Wednesday, 11 May 2011

I've made a start!

On my 2011 album.  You may remember it was one of my April goals but I didn't quite get there and so it is now one of my May goals.  Back in January I decided that I wanted to do a year long album along the lines of Document 2010 project that ran on UK scrappers last year.  So at the time I ordered an American crafts album and divided page protectors and ...... that was as far as I got.  In my defence, my scrapping was somewhat disrupted in January and February as my office was moved to the loft, and my former office/scrap room reconfigured to become a TV room as well. 

Anyway last night I was determined to start working on my album - I cleared the kids out and pushed  moved hubby from the desk and completed this page;

I surprised myself at the speed in which this came together - normally I'm a slow scrapper and often have it on my desk for ages before I will commit to sticking anything down.  I did sketch out the design first (very roughly) which is something I have never done before.  It worked well so I may well try that out again.  The trick I find for speedy scrapping is to try and have some idea of what papers and embellishments  you want, so you don't end up with everything out on the desk. ( Easier said than done I find!)  The papers and stickers are from Echo Park - Springtime.  

Opposite this page will be a page using AC divided page protectors with photos of the months events, accompanied by journalling and then another full page, showing our earth hour celebrations. However I can't show you that as I need to get the photos sent off for printing, as the quality on my home printer is no longer very good.  Once I get them done, I will show you the results. 

Then I need to work on January, February and April!


Sian said...

It's got such a lovely fresh Springtime look to it Lynn. Aren't divided page protectors one of the best inventions ever?!

Alison said...

Great start Lynn!

Jo said...

Well done for getting started, better late than never, that is a gorgeous layout. I got the album and divided page protectors but haven't started yet!

Say Anything Creations said...

What a great start and a fun way to document the year! I love this page. TFS!


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