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Scrapbooking Starting Point :: Stormy New Zealand Seas

scrapbooking starting point :: stormy new zealand seas
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A lovely Monday to you, and a new starting point to jumpstart your scrapbooking this week! The last few days I’ve been pulled back to travel photos for some pages, so the kraft cardstock has been out on my desk again.

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I’m working my way through the Pieces of Me kit at the moment. This is the second layout to come from my kit, since Glitter Girl stole her favourites last week to make this page. But I’m aiming to use everything she left me! For this starting point, I added a sheet of kraft cardstock for my background, but the papers are from the kit, including a 4.5×12 vertical strip, two small strips for that vertical border (one punched with a large scallop) and one 4.5×6.5 box. Those two sizes give you some flexibility in where the photos will go. Does your eye go to a photo on the green box? Or photos on the pink strip? Or both? So potentially you could include three 4×6 prints here, or any number of smaller images of course.

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I went with two portrait 4×6 prints, then used the space at the right for my title, writing and more embellishment. Aside from the supplies, this layout has quite a few things in common with Glitter Girl’s page: two 4×6 photos, writing on a tag held in place in a paper pocket, and a triangle of accents in a contrast colour. Glitter Girl used that pop of red, but I went with aqua this time, creating a little triangle on the right side of the page between the aqua paper block, the aqua bow on the paperclip and the aqua sequins at the bottom of the page. If you like scattered embellishments but have trouble finding just the right spot for them to balance, that might be something you want to try.

I love that I could get such a varied title for this page without adding anything else to the kit. The large letter sticker sheet includes two colours in both upper and lower case, so they work as two different alpha styles here, plus the small tile letter stickers and the lettering in the stamp set. This time I stamped with Versamark ink and heat embossed with Zing powder in leaf green. (If you’re keeping track, the only things I added to the kit for this page were the kraft background cardstock, the ink and embossing powder and the coordinating leaf green Mister Huey spray.)

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Last week’s starting point inspired a range of looks from one to three photos on a single page. Check out these pages and say hello to the scrappers who created them: one, two, three and four.



18 June 2012



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16 Comments for Scrapbooking Starting Point :: Stormy New Zealand Seas

  1. Zahra Says:

    LOVE this starting point, thanks Shimelle!

  2. Anne E Says:

    Thanks for another great starting point. I am having lots of fun with your TrueScrap ‘be brave and cut everything up’ technique. Having lots of little bits made me far happier than the full sheets! I’m just finishing off my third layout and fingers crossed I will have some pieces suitable for this ‘starting point’ layout. I will share a link when I’ve finished. Thanks for all the inspiration and fab classes. Can’t wait for your TrueScrap 3 class to be made available. x

  3. Danielle Says:

    I love how you put your photos on the left and used the obvious spot for the photo for your title instead. It is a really sweet layout.

  4. SoapHOUSEmama Says:

    Thanks so much for the mention! Can’t wait to have a go at this week’s too !

  5. Maria Therese Says:

    Beautiful layout ♥

  6. Margot/NZ Says:

    I always get such a kick from seeing my country on your layouts! The stormy seas are pretty typical too! (NZ is the same as the UK in being surrounded by water – but lots of difference created by our greater distance from a larger landmass). When we visited the UK I kept seeing similarities/differences everywhere!

  7. Madeline Fox Says:

    Beautiful start and finish. Love how you made the title so interesting.

  8. Diana Waite Says:

    this layout is BEAUTIFUL! I am LOVING that kit as well—I made two layouts this weekend! :)

  9. Joanne Says:

    I’m glad to see more of your New Zealand photos being scrapped! Im a Kiwi (and proud of it!) and its not often we get a mention anywhere :) One of the first layouts I ever saw of yours was a NZ one and I was hooked since!

  10. Alison Day Says:

    Thanks for the shout out! This weeks layout is gorgeous! New Zealand is on my bucket list and seeing your pictures makes me long to be able to cross it off SOON!! Off to try my hand at this weeks inspiration. Thanks again Shimelle!

  11. jeni Says:

    Are you still offering the “a picture is worth a thousand words” class with the special gift?

  12. Alinor Says:

    love your page, the pictures are amazingly beautiful!

  13. Karla Says:

    Thanks for the start! Your page turned out beautiful!

  14. Andrea Says:

    Thanks!!!! I used this today.

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  16. Sports Betting Says:

    Can I just say what a relief to find someone who actually knows what theyre talking about on the internet. You definitely know how to bring an issue to light and make it important. More people need to read this and understand this side of the story. I cant believe youre not more popular because you definitely have the gift.

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