Notes from a Craft Studio

Your weekly page inspiration

Posted by Linda Gransby on

I asked Memories and Photos guest scrapbooker Elaine King, to create some page layout using The free Weekly Sketch, and the February Scrap Box Kit.  (Check out the kit here) This is one of the layouts she sent me, I hope it inspires you to get your trimmer out and get scrapping! You can read more about Elaine here

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a question.... why do you make albums?

Posted by Linda Gransby on

I inherited a beautiful victorian album from my grandparents... Its not leather bound and it hasn't got parchment pages, beautiful hand painted designs, or a real gold clasp. Between its pages are the photos of my family looking out at me. Men and women posing stiffly for photos (you had to keep still for ages back in the day) families in their Sunday best, self concious young men in uniform and girls sitting with their hand on a bible... .... its precious to me more than money, but it also makes me sad... ... because I have no idea who...

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Your weekly page inspiration

Posted by Linda Gransby on

Another inspiring layout by Memories and Photos guest scrapbooker Elaine King, using The free Weekly Sketch, and the February Scrap Box Kit.  (Check out the kit here)

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Other than crafting, what else do you like to do?

Posted by Linda Gransby on

When I take time off its usually to travel.  I make time to explore new countries, and I try to immerse myself in the local culture, visit places off the beaten track or try unusual activities, rather than tourist destinations.   I also love visiting places in the UK too.  I enjoy photography, mostly portraits of my family and friends, but I document my trips, the experiences I have and the people I meet. Water also calls to me, whether its walking on the beach, beachcombing, or jumping in to cool off. I love swimming; in the ocean, rivers lakes...

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Introducing our February 2021 guest scrapbooker

Posted by Linda Gransby on

I'm Elaine and I live at home near Sevenoaks, Kent with my lovely husband and our three dogs, I have two adult sons one of whom is married in to my lovely daughter in law and through them I have a gorgeous granddaughter who is the main focus of my scrapbooking these days. I take far too many photos of her and my dogs! Even though I am a prolific and speedy scrapper I don’t think I will ever run out of scrapping fodder. Lol. I always use my iPhone to take photos as the editing features are so easy to use.  I started Scrapping around 12...

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