Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Starting points

I have been scrapping up a pile of paper scraps the last few days.  I thought I had better break into Studio Calicos May and June kits rather than just stroking them every so often.
Above is my version of Shimelles Starting Point this week, which turned into this.....

I have a fair few old photos scanned from family and I got some printed through Photobox. I think I will have to run them through a photo editing programme because while they printed out ok, I am sure I can spruce them up a bit better. In the meantime, I like that they still keep the charm although I think they would be better printed on matt paper. Anyway, I am rambling....

I put the journalling on a tag and tucked it in behind the photo. Not for want of any privacy, more because I have been wanting to give it a try :)

Below is another photo, found among a pile of photos borrowed from Grandad S.  There are a few in this style of me and my sister and I think that they were taken by my Uncle.  I love it and it also makes me smile that I am sitting on the potty with a book/comic in my hand.  There are a few of these type of pictures floating around!

These are not all the LOs I have done but I have to go and get my bits together for work now. I think I will be re reading my Blogging for Scrapbookers notes over the next few nights, as my goal to blog a bit more frequently and confidently is going a bit slow.  But, at least it is happening so I am happy with that at least.


  1. Lovely stuff with your old photos! i always enjoy making pages with older pictures and like you I go backwards and forwards on how much sprucing up to give them. I tried aggresively editing a couple and sharpened them up dramatically - and they looked awful! You are right to try to hold onto the charm

  2. Love what you did with both of these layouts! That teal wood grain is soooo pretty!Love, love the photo on your second layout. Don't you just love Shimelle's Starting Points! She's so awesome! Thanks for stopping by my blog! :)

  3. I saw you post these on instagram and I just have to say that I love what you did with these!! Love the older photos!!

  4. Very nice layouts! I always do a bit of editing with my scanned photos mostly because no matter how hard I try, I always end up with dust on the scans.