The Weekly Sketch

Introducing our December 2021 guest scrapbooker

Posted by Linda Gransby on

I started crafting so long ago it is hard to remember a time when I wasn’t. But I had a break for a few years as children came along and work got in the way. But a creature of habit I couldn’t stay away for long. I found Creative Memories by going to a party and that was it I was hooked. Having always been a crafter I had a lot of supplies but my world suddenly opened up to the possibilities, endless ideas and inspiration.  But then my contact moved away and I had a time in the crafty...

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....scrap what you love.....

Posted by Linda Gransby on

The first layout from this months guest scrapbooker Ginny just reminds me how lovely it is to mark our day to day life and pleasures. Its really worth thinking about creating a hobby album to showcase your skills.  It may seem a little self indulgent, but we make albums for others, why not for ourselves too? If you don't have enough about a hobby to document, then how about making a 'Book of Me' with pages about yourself....  Your likes and dislikes, Tv or books you enjoy, hobbies, places you love, recipes.... the list is endless.... As a family historian,...

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December 2021 Week 1

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...adding texture without bumpy-ness

Posted by Linda Gransby on

If you're pages are feeling a bit blah recently, how about adding a bit of texture...? I'm not talking about massive bumpy bits, which would make your album really difficult to store, just subtle extras to add interest. This weeks layout from guest scrapbooker Pat combines a number of tricks to add interest, lets start with ribbon and string.  These add a different texture and are 3d without being 'sticky out' so perfect for layouts...  Tip: You can find small bits of ribbon and string on swing tags that come with new clothes or products, and of course, recycling gift...

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Why space is so important

Posted by Linda Gransby on

Lets talk about empty space..... did you know our bodies are made up of 99.99% space? I digress..... Leaving space on your page is the equivilent of opening a bottle of wine and leaving it to breathe.... Space is important to a layout. A cluttered, crowded page is theequivalent of background noise in a big hall: nothing stands out. Without space memorable journalling goes unnoticed, photos drown in busy-ness of the page. Yes, its good to make the most of your album pages, getting as many photos and journallig on as possible, but theres also a time to let your...

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