Sunday, 25 November 2012

ASI A4 Feature

Hi everyone,

As promised on my last blog, I have tried not to leave it so long between posts this time!

I recently had my first feature in Australian Scrapbook Ideas magazine. The brief was to use A4 papers on 12 x 12 layouts. I was also supposed to keep the A4 papers intact on as many layouts as possible which I found surprisingly hard!

By far my favourite layout of them all was the one where I cut the A4 papers up completely and made stitched circular embellishments with them. Here it is.

This is my bestie. We've been besties for so many years now I don't remember how many! We love going out together and have such a great time. This event was a 60s night and the colours of the costumes were brilliant. I wanted to capture all the psychedelic groovin' that was happening that evening!

I also made another layout of the same evening, this time of the four of us who went together. We were originally supposed to go with our hubbies but a couple of them couldn't make it so the others pulled out. More fool them  as it was such a great night! This group of girls are a blast!

Again, I tried to capture all that groovy 60s knock-your-socks off colour. It was just coincidence that we all had hired long white boots so I had to make a feature of this. The fact that I could use the words to "These boots were made for walkin'" was the icing on the cake.

For a complete change of subject I then chose to scrap about a funny thing my son said. Here's the layout:

My son has a great sense of humour. I was actually looking for a formal photo to go with this A4 paper but I found this photo when I was looking. I thought it suited perfectly! I had fun making the formal shirt on the left of the layout. I wrote my journalling on the handkerchief then tucked it in the pocket. Here's a close up:

 And last but not least is a layout of my mum and her sisters. I fussy cut the flowers in the A4 paper so they formed a floral frame around the ladies. Can anyone work out which is the famous Aunty Shirley from my last blog?

Thanks so much for looking. I hope you all have a great week.


PS - Shirley's second from the left.


  1. Hi Heather, wow these are all so good! I love all the misting on the first layout, love those shoes on the second one and I laughed when I read the journalling about your son and his date!! Love the shirt and tie, very clever.. and the aunty layout is really lovely, precious photo.. and I am terrible at guessing who is who but is Aunty Shirley in the blue shirt?? second from the left??? well done on being published too!!

  2. Simply a beautiful shower of LOs.
    Love it.

  3. Congrats on the magazine feature! Such a variety of fabulous projects!

  4. Well done:):) clever use of A4 & BIG congrats on hitting the jackpot with the publishings!!!!! I love how you switch styles....& my fave is the one of your son - v where you put the journaling, too:):)

  5. These are all sooo awesome!!! I saw them in the mag! I've got a feature in the next issue! Excitement! Congrats to you! :D

  6. Well done on your publishings...that is such an awesome feeling hey! Gorgeous layouts and so inspiring...take care :)x

  7. A Big congrats to you! Wow! These are absolutely fabulous!!!!!!!! You did a wonderful job with the challenge!

  8. This is what scrapbooking is all about. The story of your life and the people closest to it. Love the Conner, Sister & Bestie layouts!

  9. What gorgeous layouts Heather! They are all so unique and special. :)

  10. Lots of awesome, inspiring pages here, Heather!!!! Awesome work!!!

  11. love the cool idea of paper piecing a tuxedo on the LO!

  12. Big congrats on having your layouts featured Heather!!! Love the variety of awesome layouts you've come up with :)