrapping was the patterned paper I added along the bottom of the first 8x10 photo. Even rounded the corners on that strip. Out of control.
I'm not gonna talk, just gonna share.
I'm shutting up, and I'm sharing now.
Actually, I should just tell you that these were instagram pics on all three layouts that I assembled together on a quick collage in photoshop, added the journaling and title in photoshop, and printed the main bulk of it out as a 6 x 8 photo - then stuck it on some cardstock and called it scrapping. First two layouts same photos, different takes on it for two different girls. Last layout - a trip to Bunning's hardware.
Shutting up now.
Saturday, November 10, 2012
So here is the first after too long a break.
Thursday, September 20, 2012
Two things today. First, a friend of mine and a friend of SAG, has started a lovely monthly journaling prompt inspired by Ali Edwards' class 31 Things. I think it is something that would appeal to many of you and I know Alexa will welcome you with open arms - and, if you need some journaling inspiration, she has it aplenty. You can click HERE to find out all about it and to read her beautiful words. I've included my page here today.
Secondly, I'm about to upgrade my camera body and I was wondering if any of you out there have any experience with the Canon 5D MKII. It's a full frame camera and I want to know if the Sigma 24-70mm EXDG is a compatible lens? My preliminary research says yes, but I thought I'd check here too as I know many of you are interested in all things photography. I'm also interested in your thoughts over this particular body and the 7D, perhaps I am better off saving a few dollars to put towards a lens? I'm only at the preliminary research stage and am in the process of liquidating some assets for the purchase ... I want to make the right decision as I'll have this camera for a while.
That's all for now, let me know your thoughts.
Saturday, September 1, 2012
I don't know about you, but certainly in my part of the world, scrapping, and the time (and energy) in which to do so sometimes isn't abundant. Or the motivation to be honest. But the other day I got my act together and ordered some prints, and in the meantime did a page digitally with some I didn't get printed.
Wholly inspired by this found somewhere around the goodness of the www. Nothing like a bit of scrap lifting, even if its just an interpretation, to get one going.
I had lots of photos I wanted to include and so kept the whole thing very linear and graphic. As always with my digital pages, I bear in mind that I have to print them at home, and this 8.5 x 11 double spread allows for plenty of room for trimming or adding any "real life" embellishments I may feel like when I'm sticking this down. I envision that I will "hide" the patterned paper when I go to print (or not, depends how lazy I am feeling!) and add real paper to the empty spaces, and mount both pages on dark brown (java probably!) cardstock.
So folks, how has your scrapping time been going? As you can see, all of us here at Simple Aussie Girls have been afflicted the same way, life just gets BUSY!
Wednesday, August 15, 2012
Wednesday, August 8, 2012
the planets have aligned, and I have finally done a page, for the first time in eons. So, without further ado:
And because I am so rusty, I confess this is a blatant, straight-out scrap lift of a page I had saved on my pinterest board. I could go back and follow the links to see who the original belongs to, but I might leave that fun follow-the-breadcrumbs expedition for you, if you are so inclined!
This is a fully digital page above, but I do have slightly different plans for it once I print out the important bits. I'll share that once I'm done, first I have to clear the accumulated clutter off my desk in order to do the real life cutting and pasting ;-)
Here's the story:
Hopefully, now I've started again, I will be able to remove those mental blocks that prevented me from just getting in and making some pages (no lack of stories or photos to be used) before these grey cells of mine loose any more data!
Thanks for stopping by!
Wednesday, August 1, 2012
The down side is, we are a bit inconsistent with posting.
That's the truth though isn't it? This is a hobby and we get to it and enjoy it when we need to or when we can. Want to hear another truth?
I have scrapped two pages since the start of May. I don't count the album I made for Ali Edwards' 31 Things class. Good, old fashioned regular pages - two since the beginning of May.
So, here is one of my pages. It relies on a quote from my daughter, this is one of my tried and true ways to kick start some journaling when the ideas are hard to find.
Scrapbooking is fun, but not when you feel as though you are behind or that you're not doing it properly - forget about all that stuff, it's a hobby! Just enjoy the process and the page and the story, all the rest doesn't matter one little bit.
See you when I see you.
PS Page design is my own, digital paper is from Oscraps.
Monday, July 2, 2012
Thursday, June 28, 2012
Well I am here, a few weeks late and worried I may be run out of town by my fellow SAGgy friend??
Looking through my pages I realise I use blue a lot too. I think it is because so many of my photos are taken at the beach, in the pool or near water.
Wednesday, June 27, 2012
OK so kraft is not a problem colour for us here at Simple Aussie Girls. It goes with pretty much everything, a bit like how white is the perfect backdrop as well, but just a wee bit tastier and forgiving. And it doesn't get lonely when its out there by itself, with just a bit of a doily to keep it company. (and isn't this digi doily amazing? honestly, well to me anyhow, this page looks pretty darned "real"!)
I've got oodles of stories I want to tell, but felt like doing this one today, completely inspired by this photo someone else took at my brothers wedding recently. I was one of the photographers, but here I am liking the photo that someone else took ;-) you can hardly even see my little boy in this shot, but still I love it.
Because this was such a big exciting event in my kids lives I plan on doing one of two things; using this as an introductory page, slotted into each of their albums, and following with one or two pages of collage photos from the day. Or perhaps just get a little photo books made each. But that is more expensive so I think I will just do the couple-of-pages thing, and follow the kraft & white theme I have started with this page. If you've read my blog you would have seen the gorgeous bright colours of the wedding party, which just glowed against the stark dirt paddock (kraft coloured perhaps ;-) ?) where the wedding ceremony was held. The same effect will be achieved in sticking to the plainest possible colour scheme in these pages, allowing the bright colours to glow.
A lot of thought and breakdown behind something I have done more or less just because I liked it!
And if the page design looks familiar, you'd be right, I've borrowed one of Amy's templates. Usually I have lots of photos and lots to say and wouldn't normally fit both on this pared down design, but for today, just perfect.
I've left room at the bottom beside the date, for a little bitty white brad to go in when its printed.
One more thing: what would you like to see more of here readers? More sketches? more scraplifting? pages with more photos? pages with more writing? or just shush and be quiet girls?! please, we'd love to hear from you!
Monday, June 25, 2012
White, Nightmist and Kraft are my most commonly used Bazzill colours - I spent a lot of time searching through digital shops to find the equivalent and have come across some at both Designer Digitals and Oscraps.
My first layout is based on a design Sharon came up with, it was taken from a magazine article if I remember correctly.
This next page is a Cathy Zielske template.
Have a great week, I'm looking forward to seeing what the girls all come up with this week - I have a feeling Kraft is not in short supply!
Friday, June 22, 2012
Black and white is quite tricky, and it looks like several of the other Simple girlies had a hard time coming up with something. No worries girls, some weeks, it just doesn't happen! So here are two b/w based layouts. Both fairly old! Hope you like em. I like the first one the best, but the second one was published in Creating Keepsakes once upon a time.