Wednesday, 24 October 2012

Scrapbooking Memories Vol 14, No 7

Gosh – sometimes time just gets away on me. I feel like I never have enough time to update my blog as often as I’d like. Life’s like that I guess!

I’m trying to get all my previously published layouts onto my blog. I think layouts often look quite different on a screen that they do on a magazine page – sometimes better and sometimes worse.

Here are some that were published in Scrapbooking Memories, Vol 14, No 7:

I enjoy throwing in a bit of humour into layouts. The words “cat in a box” reminded me so much of Dr Suess that I had to use this idea somehow. I wrote a Dr Suess-sounding poem and used this as an extended title. I fell in love with these BasicGrey papers at the time and I still adore them.

Another double layout in that mag was “The Triffid Trees”.

I told a rather lengthy story on this one about how the “Triffid Tree” that we planted tried to take over our back yard. I really liked using the colour grey in this layout, which is not a colour I use very often. Want up update on Triffid Tree number 3? It’s growing new leaves at a rapid rate in this warm, wet spring we’re having and is looking very healthy.

I also had an OTP project in this edition. It’s my “Family Keyring Album”. Here’s the front page:

You can get these clips in many colours is hardware stores. Simply take a basic tag shape, decorate it as you like and give it a coat of something to protect it from wear and tear if it’s going to be hung on a keyring or bag where it could get knocked around a bit. I used Mod Podge but you could also laminate the tags then put larger embellishments on top if you prefer.

Here are some of the pages:

And last, but not least, I was honoured to be asked to participate in SBM’s “Easy as 1,2, 3 Challenge”. I had to make a layout and a card from a sketch. Here’s what I came up with:
I love scrapping pics of my kids when they were little. I hadn’t discovered scrapping then and I think cute kids make the best scrapping subjects (especially when they’re your own!) I tucked journaling tags behind the backing to the photo and concertinaed the strips of paper to create a sunrays effect.

Here’s the card:

You know what I just realised? I used the same line of BasicGrey paper in four out of these five projects! It’s not obvious as there was quite a range of designs in that line. And you know what’s more amazing? The remaining layout (Triffid Trees) is also made using a line of BasicGrey papers! I know I’m a BasicGrey fan but I didn’t realise how much I use them!

Thanks for looking.



  1. Beautiful work Heather, love the one eyed cat and the family key ring.

  2. Wow! You have been very busy! Loving your work as usual - good job!

  3. Love your layouts, the one u did for the sketch as a few ideas I think I might try :D

  4. Well done on getting so many published.. they look wonderful!

  5. Congrats on all those publications! They're fabulous!! Good luck in finding some time. Let me know if you find any ;).

  6. Wow you have done some amazing projects.
    LOVE that keyring album, I'll might scraplift that one. It's a great idea for a gift!

  7. Oh wow! So much to admire in this post!!! Thanks for leaving me some blog love..x

  8. Congrats Heather!! Great pages & I just love your mini album!! That is so cute! I was actually looking at something similar in the hardware store this week & my brain was mulling over it's potential - think I need to make a trip back...

  9. I love you 2 page layouts especially the whimsical one eyed cat!

  10. Wow you were on a total BasicGrey roll!! Woot! These are all sooooo fabulous!!! Love them all and if I were to pick a fave it would be the Triffid Trees. I LOVE your work!!!!!!!

  11. Wow! What fabulous creations! So fun and upbeat!

  12. All of your pages are just lovely and I especially love the way you corrugated the sun rays, fantastic idea.

  13. Wow! Amazing creations Heather! They are all gorgeous but love your first double layout the best. :)

  14. WOW, love all of these awesome layouts Heather!! And such a cute mini too :)