Saturday 3 January 2015

Scrapbook Saturday

Hi Bloggers.

Seeing as we're starting a New Year, I thought I would do something a little different and share a scrapbook page every Saturday. Scrapbooking can be a little scary when you first start but in my own opinion there really are no rules except that you should really try to use acid & lignin free papers and card.

If you approach it like you would do a card, think of the photo as your topper or stamped image and go from there. Start with 8 x 8 rather than 12 x 12 - it's far less daunting and more like the size of cards we make.

As far as journalling is concerned, if you really don't want your handwriting on a page, then type it up on your pc and print it out. If you have nothing to say about a photo, don't stress about it, just don't have any journalling on that page. Scrapbooking should be fun and I think a lot of us get hung up on what supposed to be on a page and so we get put off and don't think we can do it. Anything goes as far as I'm concerned.

With the layout - if you like how it looks then go with it!

Anyhow, here's a 12 x 12 page with my daughter, Kathryn, and her boyfriend, Jonny -

I've used Colorcore Cardstock. The paper is from the Couture Creations Sew Jo 12 x 12 Paper Pad. The corners are cut using Sue's Scandinavian Corner, Border & Tag Die Set. The border is cut using Couture Creations Simplicity Border Die Set. The Title is cut using Spellbinders Font One Upper Case and Lower Case Die Sets. The text at the bottom is stamped with Jet Black Archival using some stamp sets I've had forever.

See, not complicated at all!

Thanks for stopping by.



  1. Morning Julia.
    WOW that is beautiful Thank you so much, I shall have a go at that. Yor daughter is so pretty. Take care Kitty. Jonny ai'nt bad either.

  2. Hello Julia, love the idea of a scrapbook day a week, and your first is fab and not terrifying. Iam a ( would love to have a go but don't know where to start ) so once I get he courage to join in I will have a go. I have here beautiful albums it'd such a shame there are not in use. So great start to 2015. Thank you.
    X Ros

  3. Morning Julia, a great idea and this page is very simple for anyone beginning
    to scrapbook just the one photo but the idea is fantastic.
    Nancyd xx

  4. Hi Julia. I've never done paper scrap booking, only digital. Will be very interested to see yours every Saturday. SueL x

  5. Hello Julia, what a great idea to do something different. This page is fabulous, great photo of Kathryn and Jonny. Looking forward to seeing some more examples, and i am sure it will inspire others to give it a go. Take care. Bx

  6. Great idea I do try to scrap with my Serif (it was supposed to be my way of keeping a diary and have fallen behind) I struggle with layouts but now I know where I can come for inspiration (scrapping sites are too American for me - but don't tell anyone!)

  7. Morning Julia,
    Not into scrap booking myself but it's nice to see new things, Lovely photo.

  8. what a great idea nice to mix it up a bit lovely page xx hazel

  9. Hello,Julia, WOW this is a fabulous idea, lovely photo of Kathryn and Jonny and a great layout. Think you might give me the confidence to try scrap booking . Olof forward to next Saturday.
    Take care.
    Hugs June xxx

  10. Wow julia what a brill idea love the page you have done your little girl looks like you look forward to sats thank you June xxx

  11. Morning Julia
    Thank you so much - I will look forward to Saturdays as I am starting some scrapbooking / family tree pages and this will come in so helpful. This page of Kathryn and Jonny is a great layout - thank you
    Carol x

  12. Super idea and super page Julia! A bit belated, but Happy New Year! Hugs Carole Z X

  13. Happy New Year Julia, great idea to show scrapbook pages, I keep meaning to start one for each of my children but never seem to get the time to start lol! Maybe I will make it my goal this year.

    Love & Hugs

    Jacquie J xxx

  14. Morning Julia
    What a good idea!
    Lovely page with your daughter and boyfriend.
    Sheila x

  15. Happy new year Julia, lovely page and a lovely idea . I`ve been saying for years I`m going to scrapbook but find it so daunting! hopefully this will be the year!

  16. Great idea! Will look forward to a page every Saturday, lovely photo and memory x Shelley

  17. Hello Julia and all

    Sorry I'm just saying what everyone else has. I bought some albums to scrapbook, one of my departed Mum and one of my daughter. I have been daunted by it, the idea of seeing a page regularly and as you say done in a similar vein to card making makes a lot of sense. Thanks for sharing.

    Best wishes

  18. Look for ward to seeing your pages Julia. I do scrap - mainly family but my photo's aren't always all that wonderful. Just off to Spain for their 6th January (Epiphany) celebrations with our Spanish friends, so hope to get some pictures of that to scrap.
    Thanks for sharing.

  19. Hi Julia what a nice idea. I received a couple of books years back and had planned to put photos of my son in them as baby but as everything else it got put on hold. Might dust them off now and do something... Lovely pictures of Kathryn and Jonny.

  20. Hi Julia, love this new idea, been wanting to scrap for years, so maybe now I'll give it a go. Best Wishes. Lilian in Cornwall

  21. Hi Julia, As 2015 is the year that I start to 'scrapbook' this news is fabulous to me, thank you for the inspiration.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  22. Hi Julia

    Great idea. It's something I wanted to try- so many photos of the dog! , and I brought an 8x8 book to do this. Want to do something with all the old photographs I have too. I will scan them first though should anything happen to them.

    My printer is on its last legs so before I can print those lovely doggy pictures I have to replace that!


    T x

  23. Hi Julia
    I have tried scrapbooking several times but have never been completely happy with my efforts so I shall look really forward to your Saturday blogs even more than usual. Thank you for all your inspiration.

  24. Just seen your idea for a scrap book day and love it. A very effective p[age too. Thank you.

  25. Good morning Julia what a wonderful idea to do something different. This scrapbook page is fantastic. I will look forward to seeing more on Saturdays. Hugs Jackie


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