Tuesday, 25 September 2012

Let's get it done

Hello there

The other day I told you about a broadcast of a paperclipping.com programme about how to organise your scrapping. Do you scrap your photos immediately? Do you print off photos once a week, whether you're going to use them or not? Do you plan what pages you're going to do each month?
This time, I went for 'do it now'! I had kept some memorabilia from the Memory Walk I did for The Alzheimer's Society and knew I wanted to use them, so I set to laying things out and choosing which photos to use and what size I'd need them. I do like this stage, as you rummage around, you fiddle and faff with various ideas of how to present your story. Only when you're happy with that can you get on with the serious business of using glue!

We had a great day and it stayed dry, which was excellent. We've so far raised over £200 between us, so I'm chuffed about that too. The photo at the bottom right hand side shows a statue of Red Rum, as the walk was held at Aintree racecourse, which is the course where the Grand National is run every year.

The layout came together pretty quickly for my normal rate. The backing paper is a K & Co. paper; the photo really doesn't do it justice. I just played around then with other ideas and they succeeded, so I was a happy girl.
A scalloped edge to the page,
demands a scalloped edge to the
photo mats

If you don't have the correct colour
embellishments, then ink them up
The balloon was cut from Create a Critter on page 30 - layer 1 of balloon2. I used the negative of that cut to use as a stencil for the journalling section I have on the left hand side. Shabby shutters was the distress ink colour I used on the various items.

I have more memorabilia from the day, so watch out for more layouts.

If you're reading this in September or October 2012, it's not too late to make a donation to The Alzheimer's Society on my justgiving page.

Take care out there

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