Wednesday, March 28, 2012

A bit of a Shimelle-a-thon

It seems that last week, I found time for everything new that Shimelle was throwing at us.  First there was the "starting point" that I shared with you in my last post. 

Then came Glitter Girl, her video this week was on "three scrap strategies".  If you want some new ideas on how to use your never-ending pile stash of scraps, I definitely recommend you watch this video.  I could happily do all three strategies, but this is the page I made, based on her idea of using strips of paper:

This was a great opportunity to dive into my collection of strips of paper, many of those used being branding strips (I think I could 11 different Basic Grey papers from different collections).  I finished it off with some older stickers and letter tiles (In fact those letter stickers might be the oldest ones in my collection!) and a stamped image tucked behind the photo.

This was the perfect story for this kind of treatment.  It is the only photo I have from the brief period in time about ten years ago when we had a pair of ducks (and no, don't worry, that is not two ducks in the photo, but one duck and a chicken).  It's a story I really wanted to tell in my album, but not one I wanted to spend lots of time and money on.

Finally, at the end of last week, came Shimelle's sketch of the week.  The sketch really appealed to me, in part because it is, once again, so 6" friendly.  I chose some photos and pulled out my 6" pads.  Even though they are very recent photos, I ended up teaming them up with some older paper.  Why?  Because I had a 12" sheet from the same collection also sitting in the stash - look at the words in the strip at the bottom and you will see the answer . . .

best friends . . . someone special . . . I miss you . . . This paper could have been made just for this page, showing photos of Maddy and Lillian (and their respective brothers) when our friends came up to visit from Tasmania.  This page mixes "old" with "retro" tags from (I think) Cosmo Cricket.  That one 12" sheet has been great value, appearing on 3 other pages and 2 cards!  I would have used more on this page, but the others had a bluish green that did not go with this page at all.

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. Hello Julie!
    I’ve just come across your blog,
    You have some great layouts here!
    If you enjoy challenges I would like to invite you to join FS2S (From Screen 2 Scrap)
    We use movie posters as inspiration for our layouts. It would be great if you would become a follower of the site that way you will get the inspiration for the monthly challenges.
    Come have a look! Hope to see you soon !

  2. great layouts--- love the layering of paper strips in the first layout!