Friday, January 25, 2008

Back to Scrapbooking

I have said before that I LOVE BASIC GREY! Nothing has changed. In fact, I think I use it more now. I have changed a lot as a scrapbooker. I started with some minor decoration on the edge and maybe a box with a sticker or two. My first CM Rep liked to do "naked albums" with almost no embellishment so the photos would stand out. I have learned over the last few years that photos can still stand out with a lot of embellishment.

The Basic Grey paper I used is from The Pheobe Collection. I thought it looked like bubbles. The solid paper is Bazzill. One of the problems I have with my journaling on the computer is that I cannot fit the 12" paper in the printer. A couple of weeks ago I read some tips on a scrapbooking website called I bought some full sheet see-through labels on ebay. You can get them at the office supply store. Now I can journal on them and stick them anywhere I want them. I am going to add some flourishes next time I try this. The trick is to really burnish them down on the page so the edges don't show. I also inked the edge of the solid green paper and the bubble print. Sometimes this helps the paper to blend in and not look so stark against the contrasting paper. I don't know if you can tell but there are three different print papers on each page.

The story of these pages is the conversion of our pool. We bought a home with a pool that had not been used for a while. We drained it, cleaned it, patched a couple of deep damaged spots and painted it with pool epoxy paint. It was an experience! But worth the work for the savings.


kristi said...

GREAT! You are one basic grey nut! I am that way with some of the designs I like, too!!!

kristi said...

I forgot to say I like your blog header....I can see you are headed to digital scrapbooking like it or not! Tee hee! It gets addictive doens't it?