Thursday 21 August 2014

dancing: a scrapbook page

I have done some scrapbooking!  This is my second page this month, which is quite good going considering how little I have done this year.  Anyway, I wanted to scrap the photo that I blogged here of my man and me dancing at Maja's wedding.  I layered the picture over a selection of Project Life cards that I acquired from Studio Calico, and slipped a vellum envelope just behind the photo.  I tucked my journalling into the envelope and a glimpse of my writing can be seen, revealed through the vellum, around the side of the picture.  The story is easy to access but not completely on show, and the writing doesn't take up the whole page.  Once again, I wanted to make a feature of the title and so I handwrote and hand-cut the phrase 'the best things happen when you're dancing' and arranged it around the photo.  I really love this as a technique lately, as I think the hand-cut words look delicate and intricate, and I love that they are in my own handwriting.

I think it's important to end with a reminder to take regular cake breaks while scrapbooking. Remember, you are an athlete and you have to look after yourself.  I am choosing to tell myself this.  Therefore a cupcake filled with lemon curd and topped with meringue is not only desirable, but necessary.

Kisses xxx

P.S. That brings #500snapsofsummer up to 295 with these 9 pictures, leaving 205 still to go.


  1. Oh my, how I love handcut titles and how I admire yours!!! A beauty! I love the whole page actually :)
    And I would go make a page right away if that cake could be my reward! lol!

  2. What a lovely page. Since seeing your handcut titles I've started doing the same and really like it.

    You are definitely an inspiration!

  3. Love the hand cut titles, they look wonderful. A fabulous layout too. I have to say that I'm really enjoying your #500snapsofsummer....I'm truly inspired to have a go myself, although summer has now passed us by...almost and I'm thoroughly enjoying your photos. Debbie xx