Sunday, 25 November 2012

Token X Chromosome: Pinspiration

Back in 2011, I had a guest post on all about ideas using Polaroids. And I've pinned a lot of pages with Polaroid-inspired designs and papers on Pinterest.  Sadly I've never owned a Polaroid camera and I think it's unlikely that I will, but that doesn't mean I can't use the theme anyway :D

It's been a while since I used Polaroid's though, so I thought that for my November Pinspiration, had better be that.  I had a look at my scrapbooking Pinterest board for layouts I had liked using this idea.  I particularly loved Corrie's page and Geralyn's layout.  And then I took those ideas and made my own page with Polaroids.

Journalling Reads: 
Being the only girl on a school trip with all male staff and all boys was...interesting.  Sometimes I would be one of the guys, playing cards, having a drink and, apparently, answering to the name Smitty.  Don't ask.  At other times, they would fall over themselves to let me get on the school coach first in a No-No-After-You-Miss-Smith sort of a way.  Seriously guys, make your minds up. There are perks to being the token X-chomosome, however.  Your own (double) room.

I love that this is essentially a take on a grid design, but it still has movement down the page.  I also popped some of the little Polaroids up on foam pads to create dimension.  The Polaroid frames came from a sheet of Studio Calico paper but I cut out the middles and backed them with patterned paper from October Afternoon's Woodland Park line.

And then what page isn't complete with a paperclip, some flair and a little ink?  

Kisses xxx

P.S. You can see here for my original Pinspiration post - I intend to hop on Pinterest once a month and craft something that is inspired by pictures I've pinned over there.

P.P.S. Watched "The Pirates!  In an Adventure with Scientists last night.  Excellent times :D


  1. This is such a gorgeous layout, I love it! I have been smash booking more than scrapping but this has almost inspired me!

  2. I love this! How inspiring! Once I have more time I cannot wait to get scrapping again!

  3. I love how your design makes the eye travel down the page in small steps! Great dimension! Great page!!!

  4. Very cool page, love the flow of the squares

  5. I love this page so fun. I hope to do more scrapping now the weather is cold and I'm not needed in the garden. xx

  6. Love the page!
    Thanks for sharing your blog.
    I`m looking forward to see what you do in December.

  7. I love this layout and the idea of using Pinterest for inspiration I use that quite a lot myself. I love the Polaroid look on pages. I had a Polaroid camera when I was a kid - boy do I miss that pink and grey camera!